PAUL RUDOLPH’S NEW YORK LOWER MANHATTAN EXPRESSWAY DRAWINGS: RESTORED. RETOUCHED AND RECOLORED AND PRINTED ON MATTE ARCHIVAL PAPER IN MUSEUM QUALITY.
Paul Rudolph studied architecture at Alabama Polytechnic, now Auburn University. After completing the Second World War, he studied with Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer at Harvard University. Since 1951 Rudolph had his own studio in Sarasota, Florida. He is one of the leading representatives of the so-called Sarasota School of Architecture with numerous drafts for the subtropical climate adapted there.
He is considered one of the most important modernist architects in the USA. In 1994, Paul Rudolph was elected a member of the National Academy (NA). His students included Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Robert A. M. Stern.
One of his most impressive projects was Rudolph's LOWER MANHATTAN EXPRESSWAY. 1970 / 1971.
Quote New Yorker: "Back in 1967, Rudolph was commissioned by the Ford Foundation to study the implications of the Lower Manhattan Expressway, Robert Moses’s project for a Y-shaped highway that would have tied the Holland Tunnel to the Williamsburg Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge.
The expressway would have destroyed much of what we now know as SoHo and Tribeca, which could not have evolved as they did had the highway been built. I am not sure it is possible to find anyone who regrets that this project never happened."
The Original Drawings restored, retouched and recolored after the early original Sketch. We do a lot of Vintage Reproductions and Restorings for Book-Projects. But they are often not in best condiition, so we retouch the images softly and try to keep most details of the Patina and original corrections like tapes or TippEx..
Formats of the Artprints: 23x36 inch / 70x100 cm / 50x70 cm