But for how long? While Portmanâ€™s 1976 Bonaventure is likely to be landmarked, many High-70s buildings are being lost or compromised. Of course, one may argue that the Bonaventure is a better building than this Broadway; one may be right. But the preservationist camp owes a strange debt to Luckmanâ€”itâ€™s his MSGCenter that stands atop the rubble of Penn Station, and it was in razing that building that Americaâ€™s interest in preserving her monuments was sparked.
(Luckman went on to recommend tearing down Goodhueâ€™s library, btw.)
Ulreyâ€™s place on South Westlake didnâ€™t make it, either.