Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Nuclear Reactor on the Horizon?

DOCOMOMO-WEWA has announced that the Washington state Governor's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation will be meeting Friday, October 17th to review the National Register of Historic Places nomination for the endangered 1961 University of Washington-Seattle Nuclear Reactor Building.

The Architect Artist Group (TAAG); a collaborative group comprised of architects, an engineer and a painter; designed the campus structure. The singular TAAG building, the Nuclear Reactor garnered significant media coverage, in part because it was completed in advance of the Century 21 World's Fair in Seattle. To read more, click here.

TAAG Members:

Wendell Lovett, architect
Daniel Streissguth, architect
Gene Zema, architect
Gerard Torrence, structural engineer
Spencer Moseley, artist

Update (23.10.2008): The Governor's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation voted to list the building on the Washington Heritage Register and to forward the nomination to the National Park Service and the National Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. To read more about the nomination campaign led by a UW graduate student, click here.

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