Paul Rudolph's Micheels House in Westport is Gone
With Westport police preventing the press from watching, developer David Waldman had the Micheels House, designed by modernist Paul Rudolph, torn down today so Waldman could build his own house on the site, overlooking Long Island Sound. Enjoy the view, asshole.
WestportNow has the details. They've been doing a terrific job of following the issue (and of the tear-down phenomenon in general) and I hope they don't mind that I borrowed this photo from them. It was taken by photographer Dave Matlow.
For more on the issue, see The Destruction of Paul Rudolph's Micheels House in the right hand column.
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