July 31, 2013
Goshen, New York
The Orange County Government Center rose between 1967 and 1971 and served as the county's main office. The geometric, three-story structure, designed by prominent architect Paul Rudolph, is a notable example of Brutalist architecture, a style characterized by its emphasis on functionality and angular shapes.
The government center has been praised and reviled since its completion, and it now faces demolition, though local groups are calling for its preservation. Due to damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, the building has been closed since September.