Modernist Architect Albert C. Lender Dies at Age 93
Architect Albert C. Ledner, recognized for his unorthodox type that subverted the seriousness of the Modernist interval, has handed away at the age of 93 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Starting as an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright, Ledner went on to have his personal profitable profession designing buildings primarily in New York and New Orleans, the place he accomplished greater than 40 tasks. He additionally accomplished a sequence of futuristic buildings and assembly halls across the nation for the Nationwide Maritime Union, together with what had been perhaps his most famous buildings, the wavy O'Toole Constructing and the porthole-dotted Nationwide Maritime Constructing (renovated into a hotel by Handel Architects in 2011) in New York.
In New Orleans, Ledner designed a lot of notable residences that experimented with modern strategies and atypical constructing supplies. One such instance, the Sunkel Home, was designed for a consumer couple that each loved smoking. In response, Ledner put in ,200 glass ashtrays as an ornamental aspect alongside the home’s facade. The house is now generally known as the Ashtray Home.
Learn a full obituary for Ledner within the New Orleans Instances-Picayune, here.