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Posted in good design, new haven, the world around us, things we like by hemmant jha on November 27, 2009

New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, CT. Kevin Roche, Architect.

Still home to many fabulous examples of modern architecture, the city of New Haven no longer includes the Coliseum on that list. This remarkable and unique structure was demolished in 2007.

New Haven has replaced this building with nothing worthy of mention. Unsurprisingly, this decision appears to have been made in much the same way as the sale and transfer of the Pirelli building [Marcel Breuer, Architect] to IKEA. That transfer was followed by the demolition of much of the building – the reclaimed land serves as a parking lot while the building remaining stands simply to hold aloft the IKEA signboard.

Below are images of the Coliseum taken in 2004. 

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