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Those We Lost: Kevin Roche

Kevin Roche, the prominent Dublin-born, American architect who brought his modernist style to many significant buildings, passed away on Friday, March 1, at his home in Guilford, Connecticut, at the age of 96. Though he was a soft-spoken man, his work spoke for itself, broadcasting to the whole city his confidence and talent. His bold,Read more..

Kevin Roche

Kevin Roche has established himself as one of the finest modern architects of his generation. He has shaped the American landscape with his stunningly innovative buildings – corporate, educational and residential – in areas both urban and suburban.  The visionary behind projects including the Ford Foundation building in New York, the skyscrapers of the U.N.Read more..

Kevin Roche:
America’s Irish Architect

Visionary architect Kevin Roche is inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame The November 1989 issue of Irish America featured an interview with Kevin Roche, the Irish-born architect famous for shaping the American landscape with his stunningly innovative buildings – corporate, educational and residential – in areas both urban and suburban. It was sevenRead more..

Chicago’s Irish Spire

Irishman to build tallest building in Western Hemisphere. Dublin native Garrett Kelleher, 46, aspires to erect the biggest, most expensive skyscraper ever built on the shores of Lake Michigan. The beautiful, curving “Spire” is the creation of Zurich-based Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Kelleher, a father of six – number 7 is on the way –Read more..

9/11 Memorial Planned for Irish Catskills

After losing Michael, his firefighter son, on September 11, 2001, Jack Lynch felt a responsibility to ensure that the day’s events be remembered appropriately. An executive board member on the Coalition of 9/11 Families, Lynch is helping to establish a 9/11 memorial planned for construction in East Durham, about 140 miles north of New YorkRead more..

Field of Dreams

How one Man’s dream became a reality. It all began with a castle. In 1987, a husband and wife from the nearby town of Ballyvaughan purchased a 16th-century tower house. Newtown Castle, along with a neighboring country house and a 17th-century coach house lately used to shelter cows. ℘℘℘ Yes, these were fixer-uppers. The slate-roofedRead more..

Hibernia: Irish Cathedral
on Conservation List

The World Monument Watch program, created by the World Monuments Fund serves to protect cultural landmarks all over the world that are in immediate danger due to neglect, suburban sprawl, flood, fire, earthquake, and sometimes war. Sites range from ancient rice terraces in the Philippines to an 18th-century palace in Ethiopia. Thanks to the effortsRead more..