Demolition Notice Received for Whitney Avenue Buildings

In accordance with New Haven’s demolition delay ordinance, Yale University has officially notified the Trust that it intends to demolish 155 and 175 Whitney Avenue for the construction of the School of Management facility (see our newsletter, News & Views, March 2008). The Trust has repeatedly urged the university to adaptively use one or both of these buildings for the new school, however, the Yale Corporation is committed to architect Norman Foster’s monumental design that while innovative, clashes with the architectural scale and massing of Whitney Avenue’s historic streetscape.