Learn more about how you can help join the World Monuments Fund in saving and preserving modern architectural masterpieces.
The World Monuments Fund has worked for decades to save endangered architectural and cultural sites around the globe, from the earliest settlements to 20th-century architecture. In recent years, we have increasingly noted that modern buildings face the same physical threats as ancient structures, despite a mistaken view that modern materials are less fragile than those used in earlier times. In addition, 20th-century architecture often suffers from a lack of understanding of its historical significance.
The Modernism at Risk initiative represents extraordinary—yet threatened—20th-century sites that transcend specific definitions, and brings advocacy and education to the forefront.
Images above from top left, clockwise: A. Conger Goodyear House in New York; International Fairground at Tripoli in Lebanon; New York State Pavilion in New York; Montemar Institute of Marine Biology in Chile.