Welcome to the Archives of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. The purpose of this online database is to function as a tool for scholars, students, architects, preservationists, journalists and other interested parties. The archive consists of photographs, slides, articles and publications from Rudolph’s lifetime; physical drawings and models; personal photos and memorabilia; and contemporary photographs and articles.

Unless otherwise noted, all images and drawings are copyright © The Estate of Paul Rudolph and The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. Please speak with a representative of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation to get permission to use any drawings or photos. Drawings, sketches and other materials produced by Rudolph’s architectural office at the Library of Congress are maintained there for preservation, but the intellectual property rights belong to the Paul Rudolph Estate and Ernst Wagner, founder of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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LOCATION
Address: 246 East 58th Street
City: New York
State: New York
Zip Code: 10022
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 40.76005, -73.96533

STATUS
Type: Commercial
Status: Built

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1988-1992; 2007-2015
Site Area: 2,008 s.f.
Floor Area: 9,438 s.f.
Height:
Floors (Above Ground): 6
Building Cost:

PROFESSIONAL TEAM
Client: Ernst Wagner / Paul Rudolph
Architect: Paul Rudolph (1998-1992); Mark Squeo (2007-2015)
Rudolph Staff: Donald Luckenbill, Job Captain (1989-1990); Mark Squeo, Job Captain (1990-1991); Kevin Gannon, Drawings (1990-1991); Bill Telesco, Job Supervisor (1992); Ronald Chin, Administrative (1991-1992); Rene Haberstich, Administrative (1991)
Associate Architect: Donald Luckenbill
Landscape:
Structural: Peter Galdi (1988); Weidlinger Associates (1988-1993)
Structural Steel: Marino (1991)
Soils: Raamot (1989)
MEP: Harold Rosen Associates (1989)
Waterproofing: Baerman (1990)
QS/PM:
Expeditor: Richard Potofsky (1989-1990), William Vitacco (1990-1992)

SUPPLIERS
Contractor: Paul Rudolph (1988-1993); Phoenix Builders & Command Contractors (1989-1990)
Subcontractor(s):

Modulightor

The 4-story Modulightor Building was designed by Paul Rudolph from 1989-1994 as a residential and commercial structure to house Modulightor, the lighting company he founded with Ernst Wagner.  The duplex apartment located on Floors 3 and 4 is the only Rudolph designed residence regularly open to the public in New York City.  Floors 5 and 6 were added from 2007-2015 by a former Rudolph employee using Rudolph’s preliminary sketches for an unbuilt 9-story design.

  • Paul Rudolph and Ernst Wagner purchased the property on February 24, 1989

  • Richard Potofsky was project expediter from 1989-8/21/1990

  • William Vitacco was project expediter from 7/16/1990-1992

DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings

DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings

DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings

PHOTOS - Project Model

PHOTOS - During Construction

PHOTOS - Completed Project

PHOTOS - Current Conditions

LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION
www.modulightor.com
www.iconichouses.org

RELATED DOWNLOADS

PROJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
de Alba, Roberto. (2003). Paul Rudolph: The Late Work. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press.

Rohan, T. (2014). The architecture of Paul Rudolph. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press.