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.
Image rights are the responsibility of the user. Unless otherwise noted, images should be credited to the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. Please speak with a representative of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation before publishing photographs. Drawings and sketches by Paul Rudolph as well as models and other material from his office are in the public domain, however the digital scan or photograph of the item still belongs to its creator.
Address: 246 East 58th Street
City: New York
State: New York
Zip Code: 10022
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 40.76005, -73.96533
Date(s): 1988-1992; 2007-2015
Site Area: 2,008 s.f.
Floor Area: 9,438 s.f.
Floors (Above Ground): 6
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
Structural: Peter Galdi (1988); Weidlinger Associates (1988-1993)
Structural Steel: Marino (1991)
Soils: Raamot (1989)
MEP: Harold Rosen Associates (1989)
Waterproofing: Baerman (1990)
Expeditor: Richard Potofsky (1989-1990), William Vitacco (1990-1992)
Contractor: Paul Rudolph (1988-1993); Phoenix Builders & Command Contractors (1989-1990)
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