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Judge Stalls Demolition of Paul Rudolph's Government Center

Last time we checked in with the Orange County Government Center in Goshen, N.Y., the embattled Paul Rudolph brutalist structure headed for partial demolition, residents defending the original building were planning to take the case to court. Well, they did. In late March, local lawyer Michael Sussman filed a request for a temporary restraining order to stop the county's plan to give the building a generic glassy overhaul. This past Friday, State Supreme Court judge Christopher Cahill denied the temporary restraining order, but ruled that no demolition should happen before July—not before he has had time to assess arguments on a preliminary injunction from both sides.

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