Archive for February 14th, 2012

SAVE THE ZOO! (well, the HyPars)

The folks over at SacMod are working on a campaign to preserve the Hyperbolic Paraboloids at the entrance of the Sacramento Zoo, a cause we wholeheartedly support.  Designed by architects Rickey + Brooks, the HyPars are swoopy icons of the Atomic Era, perfect emblems of Sacramento’s Mid-Century boom years.  SacMod needs your vote to help them keep this little part of Sacto history intact for the next generation. Check it out:

“We need your help preserving the historic entrance to the Sacramento Zoo.Please vote for our entry in Dwell Magazine’s “Rethinking Preservation”contest.

Voting is easy: just one click to vote and another to “Like” if you’re on Facebook.   Details of SacMod’s efforts to preserve the entrance to the Sacramento Zoo are outlined in our latest blog post:

Thank you for your support! Let’s do our part to ensure the Sacramento Zoo can embrace the future without losing its past.”

SacMod is the same group that brought you the Mid-Century Modern Home Tour – they know their architectural history!  Be sure to vote to KEEP the HyPars and don’t forget to check out the other stuff SacMod is up to:

SacMod Associate Memberships are now available! Member benefits include a discount to paid SacMod events and having first crack at reserving a seat/purchasing tickets.