From the Daily News:
PRESIDENT Obama's top advisers on historic preservation told the Daily News they will push to rescue two troubled Queens landmarks from further decay or demolition.
Milford Wayne Donaldson and Clement Price lauded efforts to save the New York State Pavilion from the 1964 World's Fair and a Forest Hills tennis stadium that long hosted the U.S. Open.
The city-owned pavilion fell into disrepair decades ago, while the tennis club that owns the stadium has put it up for sale to a developer.
Donaldson and Price said they didn't know the pavilion and stadium were in dire straits until the Daily News informed them.
They said they will use their sway on the council, which advises the President and Congress on the nation's historic resources, to advocate for the Queens landmarks.
They vowed to push the National Trust for Historic Preservation to put both sites on a list of the country's 11 most endangered historic places, shining the national spotlight on local causes.
But rescuing the sites will require local "champions" with plans to reuse the pavilion and stadium, Donaldson said.