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Old 08-20-2018, 05:44 PM
 
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Thought I'd revive this thread in order to let Frank Lloyd Wright's (Atlanta-based) great-granddaughter weigh in on the matter.
I agree 100% with her.

https://atlanta.curbed.com/2018/8/3/...tlanta-library
Saving the library is not going to move Atlanta up a tier. That cinder block will probably move Atlanta down. It's already a homeless shelter so just complete the job.
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:19 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Saving the library is not going to move Atlanta up a tier.
It will in my estimation, and likely will in the international architectural community as well.
Not doing so will certainly render us a laughingstock to anyone with an ounce of artistic sensibility.
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Old Today, 09:42 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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It will in my estimation, and likely will in the international architectural community as well.
Not doing so will certainly render us a laughingstock to anyone with an ounce of artistic sensibility.
This announcement somewhat mitigates my sore feelings about the library 'renovation'.

https://atlanta.curbed.com/2019/5/17...-marcel-breuer
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Old Today, 11:18 AM
 
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Generally speaking I'm a staunch preservationist.

But I like the idea of letting more light into the library. In my (totally subjective) opinion, Brutalist architecture works best when it is set apart in a plaza or other area with lots of natural light. Otherwise it runs the risk of being drab and overbearing.
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