July was a good month for those who spent the last few fews battling to save the Marcel Breuer-designed library, which was threatened with demolition by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. But like any good soap opera, there's a plot twist...
A cadre of Atlanta architects has been brainstorming in hopes of illustrating — in vivid Technicolor — the potential of downtown’s architecturally significant Atlanta Central Library to become a dynamic place again. Beats the wrecking ball.
Downtown Atlanta’s Central Library — embroiled in a battle between preservationists and the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, who oversee the facility — seems to have been granted a reprieve from those who were calling for its demolition.
The last three days have been a roller coaster for those who follow Modern Architecture and preservation. But according to some Atlanta City Council members, there's no desire to see the brutalist Breuer building torn down. Back to normal... for now.
Atlanta's Central Library in downtown has become the focus of a debate about preservation in recent months following the reemergence of possible demolition plans put in motion years ago. Four folks in the know sat down to discuss plans last night.
Completed in 1980, the Atlanta Central Public Library in downtown is simultaneously regarded as an architectural gem and a hulking nuisance. There's renewed interest in tearing it down. Cast a vote now: Should it stay or go?