Thursday, February 26, 2009

Downtown library to host Marcel Breuer presentation

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Architecture society DOCOMOMO's Georgia chapter and the Young Architects Forum of AIA Atlanta will host a presentation and self-guided tour of downtown Atlanta's central library on March 11 at 6:30 p.m.

click to enlarge Atlanta's central library
  • Atlanta's central library

The library is the final work of famed Modernist architect Marcel Breuer and has been at the center of a heated preservation effort after Fulton County Commissioner Robb Pitts said he wanted to sell the building or move the library's collection to a new facility near Centennial Olympic Park.

For more information about the event, part of the Atlanta Preservation Center's Phoenix Files series which showcases the city's "living landmarks," visit the site. (The series, which includes tours of The Wren's Nest and the Olmstead Liner Parks, is worth a look.)

(Photo by Joeff Davis)

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