Monday, May 08, 2006

Should Breuer building be saved?

In his Sunday column, Plain Dealer Architecture Critic Steven Litt posed the question of what the Cuyahoga County Commissioners should do with the former Ameritrust office tower they recently purchased at East Ninth Street and Euclid Avenue, which was designed by notable architect Marcel Breuer in 1971. The building was done in a style not particularly popular today and presents a number of problems for renovation, but Breuer is gaining recognition as a major national architect for his period and destroying one of his buildings might be considered ill-advised. Therefore the Commissioners have sent a survey out to eleven architectural firms, asking what they might do to preserve the building, or even if they recommend it should be saved. (Steven Litt. "Cuyahoga County asks architects if Breuer tower is worth saving." Plain Dealer. Sunday, May 7, 2006. Page J-7.) Note that this does not affect the 1908 Cleveland Trust building right on the corner, as that has a large popular following.


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