Midcentury preservation

Talk about your perfect storm for losing a piece of architecture! This building on S. State Street has it all: it’s in a busy area, it’s a retail facade, and it’s Midcentury in origin.

133 S. State Street

It’s slated to be remodeled into something forgettable. Blair Kamin wrote a an excellent summation of the who, what, why, and why-it-shouldn’t.

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5 thoughts on “Midcentury preservation

  1. One more thing that steams me about those who have not eyes to see: Not to buy into the Richard Nickel-as-martyr myth (okay, just a little), but did he die in vain documenting and fighting to preserve those "shabby old run-down" Louis Sullivan buildings?

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