Motions have been made to get rid of a modern master’s building to replace it with something smaller and more technologically modern.
I love how D.C. Mayor Williams declares this “a social issue,” and ends with “Form must follow function.” Very pithy speech-making, that.
The Ludwig Mies van der Rohe building was completed in 1972, so it doesn’t meet the 50-year criteria for historic designation. But witness the historical status granted to St. Louis’ Pet Building, just a few years older than the D.C. building, and know that special allowances can be made. The miles of paperwork needed to get that designation should have been started months ago, but it’s not yet a lost cause.
Thank you to Dominic for the heads up on this item.