Some have described the Cyclorama building on the Gettysburg battlefield as an eye sore and called for it to be demolished. But a group of architectural historians is organizing to preserve the building — The Evening Sun
Tim Prudente examines the fate of the modernist Cyclorama building in Ziegler's Grove, designed by architect Richard Neutra. The National Park Service is set to make a final decision on what to do with the building early this year. The Park Service wants to remove the building to restore important views of the battlefield, which could help visitors interpret the historic events. However, the Cyclorama building has been hailed by architects as one of the flagships of the "Mission 66" program, launched in the 1950s by President Eisenhower to modernize national parks and is one of the few still standing Neutra buildings. Therefore architectural preservationists and scholars have tried, without much success, to save the building.