Editor's Picks #298
The 14-year battle over the fate of the modern structure at the heart of Gettysburg National Military Park is over, as the National Park Service will begin demolishing the Richard Neutra designed Cyclorama building as soon as February. A disappointed Donna Sink argued "How can destroying what is truly a unique piece of art while allowing KFC to be visible from the battleground furthering our appreciation of the tragedy of this battle?"
News Amy Worden explained that the 14-year battle over the fate of the modern structure at the heart of Gettysburg National Military Park is over, as the National Park Service will begin demolishing the Richard Neutra designed Cyclorama building as soon as February. A disappointed Donna Sink... View full entry
Cyclorama building at Gettysburg will be demolished
The National Park Service said Thursday that it would begin demolishing the Cyclorama building as soon as February, clearing the site ahead of the 150th anniversary commemoration of the battle.
The site will be restored to its 1863 appearance, complete with a period apple orchard and replicas of the wood fences that once crisscrossed the fields, park spokeswoman Katie Lawhon said. The massive painting that the building once housed has been separately preserved.
Fight over Gettysburg’s Cyclorama building may be near end
The National Park Service, which first announced plans to demolish the Cyclorama in 1999, has complied with a judge's order to complete a comprehensive review of the building and possible alternative, and has again arrived at the same conclusion: Tear it down.
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... View full entry
Neutra's Cyclorama saved... for now...
A judge has sided with architecture in the latest battle to save the Richard Neutra-designed Gettysburg Cyclorama and Visitor Center. A judge has sided with architecture in the latest battle to save the Richard Neutra-designed Gettysburg Cyclorama and Visitor Center. Philly.comIn a ruling... View full entry
Objections filed in Cyclorama building lawsuit
Richard Neutra's Cyclorama at the Gettysburg National Military Park is slated for demolition. Has the park done enough to save it? read more View full entry
So open, so Neutra
"I got a letter from the Swiss ambassador to Cuba, who lives in a Neutra house in Havana" says Dion Neutra, 79, head of the Neutra Institute for Survival Through Design and son of the pioneering Modernist. via and updated neutra.org. View full entry
Chad Clark at Burnlab alerts us of the presence of a Save the Neutra Cyclorama Petition and a letter you can send. Previously: Another Endangered Neutra View full entry
Another Endangered Neutra Building
The National Park Service has decided that L.A. Architect Richard Neutra's Landmark Cyclorama Center--which has stood at the Gettysburg Battlefield for more than 40 Years--now detracts from history. The shrine-like battlefield visited by nearly 2 million tourists a year, is perhaps Richard... View full entry