Metropolis Magazine

Overdue!

by Jonathan Lerner

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[excerpt from Overdue]

… the Breuer building is not without local supporters. Max Eternity, an artist and Atlanta native, set up a preservation blog at centralbranchlibrary.blogspot.com, where he lacerates the county commission’s late insertion of funding for new construction into a bond referendum originally meant for systemwide improvements to existing branches. “Let’s not commit cultural suicide,” Eternity implored at a commission meeting last July. “And let’s not waste hard-earned tax dollars.” Even John Szabo, the director of the Atlanta-Fulton County Library System, who enthusiastically promoted Pitts’s vision for a new central branch when advocating for the bond referendum, now seems inclined to renovate the Breuer building. “It has a number of attributes functionally for us, in addition to being just a really fabulous building architecturally,” he says.  Read more.

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