September 16, 2021

Georgia: “Atlanta City Council Backtracks On Building New Central Library”

From WABE: 

Atlanta’s City Council passed a nonbinding resolution Monday calling for construction of a new Central Library building downtown.

But this confused Fulton County officials, who are still gathering input on whether to renovate the building, designed by Bauhaus-trained architect Marcel Breuer, or demolish it.

At Wednesday’s Atlanta-Fulton Public Library’s board of trustees meetings, Atlanta City Council members explained it was a misunderstanding.

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library’s board of trustees meetings rarely draw a crowd.

But at its meeting Wednesday night, more than 20 architects, attorneys and historians pleaded with the board of trustees at Central Library to save the building after it seemed like the city of Atlanta was calling for its demolition.

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Background

The Future of Atlanta’s Central Library is in Question (via AJC; June 21, 2016)

What to Do with Atlanta’s Central Library Remains an Open Question (via AJC; June 14, 2016)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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