Emeritus Professor of Urbanism Witold Rybczynski Asks HPRB to Reconsider Demolition of MARABAR

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MARABAR Letters of Support

Emeritus Professor of Urbanism Witold Rybczynski Asks HPRB to Reconsider Demolition of MARABAR

Emeritus Professor of Urbanism Witold Rybczynski Asks HPRB to Reconsider Demolition of MARABAR
May 05, 2020
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On May 6, 2020, writer and Emeritus Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsuylvania Witold Rybczynski wrote the following letter to the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) concerning plans that would demolish the sculpture MARABAR at the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. Completed in 1984, MARABAR is the work of celebrated artist Elyn Zimmerman, who recently spoke with TCLF about her career and the National Geographic commission in particular. After officially listing the National Geographic headquarters in its Landslide program for threatened cultural landscapes and landscape features, TCLF also requested that the HPBR revisit the case in light of information that the review board lacked when it rendered its initial decision.

 

 

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