Landscape Architect Cheryl Barton on the Engaging Power of MARABAR

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MARABAR Letters of Support

Landscape Architect Cheryl Barton on the Engaging Power of MARABAR

Landscape Architect Cheryl Barton on the Engaging Power of MARABAR
Apr 21, 2020
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Editor’s Note: On April 20, 2020, Cheryl Barton, the founding principal of the Office of Cheryl Barton (O|CB), wrote the following letter to the District of Columbia’s Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB), asking that body to reconsider its approval of plans that would demolish the sculpture MARABAR at the National Geographic headquarters. 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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