Architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Cite MARABAR as a "beautiful contemplative public space" (2020)

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MARABAR Letters of Support

Architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Cite MARABAR as a "beautiful contemplative public space" (2020)

Architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Cite MARABAR as a "beautiful contemplative public space" (2020)
May 06, 2020
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Photo ©Taylor Jewell

On May 6, 2020, the architecture firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects 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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