Friday, May 16, 2008

Where to Begin....

With the intent of expanding Technology Square, the Georgia Tech Foundation of the Georgia Institute of Technology, recently purchased the widely admired Crum & Foster Building located at 771 Spring Street. The Foundation proposes demolition of this architecturally historic gem; which based on their description, will be replaced by nothing but an empty lot fluffed by generic streetscape modifications. Constructed in 1926 and designed by Helme, Corbett, and Harrison in association with Ivey and Crook, the Crum and Foster Building not only greatly contributes to the aesthetics of Spring Street’s Eastern elevation, but is also among the few remaining classically designed historic buildings in Midtown. In this age of urban renewal, we, as a society, look towards those cities layered with history as exemplary models for our own development. The demolition of such a structure as the Crum & Foster Building would therefore be historically, architecturally, and environmentally irresponsible.

Please see our link at the side for the petition to save this remarkable structure.

Important Dates:

May 20th - 7PM - Midtown Land Use committee:
-Lutheran Church of the Redeemer - Corner of 4th and Peachtree
-If unable to attend, please voice concerns to the director of the committee, Tony Rizzuto at

June 3, 2008 - 6PM - NPU E meeting
-Peachtree Christian Church
-If unable to attend, voice concerns to the director of NPU E,
Penelope Cheroff at , 404-892-0229

June 5, 2008 - D.R.C. final hearing


Anonymous said...

Who knew that the Buckhead Library effort would set the precedent for saving this beautiful classical structure!

If only all Atlantans could appreciate a rich, diverse urban environment.

I'm ready to pull out all the stops again!

Anonymous said...

To express your position, in addition to signing the online petition, it is best to directly write (via both hard copy and email) GT's President:

Dr. G. Wayne Clough
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332

and send copies to The GT Foundation:

John B. Carter Jr.
Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc.
760 Spring Street, NW, Suite 400
Atlanta, Georgia 30308