Monday, January 28, 2008

Viktor Schreckengost, RIP

Another great Cleveland modernist has passed.

Steve Litt's article here.

AP Obituary here.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Modernism Saved, yet Developer Post-Modernism must be Stopped

So the Cleveland Trust Tower has been saved, due to many factors. The K+D Group of Willoughby bid just enough for the property and has proposed saving George Post's Cleveland Trust Rotunda and the Tower. And that's great.

Now that one battle has been one, another needs to fought to keep crappy, developer-cheezey barnacles from populating the site. Robert Corna, mastermind of such mis-shapen piles such as Stonebridge, needs to be halted from pursuing the design published on the cover of the Plain Dealer this morning. It is no longer the early 1980's. Again, as BOTC has pleaded in the past, public officials and the public should not forgive bad design just because the developer promises to create a LEED certified building.

The once proud Cleveland Planning Commission needs to regain its footing after allowing the Tri-C Rock Hall Archive to commence construction and put a halt on bad developer buildngs that may encroach on two buildings by two fine architects.

See K+D's plans here. Ugh.