National Building Arts Center

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Larry Giles' dream of an architectural artifact museum is still alive:

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I am duly impressed.
symphonicpoet wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 2:32 am
I am duly impressed.
Its a great collection and vision - I am not convinced that even if rehabbed the current old foundry is a good home - very hard to get to - absolutely nothing around it
Oh, you may well be right about that. Don't want to talk to location. But . . . he's got a lot of neat stuff. Seeing him saving panels from the Rivoli and sculpture from the Ambassador warms my cranky heart. :) I hope he can manage to find a way to display it somewhere.
Story on Larry Giles and the collection: ... dc45e.html