PHOTOS: Parkway, Library Among U.S. "Monuments" At Risk

PHOTOS: Parkway, Library Among U.S. ''Monuments'' At Risk
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The Atlanta-Fulton Central Public Library

Atlanta, Georgia

The harsh, boxy style of this neutral-colored public library in Atlanta, Georgia, (pictured) makes it among the most vulnerable landmarks in modern architecture, said WMF's Avrami.

"In the Main Street context, it's seen as, Well, that's an easy one to tear down," Avrami said of the circa-1980 building, which was included on WMF's 2010 World Monuments Watch List. The eight-story building may be destroyed to make way for a more contemporary library, she added.

"The panel felt strongly that they wanted to highlight the plight of 20th-century architecture."
—Photograph by Bryan Boyer, courtesy World Monuments Fund
 
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