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BREAKING BREUER (NEWS)
Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 09/20/2007 - 22:01.
Brutalism against Breuer in Cleveland, Ohio.
No one filed an injunction - and now the facade is sacrificed already. An operator in a bobcat with a hydraulic hammer on it just busted right through the classic stone face. “Precision Environmental” the sign reads. Right. This is Cleveland going down. I can’t believe we are so ignorant. Who is Precision Environmental? Who are its principals? What other jobs have they done in town? Is there a political connection?
Lots of oxygen and acetylene stored on the street level. How does asbestos abatement comport with oxy-acetylene cutting? I don’t think so. Are they about to carve the building down from the inside out like pulling a sock inside out? That’s how I’d demo it.
Hey, Cleveland is still the butt of the Burning River joke. The world knows Cleveland because we abused - and still do - our riparian resources. Defacing/destroying the Breuer will put Cleveland right back in the butt focus - we are nuts here in Cleveland.
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