BREUER TOWER REUSE CONCEPTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 07/26/2007 - 20:34.

Following are images of the concepts which were received by Sally Levine and David Ellison for the reuse of the Marcel Breuer designed Ameritrust Tower in Cleveland Ohio.  I extend my appreciation to the designers for their generous dedication and creativity.  I will endeavor to number each of the entries  so that comments can be directed to  specific designs.  I will also  try to make legible the text which is important on many.  A submission from Italy was especially poignant in its text.   Designers, please feel free to log in and amplify your presentations.   This is very cool that so much volunteer creativity went into this event.   Here's my hoping that all the designers who contributed will reap a referred commission or two from their contributions....

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Light show

I will try and make sense of the entries. I like the simplicity and understated elegance of the light show proposal (#3 ASLD?) Ditto for entries Bittel (#5?) and Ellison (#12).  Olson (#18), Inhabitation (#27) and WMF (#28) aspire to weave the building into context with some intriguing potential. 

Some of these entries are downright silly, but this whole process is a worthwhile endeavor and should continue.  My greatest fear will be realized if we are left with yet another gaping hole in the streetscape of our city.  Remember the Kohn Pedersen building proposed for Public Square?