Help Save Breuer’s API Institute in Reston

Marcel Breuer API

Please sign this petition by June 13 to help try and save the American Press Institute (API) in Reston by modern master Marcel Breuer and Hamilton P. Smith. The API closed up shop and joined with the Newspaper Association of America, which is based in Arlington. The move left API’s 1972-1978  brutalist headquarters vacant, sitting on 4.6 park-like acres in the Northern Virginia suburbs.  The 42,334 square foot office building is located at 11690 Sunrise Valley Dr. A developer wants to build townhouses on the spot amid the Metro expansion to Reston.

On June 16, the Fairfax County Planning Commission will make a final decision on a local developer’s application for rezoning the property from business to residential and a demolition permit. The Fairfax County Planning and Zoning staff has recommended to the Fairfax Planning Commission its approval of the rezoning application and demolition of the building.

The group, Fairfax Library Advocates, is urging that the building be repurposed as as a regional library.

Remember, please sign this petition by Monday, June 13.

Marcel Breuer API

Marcel Breuer API

Marcel Breuer API

Marcel Breuer API

Marcel Breuer API

Marcel Breuer API

Marcel Breuer API

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June 9th, 2016

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Mid-Century Mike

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  1. Ray Nguyen says:

    Demolition? That is madness. I could understand perhaps repurposing the building and developing architecturally complimentary housing on the grounds. After all, time marches on and we must progress, use space efficiently and accommodate for growth. Not every building designed by a significant architect needs to be turned into a museum but complete demolition should be reserved for buildings beyond restoration and repurpose.

  2. Patrick Walsh says:

    UPDATE: Here’s the latest on where the building stands – and it still stands – in the labyrinth of Fairfax County politics. Round One – Breuer. On to Round 2. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/breuer


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