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July 22, 2013 Modern Snapshot

Modern Snapshot: Breuer’s Vacant American Press Institute

Marcel Breuer API

In early 2012, the 66 year-old American Press Institute in Reston 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 by Marcel Breuer and Hamilton P. Smith 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. Cushman & Wakefiled is representing the property and pitching that it is located close to two of the new Metro stops coming to Reston. What will be the fate of this brutalist building by one of the great modern masters?

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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  1. m. chilton — June 1, 2016 @ 1:24 pm         Reply

    I am disheartened that this building has been left to decay and is scheduled for demolition. I know this is probably too late, but there is any historical preservation group interested in saving this structure?

    It looks so bad right now — broken windows, overground trees and mildew growing on the exterior.

    Considering that the Reston station is currently constructing a building by Helmut Jahn’s company, you would think that some group would encourage the preservation of buildings built by one of the most iconic architects of this century.

    I find this all very frustring.

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