Old vs. New

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In this week’s DWR newsletter the topic was the new Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, designed by Jean Nouvel. What we didn’t write about was that the old Guthrie theater is planned for demolition. A reader of ours sent in a note reminding us of the original Guthrie, designed by Ralph Rapson, which is slated for demolition. He wrote, “One has to ask, is it worth the cost to gain a new building by Nouvel if it means sacrificing a landmark building like the original Guthrie to the wrecking ball?” Thanks to Devin Colman from Burlington, VT for starting the dialogue. Please write and let us know what you think.