X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

MINNEAPOLIS-Despite a recommendation to save the Guthrie Theater building from the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission, a local architecture critic concludes the building has been so tampered with over the years it’s probably not worth saving. Larry Millett, anarchitecture critic with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, says the original Guthrie, as designed and built in 1963 by architect Ralph Rapson, was a “quirky, charming and strikingly original work that created a new kind of theatrical experience,” and one of the most important buildingsof its time.

But the building has been so remodeled, including changing its distinctive exterior, and wouldneed be further remodeled in the future. Millett concludes there’s little left to save. Its tenant, the Guthrie, hopes to move to a new theater complex on the Minneapolis riverfront by 2005. The neighboring Walker Art Center, which owns the Guthrie building, wants to raze it to make way for an ambitious $90-million expansion. The Minneapolis City Council holds the ultimate fate of the building, and Millett anticipates it will approve a permit request from the Walkerto tear it down.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 3 free articles* across the ALM subscription network every 30 days
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Dig Deeper

GlobeSt. NET LEASE 2020Event

This conference brings together the industry's most influential & knowledgeable real estate executives from the net lease sector.

Get More Information
 

GlobeSt

Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.