Support Grows to Save Lewis & Clark Library
|Neil Chace, Jeremy Clagett and Jon Hagar of ModernSTL's proposed addition to the Lewis & Clark Library|The proposed ground plan by ModernSTL for Lewis & Clark expansion.
I know I could lecture all day about the architectural merits of this building, and I still wouldn't convince everyone of this building's value. Many people simply do not like modernist architecture, and I know many people would still prefer to see this library demolished. But I do know what really matters to most people is how the government spends its tax dollars. It is not fiscally responsible to demolish a functional and structurally sound building merely in the name of constructing a new building for its own sake. In an age where it's often cheaper to buy a new television than to fix a broken one, saving the Lewis & Clark Library will show that at least a beloved library is not disposable.
Chris Naffziger writes about architecture at St. Louis Patina. Contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org