Jon Zellweger wrote an essay last year about why Raleigh should keep the Garland Jones building on New Raleigh. Today (Friday) he’ll talk to Frank Stasio on WUNC’s The State of Things about the building and the larger implications of erasing history.
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Few protested Wake County’s decision to demolish the Garland Jones office building in downtown Raleigh. But Raleigh architect Jon Zellweger says the county’s razing of this fine example of mid-century High Modern Architecture is a shame. What’s more, it raises questions about how well we are planning for the cities of tomorrow and what parts of our history we choose to preserve. He’ll talk to Frank Stasio about the larger meaning of this misunderstood landmark.