The demolition of the seven-story, 70,000-square-foot American Federal Building, also known as the “Round Building,” is part of the development of the future plaza at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Although generally called a “demolition,” there will be no implosions or wrecking balls used to bring the building down. The work is being called a “deconstruction,” meaning the building will be taken down piece-by-piece. As part of the deconstruction, the brise soleil panels that surround the building will be removed and stored. The opening of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is scheduled to open this November.
Read entire article here: http://bungalower.com/2014/09/workers-begin-demolishing-round-building-downtown/
Visit http://nextround.org/ whos mission is to promote awareness and seek the preservation of Florida’s mid-century modern architecture.
More information about the upcoming new performing arts center: http://www.drphillipscenter.org/