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Marin Civic Center shows its age at 60

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Spencer Michels is well-remembered in the Bay Area, at least; it is nice to hear from him again, in any context. A reporter's credibility is always on the line, however, no matter his seniority. I'm glad to see that he consulted---or at least quotes---Wright specialist Paul Turner; one could wish that he had checked some facts with him. To state that the building was ever contemplated as "roofless" is of course a stretch . . . or a simple misunderstanding of the history.

On a more positive note, quizzing building employees and users was a good move, as we learn of things not usually mentioned, most interestingly the tidbit about confusion resulting from similar spaces on consecutive floors not being located recognizably---a complaint that any planner or architect might learn from. Security and penetrability issues (smoke permeation ?) are of interest as well. I have no bone to pick with the author over Mr Wright's self-evident formalism, an issue perhaps more evident in the large-scale projects, few of which were built.

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SDR wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:16 am
. To state that the building was ever contemplated as "roofless" is of course a stretch . . . or a simple misunderstanding of the history.
If my memory serves ... the original inner courtyard and skylit hallways were meant to be "roofless"

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Yes---and that is doubtless the source of the misstatement. Not a biggie; but those not familiar with the building would be misled.

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