Monday, February 11, 2008

February 13th Deadline for Proposals to Save Gunner's Mate

docomomo-chicagomidwest reports the skids are being greased for fast-track demolition of Bruce Graham's 1954 Gunner's Make School at Great Lakes Naval Station:
The Navy is moving forward with plans to demolish this building. However, the Navy is open to an outside entity/contractor using the building or to disassembling and moving the building off the base.
So if you've got some bright ideas (money would be good, too) for re-using Gunner's Mate, you've got until February 13th to get them in to:
Ms. Maria Sus
Cultural Resources Program Manager
201 Decatur Avenue, Building 1A
Great Lakes, IL 60088-2801
847-688-2600 *1364
You can view the Navy's own slideshow for last month's public meeting here. While it lists demolition as a "last resort" option, much of its effort appears to have been in discrediting all other alternatives.

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