Federal Court Halts Demolition of Neutra's Gettysburg Cyclorama Center
A federal court has halted the National Park Service plan to demolish the 1961 Richard Neutra and Robert Alexander designed Cyclorama Building at Gettysburg.
In a comprehensive ruling, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia upheld a challenge filed by the Recent Past Preservation Network, Christine Madrid French and Dion Neutra. The court held that the U.S. National Park Service failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) before deciding to tear down the historic building, and ordered the agency to consider alternatives to demolition.
For more information on the history of the preservation effort and photographs of the Gettysburg Cyclorama Center visit: www.mission66.com/cyclorama.