Simeon Bruner

To Preserve or Demolish? The Challenge of Owning Modern Buildings

In many cases, the demolition of modern buildings could certainly seem simpler than renovation. But there are some key questions that need to be asked.

Our last post, The Preservationist Perspective, addressed a key issue we typically face regarding the value of mid-twentieth century modern buildings and their reuse. Here we examine the issue of owners and occupants. To preserve their sizable real estate investments, to enhance the value of their properties, and to ensure that their occupants/tenants continue to lease their spaces, owners must…