Ruling Spares Neutra Gettysburg Cyclorama For Now

Recent Past Preservation Network et al v John Latschar … Superintendent Of Gettysburg National Military Park et al
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Case Number: 1:06-CV-02077-TFH, March 31, 2010

The Recent Past Preservation Network reports, β€œOn March 31, 2010, a federal judge ruled in favor of the Recent Past Preservation Network in the lawsuit involving Richard Neutra’s Cyclorama at Gettysburg. In the case, the Recent Past Preservation Network, Dion Neutra, and Christine Madrid French had filed case against the National Park Service and associated representatives for failing to follow federal regulations in their decision to demolish the Cyclorama. Following the ruling in favor of RPPN, the National Park Service must now go back and re-evaluate its decision to demolish the structure. This means that the NPS must consider other alternatives in the face of demolition.” The Philadelphia Inquirer reported April 1, 2010, β€œ In a ruling Wednesday, [U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Hogan] wrote that the National Park Service failed to comply with federal law requiring that it analyze the impact of the Cylcorama demolition and alternatives to destroying the building.”

As of this writing I cannot find the text of the decision at an unrestricted web site.

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