|Funkhouser Building of the University of Kentucky in Lego. |
Though not on the BGT's Endangered List, many of the campus structures by its
architect (Ernst Johnson) are slated for, or at risk of, demolition.
The BGT's focus for 2014 was on historically significant structures located on the campus of the University of Kentucky. Many, though not all, of these buildings are modern in design (which is well suited for the Lego Architecture Studio, I might add) and the architectural beauty and significance of such mid-20th century structures have been discussed with much greater detail than prior properties listed on endangered lists. The release of the BGT's 2014 list dovetailed with UK Trustee meetings on which the same very buildings' fate would be determined. Within a short time, the wrecking ball will strike several of these unique structures.
VisCenter and historic preservation programs could make great effort together to accomplish these aims.