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The Grosse Pointe Public Library in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan is an exemplary work of modern architecture designed by renown 20th Century architect, Marcel Breuer. The library, constructed in 1953, with its 17,000 SF distributed on two stories enclosed in an unadorned, simple, brick facade and exposed steel elements is the only Breur building in the Detroit, Michigan region. designLAB architects, the winner of an international design charrette organized by the Library Foundation to save the structure, has created a restoration and addition scheme for the Breuer library that will allow the GP Library Board to move forward with plans to keep the Modern treasure while still fulfilling their current & future needs. This project will set a precedent for the future of other modernist structures at risk of being destroyed.