Georgia Tech apparently has solidified plans for what it would like to see on the block — a High Performing Computing Center, which would take advantage of a major fiber optics trunk line that travels underneath West Peachtree Street.

Now there’s a growing concern that Georgia Tech has not given up its desire to demolish the entire building, with the possible exception of just keeping the architectural facade.

This building needs to be preserved.  Its design is totally unique for Atlanta, and it provides a nice counterpoint to the shiny blandness of Tech Square.  Luckily it sounds like there’s a lot of people rooting for it.  The facade option isn’t the best, but it beats outright destruction.