OS = 32bit Debian stretch minimal netinstall. Really don't see Debian abandoning 32bit until the time is truly right to do so. Just not their style, though many another major gnu/Nix project feels differently and can't help but conclude it's just the nature of the gnu/Nixsphere and what's to be must be kinda situation, shrugs. Oops, also don't see archives going anywhere, anytime soon. So 32bit gnu/Nix is bound to remain readily available for those who absolutely have to have it for quite some time, I think anyway.
Have more than once dorked around with a multiarch OS, ie: A 64bit kernel installed in a 32bit gnu/Nix OS and though only dorked with it briefly here and there, didn't encounter any serious problems while doing so. The 64bit kernel and booting the cpu in full 64bit mode added slightly to memory overhead but was only slight. Vast majority of the rest the software being run on the OS(s) were full-fledged 32bit.