preservation

Post image for The Vanishing of America’s Historic Mental Asylums

Between 1848 and 1890, dozens of grand mental asylums were built around the United States under the Kirkbride Plan, designed by Thomas Story Kirkbride.

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Post image for How Public Tours Helped Save NYC’s Most Futuristic Air Terminal

Closed in 2001 with TWA’s absorption by American Airlines, the TWA Flight Center designed by Eero Saarinen at JFK has been vacant ever since.

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Post image for South Street Seaport, Manhattan’s Oldest Intact Neighborhood, Faces Uncertain Future

Cut through by the rumbling FDR Drive and shadowed on one side by the towering skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan, the South Street Seaport is still surprisingly transporting to New York City’s maritime past.

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Post image for Museums Join Campaign to Preserve Land Art Opus

In 1972, the Land Art pioneer Michael Heizer began buying up tracts of land near Nevada’s Garden and Coal valleys.

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Post image for Archaeologists Are Creating a Database of Endangered Sites

Scholars estimate that in North Africa and the Middle East alone, there could be up to five million archaeological sites. The majority are still unknown or else have never been officially recorded.

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News

Behind the Battle to Save a Brutalist Building

by Faheem Haider on February 10, 2015

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MONTGOMERY, NY — Noted Modernist architect Paul Rudolph’s beautiful, historically significant, so-called “Brutalist” Orange County Government Center in Goshen, NY, will be rehabilitated and turned into the seat of government for Orange County once again.

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Post image for Restoration of Civil Rights Landmarks Included in Obama’s FY16 Budget

A $50 million restoration of sites associated with the Civil Rights Movement is included in President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget, released Monday.

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Post image for How Louis Kahn’s Last Commercial Work Fell Quietly in Philadelphia

Last year, the only surviving commercial work designed by architect Louis I. Kahn was torn down with little fanfare in Philadelphia.

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Post image for Neighborhood Founded by Freed Slaves Rallies to Save Its Brick Roads

Century-old brick streets in a historically black neighborhood in Houston, Texas, are under threat of demolition, the culmination of a years-long debate over the preservation of Freedmen’s Town.

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Post image for Saving the Only Building Painter J.M.W. Turner Ever Completed

“Painting can never show her nose in company with architecture but to have it snubbed,” J.M.W. Turner once said.

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