preservation

Post image for England Gives “Pride of Place” to Historic LGBTQ Sites

Historic England’s Pride of Place project aims to recognize overlooked sites of LGBTQ history and protect them as part of the country’s heritage.

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Post image for UNESCO Report Details How Climate Change Threatens World Heritage Sites

The Statue of Liberty is a favorite victim of Hollywood’s climate change disaster scenarios.

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Post image for An Icon of Midcentury Organic Modern Architecture Is Destroyed

A spiraling 1955 house that was considered one of the icons of 20th-century organic modernism has been destroyed.

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Post image for A Noguchi Ceiling in a U-Haul Showroom Is Restored to Its Former Glory

In the 1940s, artist Isamu Noguchi experimented with a series of “lunar landscapes,” embedding lights in undulating magnesite cement. While some were freestanding sculptures, three were site-specific pieces installed in two buildings and a boat. This month, the only one of these architectural projects to survive was revealed in a U-Haul store in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Post image for As Met Breuer Opens, Two of the Architect’s Buildings Face an Uncertain Fate

Prominence of name has never guaranteed the preservation of architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Park Avenue Showroom was demolished in 2013 just blocks from his iconic Guggenheim Museum, Louis Kahn’s Philadelphia commercial storefront was torn down in 2014, just a couple of years after the grand unveiling of his Four Freedoms Park in New York.

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Post image for A New Tool Maps the NYC Landmarks Near You

Last month, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to recommend 30 of the sites from its backlog of nearly 100 as potential landmarks.

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Post image for Conservators Work to Open the Forbidden City’s Secret Garden to the Public

When China’s last emperor departed Beijing’s Forbidden City in 1924, the imperial palace was shuttered, and along with it, an 18th-century garden.

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Post image for Preserving South Carolina’s Greek Revival Ruins with 3D Modeling

Sheldon Church would be at home in a Caspar David Friedrich painting, its Greek Temple–style ruins crumbling in the shadows of moss-laden oaks like an apparition of Romanticism.

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Post image for In Acts of Resistance, Artists and Scholars Digitally Reconstruct the Past

In the past year alone, members of ISIS have marred cultural treasures in Iraq and Syria, taking sledgehammers and drills to statues at the Mosul Museum and delivering numerous blows to the ancient site of Palmyra, including its 1,800-year-old Arch of Triumph.

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Post image for Kaleidoscopic Interior by Pritzker Prize–Winning Architect Faces Demolition in NYC

Since opening in 1976, 1 United Nations Plaza has been an experience like tumbling into a hall of mirrors.

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