Historic Preservation

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Nuclear Bomb National Park?

Lawmakers want the sites of the Manhattan Project preserved as historical parks.

Debra Bruno

Can an Ancient Chinese City Pursue Preservation Without Disney-fication?

One of China’s last walled cities is having an identity crisis.

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Can Solar Panels and Historic Preservation Get Along?

Ideas for rules that balance a building’s historic character with the need for green energy.

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Get Lost in Google's World Wonders Project

A specialized Street View collaboration with UNESCO has a lot to offer fans of urban exploration.

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Madrid Icon May Not Return to Skyline

The beloved Tío Pepe sign – Madrid's Eiffel Tower – could be doomed.

Mimi Kirk

Saying Goodbye to One of Singapore's Last Historic Cemeteries

Amid rare opposition, the land-scarce city-state prepares to build a highway through Bukit Brown.

Courtesy: Kaid Benfield

The Fight to Save Los Angeles's Little Tokyo

The struggle to preserve the neighborhood's unique character in the face of development.

Caner Guney

Should Preservationists Train Their Eyes on Skylines?

Researchers have developed a GIS-based technique to keep track of skyline changes.

How To Make a Building Restoration Into a Hot Spot

A temporary facade at Rotterdam’s central administrative office includes a vertical garden, two basketball courts and street furniture.

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An African City's Unusual Preservation Legacy

Decades after colonialism, Asmara has embraced the buildings Italy left behind.

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What the History of Diocletian's Palace Can Teach Us About Adaptive Reuse

The 2,000-year-old Croatian fort holds innumerable lessons for today's urbanists.

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Beijing's Historic Neighborhoods Are Under Attack

The demolition of buildings by famed 20th century architects portends a wider trend in Beijing's historic neighborhoods.

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A Boston Museum's Deft Attempt at Balancing Old and New

How the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum walked the tightrope between its founder's wishes and a sleek new design

Courtesy: Atlanta Beltway

The Year in Ideas

A round-up of my most provocative and meaningful 2011 columns

Buffalo Unscripted

Documenting the Local Perspective on Buffalo

The National Trust for Historic Preservation talked to more than 500 Buffalonians for a new documentary project

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Chelsea Soccer Fans Hold on to Their Team, For Now

Fans-turned-shareholders vote down initial plan to sell their stock for a larger stadium

Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

Making Pittsburgh New by Keeping it Old

A critic of development joins the other side

Courtesy 'Save St. Louis Del Taco'

St. Louis to Board of Aldermen: Save Our Del Taco

How a flying saucer ended up at the nexus of local politics and real estate development this summer