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Preservation and Adaptive Reuse

We take a look at preservation issues in the United States, past and future. From its 19th-century beginnings at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, preservation has expanded to address wide-ranging issues of representation, history, and, of late, the environment.

Photomontage © Margaret Riegel

Project Portfolio

From a Brazilian Chapel to an Arkansas office building to a New York concert hall, the six projects in this month’s portfolio show designers revisiting, updating, and rethinking existing structures from a range of perspectives.

Photo © Iwan Baan

Architectural Technology

This month's technology section highlights several innovative, and unconventional approaches to building preservation. Forward-looking designers reinvent the past by updating Modern buildings, while a 20th-century addition is peeled away to reveal a historic home.

 

Photo courtesy Douglas J. Lister, Architect

Critique

Critic Martin Filler looks back on 50 years of Lincoln Center and finds plenty to complain about in terms of its urban plan and architecture.

Photo © Arnold Newman/Corbis

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