Chandigarh Endangered

Le Corbusier's modernist city, long a target of criticism from urban planners, is reportedly being sold off piece by piece. Preservationists are incensed and are leading an effort to preserve the city's signature style.
March 21, 2011, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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International Herald Tribune design critic Alice Rawsthorn recently drew up a petition to encourage the preservation of Chandigarh.

Alan Rapp reports that the preservation effort is in response to a massive campaign to sell off elements of the city's original design:

"With the knowledge of-and in some cases, it is asserted, the complicity of-local ministries, furniture, light fixtures, and architectural drawings have been auctioned off in the international antiquities market."

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Published on Monday, March 14, 2011 in domus
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