History / Preservation

A new exhibit at MoMA celebrates the "fitfully idealistic" architecture of Latin America, 1955 through 1980. Broad in scope, the exhibition ranges from Brasília's bold utopianism to the community-focused tactics of Bo Bardi.
Apr 24, 2015   The Economist
Blair Kamin, architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, says that historic preservationists need to rethink their "preservation at all costs" strategies in light of global warming.
May 19, 2010   Preservation Magazine
A historic Navy yard in Brooklyn has been crumbling for decades. Now a deal has been struck to redevelop part of the area. But even with preservation efforts, many of the area's historic homes may be too damaged to save.
May 18, 2010   The New York Times
The new "Sex and the City" movie was set -- but not shot -- in Abu Dhabi. Now officials there are trying to decide whether or not to release the film to local audiences, as the city tries to control its brand and image.
May 18, 2010   Associated Press
Advanced laser imaging technology known as lidar has proven to be an effective and fast way to map ancient Mayan villages.
May 18, 2010   The New York Times
Car commutes used to be long by necessity. But that's no longer the case, according to Richard Florida in this video from <em>The Atlantic</em>.
May 17, 2010   The Atlantic
In Fort Worth, Texas, the former Masonic Widows and Orphans home is a 20-acre historic campus of red brick buildings that is up for redevelopment. Architect Lee Hill talks about their plans for the site.
May 13, 2010   Fort Worth Business Press
In case your knowledge of urban history is a bit fuzzy, tune into the History Channel this week.
May 12, 2010   History.com
It's 1.28 miles long, spans 212 ft. above the Hudson River only 80 miles north of Manhattan, and a state park, no less, officially titled "Walkway Over the Hudson". Initially a railroad bridge that opened in 1888, it closed after a fire in 1974.
May 11, 2010   The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
The Yalecrest neighborhood of Salt Lake City has been designated an historic district, and local property owners are up in arms over what they see as a taking of property rights.
May 9, 2010   The Deseret News
I.M. Pei's 1964 redesign of Oklahoma City involved the destruction of more than 500 buildings. It was abandoned in the 80s. A model now on display reveals the modernist ideal that Pei envisioned and eventually failed to inspire redevelopment.
May 8, 2010   The Oklahoman