Lost, and Restored in 2009

The National Trust for Historic Preservation takes a look at the most significant buildings saved or restored in 2009, and the 'most crushing losses.'

Highs include the restoration of Sandra Day O'Connor's Arizona home, and the loss of a Gropius building in Chicago is one of their lows of the year.

"Gropius Gone

Most countries celebrate works by masters of architecture, but in Chicago, despite losing the bid for the next Olympics and a need for an Olympic Village site, city officials began clearing buildings on the campus of Michael Reese Hospital, designed by Walter Gropius. The city has not announced its plans for the land."

Full Story: Highs and Lows for Historic Places

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