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Predicting the 'Next Generation of Historic Places'

The public responds to a list of "40 Under 40"—places built between 1978 and 2018 bound for historic significance.
April 25, 2019, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Earlier this year, the staff of Preservation magazine (the publication arm of the National Trust for Historic Places) put together a list of the "most interesting, and quirkiest American places 40 years old or less," and "both well-known and obscure." The called the list the "40 Under Forty" of U.S. historic places.

Here the staff explains their thinking behind making the list:

Places typically aren’t considered historic until they’ve been around for at least 50 years, so why highlight younger sites now? Because by looking at them through a preservation lens and identifying places worthy of saving before they become truly historic, we can be proactive about their futures.

As for the 40 on the list, there's inclusions like the home and recording to studio of Prince in Minnesota; the 9-11 memorials in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia; the Atlanta BeltLine; Tilikum Crossing in Portland; and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

While the full list was announced in January, the results of a public vote to see which of the places received the most positive support from readers was announced earlier this month. The place that received the most votes: Prince's former abode, called Paisley Park and located in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

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Published on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Preservation
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