'Facadectomy' Is Not Preservation

Preservation ordinances often address only the exterior of a building and neglect the interior.
April 7, 2002, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The problem is that most people think of a building as the visible wall, and a certain amount of usable square footage behind. This underlies most preservation ordinances, which invariably address only the outer skin, not the space inside. The logic is that only the visible building is part of public life, deserving of public protection; all the rest is private property."

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Published on Sunday, April 7, 2002 in The New York Times
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