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July 23, 2008

Historic Preservation Faces Sustainability Hurdles

eOculus [AIA NY Newsletter]
by Jessica Sheridan

Shamelessness or unintended irony? Forest City Ratner sponsored a recent American Institute of Architects NY Chapter forum on historic preservation.

Historic preservation projects tend to take on one of two forms: mimicry and transformation. Architects on a recent panel agreed that successful projects are a result of the latter, and in each of their practices, they strive to reduce a building to its essence, relate it to its context, and preserve its remains yet develop practical uses for the future.


NoLandGrab: Here's an example of Forest City Ratner "reducing a building to its essence."

Posted by eric at July 23, 2008 3:42 PM