Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Landmarking NYC

Interesting conversation on WNYC yesterday about landmarking.

One of the legacies of the 20th century and Robert Moses era was that lots of wonderful old buildings, buildings that told the history of NYC, were destroyed in the name of progress and replaced by ugly monstrosities. 

Since then, the city has done an admirable job through the Landmarks Preservation Commission preserving older buildings but it's a constant battle between those who want to retain the past vs. those who want to create the future.

Both should always have a place in NYC. 

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