Ornate Cornices Disappearing in Washington Heights

The lion’s heads that once graced the cornice of 4195 Broadway, now in a dumpster. (Courtesy Trish Mayo) When the attention of real estate speculators diverts, sometimes old neighborhoods have time to acquire a majestic patina. The Washington Heights section of northern Manhattan has been neglected for some time, but is now getting a fair share of spillover interest from

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Preservation Nation

Photo: © Jorge Salcedo The leafy streets of Boston’s landmarked Back Bay neighborhood. Is landmarking a shield or a sword in the fight against overdevelopment? By Ben Adler Among urbanists in America, the advent of landmark-preservation laws in the 1960s is usually viewed as an inspiring time in urban planning: Concerned communities, academics, and fans of architecture banded together to

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Park Avenue Armory

Herzog & de MeuronPattern Language: In an ongoing restoration and renovation of a New York City landmark, the architects bring subtlety and boldness to the process. By Suzanne Stephens Certain modern architects view the restoration of historic buildings like an archaeological dig that exhumes alterations over time and places the resulting evidence on display. Basel-based architects Herzog & de Meuron

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Restoration Redux

Photo © Christian Richters At the Neues Museum in Berlin, David Chipperfield and Julian Harrap saw history as a series of layers, both old and new. Top architects are tackling historic buildings in surprising ways. By Jorge Otero-Pailos Preservation has returned to the center of architectural theory and practice, after languishing in the margins for over half a century. Just

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