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Making Historic Landmarks Preservation Sustainable

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) requires that historic buildings meet certain aesthetic criteria, while the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) requires that these buildings meet certain sustainable criteria. Historic landmarks are part of our cultural history and tell us a lot about the past through their characteristics. During the manufacturing boom in the 19th century, building materials such as brick,

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A Full Service Architectural Firm Can Help You Preserve A Historic Building In Your Community

What is worth preserving will typically vary from person to person. When something is called historic, it usually means that it is worth the time and effort that is needed to preserve it. The same goes for historic buildings. Building preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse can potentially revitalize a community and bring new opportunities. Many older buildings have inherent value,

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Does Your New York City Balcony Need Maintenance?

No one wants their building’s balcony to collapse. On the other hand, no one wants to spend an insane amount of money to repair or replace their building’s balcony unless it is absolutely necessary. Balconies are generally made of reinforced concrete. It is always a good idea to regularly check for any rust stains, cracks, spalling and loose railings. These

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The Methods Behind Historic Building Preservation

Many people care deeply about historic building preservation. Individuals who care a lot about history may care about the educational value of historic buildings, as older buildings help to give an area its own unique identity. Oftentimes, people who have a strong emotional connection to a local area often want to maintain the buildings and surrounding neighborhoods that they recognize.

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