Restoration

Historic Building Restoration: The Benefits Go Beyond Preservation

Historic Building Restoration: The Benefits Go Beyond Preservation

New York City is one of the most important historic and cultural cities in the United States. Home to some of the greatest architectural treasures in the country, it can be difficult to decide if you need new construction altogether, or restoration of a previously used building. Which option is most beneficial? According to the U.S. Secretary of Interior, "restoration is said...

Benefits of Historic Building Preservation

Benefits of Historic Building Preservation

Many may wonder why anyone would choose historic building preservation over building something brand new. Historic building restoration provides many benefits to a community and preserves a link to the past. Preserving historic buildings can also prevent urban sprawl in many communities, as restoring existing buildings may eliminate the need to build something new. Preservation is also an eco-friendly option. It...

Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre Will Reopen in All Its Glory February 3

Zoe Rosenberg reports for Curbed: Behold, Brooklyn's Magnificently Restored Kings Theatre. Two years ago to the day that the city embarked on a $94 million restoration of the Loew's Kings Theatre in Flatbush, the institution reopened its doors and reclaimed its standing as Brooklyn's largest theater. The restoration was painstaking: when it began in 2013, the theater had already been sitting vacant for four decades,...

Debate Around How to Approach the Restoration of the Devastated Charles Rennie Mackintosh Library

Phil Miller reports for The Scottish Herald: Build a new library at Mackintosh Building, not a replica, says leading architect. The world famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh library which was destroyed in the fire at the Glasgow School Of Art should not be rebuilt as a "replica" copy, a leading Scottish architect has declared. Alan Dunlop believes that the school should instead open...