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Studio III architects’ Hero Wednesday: Historic Preservation – what is worth saving?

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The question of Historic Preservation in architecture is an open ended question of What, Why, When and How, that sits at the core of this weeks Hero Blog entry…but who is the hero and who is the villain? This video spotlights the reasoning on both sides of the argument…and leaves each of us to decide for ourselves (although the decision has been made). The center piece of this video is without doubt a significant modern architectural land mark in Chicago by Betrand Goldberg….the Prentice Women’s Hospital, a landmark of the Brutalism Architecture movement. There are many things that go into establishing value, nostalgia, history, technologic feats of human endeavors…oh and money (can’t leave that little point of reason out…). What makes something worth saving or destroying?
Check it out and let us know what you think…and why!


Author: Studio III Architecture

Studio III Architecture is led by Vermont Architect Gregor Masefield, AIA, a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Studio III's architects are NCARB Certified and hold licenses in Vermont and New York.

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