Rethinking how we reuse significant mid-century buildings reaching the end of their lifecycle.
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Recent Past Preservation Network
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A Mission 66 Visitors Center (1961)
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Richard Neutra’s Cyclorama Center, one of his most prized buildings, is located on the Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Its future is in doubt, as the National Park Service would like to demolish it. Typically, preservation focuses narrowly on retaining a building as is or with minimal intervention, but there are degrees of preservation yet to be explored that lie between maintaining the original condition and demolition. We have devised the groundwork for a more nuanced form of preservation that addresses today’s societal needs while respecting our cultural heritage. Often, new pieces are added to old buildings, but why not invert the formula?
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