Weekend News Roundup – August 5, 2022

Author: Starr Herr-Cardillo
Aug 05, 2022

Preservation News

A plan to renovate the Main Reading Room in the Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress has preservationists pushing back. 

An spectacularly 80s New York City subway entrance inside a Wall Street skyscraper is set to be demolished, raising questions about the value of preserving more recent modern architecture.

A new book revisits how the cultural landscape approach has been an effective tool for preserving cultural heritage in Asia.

Green Things 

The European Environment Agency released a briefing on how building reuse and a circular economy approach are essential to meeting climate goals.

A recent technical report looks at the state of New Zealand’s materials deconstruction program.

Housing Matters

A vacant hospital in Los Angeles County is set to be converted into 184 market rate and 371 affordable apartments.

Vox looks at how state governments could play a role in increasing public housing.

The Nevada-based nonprofit group Rebuilding Together is using federal funding to support home retrofitting for low-income households.

For Fun

99% Invisible celebrated their 500th episode with a three part series on vernacular architecture. Covering vernacular charmers from dingbats to witch’s windows, it makes for a fun listen.

Join in on Dismantle Preservation’s Ask Me Anything with architecture critic Alexandra Lange, August 9th at 3PM EST!

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