Saturday, April 07, 2007

skin deep

façade-ectomy
The practice, gaining in popularity in Chicago, of preserving only the facade of historic buildings in the belief that this qualifies as historic preservation.

Architecture critic Blair Kamin laments the situation in The Danger of Becoming Skin Deep, in this Sunday's edition of the Chicago Tribune.

Here's a slideshow of some of the sites he mentions in the piece »

1 comment:

Lolabola said...

some day I'll post the picture of the "Hotel Burnham", I had no idea what it was called, and then of the Winnipeg building of some campus, (okay I'm drunk and can't remember) that does that facade thing. We are well known for ripping down buildings here. It's actually a blessing when they at least keep the facade

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