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The 2016 National Preservation Awards

The National Preservation Awards are bestowed on distinguished individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation of our architectural and cultural heritage. We are proud to...

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Collaborative Engagement: The Astrodome Memories Project

By Judith Hiott The aerial photo of the dome under construction is from 1964. | © Houston Public Library Used by permission. Judith Hiott As preservation advocates and politicians discuss future uses of the Astrodome, libraries and archives in Houston and Texas are working to...

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The Future of the Houston Astrodome

In December 2014, the National Trust co-sponsored an Advisory Services Panel with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to examine reuse scenarios for the iconic Astrodome in Houston. The Advisory Panel, a fee-for-service program offered by ULI, pulled together experts in historic preservation, land...

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Preservation in the 21st Century: Preservation is a Political Movement

The preservation movement’s most important piece of legislation—the National Historic Preservation Act —will mark its 50th anniversary in 2016. That same year, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks—often called America’s best idea. Chief Preservation Officer David Brown...

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What Makes Modernism So Different?

by Beth Wiedower and Chris Morris The PLF blog features a series of posts exploring Modernist sites and efforts to preserve them. Join our top-notch blog contributors as they take you from Tucson’s Sunshine Mile to Googie coffee shops. We think you will enjoy the journey. Are the advocacy...

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The Future for the Houston Astrodome Looks Bleak

By: Grant Stevens This post originally appeared on the PreservationNation.org blog. Tuesday, November 5, was a disappointing day for the Our Astrodome Coalition, the Dome Mobile team, and the Houston Astrodome. Though the Dome Mobile had an overwhelmingly positive response ...

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Forum Reference Desk: The Complexities of the Sport Venues

Arsenal Stadium in North London was home to the Arsenal Football Club from 1913 to 2006. After the team moved to the new Emirates Stadium nearby, the structure was redeveloped into an apartment complex called Highbury Square. Stands were incorporated into the new development. | Credit: Gavin...

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