This Forum section includes a set of Preservation Law Education Materials developed by the National Trust's Law Division, including papers on how to prevent “demolition by neglect,” a situation in which a property owner intentionally allows a historic property to suffer severe deterioration. The next paper looks at how a variety of laws have been adopted around the United States to protect historic or scenic viewsheds and their application. The third paper analyses the Penn Central Transportation Co. v. City of New York, 438 U.S. 104 (1978) decision and the fourth paper focuses on the developing judicial interpretation of the Takings Clause of the United States Constitution. The final two papers look at court decisions involving historic religious properties and the process for administrative relief from preservation restrictions in situations of “economic hardship."
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