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How to Get a Building Through its Mid-Life Crisis

How to Get a Building Through its Mid-Life Crisis
How to Get a Building Through its Mid-Life Crisis, Courtesy of Flickr user eschipul
Courtesy of Flickr user eschipul

According to LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, buildings experience a pretty distinct mid-life crisis. After seeing the demise of mid-century gems such as the Houston AstroDome and the Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago, it's difficult to disagree. But unfortunately architectural value isn't convincing enough an argument - if preservationists want to get serious about their cause, he suggests, they will have to pick their battles far more strategically.

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Katherine Allen
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Cite: Katherine Allen. "How to Get a Building Through its Mid-Life Crisis" 23 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/450516/how-to-get-a-building-through-its-mid-life-crisis/> ISSN 0719-8884
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