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The Race to Save Architecture in Myanmar's Biggest City

The Race to Save Architecture in Myanmar's Biggest City
The Race to Save Architecture in Myanmar's Biggest City, View from Golden Hill Towers in Yangon, Myanmar (2010). Image © Flickr CC User Soe Lin
View from Golden Hill Towers in Yangon, Myanmar (2010). Image © Flickr CC User Soe Lin

Preservationists are in a race to document and preserve some of Yangon’s most admired cultural icons. Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon is experiencing an all to familiar story: rapid development taking precedence over preservation. As the National Geographic reports, “Hulking monoliths of concrete and blue-plated glass are replacing fine old residential and government buildings…Although much has already been lost, many architecturally or esthetically significant structures have hung on. The question now is  how long they will last.” Read the complete story, here

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "The Race to Save Architecture in Myanmar's Biggest City" 13 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/567519/the-race-to-save-architecture-in-myanmar-s-biggest-city/> ISSN 0719-8884