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Военная историяHouston Lost and Unbuilt

Houston Lost and UnbuiltАвтор: колектив
Название: Houston Lost and Unbuilt
Издательство: University of Texas Press
Год: 2010
Страниц: 200
ISBN: 0292721137
Формат: pdf
Размер: 26,8 Мб
Язык: Английский
Качество: хорошее

Driven by an almost fanatical desire for whatever is new, "modern," and likely to make money, Houston is constantly in the process of remaking itself. Few structures remain from the nineteenth century, and even much of the twentieth-century built environment has fallen before the wrecking ball of "progress." Indeed, the demolition of older buildings in Houston can be compared to the destruction of cityscapes such as Berlin, Warsaw, and Tokyo in World War II. But because this wholesale restructuring of Houston's built environment has happened in peacetime, historically minded people have only recently sounded an alarm over what is being lost and the toll this destruction is taking on Houstonians' sense of place.

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