Preservation Roundup: Underwater Public Lands, Sustainability and Historic Sites, Post-Industrial Pittsburgh

Posted on: January 12th, 2009 by Matt Ringelstetter

Lake Michigan's Stonehenge: "While there is obviously some doubt as to whether or not that really is a mastodon carved on a rock – let alone if it really was human activity that arranged some of the rocks into a Stonehenge-like circle – it's worth pointing out that Michigan does already have petroglyph sites and even standing stones." [BLDGBLOG]

How Green is My Historic Site?: Ever wonder how can sustainable building practices be applied to the maintenance and upkeep of historic sites? Max van Balgooy has some answers. [National Trust Historic Sites]

Liverpool as Culture Capital: "Liverpool has much in common with Glasgow, the last UK city to be designated a Capital of Culture: its post-industrial decline, its mix of creative, bourgeois and proletarian culture, its history of radicalism and capitalism, and its harsh chippiness. But it is also, like Glasgow, a city of wonderful architecture, long neglected, often isolated and under-appreciated. The architecture of commerce, the docks, the warehouses, the offices and chambers, taken with the city’s unique pair of cathedrals, the delicacy and harmony of the Georgian terraces and the brash confidence of postwar planning, make it one of Britain’s most architecturally compelling and diverse cities." [Financial Times]

Life after Steel in Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh as a model for post-industrial cities. [New York Times]

Give a Lincoln for Lincoln: President Lincoln's Cottage is serving as one of six historic sites that will benefit from the History Channel's campaign. [President Lincoln's Cottage]

Schools and Sustainability: Time Tells looks at the preservation of schools, and how local planning and zoning laws often do not apply. [Time Tells]

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