Preservation Roundup: Saddam's Palaces, Manhattan Then and Now, Kansas City, Mud City

Posted on: June 1st, 2009 by Matt Ringelstetter

Saddam's Palaces: BLDGBLOG interviews photographer Richard Mosse regarding the imperial palaces of Iraq's former dictator. Complete with fascinating images. [BLDGBLOG]

David Gissen's: "History as a form of experimentation." [City of Sound]

New York Times

Takin' It To The Streets: Last weekend in NYC, the city closed parts of Broadway to automobile traffic, and opened up pedestrian promenades in Midtown Manhattan.[City of Sound] [New York Times]

Time Tells on K.C.: The National Trust board meeting was recently held in Kansas City, and Vince Michael was there to photograph and reflect. [Time Tells]

Mud Brick City, China to Modernize: "An old way of life is coming to a crashing end in north-western China with two-thirds of Kashgar’s Old City being bulldozed over the past few weeks under a government plan to “modernise” the area. Nine hundred families already have been moved from Kashgar’s Old City, “the best-preserved example of a traditional Islamic city to be found anywhere in central Asia..." [Earth Architecture]

Sunlight and The Agents of Deterioration: [Villa Finale]

Manhattan in Miniature: Visualizing the island of Manhattan the way that Henry Hudson, or perhaps it's original inhabitants, would have seen it. [Archidose]

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