Very interesting article by way of The Atlantic, how preservation can sometimes lead to, create obstacles to social progress. Not really an alternative view, but food for thought.
“It seems incredible that a mid-century marvel like Geller I should fall victim to redevelopment while a government agency nearby intervenes to prevent someone from replacing an old front door with a similar-looking new one. In the world of historic preservation, however, a loose relationship between a building’s historical value and its likelihood of being protected is all too common.”
Read the full article at The Atlantic – What Historic Preservation Is Doing To American Cities.