restoration, demolition, historic structures, urban decay, urban development, (Amsterdam) New York
Architecture | Historic Preservation and Conservation | Urban, Community and Regional Planning
The purpose of this study is to disclose why Amsterdam, New York -- like thousands of other cities in the United States -- has shunned restoration. It is hoped these findings will prove the worth of the ordinary old buildings and that the revitalization of the urban fabric does not follow from demolition and newness.
Andrews, Raymond Joseph William, "Restoration versus Demolition: Case History of Amsterdam, New York" (1974). Architecture Master Theses. Paper 18.
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