Thursday, May 08, 2008

Yup, it's about that time...

Mid-century building designs are now considered "historic." With most of these designs fifty years old or older we now need to start preserving these gems before they disappear.

Please read this great article from the Dallas Morning News on how mid-century designs are attracting preservationist efforts from all over the country. As quoted in the article, "...tearing down a building triggers a new appreciation for what is lost. Absence, as they say, makes the heart grow fonder. And it can spur political action."

4 comments:

Laur said...

I just lost out on buying my own mid-century modern fixer-upper to some cash having foriegn invester who is just going to rent it out and let it rot :(

erika said...

I live in a Cliff May house. It was featured in Sunset magazine in 1960. it is 2700 sq ft of all open space. It is so cool and we love it so much.(plus Sophie can ride her bike inside!)

The Shopping Sherpa said...

You do read Modernism Magazine, don't you? (http://www.modernismmagazine.com/)

lsaspacey said...

shopping sherpa,

No, but thanks for alerting me of this cool mag, not only does it look great but you inspired me with an idea for my Design Talk column. Thanks!