What is Worth Preserving?- Raveena Bahadur

I believe what is worth preserving is the area a building is located in. The historical background of an area where the building was built is something to preserve. An example of an area worth preserving is Wall Street. Wall Street was built over downtown Manhattan, which is where many African Americans were buried during the 1700s and 1800s. Wall Street doesn’t make the area important – the fact that the ground was an African American graveyard is what makes the location important. The importance being preserved is not based on the buildings, but where the buildings are built. The area of Wall Street has new historical meaning- buying and selling stocks. Original historical background is no longer important, although it should be.

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