In chapter three of writing about architecture, “What is worth preserving?” is the main question asked concerning what structures should be preserved as lamdmarks for greater purposes. Examples of libraries museums and churches are given as the common types of buildings preserved. Also said is there are other structures that may be considered landmarks public or private housing. When making these decisons of any structures in mind questions should be asked such as the relationship of the structure to the neighborhood, its present day context and private ownership. Riegl list categories i agree with also, historical value, artistic value, age value, use value and newness value. These ideas will all determine if a structure should be preserved or listed as a landmark.
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