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Saturday, 25 June 2011

2009 America's Most Endangered Places

Every year since 1998, historical (www.nationaltrust.org) to preserve 11 historic sites across National Trust land that is being lost forever, has released a list of the risk. A site for inclusion on the list does not guarantee survival, but the publicity generated for the places and in many cases leads to increased conservation efforts. Here are sites that were selected in 2009.

1. Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, California

Minoru Yamasaki, the architect who designed New York City's Twin Towers, the bow-shaped hotel opened in 1966 in Los Angeles designed by. Century Plaza Hotel from $ 36 million in reconstruction after passing is in excellent condition. According to the National Trust, Century Plaza, representing 167,000 barrels of oil equals power. These resources can completely destroy this historic new owners, the two "environmentally sensitive" to replace the towers with the demolition plan has been.

2. Miami Marine Stadium, Miami, Florida

Miami Marine Stadium, a landmark in South Florida, many developers have something of interest for the since 1992 when Hurricane Andrew stopped because of the damage. During the past 17 years, Miami Marine Stadium has deteriorated due to vandalism and neglect. 6,566 seats - the stadium, which was designed by Hilario Candela and completed in 1963, built entirely of concrete, is a sign of modern design.

3. Dorchester Academy, Midway, Georgia

Dorchester Academy in 1868, a school for freed slaves, started as a room. In 1871 the first African American schools, students of all ages in education was established as one. In 1940, the school closed and the civil rights movement's leaders and the African American voter registration has become a major training site to site. Today, the only remaining building of the former, the boys dormitory built in 1934, which is is getting worse. Currently, there is not enough money for maintenance.

4. Lanai City, Hawaii

Lanai City in the 1920s James alms, alms food to the creator of the empire, was made by. The Hawaiian island of Lanai's most isolated and least developed is based on one of the main island. Lanai island "Pineapple Isle" because of its pineapple plantations are known as. Plantation town of Lanai City, Hawaii is the only intact, but it is now threatened by commercial development.

5. Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois

Unity Temple in Oak Park, a Unitarian congregation, was completed in 1909 for Illinois. A church member, Frank Lloyd Wright designed by, a symbol of modern architecture, and large-scale one of his biggest successes. Today, Unity Temple on the structure, water infiltration is in danger because of the damage. $ 25 million estimated cost of repair is 20.

6. Ames shovel shops, Easton, Massachusetts

Ames shovel shops compound located in southeastern Massachusetts, is a 19th century industrial village. Site, an important piece of American industrial history, the California Gold Rush in the production of iron shovels, civil war, and across the railway line was built primarily as a party. Several historic buildings in the village now developed a new affordable housing complex on a site is threatened by plans to build.

7. Memorial Bridge, Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery Maine,

Piscataqua River spread, Memorial Bridge, the first large vertical lift bridge was built in the eastern United States. Kittery Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the twin towers and wooden floored - pedestrian path connects the two coastal cities of more than 85 years has been a national landmark. However, deferred maintenance and budget problems and reduce risk of Memorial Bridge and may result in dismissal.

8. Mount Taylor, Grants, New Mexico

Taylor's beautiful mountain peaks visible from 12,000 feet 100 miles, more than 30 native American tribes is a holy pilgrimage destination. Mount Taylor as default Kaweshtima Acoma people, or was nominated by "instead of ice." Mount Taylor Acoma culture and a National Trust Historic Site is an important part, and large reserves of uranium sitting on top. Today, mining exploration potential threat to their future existence and by extension, Acoma people's survival.

9. Human Services Center, Yankton, South Dakota

History of South Dakota, Yankton Human Services Center, a collection of buildings in the state's oldest public institution. Originally a hospital for the insane, it was built by Dr. leonard Med. One of the first of its kind in mental institutions, Dr. Mead is a beautiful college campus allowance that was created for patients should be treated. Today, the campus includes 11 historic buildings and deserted. Is being demolished by the government are in danger of

10. Galveston, Texas, Cast Iron Architecture

In September 2008, Galveston, Texas City was hit by Hurricane Ike and the flooding caused extensive damage to its architectural Cast Iron. 12 block downtown historic commercial buildings in the country and a national historic district of the country is one of the largest collections. Greek revival and Italianate buildings and storefronts designed with extensive late 19th century was built. Hurricane Ike destroyed many buildings from the water, however, many storeowners and without flood insurance necessary repairs can not be completed.

11. Hanger Sex Enola Manhattan Project, Utah

Located 100 miles west of Salt Lake City, Wendover Air Force Base played a vital role in the Manhattan Project. Wendover hanger sex once Enola, B - 29 aircraft, the Hiroshima, Japan to take the first atomic bomb had gone home. The National Air and Space Museum Enola sex completely for the house was restored, Wendover hanger after faced less serious Air Force Base closed in 1969.


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