Renovation and Recycling — New Life for Old Buildings

by Virginia Fairweather, Asst. Editor; Civil Engineering, 345 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1975, Vol. 45, Issue 10, Pg. 69-74

Document Type: Feature article


Most cities have older buildings, many of which have historic significance. Some are structurally sound but have fallen into disuse. Others may require massive rehabilitation, but their historic, esthetic or social attributes may be so compelling as to justify such an approach. In some cases, the cost of rehabilitation or preservation is less than that of a new building and some imaginative examples of new uses are given.

Subject Headings: Renovation | Recycling | Buildings

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