Archinect - News 2014-07-31T23:59:26-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/70047584/havana-s-overlooked-art-deco-architecture Havana's overlooked Art Deco architecture Nam Henderson 2013-03-25T10:19:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T13:05:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1i6cx0finz86yx5j.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These landmarks are not as grand as the Chrysler Building in New York, and there is no Art Deco district like Miami Beach&rsquo;s, but fans say there is an unusual wealth and diversity of stock, much of which has remained standing &mdash; if poorly maintained &mdash; through 50 years of Communist rule.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Some 250 Cuban and foreign connoisseurs met last week in Havana for the start of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.icads.info/event/world-congress-2013-in-habana-cuba/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Congress on Art Deco</a>&nbsp;which runs until March 27th.&nbsp;Victoria Burnett interviewed a number of the organizers and participants and spoke to them about challenges facing the owners of Art Deco homes who struggle to find the money or building materials for proper maintenance.</p>