Archinect - News 2014-12-19T07:58:36-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/114576285/rescue-plan-for-a-marooned-miami-stadium Rescue Plan for a Marooned Miami Stadium Alexander Walter 2014-11-26T13:49:00-05:00 >2014-11-30T11:57:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r3/r33hm0la05y7lnw8.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a young city predisposed to wrecking and rebuilding, impressive works of architecture can sometimes be discarded as effortlessly as last year&rsquo;s runway accessories. But Miami Marine Stadium, a bold structure on Biscayne Bay that sought to jolt the city into the future back in 1963, may prove a rare, stubborn exception. Abandoned and shuttered more than two decades ago, the Modernist stadium is in the midst of a turbulent, nearly seven-year effort by a nonprofit group [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/5174718/winners-of-the-2011-dawntown-miami-floating-stage-competition" target="_blank">Winners of the 2011 DawnTown Miami Floating Stage Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106945920/mausoleum-of-augustus-stands-derelict-on-anniversary-of-emperor-s-death Mausoleum of Augustus stands derelict on anniversary of emperor's death Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T14:54:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T14:58:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29c30857ef892dff7a67b73018c0daec.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Built in 28BC as a suitably glorious tomb for Augustus and his relatives, with pink granite obelisks, golden urns and a bronze statue of the emperor on top, it has suffered innumerable indignities ever since the sack of Rome. Now, fenced off and often used as a dumping site for litter, and even as an unofficial public lavatory, it goes almost unnoticed by the diners who crowd into the restaurants of the square around it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97027499/saudi-royal-family-could-pay-for-restoration-of-roman-monuments" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saudi royal family could pay for restoration of Roman monuments</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61243294/timothy-allen-s-photographic-exploration-of-a-bulgarian-ruin Timothy Allen's photographic exploration of a Bulgarian ruin Archinect 2012-11-12T11:54:00-05:00 >2012-11-14T04:43:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/on/onvtlqyulqnoj8so.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The argument for preserving old buildings is a very strong one that I wholeheartedly support myself. However. On the rare occasions that I get to visit a forgotten building as magnificent as this one, I can&rsquo;t help day dreaming about some of the incredible monumental relics I know back home and quietly wishing that a few more of them had been left to grow old and perish naturally rather than being unceremoniously hooked up to the proverbial life support machine of modern tourism...</p></em><br /><br /><p> Photographer, Timothy Allen, explores the ruins at the Buzludzha monument in Bulgaria.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/61241889/how-detroit-became-the-world-capital-of-staring-at-abandoned-old-buildings How Detroit Became the World Capital of Staring at Abandoned Old Buildings Archinect 2012-11-12T11:30:00-05:00 >2012-11-19T18:06:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6zsonx4ey3nvg5qk.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ruins don&rsquo;t encourage you to dwell on what they were like in their heyday,before they were ruins. The Colosseum in Rome or the amphitheater at Leptis Magna have never been anything but ruins. They&rsquo;re eternal ruins. It&rsquo;s the same here. This building could never have looked more magnificent than it does now, surrounded by its own silence. Ruins don&rsquo;t make you think of the past, they direct you toward the future. The effect is almost prophetic. This is what the future will end up like...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/33581586/plans-to-restore-crumbling-colosseum-cause-rumblings-in-rome Plans to restore crumbling Colosseum cause rumblings in Rome Archinect 2012-01-06T17:11:00-05:00 >2012-01-06T17:36:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7f/7f7b7607e39ac4108ac02c564d825c12.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Restoration of the monument, which attracts up to two million visitors a year, is due to go ahead in March and will involve cleaning of the travertine exterior, the restoration of underground chambers, new gating, the moving of visitor service stations to an area outside of the building itself and increased video security.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>