Is Landmarking a Tool of Gentrification or a Bulwark Against It?
From YIMBYs to NIMBYs, the Strand's recent historic preservation is a Rorschach test for activists of many stripes. Who's right?
Viewfinder: A Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Smoke and flames rise during a fire at the landmark Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15th, 2019.
Is There a Dark Side to the Preservation of Grand Central Terminal?
While the rescue of Grand Central seems like a clear-cut case of good over evil, the role of historic preservation in the 21st-century city can be more complex.