Reading List

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Mike Scurr

Cape Town

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  • Online

    Unfinished New York

    Places Journal

    Preservation has evolved from a rarified special interest to an institution — an ethos — entrenched in our culture. But has it become too conservative, elitist and even racist?

  • Online

    Post Trump

    Places Journal

    Those who knew Donald Trump during his years as a property developer in New York cannot be surprised by his eccentric and disturbing behavior as a presidential candidate.

  • Online

    Experimental Preservation

    Places Journal

    Experimental preservationists are challenging old assumptions about cultural heritage, spotlighting objects once considered ugly or unsavory, long excluded from official narratives.

  • Online

    Instrumental City: The View from Hudson Yards

    Places Journal

    The world’s most ambitious “smart city” project is here. Should we worry that New York City is becoming an experimental lab?

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    Full Fathom Five

    Places Journal

    As the Brexit deadline looms, the disused airfields of the Second World War can be seen not simply as relics of a patriotic war but as warnings of the dangers of hubris and isolationism.

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