Does your government and local authority,respect your old historic buildings and

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  1. greencha profile image68
    greenchaposted 5 years ago

    Does your government and local authority,respect your old historic buildings and  environment?

    Our government and local authorities generally have the attitude if its old knock it down,and our history is crumbling before our eyes. Is that happening where you live?

  2. gail641 profile image68
    gail641posted 5 years ago

    I live in Mason City, Iowa and they seem to try to preserve some of the old buildings that are historic. I think that they like to knock down old buildings where I live as they see them as eye sores and they want to get rid of them.

    1. greencha profile image68
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi,thanks for your reply,thats a pity, some leaders need educating as to the cultural value of our historic buildings etc.. they do sam in many areas of UK now,some of these old buildins are better designed and originally better built than mod. ones

  3. Kahana profile image78
    Kahanaposted 5 years ago

    Living in China, practically every building in the older city districts is historical and significant. The local, provincial and Beijing governments have gone to tremendous lengths to preserve, restore and repair those buildings, gardens and sites that have been passed down over four millennia. It is a truly amazing effort to be witnessed.

    1. greencha profile image68
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hello, Kahana ,thanks for replying, I am so glad to hear that. China has so much wonderful history ,and beautiful rural areas (still)....

  4. Conservative Lady profile image73
    Conservative Ladyposted 5 years ago

    I live in the beautiful city of Spokane Washington, we have a vibrant downtown filled with gorgeous preserved old buildings that today's architecture could not hold a candle to. We are fortunate to have a local Government that supports preservation and growth.

    1. greencha profile image68
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hello, Conservative Lady,sounds a lovely place,where you live. Preservation and growth can work together,but can be a very fine line,and a balancing act sometimes....regards

  5. conradofontanilla profile image80
    conradofontanillaposted 5 years ago

    There is no enduring respect for buildings in a former colony like the Philippines. My country was colonized by Spain for 300 years (1527-1898) and annexed by the United States as its first empire (1900-1946). So the buildings were built by the colonizers. These structures are symbols of suffering among Filipinos, especially Spanish churches that were built with forced labor, one by female virgins.

    1. greencha profile image68
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi,contradofontanilla, thanks for replying. I m saddened at the suffering
      your fellow countrymen/women, have undergone in the past. Lets hope for a happy,positive healthy future... many regards...

  6. Ericdierker profile image51
    Ericdierkerposted 5 years ago

    Out west in the southern portion our historics are only about 100 years old. The problem is that having them so designated means you cannot do things to them that need be done. Some things are fire hazards or health problems. So you find yourself with a wonderful historic building that cannot be occupied.
    Only the rich can have such places.

    1. greencha profile image68
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Ericdierker,thanks for your comment.  Historic buildings sometimes left to fall into disrepair by our government and local authorities on purpose ,so then they can use the excuse,-''we must demolish,its a health and safety issue''.....regards

    2. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Greencha that is a terrible thought. But I think it is right.

  7. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    I live in a small California town established in Gold Rush times . Much of our local economy depends upon visitors that visit us for our history-- so , yes, though the preservation efforts are not perfect, there is an effort to to keep the original structures and preserve the 'flavor' of the place.  Sadly, in this economy, there is  restoration work that needs to be done and funds are scarce.

    As history goes, ours is rather recent. I occasionally give tours in our  local museum, and it sometimes seems  a bit silly to show off our 'old' artifacts to people from countries who have Roman relics in their backyards...

    1. greencha profile image68
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Rochelle Frank,thanks for your reply. Sounds your doing good interesting work there. Its sad that the economic climate is getting such a grip now..regards...

 
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