Seen: Dawn of The (Architecturally) Dead

At Histpres.com, preservationist Nancy Semin Lingo weighs in with an engaging  yet alarming reflection about the state of the nation’s architectural heritage.

Her contention: The characterless structures that take over all too many neighborhoods are a zombie threat to the modern spirit. And they’re crowding out the varied, vigorous architecture that binds us to our past — buildings like the ones in Senoia, Ga., the real-life location of the fictional “Woodbury” in AMC’s popular zombiefest The Walking Dead.

“Like zombies, these buildings just keep coming and coming, one after another is built, until there are too many of them, and all of a sudden, we no longer feel a unique sense of place,” she writes.

A clever and disturbing take on the zombie theme.

Via Don Rittner, whose Albany Times-Union blog is here.

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2 Comments on “Seen: Dawn of The (Architecturally) Dead”

  1. Very true. I remember as a young, silly person encountering my first Fun Marketplace — I think it might have been Bayside in Miami? — and being very excited. But after seeing 50 of them … well …

  2. chmjr2 says:

    You can see this when you travel, one place looks a lot like the next one.


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