Destroyed by its own beauty

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The challenge for all cities with a rich architectural legacy is to find a balance between preserving the historical identity without becoming a slave to it.

The Super Spatial Blog writes on Venice calling it a city that was destroyed by its own beauty by turning in to essentially “a theme park for hordes of visitors.”

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3 thoughts on “Destroyed by its own beauty

  1. This issue is really a great concern for now a days. Now it’s high time to balance the historical identity of a city without becoming a slave to it.

  2. Whether it be Rome or Athens, the architectural slavery that existed is overshadowed by the desire for growth and prosperity. I think the danger is that some of the great architectural structures were destroyed in this goal. Who knows how many buildings that we’ve never known about?

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