In a previous post we pointed out some great examples of historic structures that have been saved from demolition and adapted into some pretty innovative new uses. While the lives of those architectural gems have been extended, others may not be so fortunate.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has released its 2014 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places — including Cincinnati’s Union Terminal (shown above), designed by Alfred Fellheimer and Steward Wagner, with Paul Cret, and completed in 1933 — to “raise awareness about the threats facing some of the nation’s greatest treasures.” According to the National Trust, more than 250 sites have been identified as being in danger of disappearing, but many of them are already on the path to a positive solution thanks to local preservationists.
This video identifies the structures in question, and by bringing awareness to them, the National Trust hopes to raise awareness and mobilize communities to help protect them. And if there’s a building or place you love that’s at threat of going away, the trust wants you to tell them about it.