Making Preservation Possible For City Skylines

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Devon O’Geary Mrs. Hinner LNG 341 11 November 2015 Making Preservation Possible City skylines can be easily recognized for their unique architectural features, such as sharply pointed steeples, dramatic heights, and distinctively shaped buildings. In the United States, the skylines of New York, Chicago, and Seattle show familiar features, such as the Empire State Building, the Sears Tower, and the Space Needle respectively. Buildings in Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia are also acclaimed for their quaint style and “Southern Charm.” Many of these notable architectural works of art, referred to generally as historic buildings or historic structures, would cease to exist without the hard work of preservation societies. These societies, as well as the notable architecture they preserve, provide educational lessons outside of the traditional classroom for today’s youth. For these reasons, the nation’s historic buildings need to be preserved and restored to their original glory. More state and city governments should follow the federal government’s lead and provide tax incentives to encourage builders to remodel, and thus preserve historic buildings, preventing the demolition of iconic landmarks. A historic building is any place with historical context. The word “historic” is defined by Merriam Webster Dictionary as “famous or important in history; having great and lasting importance; or happening or existing in the past,” (Merriam Webster). Chris Morris of

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