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June 19, 2014

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FEMA and the State Require Additional Review of Orange County Government Center Plans

Posted by Frank Sanchis, Program Director, United States
World Monuments Fund

Steve Neuhaus, the Orange County Executive, recently claimed to have been “blind-sided” by a mandatory FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) review process, and said it could halt the $77 million renovation of the Orange County Government Center.

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June 19, 2014

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Revisiting Teatro Capitólio

Posted by Citizens for Capitólio
World Monuments Fund

On March 18, 2014, Citizens for Capitólio visited Teatro Capitólio (1925–1931) to see the progress in the final stages of the building’s repair and renovation, ahead of its much anticipated reopening.

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June 13, 2014

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June 8 Centenary and Bicentenary Celebrations at Sulgrave Manor

Posted by Norman Hudson, Acting Chairman, Sulgrave Manor Trust
World Monuments Fund

In the week when we remembered that 70 years ago both British and American Forces were jointly invading Normandy to achieve the end of the Second World War, Sulgrave Manor, the Northamptonshire home of George Washington’s ancestors, experienced a friendly and welcome invasion by some 200 members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America and their guests.

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June 13, 2014

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Watch Day: Embracing Serra da Moeda

Posted by ARCA AMASERRA
World Monuments Fund
Ilana Lansky/World Monuments Fund

An embrace is a special gesture. It conveys affection, and promotes connection and closeness.

For many people, an embrace contains plenty of vital energy and tonus, strengthening people. An embrace could even cure diseases.

For all that, the meeting of thousands of people around a mountain, a heritage of all, aiming to embrace it, is something unique.

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June 10, 2014

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The church of Axente Sever or Frauendorf
The church of Axente Sever, or Frauendorf

The old city of Sibiu is a cultural hub of Southern Transylvania and one of the most entrancing urban environments in Central Europe, so it was with great excitement that I arrived there last April for a week-long workshop on the Fortified Churches of Southern Transylvania, a 2010 World Monuments Watch site.

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