WMF Journal


July 5, 2011

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A Trek to Kilwa Kisiwani, Part I

Posted by Whitney Warren
World Monuments Fund
Stuck in the mud on the way to Kilwa

Stuck. Again.

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June 21, 2011

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Phillis Wheatley Elementary School Demolished

Posted by Ben Haley, Communications Manager
World Monuments Fund
Two views of Phillis Wheatley (image of partially demolished site, left, © Evan Mather)

Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, designed by Charles Colbert and built in the mid-1950s, was considered one of the most significant pieces of modern architecture in New Orleans. Abandoned after Hurricane Katrina even though it survived the storm very well, the threat of demolition loomed over the structure for several years.

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June 2, 2011

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Mission Pittsburgh

Posted by Frank Sanchis, Program Director, United States
Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Pittsburgh Civic Arena

On June 1, I traveled to Pittsburgh to testify at a City Council meeting with regard to the preservation of the Pittsburgh Civic Arena (popularly known as the “Igloo”), a modernist domed structure with a retractable roof built in 1961.

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May 27, 2011

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From May 14 to 20, WMF hosted a delegation of officials from Cambodia to conduct a conservation planning workshop for Phnom Bakheng, one of the oldest temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park. WMF began working on this project in 2004 and conducted a series of surveys to understand the conditions and conservation challenges of the site.

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May 20, 2011

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Miami Mission

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

The campaign to preserve and restore Miami Marine Stadium got a boost on April 28, when a design competition for a floating stage to compliment the stadium was held at the University of Miami.

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