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Blog post | June 02, 2011

Mission Pittsburgh

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. Preservation Pittsburgh and Reuse the Igloo, a grassroots group led by Robert Pfaffmann, an architect in Pittsburgh, proposed the building for local landmark designation earlier this year after it was abandoned by the Pittsburgh Penguins, a hockey team who moved into a new stadium nearby.
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Blog post | May 27, 2011

Official Cambodian Delegation Visits WMF

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. Since that time, WMF has been engaged with APSARA National Authority in a comprehensive conservation program, which is ongoing.
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Blog post | May 23, 2011

Loropeni – Burkina Faso

Solving unique challenges while taking extreme care to not overwhelm or obliterate its intangible character, WMF’s project at Loropeni was successfully completed in November 2010.
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Blog post | May 20, 2011

Miami Mission

The campaign to preserve and restore <a href="/project/miami-marine-stadium">Miami Marine Stadium</a> 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. Back in the 1960s, when the stadium was built, a flat-topped barge with demountable band shell was pulled up in front of the 6,500-seat waterside grandstand for a variety of productions including concerts.
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Blog post | May 20, 2011

UPenn Students Propose Watch Solutions

In May, Pauline and Erica Avrami, WMF's Research and Education Director participated in a day of presentations at the University of Pennsylvania. Graduate students in historic preservation at UPenn focused research for their advanced conservation science class on 2010 Watch sites.
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The restored synagogue was dedicated on April 5, 2011. As there is no Jewish population in Zamo?? now, the synagogue will not serve as a house of prayer. Rather, it will serve the needs of Jewish visitors to Zamo?? as well as its inhabitants.
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Blog post | April 17, 2011

Hands Around Wheatley

John Stubbs, WMF's Vice President for Field Projects, recently traveled to New Orleans to partake in a demonstration against the demolition of Phillis Wheatley Elementary School. A public rally was held on April 17th to save the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, a masterpiece of modernist architecture in the Trem&eacute;/Lafitte Historic District of New Orleans built in 1954.
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Blog post | March 31, 2011

Into the Clouds

Mark Weber, WMF's Field Projects Director, traveled to Bhutan in July to visit three sites. Two of them, Trashigang Dzong and Drametse Lhakang, are the focus of joint WMF-Prince Claus Fund disaster relief projects, as both were damaged in a recent earthquake.
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