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Blog post | August 07, 2009

Paint Analysis

On the 22nd and 23rd of July all of us here were given the opportunity to have a class on paint analysis. The class was wonderful. We were able to take actual paint samples of the wood all around the church for the following day in the lab. I worked with Ryan up in the balcony. Our job was really great because we took paint samples before and after a “seam” in the wood.
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Blog post | August 05, 2009

Preservation on Nantucket

I was invited to the <a href="http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/hp/PINantucket/PIN/SummerProgram.asp">Preservation Institute: Nantucket’s summer program</a> in early July as one of several visiting speakers. I gave a presentation on some of WMF’s projects, entitled “Highlights of South American World Heritage Sites.
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Blog post | August 05, 2009

Miami Marine Stadium, USA

Designed by Hilario Candela, <a href="/project/miami-marine-stadium">this 1960s concrete Modernist icon</a> is a sentimental favorite for many in the Miami community&mdash;much more than simply a venue for powerboat and waterski races.
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Blog post | August 04, 2009

Abbey of San Clemente a Casauria

WMF has taken on a two million-dollar project at the medieval Abbey of San Clemente a Casauria, which was badly damaged in the April 6, 2009, earthquake that struck the Abruzzo region of central Italy.
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Blog post | August 03, 2009

Field Trip to Field School

Our communications team organized a small press event at the Dutch Reformed Church for this past Wednesday. Ben Haley (Communications Assistant) and I caught the 7:16 a.m. train to Garrison, where Holly Evarts (Director of Communications) picked us up and drove us to Newburgh.
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Blog post | July 28, 2009

First Week of Field School

Some of the high-school students working to restore the Dutch Reformed Church in Newburgh, New York, shared their impressions of their first week.
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Blog post | July 24, 2009

High Hopes for the High Line

Last week, WMF staff visited the <a href="http://www.thehighline.org/">High Line</a>, a new park in New York on an old elevated rail line that has become the talk of the town. Amy Freitag, WMF's Director of U.S. Programs, was highly involved in the project when she was Deputy Commissioner for Capital Projects in New York City's Department of Parks and Recreation.
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Tuesday, July 14, was the first day of the summer field school at the Dutch Reformed Church, where students from the Newburgh Free Academy will embark on one of the most challenging summers of their young lives. Work starts at 8:00 a.m. and the usual baseball caps will be traded in for hardhats. The students' task involves restoring elements of the church, an 1830s Greek Revival structure. The primary focus will be repairing the stage, which was damaged by a fire in August 2008.
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How cool was Miami in the 1960s? Just take a look at the Miami Marine Stadium, built in 1964 as a powerboat racing and water skiing venue. Today, the stadium is vacant but remains a popular visual landmark in the Miami skyline. The concrete structure, with its jagged roof line and cantilevered canopy is now coated with multicolored graffiti; a far cry from the place where Sammy Davis, Jr., famously hugged Richard Nixon on stage in 1972 and Jimmy Buffet performed in 1985.
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