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Heneine Palace seen with other historic buildings like Ziadeh Palace to the left, amid new construction, 2012
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Beirut, Lebanon

Heneine Palace

Heneine Palace is a landmark of Beirut that deserves to be preserved and put into public use so that it can be enjoyed by all, but instead it is at risk of being torn down and lost forever.
A view of the Dalieh of Raouche, an open rocky area along the sea shore of Beirut, 2014
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Beirut, Lebanon

Dalieh of Raouche

Used as a public space for more than 7,000 years, the Dalieh of Raouche may become the latest victim of a development frenzy that has destroyed or privatized many of Beirut’s open spaces.
The Great Temple of Petra seen from the northwest, 2011
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Wadi Mousa, Jordan

Petra Archaeological Site

The magnificent ruins of ancient Petra occupy a high plateau that rises out of Wadi Mousa, the Valley of Moses, in southwest Jordan.
The Maeno merchant house, a traditional machiya building in Tsukiji, between buildings of more recent style, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan

Early Twentieth Century Architecture in Tsukiji

The relocation of the Tsukiji fish market ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games warns of redevelopment pressures for some of the last remaining markers of Tokyo’s historic urban architecture.
The Fossoli Concentration Camp is located near the town of Carpi in the Province of Modena, 2013
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Italy

World War II Concentration Camps in Italy

The neglect and destruction of the remaining concentration camps built in Italy during WWII is largely due to the denial of this almost-forgotten chapter of Italy’s recent past.
A recent view of the hilltop of Amedy from the north, 2007
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Iraq

Amedy

Planning is urgently needed to integrate new development proposals with community needs while respecting the historic urban fabric of Amedy.
In this photo dating from the original discovery of Pavlopetri, a cist, or stone-built box grave is seen on the seabed, 1967
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Elafonisos, Greece

Pavlopetri

Pavlopetri, the world’s oldest submerged city, is under serious threat from pollution and disturbances caused by large ships.
Aerial view of the expanse of the tree-lined grid of El Vedado with its eclectic mix of architectural styles, 2014
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Havana, Cuba

El Vedado

The historic character of El Vedado is being lost due to lack of investment in properties in the district, weak protective regulations, and the trend of inappropriate alterations.
Domed brick roof system of the School of Ballet, showing biological growth and water damages, 2015
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Havana, Cuba

National Art Schools

Even though they are recognized as landmarks of modernism, the National Art Schools remain in need of an integrated approach to the care and management of buildings and landscape.
The main entrance to the General Cemetery of Santiago, 2006
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Santiago, Chile

General Cemetery of Santiago

The General Cemetery of Santiago, the burial place of presidents and hundreds of other luminaries, has borne the brunt of many earthquakes and is now neglected by the city.
The Chug-Chug Geoglyphs are located along an ancient caravan route that connected two oases, the Calama and Quillagua, 2015
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Calama and Maria Elena Municipalities, Chile

Chug-Chug Geoglyphs

The thousand-year-old Chug-Chug Geoglyphs depend on the establishment of an archaeological park to protect, preserve, and interpret the site.
View of the three restored colonial buildings and Coaty Restaurant (left) on the Ladeira da MisericÛrdia, 1987
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Salvador, Brazil

Ladeira da Misericórdia

The Ladeira da Misericordia, a historic street that was the site for a visionary project by Lina Bo Bardi, has now been abandoned for over two decades.

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