How Can Houston Preserve Its Aging Astrodome?

Imagine a football stadium that was so technologically game-changing that it became the model for all future sporting venues ever built. Until it was suddenly abandoned 15 years ago. As part of our series Preservation Battle, we look at significant buildings on the brink of demise—where you've been able to find… » 2/25/14 2:00pm 2/25/14 2:00pm

Can Portland Fix a Building That Pretty Much Everyone Despises?

It's basically a Portlandia sketch: What if a city held a rally to save a building in trouble and no one came? As part of our series Preservation Battle, we look at significant structures at a crossroads, and today we're examining Portland, Oregon's very-endangered—yet almost-universally-hated—Portland Building. » 1/31/14 1:40pm 1/31/14 1:40pm

What Should Miami Do With Its Graffiti-Covered Marine Stadium?

If you follow anyone who was down in Miami for the art fairs earlier this month, you might have seen their photographs of the Miami Marine Stadium, a decaying, dilapidated oceanfront venue for powerboat racing that turns 50 years old next week. Condemned in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew, it's since been plagued by… » 12/16/13 12:40pm 12/16/13 12:40pm

Should Queens Tear Down the 1964 World's Fair Pavilion?

Last month, officials in New York determined that it would cost $53 million to fix and restore the New York State Pavilion, the series of hulking space-age structures built in Flushing Meadows Corona Park during the 1964-65 World's Fair. Should these deteriorating ruins be preserved? » 12/06/13 1:00pm 12/06/13 1:00pm