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Museum Acquires Frank Lloyd Wright House

The Currier Museum of Art announced earlier this month that it has acquired a second Usonian-style Frank Lloyd Wright house to its permanent collection.


FL Seeking Bids for Work on Historic Jail

Monroe County, in Key West, Florida, is seeking bids for replacing doors, windows and the roof on its historic Key West Jail, which was built in the year 1892.


Historic Japanese Castle Destroyed in Fire

Last Thursday (Oct. 31), a fire broke out around 2:40 a.m. at the Shuri Castle in Naha, Japan, resulting in the loss of several buildings on the World Heritage site.


Work to Begin on Melted Notre Dame Scaffolding

Officials have now said that the 50,000 metal tubes that make up the scaffolding around the Notre-Dame Cathedral will begin to be dismantled in the coming weeks.


Gehry-Designed PA Art Museum Entrance Revealed

Just two years after the groundbreaking of Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Core Project, doors of the new Frank Gehry-designed entrance have finally been opened.


Wright-Designed Home Suffers Fire Damage

Reported last month, a Cincinnati-based, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home caught fire, resulting in roughly $100,000 in damages—a sixth of the home's total value.


Group Sues to Preserve Historic ME Bridge

Working to preserve a historic bridge located in Mane, preservation groups recently filed a lawsuit against Elaine Chao, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Bruce Van Not...


MN Floating Museum Faces Corrosion

Duluth, Minnesota’s 611-foot-long floating museum, known as the William A. Irvin, recently had to extend its already monthlong stay in drydock due to the discovery of damage that was worse t...


Design for Temporary Notre Dame Structure Revealed

Architecture and design firm Gensler recently unveiled its rendition of a temporary place of worship to be constructed in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral.


Houston to Get ‘Skylawn’ Development

Developed by Lovett Commercial and designed by Luxigon and Dutch architecture firm OMA, renderings for POST Houston have recently been revealed for the city’s new mixed-used development.


Historic San Francisco Mural to be Overcoated

In a unanimous vote, the San Francisco School Board has decided to remove the “Life of Washington” mural depicted at George Washington High School.


Wright Buildings Added to World Heritage List

Earlier this week, several works from famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright were recognized and added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.


AkzoNobel, Museum Partner for Painting Restoration

AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) recently announced that the company is partnering with Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to restore Rembrandt’s celebrated masterpiece, “The Night Watch.”


Greenhouse Proposed for Notre Dame Roof

In the wake of Notre Dame Cathedral’s devastating fire, Paris-based architects Studio NAB have submitted a design proposing a greenhouse and educational apiary to sit upon the damaged landma...


Canadian City Eyes Marking Water Tank as Historic

The City of Winnipeg is currently considering naming a 101-year-old brick surge tank as a historic resource, according to reports. The proposal is in part a move to preserve the evolution of...


Designs to Replace 108-Year-Old Bridge

Concept renderings of the replacement I Street Bridge in Sacramento, California have been released by San Francisco-based architectural firm, T.Y. Lin International.


Preservation Group Nears Owning MO Bridge

A Missouri-based bridge preservation group is one step closer to owning a span that was originally slated for demolition, according to reports. What remains is raising funds for rehabilitati...


Painted UK Hall Reopens after $11M Renovation

After a two-year conservation project, the Greenwich Painted Hall, dubbed by some as the “Sistine Chapel of the UK” is reopening its doors to the public.


Glass Facade Outlines Paris Restoration

Almost 8 years after architecture firm SANAA (Tokyo, Japan) released its renderings for the redesign of la Samaritaine (Paris, France), a completion date is finally in sight.


Debate Surrounds Mackintosh Building Reno

The Scottish Parliament’s Culture Committee met recently to continue investigating last June’s devastating fire at the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building turning its focus on the fa...


Wright Buildings Re-Nominated for Heritage List

Eight Frank Lloyd Wright buildings have been submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage List, according to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.


NJ's Yellow Brick Road to be Restored

The yellow brick road no longer exists only in Oz: A two-block road, known as Castle Point Terrace, located in Hoboken, New Jersey, is a visual successor of the movie-famous roadway, and is ...


Group Sues to Block Historic PA Bridge Replacement

An environmental protection group recently sued to stop the replacement of a historic bridge in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, citing the belief that the span can be reopened for traffic, its o...


VR Gives Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright Home

Efforts to preserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s work have reached a new level: The architect’s winter home and studio, Taliesin West, has been scanned and logged in a way that allows anyone with ac...


Jewelry Crafted from MI Train Station Graffiti

As Ford Motor Company's plans for Detroit's Michigan Central Station move forward, paint from graffiti that coats much of the abandoned building is being used to create jewelry. Proceeds fro...


Amateur Restorer Paints 15th Century Statue

A 15th-century carved wooden statue depicting the Virgin Mary, baby Jesus and Saint Anne recently received a facelift—an amateur artist used bright, almost neon-colored industrial enamel pai...


Jewelry Crafted from MI Train Station Graffiti

As plans continue to move forward with Ford’s purchase of Michigan Central Station, paint from graffiti that coats much of the abandoned building is being used to create jewelry. Proceeds fr...


Old Bridge Moved, Turned into Museum

The heart of Sunset Beach, North Carolina, used to beat to the sound of cars crossing an old single-lane drawbridge. A modern high-rise span has taken its place, but local residents have pre...


Ford Plans $740M Detroit Train Station Project

In a move to revive Detroit’s Cortland neighborhood, automaker Ford spent $740 million to acquire and later renovate Michigan Central Station, among other sites, with a long-term plan for a ...


MN City Sets Deadline to Save Historic Water Tower

A city in Minnesota is facing a dilemma in relation to its landmark century-old concrete water tower: To demolish, or to save, at a cost in the millions—or to build a replica in order to pre...


Old War Plane Restored with Paint Firm's Help

Paint manufacturer Sherwin-Williams' aerospace coatings arm recently donated paint to help complete the Yankee Air Museum's restoration of a historic aircraft—a C-47 from the Vietnam War.


Officials Question WI Courthouse Coating Choice

With the work on Green Bay, Wisconsin’s Brown County Courthouse dome completed in October, a consulting firm is working to determine why the copper on the dome has already lost its shine.


Boston's Longfellow Bridge Rehab Complete

Boston’s century-old Longfellow Bridge, a steel rib arch bridge across the Charlies River, reopened late last week after five years of rehabilitation and preservation work that came in at a ...


Historic Iron Bridge to be Restored to Original Color

After concerns over funding preservation work, Shopshire, England’s historic Iron Bridge is being brought back to its original color—a dark red-brown.


MnDOT Could Close Historic Stone Bridge

Minneapolis’ historic James J. Hill Stone Arch Bridge may be closed in the coming weeks due to lack of funding for inspections, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT...


Firms Shortlisted for Eiffel Tower Area Project

In the latest move to update the amenities of the Eiffel Tower’s public space, four firms were shortlisted out of 42 applicants for the next phase of the 10-monh design contest.


Pieces of Original Mackinac Bridge for Sale

Those with a passion for historic bridges now have the chance to own a piece of one—the Mackinac Bridge Authority is auctioning off two-ton sections of the bridge’s original steel deck grati...


Art of Graining Used to Restore Doors

In a bid to revitalize some of its historic assets, the University of Virginia hired John Canning Associates to “re-grain” the doors of Pavilions II, III and X, also known as Thomas Jefferso...


MO City Looks to Preserve Historic Bridge

The City of Springfield, Missouri, is currently evaluating several options to rehabilitate its 116-year-old Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, which was closed two years ago after inspectors found...


Frick Museum Selects Firm for $160M Reno

New York City’s Frick Collection has chosen a design from Selldorf Architects in what is to be the first significant renovation and expansion for its Upper East Side location in years.


Historic Architecture Restored with 3-D Printing

Sweeping glass facades have replaced much of the once extensively detailed and ornamented buildings in urban areas, but EDG Architecture and Engingeering has come up with a cost-effective wa...


Eiffel Tower's Original Color Could Get Restored

The iconic Eiffel Tower is due for its latest coat of paint, and French officials are debating bringing the monument back to its original color, a bright red.


Eiffel Tower Repainting Could Restore Old Color

The iconic Eiffel Tower is due for its latest coat of paint, and French officials are debating bringing the monument back to its original color, a bright red.


Egypt Campaigns to Save Architectural Heritage

With historic Egyptian buildings being destroyed under private ownership, a campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the country's threatened structural heritage, along with putting ...


Century-Old Artwork Found Behind Paint, Wallpaper

Century-old hand-painted tulip designs and other stenciling were recently uncovered at the Illinois-based Hauberg Civic Center Foundation, a historic mansion that now serves as a civic cente...


D-Day Transport Restored, Takes Flight

“That’s All, Brother,” a transport C-47 aircraft that led the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, recently took its first flight in years, thanks to an extensive restoration project funded i...


Woman Trademarks Bridge Graffiti

Graffiti emblazoned on the side of a rail bridge declares “Jesus loves nachos,” becoming a local icon. A woman from the Northern Territory, Australia, area has trademarked he local graffiti ...


Aphrodite Unearthed on Greek Subway Site

A headless statue of Aphrodite has been uncovered near the Greek city of Thessaloniki, thanks to subway work that is moving near the Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine-era church.


Greece Subway Construction Unearths Aphrodite

Subway work near the Greek city of Thessaloniki has uncovered a headless statue of Aphrodite, located near the Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine-era church.


Global Platform Aims to Save Brutalist Buildings

A platform created to save Brutalist buildings recently released a new survey in tandem with an exhibition with the hope of bringing attention to the cause.


Developer Demos Frank Lloyd Wright Building

One of the few Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings in Montana has been demolished, even after a historic conservancy offered the developer’s original asking price of $1.7 million.


Construction Workers Discover Preserved Dinosaur Eggs

For construction workers in China, Christmas delivered an unexpected gift—a nest of dinosaur eggs uncovered at an excavation site.


Masonry Restoration Program Accepting Registrants

For young professionals looking to learn more about masonry and restoration work, the Green-Wood Cemetery is partnering with Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow to provide building trades tr...


Historic Iron Bridge to Be Preserved

A historic bridge in England is slated to undergo much-needed repairs that will help prolong the life of the span, but some funding for the project is still in question.


Human Skeletons Tallied at Building Site

In an updated report filed in the Philadelphia Orphans’ Court late last week, archaeologists indicated that the remains of more than 400 human skeletons have been removed from a city constru...


Top Levels of Colosseum Open After Restoration

The fourth and fifth levels of one of Rome’s most iconic monuments are now open to visitors for the first time in 40 years.


NY Mental Hospital Transformed Into Hotel

To breathe some life back into its architecture and cultural sectors, the city of Buffalo approved the conversion of an 1800s mental hospital into a contemporary hotel.


Forth Bridge Honored with UNESCO Plaque

Scotland’s Forth Bridge, an engineering marvel opened in 1890, is now officially commemorated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site via a plaque dedicated Sunday.


White House Undergoing Renovations

The White House is undergoing renovations until Aug. 20, during the period when the president customarily takes a vacation.


$40M Restoration of Miami Stadium Underway

A weathered, graffiti-covered Miami waterfront stadium is finally getting the renovations it has needed for years, and the overhaul will come at cost of more than $40 million.


Restorations in Boston Offer Rewarding Results

Ron Peik, like many who work in the realm of paint removal, seems to specialize in tedium. His company, Alpine Environmental, began with a focus in the painstaking task of lead abatement and...


Chapel Celebrates 175th Anniversary With Renovation

A university in England recently unveiled renovations for an on-campus chapel that brings Gothic-revival architecture into the 21st century.


Corrosion Plagues Historic Naval Ship

An iconic US battleship is facing an uncertain future because of corrosion.


Patterson Mansion Restored with Original Purpose in Mind

One of the last historic mansions left on Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. will soon be getting a new slew of residents.


Philly Mayor Enlists Task Force for Preservation

The only city in the United States deemed a “World Heritage City” has formed a task force to protect its historic buildings and update its preservation ordinance.


Apartment Builders Unearth Historic Coffins

The jobsite of a future 10-story apartment complex in Philadelphia’s Old City has been transformed into an archaeological dig.


Cost Probe into Parliament Repair Plan

A massive, multi-billion pound plan to renovate the crumbling Palace of Westminster in London is under investigation by parliamentary officials, reports relate.


Restoring a Quake Damaged Temple

The catastrophic earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015 left 9,000 casualties and widespread destruction to as many as 691 treasured monuments and buildings.


From Water Tower to ‘Ultimate Beach House’

Most people don’t think “water tower” when they’re planning a vacation, but for those in the know, one of the most desirable beach house rentals in Orange County, CA, is just that.


Unused Highway Proposed as Memorial

It’s not unusual to see a stretch of highway named to commemorate a fallen hero or town celebrity or a bridge named to memorialize an event or public figure. To make a monument of a stretch ...


US Capitol Dome Restoration Complete

After three years and 1,215 gallons of paint, the restoration of the U.S. Capitol dome, the first of its kind in over 50 years, is complete.


Concrete Program Inhabits Alcatraz Island

There was a time when you had to do something pretty bad to end up on Alcatraz Island for a few months. Some students and military veterans working with the Concrete Preservation Institute r...


Nonprofit Restores Gen. Lee’s Headquarters

A small, two-story stone structure in Pennsylvania that played a pivotal role in the American Civil War, and specifically the Battle of Gettysburg, has been preserved and restored thanks to ...


Gehry’s Sunset Complex Moves Ahead

A Frank Gehry-designed mixed-use complex planned for Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip has gotten a preliminary green light from officials, but the fate of a historic bank that could be razed for th...


Paint, Waterproofing Revive the Octagon

If the walls of the Octagon Museum in Washington, D.C., could talk, they might tell tales of safekeeping the first lady’s pet parrot while the city was set ablaze by British troops, or perha...


Haunted Homes Spook the Market

Buying a home is a stressful proposition. That nice-looking house can come with all kind of strings attached: old wiring, leaky roof, plumbing problems. Then there are the houses that come w...


Portland Statue Restored, Protected

A 125-year-old piece of public art in Portland, ME, has gotten a restoration and a new layer of protective coating, to the tune of $10,000.


Midcentury Sites on Endangered List

Two bastions of midcentury modern architecture and design are among the 11 most endangered historic places in the U.S. as recently declared by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


Victorian-Era Ship Gets NY Restoration

One of the last large wrought-iron ships ever built has made its way back to a New York maritime museum after 16 months of restoration work.


Town Loses Water Tower to Planning Error

An Alberta, Canada, town is losing its signature water tower, all because of a planning mistake.


UK Man Admits Demolishing Historic House

A U.K. man is facing a possible jail sentence after demolishing a 200-year-old building that was a listed landmark, and leaving an adjoining home in shambles in the process.


Bright Idea: Painting Edison’s Birthplace

The Ohio birthplace of Thomas Alva Edison, one of the most prolific inventors throughout American history, has received a much-needed makeover—thanks to an effort orchestrated by PPG.


Historic Ship Rehab Proves Unfeasible

An American luxury cruise line made headlines in February with its plans to renovate and return to service the 1950s-era ocean liner that captured the trans-Atlantic speed record on its maid...


Vote to Preserve a Park

Twenty national historic sites and structures are in the running to receive $2 million in grants for preservation and restoration projects.


3 Lighthouses Up for Auction

Have you ever dreamed of owning a historic lighthouse? Well, your wish could become


Century-Old MIT Building Gets Reno

A recent major building renovation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology centered around new window technology and repairs to mortar work that went wrong after a previous renovation.


Group Marks 125 Years of Concrete Streets

A group of more than 100, many taking part in the National Concrete Consortium meetings in Columbus, gathered in Bellefontaine, OH, Monday (April 25) to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Am...


Destroyed Arch Gets Rebirth

ISIS forces destroyed a number of ancient buildings in Palmyra, doing irreparable damage. But one piece of the city’s past is getting something of a second act.


Razing Proposal Incites Furor, Probe

Plans to demolish an historic mercantile building to make way for a five-story Marriott hotel has sparked controversy in Missoula, MT.


Lumberjack Legend Losing Lustre

Portland’s 31-foot-tall statue of folk hero Paul Bunyan has been restored and repainted several times over the past 56 years. The accumulated repairs, however, are coming undone.


Victorious Restoration for Harlem Armory

The multi-million dollar restoration of the home of the New York Army National Guard's historic “Harlem Hell Fighters” will soon be honored with a prestigious award for historic preservation...


‘America’s Flagship’ May Sail Again

Renowned for having captured the trans-Atlantic speed record on its maiden voyage, the SS United States, although out of commission for the past 46 years, may set sail once again thanks to a...


Sub Museum Gets New Exterior Coat

Although officially retired from naval service since 1971, a Cold War-era submarine has remained on duty as an educational tourist attraction moored along the north shore of Pittsburgh.


Trevi Fountain Flows after Restoration

Rome’s nearly 300-year-old Trevi Fountain is flowing once again thanks to a $2.2 million, 17-month-long restoration project, according to reports.


50 Monument Sites Named ‘At Risk’

Nepal’s entire stock of cultural heritage sites; an ancient underwater city in Greece; and a modern engineering marvel in Russia are among the 50 monuments in 36 countries termed “at risk” b...


$3M Paint Project Revives Iconic Tent

Long neglected, the New York State Pavilion’s “Tent of Tomorrow” has been returned to its original yellow splendor, thanks to a pro-bono paint job worth approximately $3.25 million.


Aging Lighthouse Gets Fresh Coat

At 186 years old, Michigan's oldest operating lighthouse has recently received a facelift.


New Coat Helps Keep the Light On

Nearly surrounded by four of the Great Lakes, Michigan is reported to have the most lighthouses of any state in the U.S.


View-Blocking Project Gets Green Light

BROOKLYN, NY--After months of debate, a New York judge has ruled that a controversial high-rise underway on the edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park may proceed, despite blocking iconic views of the...


World's Fair Icon to Get Free Facelift

QUEENS, NY—After deteriorating for 50 years, a New York World's Fair landmark will get a new lease on life with a $3 million paint job—gratis.


Mansion Owner Admits Illegal Upgrades

ABERGAVENNY, WALES—Installing a mosaic-clad bath, replacing cobblestone, and removing staircases are just a few of the tony upgrades that may send a Welsh developer to prison for a year, acc...


Chinese Crew Makes an Egg-Citing Find

HEYUAN, CHINA—This is no yolk: Construction workers in China have accidentally unearthed dozens of fossilized dinosaur eggs, including 19 that are fully intact.


Road Repairs Unearth 43 Dinosaur Eggs

HEYUAN, CHINA—A road crew in southern China was working at a construction site when they discovered 43 dinosaur egg fossils.


Austin Plots Cemetery Rehab Course

From preservation to education, Austin, TX, is breathing new life into the role of historical cemeteries in urban design.


New WiFi Keeps Watch on Infrastructure

Multinational research in Europe has produced a new generation of cheap, wireless, early-warning sensors that could help head off infrastructure catastrophes, its developers say.


Broken Cable Again Closes WV Bridge

Frigid temperatures are being blamed for snapping a cable on one of the U.S.'s oldest bridges, shutting it down for emergency repairs for the second time in two years.


Tunnel May Bury Stonehenge Mystery

The chance to solve a 6,000-year-old mystery is butting heads with the needs of millions of motorists.


Sun to Set on a Happy Cultural Clash

Question: Why is a medieval Scottish castle clad entirely in a "bold and shocking" technicolor explosion of Brazilian street art? Answer: Why not?


Michelangelo’s Frescos Show Whitening

The six million tourists a year who visit the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s centuries-old frescos have taken a toll on the artwork, according to various reports.


Military Coatings Mission Accomplished

Seven historic U.S. Army vehicles will greet this Veterans Day restored to their former glory, thanks to a massive volunteer effort by contractors and suppliers across the coatings industry....


Icons from the Past Secure a Future

Two covered bridges—unique pieces of Americana—will live out their third century with some additional protection.


9 New Sites Added to Historic List

From the oldest operating streetcar system in America to the home of an arctic explorer, the nine recently designated national historic landmarks showcase the history and development of the ...


Grants Address Modern Architecture

With its sights set on conserving iconic 20th century architecture, the Getty Foundation says it will award a series of grants to preserve the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Jørn Utzon, amo...


For Sale: Lots and Lots of Lighthouses

Lighthouses, once deemed a technological marvel, are now being transferred or auctioned off at record rates by the U.S. government.


A Wall, Long Gone, Ripe for Painting

Now, you can have your history and paint it, too. In what may be a perfect convergence of artistic, economic and historical opportunity, a German cement maker is peddling paint-your-own piec...


Public Works of the Year Honored

Twenty-five public-works projects throughout North America are being hailed for their efficient planning and cooperative achievements.


History Unveils Paint-Your-Own Keepsake

In what may be a perfect convergence of artistic, economic and historical opportunity, a German cement maker is peddling paint-your-own pieces of the Berlin Wall.


A Dazzling Homage to Camouflage

Hiding in plain sight has always been a crafty ruse, but if you want to completely confuse the enemy, you need to razzle-dazzle him.


Statue to Live with its Unkind Cut

The bronze King of the Beasts that has stood sentry outside Spain’s Parliament for more than a century will remain anatomically incorrect.


Spain Denies Lion New Loins

Worried about corrosion, Spanish officials have sacked a petition to add testicles to a bronze lion statue in front of the country's Parliament building in Madrid.


Locals Gallop to Landmark’s Aid

It takes a village to paint a horse—especially when that critter blankets nearly two acres of a remote hillside.


A Landmark Trots Out the White Stuff

So the old gray mare maybe ain’t what she used to be—but thanks to a 220-gallon facelift, she ain’t half bad.


Gilding Failure Mars NYC Monument

A year-old $500,000 gilding project has failed on a landmark statue in Central Park, with officials mystified as to the cause.


Gold Coating Proves a 24kt Failure

A mysterious coating failure is causing 1,200 square feet of gold—a new, half-million-dollar paint job—to crack and peel on a massive historical monument in New York City’s Central Park.


Building Buzz as New Show Opens

CINCINNATI—Anticipating new markets, new technologies, new customers and new members, the building community’s best and brightest gathered Tuesday in Cincinnati, OH, to kick off the premiere...


Locking In a New Life for Old Prison

If you have a plan for redeveloping a gigantic, century-old, asbestos- and lead-laden, security-sensitive, historic prison—but not as a prison, or casino, or chemical plant—the U.S. Navy is ...


A Tough Cell: Navy Seeks Prison Rehab

After a unanimous chorus of “thanks but no thanks” from other federal agencies, the U.S. Navy is again shopping a redevelopment opportunity for a century-old prison to the private sector.


GSA Deal: Deeds, Not Dollars, for Work

Trying to purge its books of white-elephant properties, the federal government has hatched a novel offer for construction contractors: provide redevelopment services in exchange for titles t...


Historic Army Project Enlists Painters

The largest U.S. Army museum in the world is recruiting volunteers for painting and blasting work on historic armored vehicles.


Model Project Captures Worn Buildings

Shiny new buildings may be easier on the eyes than decrepit structures. But for one artist, it's the forgotten buildings that inspire creativity and elicit emotion.


Old Hands, New Materials Star at Show

Secrets of successful paint removal on historic structures and coatings technology that has garage "man caves" booming kicked off a full slate of popular architectural/commercial sessions Tu...


Discovery Befitting a Skeleton Crew

A well-preserved skeleton at least 2,000 years old has turned up under a Florida highway, found by construction crews digging a trench for a new water main.


Developer Sues Architect for Overruns

Who should be on the hook when a redevelopment project runs wildly over budget projections?


Road Crew Finds 10K-Year-Old House

Construction crews widening a highway in Israel stumbled across what could be some of the earliest examples of urban planning: a 10,000-year-old home and a 6,000-year-old temple.


Bidding on Track for Depot Project

Reconstruction of a century-old train depot in Virginia has left the station, as the structure's keepers have issued a request for bids to restore the building.


10,000-Year-Old House Discovered

A routine dig on Israel's Highway 38 became anything but when crews happened upon two staggering architectural finds: a 10,000-year-old home and a 6,000-year-old temple.


Group Rips Care of Veterans’ Facilities

Hundreds of historic care facilities, chapels and homes built for America's veterans are at risk of demolition due to neglect by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a new report charges...


Halloween Booty: Blackbeard’s Guns

In a move unlikely to cheer Blackbeard’s ghost, the U.S. Coast Guard has recovered five cannons and multiple barrel hoops from the 18th-century pirate's shipwreck off the North Carolina coas...


Hidden Da Vinci Mural Revealed in Italy

Italian restoration experts report they have revealed a portion of a tree mural believed to have been painted in the late 1400s by a young Leonardo da Vinci.


67 Global Heritage Sites in Danger

Corrosion, development pressures, lean budgets and civil strife are endangering the future of 67 cultural-heritage sites worldwide, according to a new "watch list" issued by the World Monume...


Monument Fund Warns of Sites at Risk

From Syria to St. Louis, 67 cultural-heritage sites in 41 countries and territories worldwide are at risk from the forces of nature and social, political and economic headwinds, experts warn...


Painting Bids Sought for Historic Manor

The City of Bowie, MD, is inviting bids for interior and exterior repainting of the historic Belair Mansion, an 18th-century plantation home that was used as a residence for 250 years.


New Mission: Saving Ruins from Ruin

Concerned about inappropriate restoration at one of the world’s historic treasures, a group of scientists plans to spend the next 10 years preventing the Pompeii World Heritage Site from “fa...


Bids Invited for Plantation Painting

Chesterfield County, VA, is looking for contractors to perform exterior painting and repairs to Castlewood, a historic Virginia plantation home with a rare architectural design.


Workers Discover Gold Rush-Era Boat

Construction workers have struck gold in California, discovering an intact boat that dates to the mid-19th century.


Medieval Manor Mysteriously Emerges

What began as a routine excavation for a housing development has swelled into a full-blown encounter with unknown medieval wealth, power and mystery.


Graffiti Defaces 4,000-Year-Old Marker

UK preservationists and paint specialists are working to remove graffiti newly spray-painted on a Bronze Age-era national archaeological site in Wales.


Bids Sought to Paint 1880s GA Home

A project to paint a historic Victorian farmhouse located on a 46-acre nature preserve is up for bid in North Fulton County, GA.


Saving, and Losing, U.S. Historic Places

There was good news and bad news this month for America’s historic treasures: While many received word of an influx in preservation and restoration funding, others were put on life support.


Bidding Opens for Historic Lock Work

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking bids to rehabilitate the historic Flight of Five Locks 67-71 on the Erie Canal in Lockport, NY.


Historic Beach House Up for Repaint

A project to repair and paint a turn-of-the-century cottage at Eastern Point Beach, CT, is out to bid.


Painting Bids Open for Poet’s Home

The one-time home of one of America’s most acclaimed poets is in need of a fresh coat of paint.


Temple’s Tourist Tag Stirs Outcry

Teen graffiti scrawled on a 3,500-year-old tablet at Egypt’s Temple of Luxor has triggered public outrage.


New Paint Palette is Steeped in History

Benjamin Moore's newest color collection is 250 years old.


Bids Invited for Covered Bridge Rehab

Pennsylvania is seeking contractors for coating and rehabilitation work on historic Schlicher's Covered Bridge, which spans Jordan Creek in the midst of a county-owned game preserve.


Historic NH Homestead Needs Repaint

A project to paint the exterior surfaces of a historic New Hampshire homestead built on the state’s first mainland settlement is up for bid.


Directory, Specifying Top New D+D Issue

Expert advice on renovating historic structures, coatings removal, specifying coatings for commercial architecture and a brand-new painting contractor directory are all part of the new issue...


$17.5M Ship Museum Work Awarded

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has awarded a $17.5 million contract to Taylor Brothers Marine Construction Co., of Wilmington, NC, for upkeep of the Battleship USS Texas.


Lincoln’s Courthouse to be Restored

Illinois officials are seeking bids to repaint and restore a 168-year-old courthouse in Metamora, IL, where Abraham Lincoln practiced law.


Iconic Cathedral Targeted by Vandalism

Many college students want to leave their mark on their universities; however, one spray-paint-wielding student’s mark at the University of Pittsburgh may yield him a felony record.


Period Decorative Painting Bids Sought

The U.S. State Department is seeking decorative painters to help maintain and repaint the storied Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the Harry S. Truman Building in Washington, D.C.


Corrosion Closes Oldest Vehicle Bridge

A snapped cable has forced the closure of the oldest vehicular suspension bridge still in use in the United States, West Virginia transportation officials said this week.


Razing Begins at Iconic Gettysburg Site

Workers have commenced demolition of the Cyclorama building at Gettysburg National Military Park, concluding a controversial drama that dates to 1999.


Boston Seeks Bids for Tower Restoration

The City of Boston is seeking bids until Feb. 7 for the restoration of the Fort Hill Tower, a historic standpipe, located in the Roxbury neighborhood.


 
 
   

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