“…the Buffalo I discovered when I finally made my first trip there this summer was a pretty and vibrant place. The annual Garden Walk filled the city’s more gentrified residential neighborhoods with throngs of strollers determined to drop in on as many luxuriant backyards as possible.”
The article, titled, Wright-ish, is mainly about the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House and Toshiko Mori’s newly constructed Greatbatch Pavilion. Jacobs questions the building of demolished historic structures and proposed-but-never-built structures – and issue of no small importance in Buffalo. To read the article, visit here. She suggests buildings remain part of history, and if something needs to be built, it should be built for the future, not the past.
What do you think? Should buildings that were designed and never built, as well as buildings that were built, but destroyed, be rebuilt?
Does the same hold true for gardens? Should old gardens be restored? Both Frank Lloyd Wright gardens (Martin House & Graycliff) here in Buffalo are on the planning stages to be restored from their original plans. I can’t see any reason why we wouldn’t restore them, even though nothing of them remains today.