Why NASA is Tearing Down Protected Structures

From Stewart Hicks.

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Cape Canaveral, Florida is the historic heart of space exploration. Once a beacon for humanity’s space race, this iconic location has witnessed unprecedented heights during the Apollo era followed by decay and obsolescence. While vestiges of historic launch pads and control centers stand as silent witnesses to past glories, a new wave of commercial space ventures breathes life into the landscape. Sandwiched between its technological past and the pristine Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Canaveral is poignant collision of technological advancement and the challenges of time passing. This video examines NASA’s policies for preserving historic structures and their practice of "abandon in place", set against the backdrop of a place where nature and technology intertwine.

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Architecture with Stewart is a YouTube journey exploring architecture’s deep and enduring stories in all their bewildering glory. Weekly videos and occasional live events breakdown a wide range of topics related to the built environment in order to increase their general understanding and advocate their importance in shaping the world we inhabit.

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Stewart Hicks is an architectural design educator that leads studios and lecture courses as an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves as an Associate Dean in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts and is the co-founder of the practice Design With Company. His work has earned awards such as the Architecture Record Design Vanguard Award or the Young Architect’s Forum Award and has been featured in exhibitions such as the Chicago Architecture Biennial and Design Miami, as well as at the V&A Museum and Tate Modern in London. His writings can be found in the co-authored book Misguided Tactics for Propriety Calibration, published with the Graham Foundation, as well as essays in MONU magazine, the AIA Journal Manifest, Log, bracket, and the guest-edited issue of MAS Context on the topic of character architecture.

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