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What if all those heritage buildings hadn’t been torn down?

What if all those heritage buildings hadn’t been torn down?

Imagine if those magnificent historic city streetscapes and marvellous nineteenth century buildings in the centres of our major cities were never destroyed. How would things be different?

Protecting historic buildings costs nothing, right?

Protecting historic buildings costs nothing, right?

Debates about giving heritage listing to 1960s buildings highlight the fact protection isn't free; it comes at a social cost that needs to be measured and balanced against the benefits