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Recycling Of Obsolete Buildings


Report Acceptance Date: 
1977 (30 pages)
Posted Date:   
February 7, 2012

An increasing number of urban jurisdictions are faced with the problem of what to do with both private and public buildings which have,for one reason or another, outlived the original purpose for which they were built.These buildings may be considered obsolete in terms of their original function. They may be abandoned, vacant or being used for very marginal economic activities .Yet,in many cases,they are structurally sound, and may be suitable for recycling. Recycling is defined as the conversion and outfitting of an older structure to a new use.Unless productive new reuses can be found and implemented in these structures, they will undoubtedly deteriorate and cities will lose potentially valuable economic and architectural assets.

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