My explosive TB blog post

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Preservationists opposed slender building next to alley. (HS Jessup Architecture)

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Greenwich Village townhouse, blown up and redesigned. (James Barron/NTY)

My November blog post written for Traditional Building magazine was explosive, to say the least. It is about two buildings that blew up and a third building that bodes well to beautify its neighborhood by not blowing up its context. Still, it was opposed by some preservationists who prefer to imagine that their advocacy benefits the Upper East Side of New York, and mostly you could say it does. And yet … Read all about it in my November TB blog post here.

About David Brussat

This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. History Press asked me to write and in August 2017 published my first book, "Lost Providence." I am now writing my second book. My freelance writing on architecture and other topics addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to employ my writing and editing to improve your work, please email me at my consultancy,, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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1 Response to My explosive TB blog post

  1. Martha McDonald says:

    Hi David,

    I am at the Traditional Building conference, so I can’t post this right away. It should be up by Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.



    Martha McDonald, Editor Traditional Building magazine



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