The presence of the past: K. Lynch
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Throughout the world, but particularly in the economically advanced countries, fragments of an obsolete physical environment are lovingly preserved, or restored so that they may be preserved, as relics of time gone by. Such preservation is costly not only because it involves direct outlays of money and time but also because piecemeal retention causes endless difficulties for new development. In building a new library, for example, the Harvard Graduate School of Education recently paid $500,000 to move two rather small, old houses a few hundred feet.