Preservation

The longer the history of a city runs, the deeper its issues of preservation. What should be preserved, what should be redeveloped, and what should be discarded as the city grows, changes, and ages? This section is devoted to a handful of articles that deal specifically with these issues.

Kyiv’s People’s Friendship Arch Complex: History and Protest in a Public Space

The People’s Friendship Arch is one of Kyiv’s most iconic and controversial landmarks. The rainbow-shaped arch perches on a hill overlooking the Dnieper River and large parts of Kyiv. “Gifted” to Ukrainian SSR by the Soviet government in Moscow, it remains heavily associated with the USSR, and although it remains a tourist destination and local […]

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