Concept

Arrested decay

Summary
Arrested decay is a term coined by the U.S. State of California, to explain how it would preserve its Bodie State Historic Park. A more common application of this concept is the preservation of war ruins as memorials. United States At Bodie State Historic Park, the structures will be maintained, but only to the extent that they will not be allowed to fall over or otherwise deteriorate in a major way. Any building that was standing in 1962, when Bodie became a State Park, may be rebuilt or preserved as the photographs of 1962 showed them. By putting new roofs on the buildings, rebuilding foundations, and resealing glass that is in window frames, the State is able to keep buildings from naturally decaying. Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, uses a similar system, though it uses the term "preserved ruin." Croatia The authorities in Vukovar, Croatia decided to keep the old water tower in the city as it is found today and as it had becom
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