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1. The Guardian: Save our brutalist masterpieces, says top heritage expert
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Simon Thurley, former head of English Heritage, warns 20th-century buildings risk becoming black hole in history

The new Design Museum, formerly the Commonwealth Institute, on Kensington High Street in London. Photograph: Alamy

A former head of English Heritage has warned that the country’s modernist legacy is being betrayed by a wrong-headed approach to 20th-century architecture. Simon Thurley, who stepped down as chief executive in May 2015 after a 13-year stint, says landmark buildings are uniquely vulnerable to demolition, in part because modernist architecture tends to be unpopular with the public and politicians.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/nov/13/save-brutalist-buildings-warns-simon-thurley