Examine how buildings die — not buildings that structurally fail or face disaster, but buildings that people determine to be obsolete. Looking at examples ranging from works by Frank Lloyd Wright to the Houston Astrodome to housing projects in London and Belfast, we will explore who decides when a building has exceeded its utility, no longer represents the highest and best use of a site, or has become too culturally stigmatized. Some of these buildings indeed die while a few have defied the odds.

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