The Real Deal Miami

Preservation rules need to change, Prudon says

March 25, 2009 04:38PM

The traditional practice that says a building deserves landmark status after 50 years is unfair to modernist architecture, said Theodore Prudon, a professor of historic preservation at Columbia University, speaking at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach last week. Prudon said buildings should qualify for landmark status after 30 years. Most recently in Palm Beach, the former Manus house on Wells Road was demolished because its owners wanted to build a new home on the spot and the building was not landmarked.