To destroy, not to preserve/ Not to destroy, to preserve. Part I: To destroy, not to preserve

12:15 — 13:45
General Staff Building, Atrium 6/8 Palace sq., St. Petersburg

The first part of the discussion deals with the critical condition of the historical center of St. Petersburg and possible scenarios for the further development of events. 

Imagine that the situation with monuments and historical buildings has reached an impasse, the Russian authorities have no way to finance the preservation of historical cities, and the business has no desire to come into the “game” under existing rules.

In such a situation of the lack of state funding and the state revision of the legislation in the field of restoration and reconstruction, the spirit of the place (genius loci) fades away... No one seems to possess the might and wish to preserve the historical part of the city and the demolition project of it will be considered.*

*— All events are fictitious. Any reference to reality is purely coincidental.