Product details of Daraz Books 30 Heritage Buildings of Yangon
Type of book : Guide to Yangon
Publisher : Serindia Publications, Inc
Published year:9 July 2012
Number of Pages: 166
This book is very thorough in the history and possible future uses of
the buildings. Changes are happening very quickly in Yangon, but the
history and the old photos do not change although the current status and
future seems to be in flux monthly. Essential for a visit to Yangon! Summary The
modern history of Yangon can be traced through its colonial-era
architecture. From the monumental former Reserve Bank of India, which
records every step of the country's fiscal history, to the now derelict
Pegu Club, which was once the favored watering hole for officers of the
British colonial government, each building has a story to tell. The
buildings have survived war, natural disaster, and numerous changes of
ownership. Many have been re purposed over the years. Today, the biggest
threat to these buildings is neglect and lack of protection. In recent
years they have become increasingly vulnerable. In 2005, when the
government moved to the new capital of Naypyidaw, it abandoned many of
its ministerial offices or left them only partially in use. Many were
also badly damaged during Cyclone Nargis in 2008. As the country opens
up to new investment and tourism, the buildings are in danger of falling
prey to property developers as most occupy prime plots of land in the
city center. This book focuses on a selection of 30 key buildings and
examines their past, present, and future. Piecing together the often
forgotten social history of each building has involved delving into
out-of-print books, company records, old city directories, newspaper
archives, and people s memories. Published in both Burmese and English
language editions, this book aims to contribute to the collective
conversation about the social and economic potential of Yangon s
colonial-era heritage in the hopes that the city s architectural past
can become a vibrant and sustainable part of its future.
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