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    Yangon Steps In to Preserve Gandhi Memorial Building


    Yangon Steps In to Preserve Gandhi Memorial Building
    World Monuments Fund - Asia Society
    Once one of the world’s greatest trading cities and known as “The Garden City of the East,” Yangon offers a rich cultural landscape and the largest collection of late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century colonial architecture in Southeast Asia. Following Myanmar’s emergence from isolation, a rush of development now threatens the country’s former capital city. Thant Myint-U will discuss the progress made to preserve one of the most spectacular early twentieth-century urban landscapes in Asia, and the challenges to come.Yangon Historic City Center is on the 2014 World Monuments Watch. To learn more, visit Paul Mellon Lecture series is supported by The Paul Mellon Education Fund and the Paul Mellon Fund for Architectural Preservation in Great Britain.