The restoration of old buildings in major cities 雅思写作建筑类7.5分范文
The restoration of old buildings in major cities in the world costs numerous government expenditures. This money should be used in new housing and road development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
It is inevitable that structures will age and outgrow their original functions and restoration of these existing historical buildings seems necessary but the budget always comes into play. Some governments sacrifice the historical value to give way to modern development projects. I strongly disagree with the idea of slashing the budget appropriation for the restoration of old structures. This essay evaluates the historical and practical values of old buildings and looks at why preserving them is beneficial not only to the local community but also to the national economy.
The preservation of historic buildings is with no doubt extremely important. Restoring old structures to return to their former glory will preserve the history and help the present generation understand and respect people who lived in different eras. They will serve as landmarks and monuments that will reflect the habits and traditions of older generations. Moreover, the reconstruction of historical life and understanding of its value leads to economic progress. Take tourism, for instance, prewar buildings have a huge role of historical heritage in the development of tourism mainly because of the unique architectural design and higher-quality materials such as wood from old-growth forests that no longer exist. Therefore it is necessary to set aside a budget to carry out protection and restoration of old buildings to standstill for the next generation.
However, there are many factors to take into considerations when restoring old buildings such as cost and materials. Firstly, reconstruction and repairing of old buildings involve a large amount of money that can be better be used in other important current demands. When retrofitting it is not sufficient to simply paint the walls, it requires careful physical inspections from facades, worn floor coverings, electrical wiring and down to plumbings. Secondly, some buildings are made of materials that are no longer acceptable or available in modern construction, such as block made of coral stone. These buildings may be structurally unsafe for modern use and if restored might be too perilous to visitors. Nevertheless, the hurdles to such restoration must not overshadow the importance of saving buildings with historic significance because there is no chance to rebuild the actual charm of the historic site once it is destroyed.
To conclude, restoring decade-old structures definitely more expensive than building a new one but the historical significance and value of old buildings certainly exceeds the restoration cost. Saving heritage buildings from demolition preserves our country’s past and at the same time can be an effective way of boosting the local economy through tourism.