Saving an aesthetic legacy


Yangon is a city with diverse cultural influences. Unlike neighboring countries, Yangon has retained many of its original heritage buildings. Motivated by greed and quick profit, developers have had their eyes on aged-old and weather-worn buildings in the new era. Over the past decade or so, heritage buildings have being replaced with towering condos and high-rise buildings that hold no aesthetic appeal, and do not always offer the regulated earthquake safety of those buildings that survived the last major catastrophe back in 1930.  READ MORE