preserve old, history buildings or destroy and replace them with modern buildings?

Sep

22

2014

No nation can progress without preserving its history. If a country destroys its monuments; how would future generations know about the lifestyle of their forefathers, their culture, their way of living and old civilizations and social values?
Some people think that historical buildings are useless and they should be replaced by modern and more stylish buildings. According to my opinion, historic buildings should never be destroyed as these are precious asset of a nation. As we all try to preserve our personal assets on every cost; all of us should also strongly oppose any attempt to ruin our historical national assets either by the government or a private company .
There are many advantages of preserving old historic buildings. These provide knowledge about culture and civilization of a nation. These are very important source of transmitting knowledge to future generations.
Beside this, if old buildings are kept in good condition, these would attract more tourists and tourism industry would be flourished. More guide would needed for these tourists so it will create more jobs for people.
Moreover it will help history students in knowing about the history of old buildings by visiting them rather than just studying their course books. Old buildings will give more detailed knowledge about past architecture, type of material which was used in construction. The designs made on the walls of historic buildings tell about different types of art at that time. So, historic buildings are also very important for students.
Some private companies consider that by replacing the old buildings with modern buildings would generate more money for them. This is true to some extent but if private companies rehabilitate old buildings it would create more profit for them. For example, if a private company invests to make a food place in old building while keeping its original form as such; more and more people will visit the place for knowing history of that place and they would also enjoy food at restaurant.
So, I favor that old buildings should not be destroyed or replaced with modern buildings because these are representative of culture, civilization and social values of a nation. Government and private companies should work together to rehabilitate these historical places as it is beneficial both for tourism industry and for making profit for private companies.

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