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6. We'll have to do all sorts of reproduction of historical stuff.
It will probably cost a small fortune! Appropriate renovation does not necessarily reproduce missing elements. The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards discourage introduction of historic elements unless it is clearly determined through research that the elements were original to the building. Even if there are missing pieces, the Standards carry no mandate to replace them in order to obtain project certification. A thorough feasibility study can identify original elements and details, as well as determine a priority ranking for replacements.


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10. That old building is ready to fall down around our shoulders

9. You can't change the layout because it has a bunch of load bearing walls.

8. It has code violations left and right. There's no way to make it work with ADA.

7. The "hysterical" society won't let you make any changes. They'll even tell you what color to paint it!

6. We'll have to do all sorts of reproduction of historical stuff. It will probably cost a small fortune!

5. The building is full of asbestos and God knows what else!

4. Doesn't the city have some kind of free money or grant program?

3. The building has to come down to make room for parking.

2. My contractor says it will cost too much!

1. We'll be better off tearing it down and building something new!
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