preservation clarification

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    Gustavo Diez-Presilla

    When you restore you remove elements from periods not significant to the history of the building. Rehabilitation takes more freedom in replacing very  deteriorated or missing elements, allow additions if they improve the continuous use of the structure . Preservation always looks to maintain the original shape, color and use. Finally Reconstruction recreate a totally destroyed structure on its prime age. I hope this help you

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    Rebekka O'Melia (Edited )

    Rubi, you should really read up on the topic.  See the US National Park Service, Dept of the Interior's website.  https://www.nps.gov/tps/standards/four-treatments.htm

    Each of the 4 approaches are defined on this page https://www.nps.gov/tps/standards/four-treatments.htm  but for a better understand, see the links to the Standards for Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration & Reconstruction on the left-hand side.  Sometimes there are tax credits or grants for the different categories, so it becomes important to define them.

    Rebekka O'Melia, B.Arch, M. Ed, Registered Architect, NCARB,  Step Up ARE Prep

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    Julie Foley

    This is a great source for clarifying what types of activities happen in each of the four stages of historic preservation. https://www.nps.gov/tps/standards.htm 

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