Should a city try to preserve its old, historic buildings or destroy them and replace them with modern building? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinon.
It is a controversial problem that whether a city should preserve its old,historic buildings or destroy them and replace them with modrn buildings.Some people think that a city should preserve its old,historic buildings because they are the witness of the past,others think that a city should destroy them and replace them with modern buildings because they take up a lot of places.As far as I am concerned, I prefer the previous idea that the old,historic buildings should be preserved.
Although the old,historic buildings would take up a lot of places and the modern society will need these places to building the new buildings such as skyscrapers,the old,historic buildings are the witness of the history.It is known that a modern city comes from the past history which had a valuable experience.The old,historic buildings could tell people what happened in the past and what was the past like.From that,people could gain kownledge and experience to contribute to the modern society better.
The old,historic buildings could also be offered to education.They can become the teaching bases for children.It is necessary for children to know the past,so that they can kown better about the present society.In addition,children will be interested in the strange structure of the buildings and the funny things in the buildings,which will promote the childern to study.
Finally,the preserved building would offer the important clues for archeologists to study the past. It is more valuable to maintain them well than destroy them to build new ones.
In conclusion,the old,historic buildings should be preserved for the reasons above.First is that they are the witness of the past,then they could teach children something and last they are the important clues for archeologists.
Whether the city should try to preserve its old, historic building or destroy them? I believe that different people will have different opinions. According to my experiences, I think that we should preserve these old, historic building. I like to use following reasons to explain why I think so.
The first and important reason is that every old building represents an important piece of history. Undoubtedly, they can reflect contemporary culture, custom and life style, etc. For example, the Former Imperial Palace in China, where ancient emperors have ever stayed, has had a longstanding history as long as over 2,000 years. Through it, we can not only remember many famous historical events, but can also know that ancient people have grasped very advanced architecture techniques and methods.
I believe if we demolish these valuable buildings, we will destroy an significant piece of history also. More seriously, we won’t be able to rebuild them. What people need isn’t the duplication or copy. In many old cities, there are some old houses at where there were many important meetings hold. When we visited old meeting sites, we seemed to back to that turbulent or excited time. As if we can hear again what those important historic characters were talked about each other vigorously.
Moving on to wider themes, I admit that some old buildings have got a bit dilapidated and unsightly, and haven’t generated any revenue for us any more. But if we can refurbish them, I believe that they could start to attract visitors to cities again.
From what has been discussed above, I can safely draw the conclusion that we should preserver these old and historic buildings.