March 3, 2021Reading Time: 3 minutes
The recent implosion of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City has been quite the topic of discussion among those in the building industry. The debate over demolition vs. embodied energy is one heard worldwide. Here, we share two opinion pieces on the subject. The first is by AIA National Past President, Carl Elefante, FAIA. The second is by Howard Leroy Davis, a Member Emeritus of AIA West Jersey, accessible through the link to nj.com. We welcome and encourage further discussion on the subject through any of our social media outlets, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or Instagram.
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By Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, AIA NJ Advocacy Consultant | Posted in Architecture in NJ, Environment | Tagged: #AtlanticCity, #CarlElefanteFAIA, #Demolition, #EmbodiedEnergy, #HowardLeroyDavis, #OpEd, #Refurbishment, #TrumpPlaza, AIAEmeritus, Opinion | Comments (0)
Architects are creative professionals, educated, trained, and experienced in the art and science of building design, and licensed to practice architecture. Their designs respond to client needs, wants and vision, protect public safety, provide economic value, are innovative, inspire and contribute positively to the community and the environment.