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7 industrial projects reborn as creative public spaces

By: Sidney Stevens on July 18, 2012, 6:05 p.m.
Wunderland Kalkar

Photo: Wunderland Kalkar is a former nuclear plant (ZUMA Press)

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Innovative reuse

It’s a cliché, but everything old truly can become new again. In fact, reuse is one of the hallmarks of green living. And, as you’re about to see, it can go far beyond finding new life for old wine corks and outdated sweaters. With a little sustainable imagination, deserted industrial sites, aging airports, and even abandoned nuclear plants can all be creatively remade into lively educational, cultural and outdoor recreational centers for a new generation. (Text: Sidney Stevens)