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The Hall of Nations

THE HALL OF NATIONS – A LINGERING MEMORY – Nirmal Kulkarni

A year has passed since the fateful day when the edifice of architecture itself was brutally returned to dust by the hand of authority. The incident ironically seemed to galvanize together professionals and institutions across India, even if for a brief period of time. In this context "Unpacking Urban History", "Modern Heritage", "Smart Cities" and…
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The Hall of Nations demolished – Manoj Mathur shares what went wrong and what can be done in the future.

The much celebrated symbol of Modern Architecture in India – the Hall of Nations at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi – was demolished last night. We discuss with Prof. Manoj Mathur (Head of the Department, B.Arch, at School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi) what went wrong, how we as a community failed to prevent the demolition, and what can be…
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