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Modern Contextual Architecture in Charleston


Many people are surprised to learn that modern buildings are still being built in Charleston's Historic District. But Charleston is a growing, vibrant city, not a museum. Within the past two decades, its downtown redevelopment effort has included construction as well as preservation. Yet the richness of Charleston's built environment presents a special challenge to modern architects and builders. How have they met this challenge? The pages indexed below give a sampling of modern contextual architecture in the Historic District. For a more detailed discussion of modern architecture in the context of Charleston's history, see the companion essay Envisioning Charlestion: Civic Creation of Architectural Order. --Don Beagle.