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2008 list of America’s 11 most endangered historic places announced

[Source: National Trust] — On May 20th in New York City, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named the 2008 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®, an annual list that highlights important examples of the nation’s architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk for destruction or irreparable damage. The 21st annual list includes: California’s State Park System, whose budget has been repeatedly slashed and now faces $1.2 billion in deferred maintenance; Charity Hospital and adjacent neighborhood in New Orleans, where proposed development projects would abandon the currently closed (but reparable) hospital and would demolish 25 blocks with 200 homes to make way for two new hospital complexes; and New York’s Lower East Side (pictured), the neighborhood that embodies the history of immigration in America, that is steadily and irrevocably being erased by inappropriate development.

[Click here to see the entire list, learn how you can help save these places, and view the 11 Most video (in partnership with The History Channel).]