Ventura Terra

Photos: Manuel Correia; Arquivo Fotográfico de Lisboa
This building was designed in 1902 by Miguel Ventura Terra and is one of the very few still standing from early republican Lisbon and one of the few correctly attributed to this architect. It is still in good condition and has beautiful interiors. Unfortunately, city officials must have serious problems with historical buildings; they seem to bother them in many ways that when private owners request permission to demolish them, city hall authorizes it even when the area is protected by heritage laws. Interesting? I honestly don’t understand how this is still happening.
Greed is an ugly thing…

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