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  1. Facadism

    Façadism is the practice of demolishing a building but leaving its facade intact for the purposes of building new structures in it or around it. While there are aesthetic and historical reasons for preserving building facades, the practice of facadism is often seen as a compromise between property developers who need to develop properties for modern uses and standards and preservationists who wish to preserve buildings of historical interest. It can be regarded as a compromise between historic preservation and demolition - and thus has been lauded as well as decried. There is sometimes a blurred line between renovation, adaptive reuse and facadism. Sometimes buildings renovated to such an extent that they are "skinned", preserving the exterior shell and additionally used for purposes other than what they were originally intended. While this is equivalent to facadism, the difference is typically retention of roof and or floor structures, maintaining a credible link to the original building. In contrast, facadism typically involves retaining only one or two street facing walls for purely aesthetic and decorative purposes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of facadism in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of facadism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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