Save our brutalist masterpieces, says top heritage expert

By Dalya Alberge

Simon Thurley, former head of English Heritage, warns 20th-century buildings risk becoming ‘black hole' in history

A former head of English Heritage has warned that the country's modernist legacy is being betrayed by a wrong-headed approach to 20th-century architecture.

Simon Thurley, who stepped down as chief executive in May 2015 after a 13-year stint, says landmark buildings are uniquely vulnerable to demolition, in part because modernist architecture tends to be unpopular with the public and politicians.

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