- 2018年02月05日10:16 来源：小站整理
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The restoration of old buildings in major cities in the world costs numerous government's expenditure. This money should be used in new housing and road development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
In the contemporary age, there is a constant debate over preserving history versus making progress. In terms of the old buildings, many people assert7 that the restoration of them takes up a big proportion of the government's budgets and the money should be invested in the promotion of new houses and road networks, however, I tend to hold a different viewpoint.
It is widely acknowledged that many old buildings are protected today because they are culturally valuable to a nation. Like a native language, many historical buildings form a cultural identity and keep a unique record of a country, so they possess significant value to research into the past and play an important role in the education of future generations.
Moreover, old buildings, if utilized and preserved properly, could actually contribute to economic development. For example, Westminster Abbey in London and the Forbidden City in Beijing, as landmarks of the city and nation, attract a large number of tourists every year, which brings millions of dollars in revenue for the government.
Nevertheless, we are not advocating equal treatment for all old buildings, and some of them do need to be torn down, partly because of safety concerns, and partly because they need to be replaced to meet the need of social development, such as raising the utilization rate of land. Despite this, many more historical buildings deserve our protection and we should not be blind to their worth; otherwise, we will regret the loss in the years to come.
In summary, I believe that the protection of old buildings does not stand in the way of progress at all; instead, they play an indispensable role in reflecting history and creating values in modern life. Although the budget of the government is not unlimited, people should think carefully before making a move and deep awareness of conservation of ancient architecture should be highly promoted.