endangered site save the sanatorium

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Sylvain Margaine of Forbidden Places (see my previous post) also took pictures at the Lemaire Sanatorium in Overijse (Tombeek heide), Belgium. Built in 1937 by the Belgian architect Maxime Brunfaut, it is now shamefully in ruins, ranking as one of the hundred most endangered sites in the world according to the World Monument Fund (WMF). Johan Wambacq, Luc Verpoest and Hilde Heynen have written a book about the sanatorium and Brunfaut’s work: “Het paleis op de heide. Architect Maxime Brunfaut en het sanatorium van Tombeek” (Brussels: ASP 2009-10-12, ISBN 9789054876281). Do consider taking a guided tour and supporting Save the Sanatorium” …
http://www.redhetsanatorium.be/
http://www.sint-lukasarchief.be/dossier-wmf/
http://www.wmf.org/project/sanatorium-joseph-lemaire
http://www.aspeditions.be/article.aspx?article_id=HETPAL441N
http://www.amsab.be/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=573
http://www.vai.be/CVAa/2008/nl/publi/publi_detail.asp?nid=381
http://www.nieuwsblad.be/article/detail.aspx?articleid=SQ2KTVF0
http://www.diver-city.be/2009/10/maxime-brunfaut-de-achilleshielen-van.html

http://www.forbidden-places.net/urban-exploration-Joseph-Lemaire-TB-Sanatorium

http://telefunker.wordpress.com/2006/11/09/sanatorium-j-lemaire-belgium/
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?s=c2d0ae3ecd3bd9819b3e34d90576487d&p=27883284&postcount=15
… and I first learned about all this 2009-10 via the formidable BDW weekly:
http://www.brusselnieuws.be/artikels/stadsnieuws/brunfaut-in-top-100-meest-bedreigde-sites-ter-wereld
http://www.brusselnieuws.be/artikels/cultuur/de-achilleshielen-van-een-ambitieus-architect

Hey and what’s your favourite abandoned place (seen live or on photo)?

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