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From the standpoint of the Old World, where people have been converting buildings to new uses since before the ancient Romans decided to adapt much of Europe for their own purposes, America is a latecomer to the idea of adaptive reuse. Even as recently as the 1960s, "most architects and most people thought, 'Well, everything has to be new, and we're just going to demolish things and build all new construction,' " says Andrew Wolfram, an associate principal at Perkins+Will and a commissioner on the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission. So in 1962, when William Wurster looked at the 19th-century brick structures of the former Ghirardelli chocolate factory and saw not a teardown but the makings of a waterfront retail and restaurant attraction, he changed the city's—and the nation's—relationship to its architectural heritage. Once San Franciscans got a look at their ...

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