Aleandre Garel

Launched in January, the Heritage Observatory is asking anyone to post old and new photos of heritage sites in Ho Chi Minh City to preserve the city’s history. After the Tax Trade Center was recently demolished, preservationists are concerned about historical preservation as many buildings and cultural sites are destroyed or neglected to make room for new structures. French software developer Daniel Caune is developing an iPhone app for locals and tourists to take photos of historical sites they visit, encouraging preservation and education about the city’s history. Read more about the story at USA TODAY.

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