Disuse


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Disuse

That complete sequence and series of activities and actions that eliminate the building in its present form. There are basically two options: (1) demolition and return of the building, site, and all of its components to the natural environment, or (2) renovation. The renovation option essentially leads back to the beginning of the building life-cycle model or to some intermediate stage within that model.
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The Liverpool diocese wants to capitalise on the increasing numbers of people living in the city centre and in docklands and re-invigorate a beautiful church now fallen into disuse.
The Chartres Pilgrimage, which fell into disuse about 50 to 60 years ago, was revived by Father Francois Pezzato 22 years ago.
Presumably, the token system that has taken its place is designed to embarrass claimants into shunning it, so that it falls into disuse and can be quietly dispensed with.
By 1938 it had fallen into disuse and was bought for pounds 5 by veteran car enthusiast John Mills, from Leamington, who restored it.
No one seemed to know which was more unlikely: That one of these spellers had actually bungled a word, or that the bell hadn't rusted from disuse.
Developments such as the upcoming federal rule allowing people to keep their current cell phone number when switching service companies is expected to prompt up to 30 million cell phones to fall into disuse.
Although it is obvious that Latin must be used to an extent that renders possible the full exercise of its influence, it has been allowed to lapse almost into complete disuse.
This limitation leads to a spiral of disuse and self-imposed disability.
From their heyday during the Industrial Revolution, the canals slid slowly into disuse, replaced by faster forms of transport such as trains and roads.
But its six massive telescope domes fell into disuse when its astronomers moved to a new headquarters in Cambridge in 1990.
As forest firefighting equipment improved in the '40s and '50s, those back-country trails and roads fell into disuse.