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Architecture critic Paul Goldberger tells the story of a house in Raleigh, N.C. whose building permit was revoked for being too modern for its historic district, "which is to say it destroys the illusion that the neighborhood is a place in which time has stopped." Others nearby were built as recently as 2008, but with enough faux-traditional features to belong "where the buildings are old and only the people, the cars, and the kitchen appliances are young." [Vanity Fair; previously]