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This year was not the greatest to be an architecturally significant midcentury structure. Not only did Richard Neutra’s Gettysburg Cyclorama building get battle-axed, but also Chicago’s Old Prentice Women’s Hospital (a Brutalist icon) and—sniffle—JFK airport’s 1960 Pan Am Worldport (pictured). Still, 2013’s wrecking ball news is not all destruction and Miley Cyrus references (though it was mostly those things); there are a fair number of preservation wins to tally up as well. Below, the architectural preservation victories and heartbreaks of 2013, enumerated by the National Trust and mapped below.