Sorry if this seems out of place, but I think collapse is often framed as something we'll lose. I think it's important to remember things like this that will be gained
We didn't abandon incredible architectures like this because we "advanced" passed them. We abandoned them because nails and bricks got cheap to make and mass produced architecture became the norm
Collapse shows us the true costs of industrial building methods and forces us to face what we've turned into "economic externalities"