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The demolition of the Supreme Court sets a precedent for architecture of the People's Party era that is at risk of being bulldozed

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If there is something we can learn from the demolition of the Supreme Court's old office - an ongoing dispute that has attracted much attention from historians, conservationists as well as legal experts - it is that the value of most buildings erected in the same era are underrated and are at risk of being torn down. 

Modern architecture represented by the torn-down Supreme Court buildings are masterpieces built during the administration of Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsonggram, a key figure of the People's Party (Khana Ratsadon) that staged a revolution that replaced absolute monarchy with constitutional monarchy in 1932.

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