International Upheaval, Local Preservation

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The Pepsi Cola sign in Long Island City, Queens, is one landmark affected by LPC decision to withdraw its proposal to remove oversight from over 100 buildings and sites

George Packer discusses his new profile of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. James Carroll's new book examines how religious faith has changed in the modern world. Ayad Akhtar's new play "The Invisible Hand" is about an American stock broker who falls into a terrifying world of kidnapping and torture in Pakistan. Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and Margaret Newman, Executive Director of The Municipal Art Society, discusses the process, and politics, of designating buildings as New York City Landmarks.