Sitting on modern gold?

Much of the architecture and urban planning of Chandigarh, India, was designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in the 1950s (Corbusier’s Assembly Building is pictured above). As the New York Times reported last week, they also contributed a slew of furniture which, until recently, was being snatched up by international dealers who found these pieces of modernist history in city junkyards. Happily the city has now realized what was happening and taken measures to keep Chandigarh’s heritage intact.