03/10/2011 03:33 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Is the Indian city of Chandigarh, designed by Le Corbusier, being 'stripped for parts'?

A piece in the Guardian suggests that Chandigarh, the city in the north of India planned essentially from scratch by the Swiss-French modernist architect Le Corbusier in the 1950s, is being "stripped for parts," with everything from furniture to manhole covers showing up on the international high-design auction circuit.

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