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fall into decay

To deteriorate or rot. We inject preservatives to keep the body from falling into decay. The church has really fallen into decay—it will take a lot of time and money to restore it.
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fall into decay

to degenerate; to rot. The house was very old and had fallen into decay. The small town fell into decay, and people moved out.
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However, this charming structure has falling into decay. Man and Nature have wrought havoc with it and the government's apathy has compounded the problem.
Prior to Bloomingdale's occupancy in 2003, the building had faced demolition after falling into decay, but Friedman Properties, the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois and Federated Department Stores (the previous owner of the Bloomingdale's nameplate) worked to save the building and restore its status as a landmark in 2000.
Now they are forbidding buildings that are falling into decay, with no waiting rooms, no toilets and many are now unmanned.
A CARMARTHENSHIRE landmark is in danger of becoming "desolate and falling into decay," according to the committee which runs it.
The challenge: preserve national historic landmarks that are falling into decay. One answer: laser scanning.
The former Scout hut was falling into decay and had become unsafe and the band moved its twice-weekly rehearsal sessions to Linthwaite Hall Bowling Club in Linfit Lane.
NEW plans could revive a landmark building falling into decay after four years standing empty.
* In the late 1800s, when the picture, left, was drawn, the shipyards that built Captain Cook's ships were falling into decay. The area is now covered by the Co-op supermarket and the marina development.
The John Summers Steelworks building in Shotton, Boiler House in Trawsfynydd, Capel Isaf, Llithfaen and Plas Gwynfryn in Llanystumdwy are all in danger of falling into decay, according to conservation organisation Save Britain's Heritage (Save).
A number of case studies on the website provide inspiration on how local landmarks such as town halls and swimming pools have been successfully kept from falling into decay and brought back to life through the enthusiasm and commitment of local people.
They are therefore falling into decay. The good news is that the trees still exist.
As Sarasota became more of a beach destination, downtown withered, and hotels such as the Orange Blossom and the Ranola closed, becoming apartments and falling into decay.
Noting that many older suburban developments have been abandoned by their developers and local governments, falling into decay while edge nodes and rural fringes soak up billions of development dollars, she argues that money and interest should be redirected.
The Romans were long gone from Britain, their magnificent stone buildings falling into decay. In cities like York, Cirencester, Bath and London, Saxons and Vikings alike squatted in huge Roman edifices, occasionally patching them up with wood and wattle, in awe of the skills of their builders, far beyond their comprehension, and fearful of their ghosts.
Formerly the headquarters of British Steel Teesside, the 95-year-old Cargo Fleet Building was set to be demolished not so long ago after falling into decay.