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Old March 21st, 2012, 03:46 AM   #121
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Who decided to bring back the old facade? Was it the result of that public initiative to bring back the old facades? Who is financing the project?
It was a wish from a pressure group that works towards getting these restored. It's funded by the landlord - the building is getting converted from former offices into flats and this restorations makes 6 floors of the building usable for flats rather than just 5 as previously. So in essence it's win win situation - the landlord gets more apartments at one of the highest valued locations in the country and the city gets a prettier building for free.

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Old March 22nd, 2012, 01:08 AM   #122
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 01:11 AM   #123
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 01:28 AM   #124
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No idea on how interesting this is the most people, but here are a few examples of similar simplifyings like I speak of. They will hopefully be restored back to their former glory some day.
How did they get simplified facades?
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 01:32 AM   #125
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Oslo was the first place functionalism hit in the Nordics. These buildings were everything that the functionalism architects despised and hence they started to re-model them in the mid '20s and onwards.

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Old March 22nd, 2012, 02:16 AM   #126
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How sad. Belgrade saw some of these moves but it was on war damaged buildings. The post war government didn't see facade decorations as necessary.

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http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_li...cw4ro1_500.jpg

http://wannabemagazine.com/wp-conten...alata-zora.jpg > http://wannabemagazine.com/wp-conten.../136774381.jpg

Hopefully they decide to do the same thing as in Oslo.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 02:25 AM   #127
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 03:08 AM   #128
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Scandinavia is truly the poster child for the rest of the world. I wish we could get just one city in the US with architecture just like Norway!
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 03:21 AM   #129
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I guess you aren't talking about these redesings as shown on last page then.

Thanks for the comment btw!
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 03:48 AM   #130
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hahaha I think these on the last page are absolutely horrible. But I've seen worse desecration of historical buildings in the US. I hate to be off topic, but to me this is the worst.

The old Penn Station


The New Penn Station


See what I mean? Sorry though, I was on page 6, not 7 when I wrote that comment haha. It is horrible was has happened to these beautiful buildings. but sometimes old building materials require tons of maintenance, so I can understand the need to change it.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 01:53 PM   #131
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 10:28 PM   #132
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But at with the Madison Square Garden then at least there was a reason for demolishing, even though I agree that it was a shame. I think this is a worse example (also from New York): http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...1&postcount=46 Where the new design don't appear to have any obvious advances over the old design.
I actually disagree with that one. I spend a lot of time in the area, and Columbus Circle used to be a very outdated area, with too many old buildings. After the Time Warner Center was built, the old building looked awkward and it felt like it was holding the area back from the modern hub that it could be. So with the redesign, the area feels much more modern, and even somewhat futuristic. The good news by the way, is that there are plans to revert Penn Station to it's former grandeur.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 12:35 AM   #133
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I actually disagree with that one. I spend a lot of time in the area, and Columbus Circle used to be a very outdated area, with too many old buildings. After the Time Warner Center was built, the old building looked awkward and it felt like it was holding the area back from the modern hub that it could be. So with the redesign, the area feels much more modern, and even somewhat futuristic. The good news by the way, is that there are plans to revert Penn Station to it's former grandeur.
So they will rebuild the old building? Any treads or links about it?
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 01:11 AM   #134
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So they will rebuild the old building? Any treads or links about it?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/ar...rden.html?_r=1

Unforunately, I think the chances are extremely slim, but it would be amazing if it went through!
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Old March 27th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #135
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Old March 28th, 2012, 03:38 PM   #136
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Old March 28th, 2012, 09:26 PM   #138
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 08:03 PM   #139
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