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Old November 30th, 2011, 04:35 PM   #261
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To the architectural hell with the dictatorship of human scale! We live in the age of speed, awesomeness, amusement and monumentality. An age in which we observe building by driving, flying, riding a high-speed train past them.



This sounds like environwackos thinking economic crises are cool because they delay projects of new high-speed railways, development, highways, power plants etc.
I think you need to move from Tilburg to Tokyo. There people really prefer robots over a human partner (really, I saw a documentary about that, it's just sick), have state of the art high-speed railways etc.

I just seriously can't see how anybody can really WANT this can't of life and world. I just can't. I wonder what you do all day, working working and working.
God forbid that you ever look at a building when you're not headding to work!
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Old November 30th, 2011, 05:31 PM   #262
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Suburbanist pretty much seems to be a friend of 1960s urbanist ideals, which obviously failed in all their miserable fast-drive-by ways of urban designs.
The majority of people all around the world hates it or at least clearly prefers to live in human-scale neighbourhoods.
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 01:06 PM   #263
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Romania -Bucharest, before:



... after:
What an eyesore. I think it is even better to demolish such an old structure, than to abuse it like this. The old architecture looks nice in itself, also the new architecture, but combined like this?
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Old December 4th, 2011, 04:01 AM   #264
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Thats agressive for environment...
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Old December 4th, 2011, 05:17 AM   #265
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Stunning. To survive the war and then be lost.
At least its replaced with nice nature in the end.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 07:43 AM   #266
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Spent an hour scrolling through the entire thread. Some absolutely monstrosities were spawned after conflict in Europe.
Anyhow going to link this to reddit.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 03:08 PM   #267
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ok, sorry this has to be done. Prepare to be afraid, be very afraid...

LONDON


The lavish Imperial Hotel, famous for its Turkish Baths



and the 1970s revamp!:

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Cheapside

before and after the war






The London Opera House, 272 ft facade, 80ft tall and housed an auditorium with 2660 seats
(larger than both Albert Hall and the Royal Opera House). 14 large statues by Thomas Rudge lined the top.



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...and its 1950s replacement:





Carlton Hotel torn down in the 1960s



and todays New Zealand House





Gardiners Corner 1906





today!



the area around St Paul's, the bookmakers area and City - almost all the low buildings were annihilated in the Blitz, along with 6 million rare books



















White City

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today!




Holborn before the war






today:


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Olde London Bridge



replaced in 1830:



then sold in 1970 to an American millionnaire (who rumour has it thought he was buying Tower Bridge - the one that opens),
and shipped it stone by stone to the Arizona desert, Lake Havasu City




oh, and this is the replacement:







Crystal Palace

This makes me want to cry. This 25 acre building was the first great wrought iron structure - if it had survived it would be this earlier, larger structure not the Eiffel Tower that would be symbolic of that landmark feat of engineering. The complex housed huge trees inside and was surrounded by a network of ornate fountains, including the largest in the world at the time. When the fire took hold flocks of escaped parrots and exotic birds flew across London, dying over the next few days from the cold.





burnt down in 1930s, all that remains:





The Imperial Institute




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and replaced in 1957 to make way for this. Only the central tower remains.





The East End, haunt of the working class, docks and Jack the Ripper.
If it had survived this would have been a good contender for London's Old Town
















all these streets were lost, one third of the city destroyed





first day of the Blitz, the East End goes up in smoke, in a rare daylight raid. For the next 3 months huge raids every night save a few levelled the area. Evacuation saw London's population fall from near 9 million (then the biggest in the world at the time) to 7 million.





today's East End landscape:



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Old December 4th, 2011, 03:10 PM   #268
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more London


St Thomas' Hospital, directly opposite Parliament and Big Ben across the river
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damaged in the war, but totally demolished by the 1960s, last remaining wings destroyed in the early noughties believe it or not.*
war damage
AAAND the current update:

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Columbia Market, demolished between 1958 and 1966

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YMCA destroyed in the Blitz



today!




Royal Horticultural Society Gardens





Euston Arch and station, destroyed for 'vital' platform lengthening that never even
materialised. The building was thrown as lining into a local canal.



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and replaced with this



The International Building 1862, with the largest domes ever built



Pantheon Oxford Street 1772.



today

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Ludgate Circus pre-war



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today

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Coal Exchange






1962 demolition



for this hmmmm...

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Old December 4th, 2011, 03:11 PM   #269
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The East End, haunt of the working class, docks and Jack the Ripper. If it had survived this would have been a good contender for London's Old Town

Nice post but this is Newcastle.

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Old December 4th, 2011, 03:38 PM   #270
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Wow, I knew the blitz was destructive, but for many of those buildings to go or not be rebuilt after the war is very, very sad.

Can someone please tell us more about the London Opera House? Why was that beautiful building torn down? I always feel it's more 'criminal' when a theatre is torn down, more so than other buildings, but that's just me. Also, the Carlton Hotel and Imperial Institute, what sealed their fate?
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Old December 4th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #271
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^the name of progress.

Postwar developers had a whale of a time, they did more damage on British cities than the war. Even heavily damaged cities from the Blitz would see their few surviving monuments annihilated for car centric, tower block heaven.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 05:44 PM   #272
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In Germany the same crap happened way too often. I'm very sad about all this happening.
Actually it should be a matter of integrity to rebuild most of those gems in the years to come.

Thanks a lot for the extensive overviews! Though I'm missing the sources that need to be provided at least for current images where copyrights remain.
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Old December 4th, 2011, 07:21 PM   #273
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shocking pictures!
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Oberpostdirektion Dortmund (city centre)







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Old December 4th, 2011, 07:56 PM   #275
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Old December 4th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #276
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Berlin, Hotel unter den Linden

the former "Victoria Hotel" (on the right side)

after WWII "Hotel unter den Linden"

Today "Upper Eastside Berlin"
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Old December 6th, 2011, 07:00 PM   #277
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Pre-war Warsaw and today- completely different cities, every building in this city looks different than in the past.

Just watch this trailer, a little view how looked Old Warsaw (at the end You can compare little prat of today and old Warsaw).

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Old December 6th, 2011, 07:58 PM   #278
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Berlin Belle Alliance Platz:
ca. 1900:

today known as "Mehringplatz":



Berlin Haus Vaterland:




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Old December 8th, 2011, 06:44 AM   #279
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Zrenjanin ( Großbetschkerek )

Two examples from my hometown (in Serbia)

1. Eiffel Bridge (also known as "Great Bridge") was a steel bridge located in Zrenjanin, Serbia. In 1903, city authorities granted an order for a new, steel bridge to Gustave Eiffel's company in Paris. The old wooden bridge was removed and construction work started in late 1903. In the spring of 1904, the new Great Bridge was finished. It was officially named "Erzsébeth-híd" / "Elisabeth Brücke" (Elisabeth Bridge). The Great Bridge represented the most prominent example of Secession style bridges in Vojvodina. During the 1960s, local Communist authorities tried many times to remove the bridge. Finally, in 1969, they removed it because of, as told, "new urbanistic plans". The bridge was cut into pieces and replaced with a new, concrete bridge.

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Replaced by this concrete "beauty":

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Zrenjanin ( Großbetschkerek ) - 2

2. The old buildings at the beginning of the main street:









Replaced by this "box":









The same, the main street viewed from the other side:

before:





after:






This modern builing ("Vodotoranj", meaning "Water Tower") dominates the landscape of my town:





Impressive indeed.
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