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Old June 2nd, 2012, 05:00 PM   #401
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Łódź, central Poland.

Łódź Kaliska railway station:

Before



After



Łódź Fabryczna railway station:

Before (this building, opened in 1868, is now being ruthlessly demolished)



After (render revealed on 31st May 2012 - what a refined beauty )

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Old June 2nd, 2012, 10:11 PM   #402
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Berlin :

French Embassy Palais Beauvryé (built 1735, modified 1879, destroyed during WWII):



French Embassy today (built 2002 by Christian de Portzamparc):



British Embassy Palais Strousberg (built 1876, destroyed during WWII):



and today (built 1998 by Michael Wilford & Partners):



American Embassy Palais Blücher (built 1869, destroyed during WWII):



and today (built 2004 by Moore, Ruble, Yudell):




all pictures can be found at wikipedia 1, 2 and 3
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 10:08 PM   #403
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Łódź Fabryczna railway station:

Before (this building, opened in 1868, is now being ruthlessly demolished)

http://fotoforum.gazeta.pl/photo/3/t...EeamzzwnaB.jpg
actually I read that this building is being dismantled and reassembled after the underground station is complete.
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Warsaw Post-War Reconstruction to Present

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Old June 4th, 2012, 10:29 AM   #404
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^ That'd be great! Will they relocate it or is it going to remain there then?
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Old June 4th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #405
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Why are they building all this crazy embassey's in Berlin.
The first and the third are not bad, the second is just plain sh*t. They better had constructed the original buildings again.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #406
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^The first one is OK (although worse than its predecessor), the rest is complete garbage. The third one is nowhere near "not bad". This is the actual front to the Pariser Platz:


http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?...20080723190756
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Old June 5th, 2012, 06:40 AM   #407
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too bad all those embassies were built at the same time when the capital was moved from Bonn, nothing amazing, but fills in holes.

the train station in Lodz i supposed to be moved to a new location.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #408
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too bad all those embassies were built at the
the train station in Lodz i supposed to be moved to a new location.
This is how 'translocation' of Lodz station look like:
http://lodz.gazeta.pl/lodz/10,88279,...Fabryczna.html
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Old June 7th, 2012, 07:11 PM   #409
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Insterburg/Chernyahovsk (Kaliningrad Oblast)

Wasserturm and surrounding buildings:
Before World War II

After World War II


The building at the left of the Watertower on the old picture still stands, as you can see on the second picture.
Thanks to foundations and help from German and/or Polish people, many buildings are restored or reconstructed.
Like the Katharinenkirche in former Arnau and also in Insterburg, the Saint Michaels Cathedral (former German church, now an Russian Orthodox Church)
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Old June 8th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #410
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Berlin :



American Embassy Palais Blücher (built 1869, destroyed during WWII):



and today (built 2004 by Moore, Ruble, Yudell):


I've been in Berlin this week and I saw this embassy. It's a really sympathic building, I think it's far more recognizable than yet another neobarocque semipalace.

all pictures can be found at wikipedia 1, 2 and 3
I've been in Berlin this week. I like the new embassy a lot more than the previous yet another neobarocque semipalace. It's catching attention immediately.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 01:26 PM   #411
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Fortunately some beautiful Embassy buildings in the Tiergarten district held a sleeping Beauty slumber during the cold war:

Italy



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Old October 5th, 2012, 12:12 AM   #412
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Osijek,Croatia (one of better examples)

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Old October 5th, 2012, 09:55 AM   #413
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Fortunately some beautiful Embassy buildings in the Tiergarten district held a sleeping Beauty slumber during the cold war:

Italy


I'm sorry, but how on earth that cliche simplified neoclassical building can be better than this?

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Old October 5th, 2012, 10:07 AM   #414
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^Just like Britain at 7/7 and the US at 9/11.
Really? New York City and London are like Berlin at the time of Hitler? Do you understand history?

Perhaps you would like to go to New York City and London and tell the people that.

It is better to ignore you.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 06:49 PM   #415
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Neo Classical buildings

Yes I like the French embassy, but the rest is not particular impressive.

Berlin surely got rid of most of its neo classical buildings after 1945.

There was a need to "modernize" the remains of Berlin in all possible ways. So what was still standing was either demolished or robbed of all its outer details: the Stuck, Roof details, Balconies, Window dressings.....
So Berlin eventually lost all its pre-war highly decorated street fassades.
Naturally the Germans did that in the typical German sound and thorough way: all roofs were robbed from roof-windows, chimneys, turrets aso all walls robbed from all unnecessary stone to the nacked skin!!

This all changed the atmosphere on all streets dramatically. The city doesn't have that "heavy" look-and-feel anymore.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 01:37 AM   #416
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This all changed the atmosphere on all streets dramatically. The city doesn't have that "heavy" look-and-feel anymore.
You're right! Now it has a nice pleasant starved and and depressing feel.
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Old November 8th, 2012, 07:20 AM   #417
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I love threads like this one! Every architect should be forced to look at this every few months.

Karstadt am Hermannplatz, Berlin.

Impressive at daytime.

[IMG]http://i52.************/vngirl.jpg[/IMG]
http://www.berlin-hermannplatz.de/karstadt/

Spectacular at nighttime.

[IMG]http://i56.************/effjfp.jpg[/IMG]
http://www.whoch2wei.at/WAGNER_WERK/...e_gruesse.html

With a publicly accessible roof.

[IMG]http://i52.************/2m67911.jpg[/IMG]
http://www.berlin-hermannplatz.de/karstadt/

Destroyed in war and rebuild in a modern way. Today it looks like a piece of shit and perfectly blends in with all the other piece-of-shit-Karstadts scattered all over western Germany ruining the city centers.

[IMG]http://i54.************/23l1hyx.gif[/IMG]
http://www.karstadt.de/jsp/filialen/...-kreuzberg.jsp
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Old November 28th, 2012, 09:10 PM   #418
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Hotel Continental, Stockholm

Then:


Now:


Soon:



Hotel Anglais, Stockholm

Then:


Now:




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Old November 28th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #419
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Hotel Continental, Stockholm

Hotel Anglais, Stockholm
Why were these buildings demolished?
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Old November 28th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #420
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Why were these buildings demolished?
Demolishing historic buildings was one of the most popular hobbies here in the Nordics from the '20s and onwards.
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