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Old March 3rd, 2013, 02:12 PM   #441
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It's easy to blame the "socialists" now, but the fact of the matter is that right-wing parties were just as eager to pull down old stuff.
Not here. It was only the right wing parties that talked about preserving while the socialists argued that it represented a dirty past where the poor was subdued. I'm sure there are were people with different opions in all parties, but that was official lines to the fractions of our politics in the question about demolishing or preserving various historic sites.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 08:49 PM   #442
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Ostend, Belgium in the belle epoque:

I really like the Oostende modernistic waterfront.
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It's easy to blame the "socialists" now, but the fact of the matter is that right-wing parties were just as eager to pull down old stuff.
It's easy since the social democrats were in charge, the chief architect of the demolitions was a social democrat and the largest right wing party was against the demolitions (but couldn't come up with their own option).

A few more:

Wredeska palatset, built in 1690:

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Not a good pic at all, but hopefully you can picture how boring the whole new building looks.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 09:58 PM   #444
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I don't remember if I have posted this building before in this tread or not, but I know that I have never posted as large pictures of it as these anyway ...

The Hassel building in Oslo, Norway. Originally an art nouveau commercial building built in 1902 with a design by the local architect Carl Michaelsen. It used to have a higher spire than what is shown at this picture, but this was shorten sometime during the '30s.




It was re-clad in 1970 in a brutalistic style. Here it is today:

http://lokalhistoriewiki.no/index.ph...a_1_i_Oslo.JPG

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Old June 7th, 2013, 10:04 PM   #445
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It's worth nothing that the building next door (to the right) have been simplified too. Here it is in its heyday:


As you can see on the pictures above, all the flamboyant towers and spires are now gone. I believe they were removed in the '30s.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 11:44 PM   #446
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OMG, so sad did they just throw away all the decorations? Or have they somehow "recycled" them (e.g. on some other building)?
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Old June 8th, 2013, 12:01 AM   #447
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OMG, so sad did they just throw away all the decorations? Or have they somehow "recycled" them (e.g. on some other building)?
Nothing have been kept as far as I'm aware, but there might be some ornaments left beneath the concrete slabs.

Here is a similar re-clad from Bergen, Norway:

Originally built in 1897 with a design by Schak Bull.





Re-clad in 1947. This is how it appears today:

http://fotomuseum.bergen360.no/-/ima...ref=checkpoint
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Old June 8th, 2013, 03:25 AM   #448
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Old Farris bath, Larvik, Norway. All the buildings were demolished in 1971.

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storgata larvik bad 2 by Larvik bilder, on Flickr

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2111. Laurvig, Badet, Kurhotellet by National Library of Norway, on Flickr

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Today it is just a empty park: https://maps.google.no/maps?q=badepa...tfold&t=h&z=16
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Old June 8th, 2013, 03:51 AM   #449
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What a crime
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Old June 8th, 2013, 05:29 AM   #450
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Sorry for the off-topic, but curiously that's almost exactly what happened here in Montevideo, in Uruguay:

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I think both the older skyline and the modern one are beautiful, either in Ostend and Montevideo.

But why didn't they build the modern one a little further, in order not to destroy the older skyline?

Speaking of Norway: I'm impressed because I didn't expect those invasive demolitions to happen throughout the 70's. Still they could try to find and restore some older decorations under the concrete cover in those buildings.
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This picture goes to show why car is so bad for cities. Just look at that awful clutter!
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Old June 8th, 2013, 03:43 PM   #453
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It happens here too, I'm afraid. This is the fabulous Fleishman's Baths at 6th Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan (My grandfather painted a mural there in 1911 and had to sue for payment).



Fleischman went bankrupt and 20 years later, this was it its place:



This is that same property now:

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Henderon's Music Hall, Coney Island back in the 1930s:



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Old June 8th, 2013, 07:30 PM   #455
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Speaking of Norway: I'm impressed because I didn't expect those invasive demolitions to happen throughout the 70's. Still they could try to find and restore some older decorations under the concrete cover in those buildings.
We did large scale demolition scheme all the way into the '90s. And we are still doing demolition of historic builidings of smaller scale.
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Another one from Oslo, Norway.

Commercial building from around 1900. It had lost some ornaments and details during its life. This picture was taken after that - note the empty fields beneath the windows.



The same building can be seen in the left edge of picture frame here. This picture was taken prior to the loss of the ornaments, although it may be hard to see from this angle.


The building was eventually demolished and replaced with this gray box, which I believe is now protected.

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Jesus Christ, what is this BOX!? Like a tomb!
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The large, old building next door is the former hq to Telenor, which used to have monopoly on telegraph services in Norway. The "tomb" was built as an extension of their building and was intended to house the telephone exchange services.
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Another one from Norway. This one from Bodø, quite far north in the country. Pretty much the whole city was ruined during the ww2.

Tandberggården, Storgata, Bodø. A commercial building from 1903. It was built by the father of Vebjørn_Tandberg, who would later go on and establish the Tandberg company. The building received considerable damage during the 1940 bombings of Bodø and its remainings was later demolished.







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Today: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Storg...76.18,,0,-5.54
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The art nouveau Fisher Home in Ålesund, Norway.



I believe this is the same location today:


At streetview: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Noten...92.91,,0,-7.97
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