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Old October 2nd, 2016, 05:32 PM   #561
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The Hilton is a magnificient late-modern structure of Budapest. The golden facade is beautiful in the sunrise!
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 07:20 PM   #562
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The Hilton is a controversial structure, to say the least. The building itself is OK I guess, but the architects failed to harmonize this blatantly dissonant modernism with its timeless, historic surroundings. The only positive thing that can be said about it is that it incorporates parts of the medieval Dominican church and the former baroque Jesuit college.

The building has aged badly since it opened in 1976, both in terms of concept/appearance and construction.

Bastion & Church by For.me.it's.you, on Flickr
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 10:26 PM   #563
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I don't like modern buildings in old cities/ surroundings normally.
But I think this fits quite well. The colours match. And it has a sort of histerical-ish tower.
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Old October 5th, 2016, 05:48 PM   #564
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Railway station in Debrecen, Hungary.



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Old October 6th, 2016, 07:41 PM   #565
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I had no idea Budapest suffered so much from war and post war "urban renewal" and redevelopment. Still very beautiful.
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Old October 7th, 2016, 01:21 PM   #566
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Old October 7th, 2016, 01:25 PM   #567
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ww2 bombings...
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Old October 7th, 2016, 01:42 PM   #568
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The damage was extensive and serious but not irreparable.
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Old October 8th, 2016, 07:03 PM   #569
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Calvin Square, Budapest. Part 1...







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Old October 8th, 2016, 07:15 PM   #570
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Not replacement! The eclectic building destroyed in the world war and a bomb-site was on it's place between 1945 and 2003:

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Not replacement! The eclectic building destroyed in the world war and a bomb-site was on it's place between 1945 and 2003:

I'm sorry, but your information is wrong. The building survived the war with only minor damage and remained structurally intact. It was demolished by the Communist after the war. Numerous buildings that survived the war intact, or at least sufficiently intact that they could have been rebuilt at reasonable cost, were sacrificed by the Communist in the post-war era and were demolished for purely ideological reasons.

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Old October 8th, 2016, 08:18 PM   #572
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I'm sorry, but your information is wrong. The building survived the war with only minor damage and remained structurally intact. It was demolished by the Communist after the war.
Not the Communist-era, but 1947 was the date of the demolition based on the decision of the Council of the Public Works of Budapest (Fővárosi Közmunkák Tanácsa).
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This page is so depressing ! I was having a good day now I'm all sad ...I need a time machine ...
But thanks posting the pics ya'll !
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Old October 14th, 2016, 04:07 PM   #574
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The building survived the war with only minor damage and remained structurally intact.
This building is completely destroyed and burnt out beyond repair.

It's interior structure is nonexistent, as one can see through its windows and see nothing - no celllings, interior walls etc. Of course, the exterior wall may look intact, but the whole building is destroyed and unfit to be rebilt.
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Old December 20th, 2016, 02:48 PM   #575
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This thread is so depressing. Haas Palace especially!
That's why I can only look at it once in while. All you can say it what were they thinking!
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Old December 20th, 2016, 02:51 PM   #576
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This thread is so depressing. Haas Palace especially!
That's why I can only look at it once in while. All you can say is what were they thinking!
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Old December 22nd, 2016, 08:42 AM   #577
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Amazing masterpiece

Best building so far in this thread
Rotterdam Department Store c. 1930...
I love this building, but ....
What preceeded this?

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Old January 20th, 2017, 08:36 PM   #578
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Tetrapylon, Palymira, Syria destroyed 2017

Perhaps the most striking construction at Palmyra in Syria, the Tetrapylon marks the second pivot in the route of the colonnaded street. It consists of a square platform bearing at each corner a tight grouping of four columns. Each of the four groups of pillars supports 150,000kg of solid cornice.


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The old Dutch house in Bristol from 1676. It was destroyed during the blitz in 1940. I would have loved to see this one reconstructed but the Brits don't seems to be particularly found of reconstructions sadly (did they reconstruct anything after ww2?).


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The old Dutch house in Bristol from 1676. It was destroyed during the blitz in 1940. I would have loved to see this one reconstructed but the Brits don't seems to be particularly found of reconstructions sadly (did they reconstruct anything after ww2?).


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Britain really needs some reconstruction projects similar to projects going on in Germany. Whatever about modernising and looking forward, that is a fair arguement, but leaving cities like coventry looking like absolute garbage with their current buildings when it used to be so beautiful is just ridiculous
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