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Old July 20th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #101
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Department Store "De Bijenkorf" (The Beehive) by architecht W.M. Dudok in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

In 1930

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How it was damaged by the Luftwaffe Bombardement of Rotterdam may 1940

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How it was partly reconstructed in 1940

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The demolition in 1958

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The location today
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Old July 20th, 2011, 04:49 PM   #102
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Quite a sad thread, so many were great buildings torn down!,
I miss some examples of good replacements, such as this from the beginning of the 20th century. Prešeren square in Ljubljana before and couple of years after the earthquake (1895):

Before:


After:


Before:


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Old July 22nd, 2011, 02:50 PM   #103
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Department Store "De Bijenkorf" (The Beehive) by architecht W.M. Dudok in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

In 1930
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Amazing masterpiece

Best building so far in this thread
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Old August 15th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #104
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Old August 15th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #105
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Paulinerkirche Leipzig, the church of the university, was destroyed by the Commies in 1968:




The new structure preserves the shape of the old church:

almost done...
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Old August 16th, 2011, 02:57 PM   #106
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Ugh, that's hardly any better in my opinion. Hideous
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Old September 1st, 2011, 02:44 PM   #107
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Le Touquet- Paris Plage. Pas-de-Calais France.

The Royal Picardy Hotel, badly damaged by as well german and allied bombings.

The Royal Picardy was a luxury hotel in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage which was built in 1929 on plans drawn by architects Louis Debrouwer and Pierre Drobecq and which was demolished at the end of the sixties. With its 500 bedrooms, it was at the time advertised as the largest and most luxurious hotel in the world.

The Royal Picardy was a 9 floor building, 40 meter of height and had 500 rooms (all different, all with a bathroom), 50 apartments from 5 to 10 rooms among which a few with a swimming pool, 120 lounges. It was equipped of a 25 meter pool with sanitized and heated water, a fitness room, a hammam, a mini-golf, a squash ground, and phone in all rooms and lounges. Its garage could accommodate 100 cars. It was surrounded by a 6 ha park. The construction of this huge building started on November 20, 1928, was interrupted twice (due to bad weather and due to a strike of the construction workers), and the first rooms opened in the Summer of 1929 and the grand opening took place in April 1930.

Each of the large appartements has a master bedroom, a luxuous salon, a bathroom - pool, a kitchen for the meals in the bedroom itself, and room for the housemaid or butler.

The building was damaged by bombings during the war, the Royal Picardy was closed for good in 1951, the city of Le Touquet purchased it in 1967. It was demolished in 1968 and a hotel school was built on the same grounds which opened on October 1 1972.




<i>Le Royal Picardy était un grand hôtel de luxe au Touquet-Paris-Plage qui fut construit en 1929 sur les plans des architectes Louis Debrouwer et Pierre Drobecq et qui fut détruit à la fin des années 1960. Avec ses 500 chambres, 120 salons et boudoirs, ce fut en son temps le plus grand et le plus luxueux hôtel du monde.

L'école hôtelière du Touquet se trouve à l'emplacement qu'il occupait.

Le Royal Picardy avait 9 étages, le bâtiment faisait 40 m de haut et comportait 500 chambres (toutes différentes, toutes avec salle de bains), 50 appartements de 5 à 10 pièces dont certains avec piscine, 120 salons. Il était équipé d'une piscine de 25 mètres à eau traitée et chauffée, d'une salle de culture physique, d'un hammam, d'un golf miniature, d'un terrain de squash, et du téléphone dans toutes les chambres et salons. Son garage pouvait accueillir 100 voitures. Il était entouré d'un parc de 6 ha. La construction de cet énorme bâtiment a débuté le 20 novembre 1928, s'est interrompu deux fois (pour cause d'intempéries et de grève des ouvriers), et les 100 premières chambres sont occupées dès l'été 1929 et l'ouverture complète sera réalisée dès avril 1930.

Chacun des grands appartements comporte une chambre de maître, un somptueux salon, une salle de bain - piscine, un office pour le service du repas dans la chambre même, une chambre de dame de compagnie ou de valet de chambre[4]. Toutes les pièces sont tendues de cretonne glacée. Le nom a été choisi en souvenir d'un fameux régiment de Louis XIV (1er régiment d'infanterie de ligne). La décoration des fresques par Jeanne Thil représentait les hauts faits de ce régiment.

Très endommagé par les bombardements, le Royal Picardy est fermé définitivement en 1951, la ville fait l'acquisition de l'hôtel en 1967. Il est démoli en 1968 et à son emplacement est construit le lycée hôtelier dont les premiers élèves sont accueillis le 1er octobre 1972. La BBC y tourne un film qui lui est consacré avant qu'il ne soit détruit. Ses ruines sont ensuite utilisées pour remblayer le futur lotissement de « Mayvillage ».

L'intrigue du roman Un palais dans les dunes (Presses de la Cité, septembre 2008) d'Annie Degroote est centrée autour du Royal Picardy.</i>

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Old September 1st, 2011, 02:47 PM   #108
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What a building!

What a crime!
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Old September 1st, 2011, 06:23 PM   #109
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Belgrade...

[IMG]http://i49.************/23si5g8.jpg[/IMG]

Sometimes (Post Office)


Today!

[IMG]http://i54.************/4h3676.jpg[/IMG]

Planned reconstruction
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Old September 1st, 2011, 11:02 PM   #110
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For modernists, it's an victory, but for me, it makes me wanna puke
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Old September 1st, 2011, 11:38 PM   #111
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I agree I would have preferred a reconstruction, but the new Leipzig University isn't as bad as it looks in the above photo.

Some shots that do it more justice:

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Old September 2nd, 2011, 12:58 AM   #112
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Old September 5th, 2011, 07:17 PM   #113
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Dovenhof (Hamburg/Germany)

1890

http://dumno.com/english/paternoster...r_dovenhof.htm

1967!!!

http://quartier-magazin.com/quartier09/vor-dem-spiegel

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Old September 5th, 2011, 10:12 PM   #114
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Birmingham, UK.

Stephenson Place 1887.


Now.
http://maps.google.com/?ll=52.478561...499999997,,0,0

Birmingham Central Library


Current Birmingham central Library


New Birmingham Central Library U/C on a new site.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 11:51 PM   #115
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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
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Old September 6th, 2011, 05:15 AM   #116
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I just hate this thread. Its so sad to look at it.
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actually this building is repleacing
© by Dave Le[/QUOTE]

this shit



that repleaced the curch in '68
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Old September 7th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #118
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Uranus neighborhood demolition:

Around 1984 almost the entire Uranus neighborhood was demolished to make the new Civic Center in Bucharest:

1984 map - it reads 'Area undergoing Systematization - new Political-Administrative Center'



Typical inclined street in its southern section before the demolition:



The neighborhood was in disrepair due to it being ignored by the communist authorities:

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Demolition works:


(Mihai Vodă monastery)


(13 September Way extension - first completed work of the project)

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(Republic House - now Palace of the Parliament construction)

Before and after pics:





Results:


(Palace of the Parliament)


(Academy House - only partly finished)


(a whole lot of nothing in between)
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Old September 7th, 2011, 04:44 PM   #119
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This thread is really sad.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #120
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Budapest

Budapest
Iparcsarnok-before WWII





Petőfi csarnok- 1985

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