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Old August 29th, 2010, 07:52 PM   #21
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Uh, what? OLP is not a bad building by any means, but it's not even the best modern skyscraper in New York. How can you possibly think it's better than the Singer building?
to be honest i think the singer building was ugly and really didnt give much to NY's skyline.it definitely pales in comparison to Woolworth only a few blocks away.though OLP is just so massive and unique with the steel beams that line its exterior,like the original WTC it gains its character through size and even color which makes it just look like a strong prominent structure on the skyline,which i think is better than anything the Singer building brought to the table but thats just my opinion
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Old August 30th, 2010, 04:57 AM   #22
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I don't like most of the architecture in NYC. I prefer really modern glazed skyscrapers. Or at least with a modern design of not glazed. There are some really beautiful buildings spread around the city, though, especially in wall street and upper east side.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 05:20 AM   #23
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Old August 31st, 2010, 02:48 AM   #24
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I don't like most of the architecture in NYC. I prefer really modern glazed skyscrapers. Or at least with a modern design of not glazed. There are some really beautiful buildings spread around the city, though, especially in wall street and upper east side.
awww dont be hating on the art deco, neo classical,international,formalism,brutalism,post modernism etc.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 04:41 AM   #25
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St. Paul Building
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http://www.nyc-architecture.com/GON/GON012.htm




Pennsylvania Station
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 11:37 AM   #26
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cool topic. Please ad pictures of the buildings standing today at those locations.

Why did they demolished so much quite new buildings? Like the "Hanover Bank"-Building.
This one stood for just 2 years..
Agree, WHAT happened to the Hanover building? Inquiring minds want to know

Did it burn or collapse? Construction faults perhaps? 'cause I can't think of any sound business case to tear down a two year old skyscraper...
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 06:32 PM   #27
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Interior shots of Penn Station. The demolition shocked New Yorkers into creating the Landmarks Preservation Commission.


http://blog.caryconover.com/2008/06/...n-station.html


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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...k_Terminal.jpg

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Old September 2nd, 2010, 09:32 PM   #28
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 12:11 AM   #29
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The last one is almost a crime against humanity.
I think we could summarize by saying it's all due to capitalism at its best (that is to say worst), when your life is only focused on making profit you ain't able to appreciate other aspect of life such as for instance the taste for beauty.
So you build and tear down just for the sake of profit and nothing else matter.
A great form of shortsightedness I'd say!
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 07:41 PM   #30
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 07:56 PM   #31
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I don't like most of the architecture in NYC. I prefer really modern glazed skyscrapers.
Then go to Dubai.
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Old September 4th, 2010, 12:37 AM   #32
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The last one is almost a crime against humanity.
I think we could summarize by saying it's all due to capitalism at its best (that is to say worst), when your life is only focused on making profit you ain't able to appreciate other aspect of life such as for instance the taste for beauty.
So you build and tear down just for the sake of profit and nothing else matter.
A great form of shortsightedness I'd say!
Well lets not blame this on capitalism. Becuase without capitalism being the driving force behind the railroads wealth, we never would've been able to build the former Penn station in all its glory in the first place.

I think we should lay the blame squarely on the prevailing belief by architects at the time, including taking Miles Van Dar Roche's maxims to the extreme. This affects how developers and the public percieve how thier public spaces and skyscrapers should be and Modernism, while good in it's own right should not replace Neo-Classical gems like Penn Station.
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Old September 4th, 2010, 02:30 AM   #33
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the good thing is that New York has alot of them nowadays and hasn't been that murderer as many other cities in the world
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Old September 4th, 2010, 03:40 AM   #34
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What happened to Penn Station sounds very similar to what happened to Euston Station in London: A beautiful 19th Century rail terminus was demolished and rebuilt as a depressing modernist block, horrifying people to the point that it gave birth to a powerful preservationist movement.

Gare Montparnasse in Paris also seems like it suffered a similar fate. It's almost like this was a trend in the great cities of the time, unfortunately.
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Old September 4th, 2010, 07:16 AM   #35
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Interior shots of Penn Station. The demolition shocked New Yorkers into creating the Landmarks Preservation Commission.


http://blog.caryconover.com/2008/06/...n-station.html


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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...k_Terminal.jpg
Quick, somebody get me a pail. I'm going to be sick. The new one is horrendous. The period between 1960-1980 was a horrible for architecture, just disgusting modernist blocks of puke.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #36
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New article which highlights more lost architecture in New York.

http://nymag.com/arts/architecture/features/49959/
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Old February 10th, 2013, 03:33 PM   #38
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I liked more the architecture of before than now
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Most people with a taste do too
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Old February 13th, 2013, 05:58 AM   #40
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I'm sure a handful of the buildings shown above were replaced with art deco highrises/skyscrapers. In that case I definitely don't lament their demolition, especially The Waldorf Astoria, which itself was not very unique. I'm sure one can find tons of buildings very similar to it in Europe. A building like the ESB however, can be found in none other than in good o'le New York.
What kind of logic is that? Are you implying every classical building in NYC should be replaced with some jagged Art Deco and glass box buildings, all because Europe has "similar" buildings? Besides, American grand hotels, whether destroyed or existing, were/are of a much larger scale than most European ones.

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