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Old September 27th, 2012, 05:49 AM   #21
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A couple of buildings in Sofia, which I would like to see rebuilt. Most though would not be able to rebuilt in their exact location because of the huge urban changes that happened in the city after the communism rebuilt the downtown area.

Balkan Holding Building



Hotel Union Palace





This building was never built because of WWI, short of a few months - The Teacher's Credit Union



Residential building on Moskovska street



Private house of General G. Vasov



The old Post Office



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Old September 28th, 2012, 10:30 PM   #22
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The old city hall of Le Havre



Because...



The old Palais de la Bourse of Le Havre



Because...

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Old September 28th, 2012, 11:18 PM   #23
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The Singer Building of NYC should be rebuilt. It was built in 1908 and demolished in the 1960s. It is one of the tallest buildings to ever be demolished.

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Old September 28th, 2012, 11:35 PM   #24
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Do the Twin Towers count as 'lost gems?'
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Old September 28th, 2012, 11:49 PM   #25
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The Tuileries palace in Paris
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Old October 4th, 2012, 07:20 PM   #26
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The Tuileries palace in Paris
Wow.... Caravaggio.... I was reading this thread, and thought to add the Tuileries palace, but you beat me by a few days!

The Tuileries was the 4th side of the Louvre Palace complex that closed off the open arms of the
Louvre facing the Place de la Concorde and the Champs Elysees.

Here's a Wiki map showing the location of the Tuileries (on the left) before it was burned by the
Commune of Paris (mob) in 1871, and the shell taken down 11 years later (against the protest of Baron
Hausmann and others)....


Here's the story of the Tuileries...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuileries_Palace

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Old October 5th, 2012, 02:35 AM   #27
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The beautiful old gem of midtown Manhattan - the original Penn Station:


a cool idea i drew up a few years back for a new Penn station

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Old October 5th, 2012, 02:59 AM   #28
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There are 3 buildings I wish were still standing in Indianapolis.

The first and most tragic being the old courthouse.


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Demolished in the 1960's for the front yard of this.
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English Hotel



Replaced with this.



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Indiana State Bank- Demolished for parking lot.



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Old October 5th, 2012, 04:16 AM   #29
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I can't stand it when beautiful buildings are demolished for parking lots.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 04:54 AM   #30
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Just in general:
The stone and terra-cotta facades of many surviving old skyscrapers taken down during the 60's-70's in the name of "progress".
Dense and aesthetically-pleasing development lost to surface parking lots. Arguably (with a strong emphasis on that term) unavoidable as many became dilapidated during the depopulation of urban cores in the mid-to-late 20th century. But a lot of times simply due to the owner purposefully sitting on the property to get them to decay.

Specific example not mentioned already:
Many of the turn-of-the-century buildings on the Atlantic City Boardwalk (Marlborough-Blenheim, Traymore, Haddon Hall, etc). Yes, I came across them when watching Boardwalk Empire, doesn't makes them any less of lost gems.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 09:53 AM   #31
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a cool idea i drew up a few years back for a new Penn station


Very nice. I like the proportions; it would fit nicely with many of Manhattan's other great public buildings from the great building boom of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Age - before the Art Deco period - including that gem of architecture the Manhattan Public Library:



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...y_May_2011.JPG

And here is another photo of the inside - stunning and fortunately kept in outstanding condition.. This is found on Flickr in the photography of Eric Hunt: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericinsf/:

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http://farm1.staticflickr.com/42/812...0e3e4e7c_b.jpg





It looks like there is a dome in your design. I don't now of many domes in New York, but there is Grant's Tomb in Riverside, which is somewhat similar and an architectural favorite of mine:



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...rants_tomb.jpg
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Old October 6th, 2012, 01:03 AM   #32
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I got the dome idea actually from a former train station (now the science museum) here in Richmond
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Old October 8th, 2012, 03:48 AM   #33
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In many ways Detroit has come in either 2nd or 3rd place when it comes to grand public buildings...

Such as the Detroit Public Library (1921) by NYC Woolworth Building architect Cass Gilbert....
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...With its' 1963 north and south matching (modern) wings just out of view on either side.


Its' double imperial grand staircase is arguably the finest this side of the Library of Congress....

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Directly across the street from the Main Detroit Library is the encyclopedic 1927 Paul
Phillip Cret designed Detroit Institute of Arts, 4th largest in the USA, with the main
building in full view, and the 2 newer Michael Graves designed north and south wing just
barely out of view on either side...

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No other city in the country has such a nice pair of "bookends" as their main cultural buildings facing
each other across Detroit's main street... Woodward Ave., in the heart of the city's Museum District.

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Old October 8th, 2012, 04:43 AM   #34
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I'd like to see Melbourne's Federal Coffee Palace rebuilt


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as well as have the Victorian Parliament House completed to its initial design


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Old October 10th, 2012, 12:04 AM   #35
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a cool idea i drew up a few years back for a new Penn station

My vote has to go New York's Penn Station to be rebuilt. (in the original design, please
This was the most criminal destruction, in my opinion, in the whole history of N.Y.C. Of course there were other gems lost, i.e. Singer Bld, Savoy Plaza, Roxy Theatre to name just a few,but Penn Station was the world's finest transport terminal, designed by the now legendary Mc.Kim, Mead & White architectural partnership. As wonderful as Grand Central is, Penn was even better!
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Old October 28th, 2012, 08:31 PM   #36
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My vote has to go New York's Penn Station to be rebuilt. (in the original design, please
This was the most criminal destruction, in my opinion, in the whole history of N.Y.C. Of course there were other gems lost, i.e. Singer Bld, Savoy Plaza, Roxy Theatre to name just a few,but Penn Station was the world's finest transport terminal, designed by the now legendary Mc.Kim, Mead & White architectural partnership. As wonderful as Grand Central is, Penn was even better!
Oh yes, I agree completely.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 11:30 PM   #37
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Completely rebuilding it would be ridiculousness. As beautiful as the structure was, It would be better to be able to rise above and build something greater, rather than just yearning for the original.

I know that may sound Ironic on this thread, but I just find reconstructions to just be a fake "masking" the original.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 03:38 AM   #38
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Completely rebuilding it would be ridiculousness. As beautiful as the structure was, It would be better to be able to rise above and build something greater, rather than just yearning for the original.

I know that may sound Ironic on this thread, but I just find reconstructions to just be a fake "masking" the original.


The rebuilding of Penn Station would be very expensive and there are many buildings on the site now.

But the concept of rebuilding it is not ridiculous. It would not be fake or a mask.

There are many buildings now that are examples of the same era in New York. It was magnificent. It would be magnificent again. We don't need something greater than the original - it was New York Beaux Arts architecture at its best. A masterpiece that was destroyed.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 04:40 AM   #39
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Sure ... T_T

Tenochtitlan
Besides being a ceremonial and political center of fundamental importance, Tenochtitlan was also a busy commercial point. As described in the Charter of Relationship, the main market was in Tlatelolco, where there were about 25,000 merchants selling food , textiles, footwear, puma and jaguar skins, stone tools, obsidian and copper, ceramics, snuff, carved wood and other crafts, jewelry of gold and jade.







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Old October 31st, 2012, 06:49 PM   #40
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London:

The Mappin & Webb Building (Erected: 1870, Demolished: 1994)



In 1997 its less interesting replacement was completed:

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