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Old April 28th, 2017, 01:50 AM   #281
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Stewart & Company Store: Fifth Avenue, New York City



"With 12 stories of severe, almost unornamented limestone climbing to a ziggurat
of setbacks, the Stewart store was the antithesis of the conventional 1928
Bergdorf Goodman one block north. Plain as the building might be, the entrance
was like a spilled casket of gems: platinum, bronze, hammered aluminum, orange
and yellow faience, and tinted glass backlighted at night. In 1929 American
Architect magazine called it 'a sparkling jewel in keeping with the character of the
store.'

At the very top of the facade were limestone relief panels of two nearly naked women
brandishing large scarves, as if dancing. The architects were Whitney Warren and
Charles Wetmore, super-traditional Beaux-Arts designers of mansions and clubs — a
puzzling choice for a such an outré building. In time the reliefs would become a Bonwit
Teller signature." - New York Times













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Old April 28th, 2017, 06:31 AM   #282
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This thread is truly disturbing. So much beauty lost. Almost makes you wanna cry.
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Old May 1st, 2017, 04:19 AM   #283
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United States Post Office and Sub-Treasury Building: Boston, Mass.













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Old May 1st, 2017, 08:52 AM   #284
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Holy ****! That Clark House is INSANE, the most over-the-top building ever constructed. I mean just look at those damn dormers, they're absolutely ******* massive. And this building only survived for 16 years.

Everything about this is ridiculous. God, WHAT were these people thinking? The man who built it must have had a micro *****.

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Old May 1st, 2017, 03:32 PM   #285
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God, WHAT were these people thinking?
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Old May 2nd, 2017, 04:36 PM   #286
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The same about me, I consider the facades of the Clark House to have too many elements, but still they are not ugly; I think that the architect managed to find the right balance between their elements, although my understanding can be distorted with time.

Beacon Towers (it was a mansion on the North Shore of Long Island)

http://www.oldlongisland.com/2013/10...towers_21.html














Some parts of the mansion are preserved



http://www.vanderbiltcupraces.com/bl...in_sands_point

Fair Oaks in Minneapolis



https://minneapolisparkhistory.com/2...and-earth-day/




http://hclib.tumblr.com/post/1072416...ny-people-dont
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Old May 2nd, 2017, 08:11 PM   #287
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This hobby helps me to fight with my depression, to some extent. These buildings don't exist anymore, but still I got great pleasure in studying this interesting and extravagant architecture. Finally, I leave several links with interesting photos
http://untappedcities.com/2012/02/01...new-york-city/
http://gizmodo.com/9-of-the-most-bea...own-1524596913
http://untappedcities.com/2015/09/01...-1884-to-2015/
http://www.shorpy.com/node/1484
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Old May 2nd, 2017, 08:13 PM   #288
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these threads give me depression. it feels perverse to 'like' these post... thank you to all contributors who keep it going
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Old May 8th, 2017, 03:02 AM   #289
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Orpheum Theater: Seattle, Wash.

















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Old May 11th, 2017, 12:25 AM   #290
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Century Building - St. Louis, MO
Constructed 1896 - Demolished 2004

Replaced by a parking garage.

www.builtstlouis.net/century00.html
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Old May 11th, 2017, 02:49 AM   #291
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Thank god for the camera, and people like artObserver, who share their enthusiasm on forums like this!
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Old May 12th, 2017, 07:09 AM   #292
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Old May 21st, 2017, 12:30 AM   #293
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Century Building - St. Louis, MO
Constructed 1896 - Demolished 2004

Replaced by a parking garage.

www.builtstlouis.net/century00.html
This one is one of the most disturbing images to me being that it was demolished in 2004. I am old enough (63) That I can remember the 1960s mentality than anything new was better than anything. Now we look back at what was lost with great regret. But then to see in 2004 that a classic building was replaced with that is inexplicable. So much for people being enlightened nowadays.
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This might just be me talking after hours of looking through fifteen pages of this, but, I just feel almost like we are living in the dystopian outcome of a once wise, fallen civilization (not to sound too dramatic of course).
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Old May 29th, 2017, 03:04 AM   #295
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This might just be me talking after hours of looking through fifteen pages of this, but, I just feel almost like we are living in the dystopian outcome of a once wise, fallen civilization (not to sound too dramatic of course).
Don't get too discouraged. Much was lost but much has also been saved. Also, look at the thread New Buildings Built in the Traditional Style and you'll feel a little better.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 04:02 AM   #296
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Harrison Building: Philadelphia, Penn.









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Century Building - St. Louis, MO
Constructed 1896 - Demolished 2004

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www.builtstlouis.net/century00.html
This one is hilarious. They demolish it for a parking garage at about the same height, and it even pretends to look like the old building it replace.
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Old May 31st, 2017, 12:50 AM   #298
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Another one in St Louis:

Boatman's Bank Building - St Louis, MO
Built: 1915 Demolished: 1998


Beautiful:


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https://www.builtstlouis.net/marquetteannex01.html
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Old May 31st, 2017, 07:02 AM   #299
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German Insurance Building: Buffalo, N.Y.






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Another one in St Louis:

Boatman's Bank Building - St Louis, MO
Built: 1915 Demolished: 1998


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