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Old November 18th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #61
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New York times old building at Time Square (the high, thin one). The building as such is still standing, but it have been re-clad into the unrecognizably.

in the 50's

thehappyrecap tumblr

which became this in the 60's


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which today is covered in this

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Old November 19th, 2012, 10:37 PM   #62
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they are long living buildings
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Old November 20th, 2012, 01:13 PM   #63
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What an atrocity!
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Old November 21st, 2012, 07:12 AM   #64
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^Not to mention all the surrounding buildings that have been demolished since the 50s, and even some before for wedding cake excrement.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 08:09 PM   #65
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What a horrible transformation. I think its quite a good thing that the 60s thing was covered by billboards which in themselves are quite a well known landmark. The origional building was obviosly better though.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 08:11 PM   #66
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In many cases buildings and structures built for world fairs etc were not meant to be permanent from the outset, and the building materials used would have reflected that.
Thats true, the structures of the San Fransisco exposition were made from wood and a mixture of burlap fibre and plaster which wouldn't last much and most certainly wouldn't produce a very comfortable building to be in (it would be too hot/cold). Rumor has it that the architect specifically planned for the buildings to be made from weak materials so it would create some interesting ruins when the buildings were out of use, apparently giving the city some 'personality'. That said, the expo seemed to feature some very good-looking buildings.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 11:19 PM   #67
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City Investing Building, New York. Here seen in front of the Singer building. Both demolished to make way for One Liberty Plaza.

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Old November 21st, 2012, 11:26 PM   #68
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The city investing building can also be seen in the background of this picture (now with the Singer building next to it):

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Old November 22nd, 2012, 02:04 AM   #69
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German American Insurance Building, New York. Demolished and replaced with this open plaza: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Willi...15.53,,0,-7.39



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Old November 22nd, 2012, 02:05 AM   #70
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Larger skyline picture with that an arrow towards that building:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b2ie27YF6z...attan+1908.jpg
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 05:42 PM   #71
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Very often I find the old architecture and structures more pleasant and cozy to my eye than its modern replacements or counterparts.

I am pretty much new to this forum and I am looking for pics like these: http://yourvancouverrealestate.ca/va...storic-photos/
So basically I like to look at old photos showing the actual change of a specific part of a city and its lifestyle. Are there any good threads about historic photos of Canadian and American cities and towns? It's hard to google up more than a few pics on a single site. Thanks in advance.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 12:10 AM   #72
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It is really too bad all of these beautiful buildings where demolished. I love this kind of architecture and would love to see atleast some of them be rebuilded.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 03:23 AM   #73
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It is really too bad all of these beautiful buildings where demolished. I love this kind of architecture and would love to see atleast some of them be rebuilded.
That's one of the ironic things about architects of the late 20th century, they pushed as hard as they could to preserve beautiful historic structures, while much of what they actually designed is cheap crap that is already falling apart in most cases.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 03:52 AM   #74
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German American Insurance Building, New York. Demolished and replaced with this open plaza: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Willi...15.53,,0,-7.39
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Central Park exists for a reason!
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 08:17 AM   #75
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The Hudson Terminal Buildings, New York, constructed 1907-1909. Demolished in 1971 for the east side of the WTC superblock, which included the PATH Station, 4WTC, 5WTC, and most of the underground concourse.

At one time, I believe these were the largest office buildings in New York by area.

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Old November 23rd, 2012, 04:53 PM   #76
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Central Park exists for a reason!
Because they drained swampland and demolished a few shacks, there were maybe 1 or 2, if any beautiful residencies demolished
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Old November 24th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #77
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Pre 1906 San Francisco







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Old November 24th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #78
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Pre 1906 San Francisco


What's the name of the high-rise with the cupola?

Do you have some more information about the area?
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Old November 24th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #79
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Because they drained swampland and demolished a few shacks, there were maybe 1 or 2, if any beautiful residencies demolished
You missed my point. Central Park exists to allow development on almost every block of Manhattan. For this reason, it doesn't need any more parks.
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You missed my point. Central Park exists to allow development on almost every block of Manhattan. For this reason, it doesn't need any more parks.
Yes I i did miss your point. Sry
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