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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #81
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Its Kearny street in 1903

Here's a comparison to today

1903


2011


That domed building was the call building, it survived 1906, but was later heavily renovated.

and the one unaltered building in the photo
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:19 AM   #82
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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.
Not everyone is within walking distance of Central Park. Have to allow some sunlight in the area as well, and there's no point to build or keep anything on such a small, triangular plot.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:50 AM   #83
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City Hall Post Office and Courthouse:
This post office was demolished to enlarge City Hall Park. I believe it was built upon parkland to begin with, making it universally reviled by New Yorkers at the time.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 01:52 AM   #84
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^So, what's your point?
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Old November 25th, 2012, 01:02 PM   #85
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Its Kearny street in 1903
Thank you for that information.

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What a shame!
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Old November 25th, 2012, 01:09 PM   #86
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Did they hold a competition to see who could design the two most inappropriate building styles to go on each side of that building?
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Old November 25th, 2012, 05:09 PM   #87
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Did they hold a competition to see who could design the two most inappropriate building styles to go on each side of that building?
Those look like they were from the 70s, and the architect was obviously a trolling jerk
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Old November 26th, 2012, 12:35 PM   #88
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The one on the right is by Charles Moore, 1964.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 10:38 PM   #89
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The one on the right is by Charles Moore, 1964.
This rather mediocre effort by Moore was very disrespectful to the historic building on the left, a rare survivor of the earthquake. They should have left it standing by itself.

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Old November 27th, 2012, 11:20 PM   #90
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Here is an e-book about the making of the Singer building, New York. Very interesting and definitively worth a look.

http://archive.org/stream/historyofs...ge/n3/mode/2up
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how coud they destroy this building?????
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Thank you for that information.



What a shame!
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Old February 1st, 2013, 02:35 AM   #93
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how coud they destroy this building?????
Because modernists have bad taste
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 02:02 AM   #95
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OK, I'll admit that some of their stuff is of good taste, but often modernism is done in bad taste.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 06:53 AM   #96
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The Raleigh Hotel in Washington D. C.:


WHY COULDN'T THEY HAVE DEVELOPED THE LOWER DENSITY TO THE RIGHT BEFORE EVEN CONSIDERING TO TOUCH SUCH A BEAUTY?!
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Maybe they did
Yeah, but that's pretty sad
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 07:15 AM   #98
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It was eventually, but the replacement and ultimately what the block looks like today doesn't quite create the grand atmosphere which the hotel did.
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Have Washington D. C. lost many grand late 19th/early 20th century buildings?
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 08:18 PM   #100
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Not really, but those existing are overshadowed by tacky office buildings which don't fit D. C. too well, and lots of the lower density insignificant buildings are preserved into them. It would have been better if the smaller buildings were just demolished for something which would coordinate better with the larger grand buildings like The Hay - Adams hotel or several department stores. The height limit doesn't help either, and makes the city feel sort of drab.
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