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Old June 19th, 2013, 01:01 PM   #121
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What a shame.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 01:02 PM   #122
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The District National Bank Building in Washington DC. Was demolished and replaced with a development called Metropolitan Square.


Source: http://www.shorpy.com/node/5825'


The same location today: https://maps.google.no/maps?q=metrop...8.12,,0,-14.55
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Old June 19th, 2013, 01:51 PM   #123
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What's supposed to replace it?
This cheap looking thing it appears:

The plan for the whole campus: https://docs.google.com/viewer?docex..._final2004.pdf
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Old June 19th, 2013, 02:14 PM   #124
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Unbelievable and beyond comprehension, how such a crime can be committed by an institution that is supposed to educate!
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Old June 20th, 2013, 01:01 PM   #125
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Another classic American re-clad:

The Nasby Building in Toledo, Ohio. Completed in 1895 to a design by Edward Fallis.

Original 1895 appearance:

Source: http://www.shorpy.com/image/tid/297

The dome was removed during the '30s, while the whole building was later covered in metal plates in 1964. After new look:

Source: http://wikimapia.org/showphoto/?obj=...g=0&id=1983625

This link should lead you do a short resumé of the building:
http://books.google.no/books?id=Ri7A...toledo&f=false

At streetview: https://maps.google.no/maps?q=Madiso...8.11,,0,-23.14
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Old June 21st, 2013, 01:37 AM   #126
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Many great houses have been lost in Lincoln park Chicago to McMansions in recent years, because the area is UNPROTECTED and not on any register.

http://www.preservationchicago.org/u.../sheffield.pdf
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Old June 27th, 2013, 04:22 PM   #127
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Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis. Demolished in 1992:

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Old June 27th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #128
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The David Whitney Building in Detroit before and after 1959 alterings. The middle part of the facade have been kept, but both the upper and lower part have been severely simplified.


Source: http://historicdetroit.org/galleries...ing-artifacts/

Larger picture of it before (to the left). It's neighbour to the right have been demolished.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wh...lerDetroit.jpg

Today: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Detro...5.75,,0,-16.77

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Old June 29th, 2013, 01:44 AM   #129
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This cheap looking thing it appears:

The plan for the whole campus: https://docs.google.com/viewer?docex..._final2004.pdf
I thought they ended up deciding not to knock it down.
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Old June 29th, 2013, 05:11 PM   #130
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I used to be optimistic about NYC someday coming back, constructing on par with what's going up in China, and hopefully making something better to replace 1950-60s mistakes. After seeing 425 and 432 Park Avenue, I realize it's only going to get worse.
Yes, because 425 and 423 Park Avenue are the only things that are getting built in NYC right now
Yes, nothing interesting is getting built in NYC

P.S. I find 425 Park Avenue really interesting: futuristic and retrò

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Old June 29th, 2013, 05:32 PM   #131
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I thought they ended up deciding not to knock it down.
I have no idea. It was 540_804 that posted it, I just found a picture of what was intended to replace it.
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Old June 29th, 2013, 07:20 PM   #132
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The other thing is that those plans were from 2004, and That VCU just did a major renovation and addition behind the building and in the area.
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Old June 30th, 2013, 03:52 AM   #133
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All too true -- but what a price to pay. Simply unthinkable.

An excellent documentary on the tragic destruction of mighty Penn.



At least Germany and SF have an excuse for their losses -- wars of annihilation and earthquakes. But in New York, there is no justification for these tragedies.

There are examples of a more heinous, such as Rio de Janeiro or Medellin.
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Old June 30th, 2013, 04:06 AM   #134
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I thought they ended up deciding not to knock it down.
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I have no idea. It was 540_804 that posted it, I just found a picture of what was intended to replace it.
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The other thing is that those plans were from 2004, and That VCU just did a major renovation and addition behind the building and in the area.
Their intentions are a little confusing.

The Master plan from August 2012 says they intend to " Retain and renovate for long-term use as office and support space."

The updated master plan from February 2013 says the intention is for "short-term renovation" and "long term replacement."

Here's a copy of the most recent (Feb 2013) Master Site Plan:

http://wp.vcu.edu/vcu2020/files/2013...13MPFinal2.pdf
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VCU has other crappy buildings to tear down! Why that one??
It can have many other uses.
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Old July 1st, 2013, 07:49 PM   #136
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VCU has other crappy buildings to tear down! Why that one??
It can have many other uses.
At least they're not demolishing blocks of the historic fan district, as they did in the 60s and 70s (The neighborhood is now protected).
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Old September 4th, 2013, 10:19 PM   #137
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Atlanta's Terminal Station.
Built 1905, demolished 1972.

One of the tower cupolas was preserved and is on view at the Atlanta History Center.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 07:15 AM   #138
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Bit on the plain side, but Dallas doesn't really have a lot of these prewar buildings.




http://photographyblog.dallasnews.co...mes-down.html/
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Old September 5th, 2013, 08:35 AM   #139
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Hotel Westminster, Boston.


Full size version here: http://www.shorpy.com/node/10250?size=_original#caption

Source: http://www.shorpy.com/node/10250


Was demolished to make way for this building:
https://maps.google.no/maps?q=trinit...0.17,,0,-38.66





That beautiful hotel. I know just where it was, next to Trinity Church - and it was a true Boston building.

Why? Why? Why?
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Old September 19th, 2013, 04:13 AM   #140
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A few of the beauties Indianapolis lost.


http://genealogytrails.com/ind/marion/marion-courthouse.jpg


http://www.jumpingfrog.com/images/postcards340/pco7710.jpg

The one above is more depressing when you consider the street cars faced the same fate as the building.


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5aDmSCT1yAY/TybOFJ_gHHI/AAAAAAAAApk/AeWCzmnzbDw/s1600/soldiers-parade-on-Monument-Circle-1919.png

In the photo above, only the church is still standing. Everything else has been replaced with modern structures.
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