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Old September 19th, 2013, 05:39 AM   #141
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Don't forget the old courthouse in Indianapolis



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Old September 20th, 2013, 07:51 PM   #142
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Freaking people in the middle of the 1900s were freaking morons who all deserve to be drowned for destroying such beautiful buildings. What the hell were they thinking?
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Old September 21st, 2013, 01:44 AM   #143
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Freaking people in the middle of the 1900s were freaking morons who all deserve to be drowned for destroying such beautiful buildings. What the hell were they thinking?
Urban planners, and architects were on a drug called Le Corbusier
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Old September 21st, 2013, 02:22 AM   #144
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Urban planners, and architects were on a drug called Le Corbusier
A drug provided by Adolf Loos
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Old September 21st, 2013, 05:20 AM   #145
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how coud they destroy this building?????
They didn't destroy it...both of the tallest buildings in that pic sustained heavy damage in the 1906 earthquake/fire, but survived and still exist today (i assume you're referring to one of them?). The tallest one however (the Call/Central tower, at about 300' tall), looks different now, because it was reclad/renovated in an art-deco style in the 1930s. So there's no more awesome crown on it unfortunately, but the building still looks nice enough.
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Old September 21st, 2013, 05:36 AM   #146
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What a shame!
A shame? The other buildings were destroyed in the 1906 earthquake/fire so there was no choice there...but that modern picture you're responding to doesn't do the area justice, as it's farther away and it's not clear in it that there are still a bunch of early-20th century buildings there. Here's a better angle of the same area that more closely matches the pic from 1903:

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2011:




It is a shame that the original facade/crown of the Call tower was removed though. That other cool-looking old highrise is still there too, it's just hidden behind the other buildings.
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Old September 21st, 2013, 06:21 AM   #147
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One distinctly American building form was the movie picture palace ... a great many wonderful examples in this architectural genre have been lost... but my favorite is the San Francisco Fox:





Here are some exterior pics of the fox theater:


http://www.spur.org/publications/lib...-market-street


http://www.dobywood.com/FoxTheatreAt...uperFoxes.html

That awesome theater was replaced with the ugly POS known as "Fox Plaza" :


http://www.rentv.com/content/norther...area/news/main


http://assceneinsf.wordpress.com/2010/12/page/2/
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Old September 22nd, 2013, 06:14 AM   #148
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 03:31 AM   #149
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 05:59 PM   #150
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A shame? The other buildings were destroyed in the 1906 earthquake/fire so there was no choice there.
They could rebuilt them.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #151
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The McLean House





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Old September 26th, 2013, 11:51 PM   #152
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Old September 28th, 2013, 10:21 PM   #153
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Old October 1st, 2013, 11:57 PM   #154
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Due to the temporary shutdown of the federal government,
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 06:01 AM   #157
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It's a popular joke right now (made 2 make fun of all the people that blame Obama 4 everything)
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It's a popular joke right now (made 2 make fun of all the people that blame Obama 4 everything)
Right, I get the humor and I agree. But I just fail to see why it has to be posted on this thread. I've seen it on SSC numerous times before. You post one harmless political joke and it snowballs into a huge pissing contest between Liberals and Conservatives. I really like this thread and I'd hate to see it get locked over something like that. But it's happened before.
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 10:29 PM   #159
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Old October 4th, 2013, 10:40 AM   #160
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