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Old November 9th, 2013, 05:45 PM   #161
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Can anyone identify the building with the square dome in the background here? Central Park, NYC, 1915.



I solved it myself. It's the Temple Beth-El. Constructed in 1891 at the corner of 76th Street and Fifth Avenue. The building was sold in 1945 and was demolished shortly after to make way for an apartment house.


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Old November 9th, 2013, 05:57 PM   #162
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Temple Beth-El.

http://www.nycago.org/Organs/NYC/html/BethEl.html



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Old November 9th, 2013, 07:03 PM   #163
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What's the name of the high-rise with the cupola?

Do you have some more information about the area?
That's the San Francisco Call Building, which housed the SF Call newspaper and the offices of Reid & Reid, the architects who built it. It was also known for a while as the Spreckels Building, and today is called Central Tower.
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Old November 9th, 2013, 07:12 PM   #164
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how coud they destroy this building?????

Actually, this building (in particular the terracotta cupola and roofing) was heavily damaged in the fires that accompanied the 1906 Earthquake, along with most of downtown San Francisco, but the structure itself was in good enough shape to be renovated and kept in use. It's still an active office building today as Central Tower (it was known as the Call Building back in 1906)
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Old November 9th, 2013, 07:33 PM   #165
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I guess those SF Call Building posts were redundant.

Sorry about that, I didn't realize those posts had been replied to already. :[]
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Old November 9th, 2013, 07:56 PM   #166
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But if I may submit another unnecessary demo to the court, I'm pretty sad about San Francisco's lost Third Street Train Depot; it was built to accommodate Southern Pacific rail traffic for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Expo and incorporated a lot of the California Mission-Revival design elements that were being thrown around in San Diego and San Francisco as a result of the expos:

http://pinterest.com/pin/465559680200347978/


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/465559680200348098/


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/465559680200347989/


Knocked down in 1975:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/465559680200348173/


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/465559680200348199/


And replaced with a barely-there station a block away. It's basically just a glass turnstile facade that leads to bare track platforms:





Bummer times.

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Old November 10th, 2013, 05:31 AM   #167
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A few from Detroit...


The old Pontchartrain Hotel


And the current Pontchartrain Hotel

http://cmsimg.freep.com/apps/pbcsi.d...shows-reopened

The old Detroit Federal Building/Post Office, used for 30 years and then demolished (apparently it didn't have enough space)


The current Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building
GSA_McNamara_Q3_Exterior1 by gsamichigan, on Flickr

The old Harper Hospital


The current Harper Hospital
0826_Harper_Hospital by Jeff Hargis, on Flickr

The McGraw Building


(black and white photos via Shorpy, apologies if they are too large for your display device)
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Old November 12th, 2013, 10:09 PM   #168
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Americans have definitely lost their sense of taste.
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Old December 16th, 2013, 07:07 PM   #169
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Lewisohn Stadium, City College of New York, NY, NY








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Old December 17th, 2013, 01:07 AM   #170
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A recent entry to the category of "Lost Buildings of the United States:"



From www.inisfada.org.
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Old December 17th, 2013, 08:17 PM   #171
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???????????? Serious ?????????????????????????????????
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Old December 17th, 2013, 11:59 PM   #172
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???????????? Serious ?????????????????????????????????
Yes.

Demolition of Inisfada began on December 5 of this year. The widow of the man who built the house donated the house to the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, in the hope that they would maintain the house. The Jesuits used the house as a retreat up until last year. When it became too costly to maintain, they sold it to a developer who plans on building another subdivision of upscale houses. The house was not vacant or deteriorated; it was in excellent condition. The house was not listed as a historical landmark and the town where the house was located did nothing to stop the demolition.

More: http://www.manhassetpress.com/the-lo...isfada-part-i/

http://www.manhassetpress.com/the-lo...sfada-part-ii/
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Old December 18th, 2013, 12:06 AM   #173
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Yes.

Demolition of Inisfada began on December 5 of this year. The widow of the man who built the house donated the house to the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, in the hope that they would maintain the house. The Jesuits used the house as a retreat up until last year. When it became too costly to maintain, they sold it to a developer who plans on building another subdivision of upscale houses. The house was not vacant or deteriorated; it was in excellent condition. The house was not listed as a historical landmark and the town where the house was located did nothing to stop the demolition.

More: http://www.manhassetpress.com/the-lo...isfada-part-i/

http://www.manhassetpress.com/the-lo...sfada-part-ii/
Very sad news.
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Old December 18th, 2013, 05:56 AM   #174
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SOMEONE CONTACT THE DEVELOPER! HES MAKING A HUGE MISTAKE!

He probably doesnt know the architectural value of the building!!
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Old December 19th, 2013, 12:38 PM   #175
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Old December 20th, 2013, 09:14 AM   #176
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SOMEONE CONTACT THE DEVELOPER! HES MAKING A HUGE MISTAKE!

He probably doesnt know the architectural value of the building!!
Even if he knows it wouldnt stop him. This guy is a developer. All he cares about is making more money...
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Old December 21st, 2013, 03:02 AM   #177
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Well, explain the idea of preserving the building in terms of money.

If he chooses to preserve the Mansion and use it as the center of the complex or at least part of it, now that probably half of it is almost gone, then it could be a cultural center, something of intrest, where the people living in the complex could meet, have their activities, it could be the heart of the development and the center of intrest!
Using that in the marketing it could raise the prices a little, and after 10, 20, 30 or more years will have passed, the proyect will not fall into boringness of outdated styles of architecture as it would if it was a totally new construction.

He could use that guarantee, to ensure the new residents that their new house/apartment will serve and also mantain its value for years!
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