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Old February 11th, 2013, 05:21 AM   #1
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Buildings in need of renovation

Which buildings do you believe need a reclad, renovation, or a clean? (not a demolition, however)

An example of renovated buildings:
First Canadian Place
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My top priority would be Detroit Grand Central Station


and 22 Cortlandt Street, NYC


I like the stone cladding of the Verizon Building, but I think it needs a scrub


Any others?
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Old February 11th, 2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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Isn't Detroit in some deep crap as for today ? There's tons of buildings that are just ruined and abandoned. I think there's no hope for them at the moment, as long as there's still some recession going on around.

As for the buildings that need renovation, nothing irritates me more than the old copper roofs that are green now.
Repaint them or do anything so that they look nicer. Even the church in my city got a new black roof and it looks better than before.

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Old February 11th, 2013, 01:33 PM   #3
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Detroit has been hit very hard by the recession. That Grand Central Station looks like it's in the middle of nowhere.
Togeter with renovation, the entire area should be redeveloped.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 07:50 PM   #4
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Warsaw's Palace of Science could use a bit cleaning:

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Old February 11th, 2013, 08:05 PM   #5
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Definitely. Shame for it to look so run down.

Also that's one of the coolest pictures I've seen of that tower. So evil looking, just as I like it...
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Old February 11th, 2013, 08:10 PM   #6
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in são paulo there is mirante do vale....
it needs renovation....

http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficheir...-_by_Lucas.JPG

julia cristianini building also needs a renovation....



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Old February 11th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #7
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Definitely... how have falling pieces not been seen as a problem yet?
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Old February 11th, 2013, 08:28 PM   #8
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They need to build a separate apartment for the people who took over this tower and renovate this sucker
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Old February 11th, 2013, 08:45 PM   #9
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These 3 towers in Rotterdam are in desperate need of recladding or redevelopment:

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Old February 12th, 2013, 02:03 PM   #10
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And make them look like another normal modern midrises? That's just boring if you ask me, let the prefabs stay exposed.

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Warsaw's Palace of Science could use a bit cleaning:
In 2015 for 60th anniversary of it's construction it should be already clean.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 04:18 PM   #11
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Hello, i have seen your all post that is very nice. Building picture are awesome. I like your all picture.
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Cool and amazing building behind the mercantil. It is one of the beautiful civil engineering. Nice work.

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Old February 18th, 2013, 06:39 PM   #13
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GOLDEN MILE COMPEX & TOWER SINGAPORE
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611 Place in Los Angeles. Virtually empty. There was talks years ago of converting it into a condo tower but no new news.

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I was born in Italy but I'm Polish... i visit Poland in summer and I live in this thing that's one of the scariest buildings in my city... Radom
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There are also a lot of buildings like this in my city... they're identical...
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Old February 19th, 2013, 03:38 AM   #16
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As for the buildings that need renovation, nothing irritates me more than the old copper roofs that are green now.
Repaint them or do anything so that they look nicer. Even the church in my city got a new black roof and it looks better than before.
You're crazy! I love that patinaed look!

I'm sure it was anticipated as part of the buildings look when designed, are there any photos of the financial center before it tarnished?

Wonder what will happen with the new court tower in Phoenix, its cladded in copper

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Torre Latinoamerica in Mexico City.
Needs a nice 4WTC-esque cladding instead of that old rotting cladding.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 10:37 PM   #18
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in são paulo there is mirante do vale....
it needs renovation....
Or a date with the wrecking ball..
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Old February 24th, 2013, 11:51 PM   #19
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Abandoned train station in buffalo, I'd love to see this renovated and integrated into a Toronto-NYC HSR line.


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Old February 25th, 2013, 04:24 AM   #20
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Torre Latinoamericana opened its doors on 1956 and was the fourth building in height in the world outside New York. It was the first glass covered skyscrapper too. And it was the first tower with anti-seismic system. It gained notoriety when it withstood the magnitude 7.9 1957 earthquake, thanks to its outstanding design and strength. This feat garnered it recognition in the form of the American Institute of Steel Construction Award of Merit for "the tallest building ever exposed to a huge seismic force".

This classic building doesnt need a renovoation as Empire State Building doesnt need modernization...
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