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Old October 5th, 2015, 08:13 AM   #361
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Old November 29th, 2015, 03:44 PM   #362
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Gradsko train station, Macedonia. Mined by German troops in 1944, 20 years after it's opening




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Old December 1st, 2015, 01:52 AM   #363
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Old December 2nd, 2015, 04:24 AM   #364
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Demolition of medieval church in France
How is this even legal? This is criminality of the highest order. It is the work of fundamentalists, the wanton destruction of a secularist Taliban, and is no different from this:



or this:

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Old December 2nd, 2015, 01:16 PM   #365
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^it's not medieval, but modern (neo-medieval style, late 19th century).
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Old December 19th, 2015, 12:57 PM   #366
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Arch of Triumph, Palmyra
Today (if still standing)










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Old April 24th, 2016, 09:29 PM   #367
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Palacio Reforma, Guatemala City (1896-1917)
Architects: Francisco Durini and Andrés Galeotti.



It was damaged by the earthquakes of 1917 and 1918, but instead of repairing it, they decided to demolish it











It was replaced by this monument in 1935. It still stands today.

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Shohondo Taiseki-ji

Have you heard of this one?

The Shohondo Taiseki-ji
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The Shōhondō was the main temple building at Taiseki-ji, from 1972 until its demolition in 1998. It was built to house the Dai-Gohonzon, an inscribed wood block mandala which is the True Object of Worship of Nichiren Shōshū. In 1968 approximately 8,000,000 Soka Gakkai adherents contributed money to construct the building.

The Shōhondō was regarded as an important work of post-war Japanese architecture, noted for its vast unsupported roof span. The construction of the Shōhondō was funded largely by the personal donations of the lay believers of the Nichiren Shōshū. An estimated ¥35,536,000,000 was raised, of which ¥35,064,300,000 came from Sōka Gakkai adherents, ¥313,820,000 from Hokkekō adherents and ¥157,870,000 from priests and their families.

Nichiren Shōshū concedes that its demolition of the Shōhondō was an extension of the doctrinal dispute between it and the Sōka Gakkai. The then Nichiren Shōshū High Priest, Nikken Shōnin, decided to replace the Shōhondō with the Hōandō.

The demolition caused widespread dismay among architects, including Richard Meier and Robert A M Stern. Terence Riley, chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, said that the planned demolition would be a "regrettable finale" to a century that has "witnessed so much loss."
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taisek...5.8Dhond.C5.8D

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Now:
I found no picture of what the ground where Shohondo once was looks like now. It demolished entirely in 1998.

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a small sample of what Glasgow demolished in the post-WWII reconstruction era.

1960's planners, what were you smoking...

New City Rd/Shamrock St




present




Anderston Cross




the end


present




Gorbals Cross


present (the ugly tower was demolished a few days ago)
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Old May 16th, 2016, 11:25 PM   #371
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Moscow. Suharev tower, 1695:



Destroyed in 1934. Today:



Church on Pokrovka street, 1699:



Destroyed in 1936. Today:



Krasnye vorota, 1753:



Destroyed in 1927. Today:



Strastnoy Monastery, 1699:



Destroyed in 1937. Today:



Kitaygorodskaya wall, 1535—1538:



Was almost destroyed in 1934. Today:

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Petersburg, Russia. Yakovlew house, 1765 by Bartolomeo Francesco Rastrelli.





Destroyed in 1901.

Today:


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some more planning disasters from mid-20th century Glasgow, Scotland


Sauchiehall St looking east from Renfield St




Sauchiehall St looking (s)west from Renfield St




North St looking south




St Vincent St looking west, love the Thomson ironwork sign




Stockwell St at Clyde, looking north (spot the railway viaduct)




St Andrew's Suspension Bridge looking south (its a bakery)




Hospital St (Laurieston Rd depending what map your using), looking north




Wellshot Rd looking north




Springfield Rd, Dalmarnock




Farme Cross looking north to Dalmarnock Bridge




Springfield Rd looking north to Gallowgate

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WTF was wrong with Britain in the 1960s?
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Old May 26th, 2016, 02:10 PM   #375
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Unfortunately, not only in Britain

This was a medieval street in the city of Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands. The old city gate (wich was built around 1300) is still standing, but the old houses around it have made way in the 60's for a new ring road.


http://www.ansichtkaartenbeurs.nl/im...ten/b_1124.jpg


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This thread is heartbreaking...
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So much beautiful architecture in this thread but it's so depressing to know that it's been destroyed.
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Königsberger Schloss had been damaged by RAF bombings in 1944 — not so strange, considering the accuracy of the angloamerican carpet/terror bombing campaign over Nazi Germany — and on top of that it had been hit by soviet artillery blows when the Red Army took the town. So what the soviets really demolished was not the castle, but only its ruins.
By the way, Kaliningrad House of Soviets, even unfinished, is a true gem — properly honoured by Fredric Chaubin in his book for Taschen.
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Königsberger Schloss had been damaged by RAF bombings in 1944 — not so strange, considering the accuracy of the angloamerican carpet/terror bombing campaign over Nazi Germany — and on top of that it had been hit by soviet artillery blows when the Red Army took the town. So what the soviets really demolished was not the castle, but only its ruins.
'Ruins' is quite a broad term. Here is what it looked like right after the war:

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Of course, it's badly damaged but not in the state where reconstruction is impossible.

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By the way, Kaliningrad House of Soviets, even unfinished, is a true gem — properly honoured by Fredric Chaubin in his book for Taschen.
Well, even if it's a gem (with what I strongly disagree but tastes differ, OK), it'd better sparkle on some other spot.
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Soviets choosing to rebuild Kaliningrad without restoring those prussian [if "ruins" is not suitable, how do we call them? you choose the term] imho is hardly a case study in "moronic demolitions". As a side note, more than 20000000 soviets had been killed just a couple of decades before as a result of a german invasion, I somewhat can see a point in what they did there.
De gustibus non disputandum, obviously; still I find House of Soviets quite a unique building, not so sure the same can be told of the castle (its exterior: the interior had been completely burnt down in 1944).

[Edit]: wikipedia has this picture (dated 1949) of the "castle ruins":



Maybe reconstruction was not impossible, but not even child's play.

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