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Old March 13th, 2015, 08:12 AM   #61
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Old March 13th, 2015, 03:51 PM   #62
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I'm not sure if we can call the first one "restoration". Both are much better for sure, but the first one it's almost an entire new house, even if they had used the previous structure/walls.

Anyway, I like the interventions. Keep them coming!
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Old March 13th, 2015, 04:59 PM   #63
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What it looks like is that they removed the illegal extensions, added an insulated facade, and replaced the windows. I know it looks so different though.
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Old March 20th, 2015, 05:01 AM   #64
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Old March 20th, 2015, 05:02 AM   #65
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Old March 20th, 2015, 06:55 AM   #66
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Old March 21st, 2015, 04:25 AM   #67
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Old April 4th, 2015, 04:45 AM   #68
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Old April 4th, 2015, 05:00 AM   #69
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The roof looks better, but the sheet metal strewn all over the facade is horrendous.

Everything on this page except the TWA Headquarters and Corbin Building are renovations, not restorations.
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Old April 4th, 2015, 10:46 PM   #70
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Really like the Corbin Building. Kind of like the contrast between it and Fulton Center.
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Old April 8th, 2015, 04:45 PM   #71
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The windows are the eyes of a building. If they are poorly designed, old or worn out, the building as a whole starts to fail.
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Old April 11th, 2015, 06:57 AM   #73
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They changed the "copper" windows to boring modern ones. It's more of a "reconstruction" rather than "renovation" btw since they replaced most of the substance, only the concrete skeleton is original because the construction was protected:



it could be much worse of course but I don't consider it to be a good example even if it looks nice.
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Old May 12th, 2015, 06:23 PM   #74
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The old windows remind me of this fellow's glasses:



It looks better now. Copper-coloured glass was very much an Eastern-bloc thing, actually...
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More like a 1970s thing, there was tons of it in the west, too.
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They've turned something hideous into something beautiful by simply removing the clutter. The overall modernist form is the same, they've merely replastered the concrete and replaced the window frames in an almost Bauhaus style.
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 08:26 AM   #77
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Great, now do this with all the other buildings that look like this one before
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The recent restoration of the Embassy of France (former Ortiz Basualdo Palace) in Buenos Aires:














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They've turned something hideous into something beautiful by simply removing the clutter. The overall modernist form is the same, they've merely replastered the concrete and replaced the window frames in an almost Bauhaus style.
Wow that is gorgeous. I'm imagining what the urban context would look like if that style was extrapolated to the rest of the buildings in HK - would look truly like something out of science fiction.
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