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Old January 27th, 2015, 11:05 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by hateman View Post
Most people prefer faux-historicist crap to brutal concrete crap.
Oh and I'm so damn sick of these arrogant classicists who think they know exactly what people like. Speak for yourself! I know people who don't care about architecture but know a nice brutalist building when they see it.

The reality is that most people don't care about what their building looks like and they're just fine with anything that isn't filthy and run down. They gain attachment, yes, even to the modernist buildings they grew up around. Some people might not, but you can never know what "most people's" tastes are.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 03:04 PM   #22
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That's what restorations are for. People have rebuilt entire castles from derelict piles of rock and mortar.
I'm sick of this tired excuse to knock down icons.

Go back to your pastiche thread, it seems to be the only place where you're not spewing some sort of insult.
Yes but this isn't a castle, nor was this an icon of OKC. Mummers/Stage center was disliked by most OKCers, added nothing to street life or the vibrancy of the CBD,and took up alot of prime real estate area without maximizing on it.... This isn't a sad excuse, The Stage center had its day; And IMO something better is replacing it.

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Old January 27th, 2015, 03:50 PM   #23
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Anyone can see how anti-urban and anti-pedestrian these Brutalist buildings can be. They create dead spaces and voids. They were created at the nadir of urban life in America, when architects and planners had complete disdain or confusion about cities. It makes sense that a lot of these buildings are getting torn down and replaced now that there's a wave of re-urbanization. Where's the insult? I merely used the words he used himself.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 04:52 AM   #24
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Well this been project been halted for a while, the low oil prices are not good for okc.

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