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Old March 9th, 2015, 08:36 AM   #21
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Old March 9th, 2015, 08:52 AM   #22
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Old March 9th, 2015, 08:54 PM   #24
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Old March 9th, 2015, 09:02 PM   #26
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Old March 9th, 2015, 09:09 PM   #27
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Old March 9th, 2015, 09:13 PM   #28
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Old March 9th, 2015, 09:28 PM   #29
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Old March 9th, 2015, 11:12 PM   #30
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For me it's always sad thing when some perfectly functional building is being demolished for aesthetic or other reason.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 07:52 AM   #31
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That's why the destructors always try to argue about how 'obsolete' and 'dysfunctional' a building is, ignoring that a proper renovation would usually solve those problems. If they could renovate Park Hill in Sheffield so well, they could renovate anything.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 06:13 PM   #32
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Old March 10th, 2015, 06:26 PM   #33
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Old March 10th, 2015, 10:48 PM   #34
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London had so many nice modernist buildings from the secord Churchill to Douglas-Home as well as Thatcher era which complemented classical structures well. Many have now been replaced by bombastic playful shit, which convey the country is ashamed of it's proud economically dominant past.

Limbank House, Former Barclays Bank International Headquarters (1969-1997)


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Kingsgate House (1966):

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HOW IS THIS ANY BETTER?

http://www.landsecurities.com/proper...kings-gate.jpg

Soon to be demolished Marble Arch Tower (1966):

http://www.standard.co.uk/incoming/a...marblearch.jpg

...to be replaced by an oblong-shaped tower with a hideous base:

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The base of the current building should be renovated instead.

Sodomization of London in a nutshell:
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NYC needs to be careful starchitects don't destroy the city like they've been so successful with London. However, in their case it's more toward classical architecture.
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Old March 11th, 2015, 01:36 AM   #35
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Prentice Womens' Hospital... demolished
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That house.........
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Old March 12th, 2015, 03:11 AM   #38
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I don't think the demolition of Pruitt-Igoe was regrettable because it's a textbook example of how NOT to do modernism.
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There's a documentary on it that shows how economic mismanagement and urban flight caused its downfall.
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Old March 12th, 2015, 08:30 AM   #40
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It was doomed from the very beginning. You can't build something that ambitious so cheaply. While St. Louis wasn't yet in economic free-fall at the time Pruitt-Igoe was completed, spending more would have amplified the consequences in the end.

Modernist public housing is a failure as a whole for the same reasons. The remaining examples in decent condition are only so because control was handed to residents and market forces were introduced. There's a reason why the United States has Section 8.
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