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Old July 6th, 2015, 11:37 PM   #21
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Yes, they should just demolish them and be done with it.
They should renovate them and build the new thing somewhere else.
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Old July 7th, 2015, 04:38 AM   #22
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When done like the Hearst tower, facadism can be great but often you get developers who don't carry about the history of what they're supposed to be preserving....
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Old July 7th, 2015, 05:35 AM   #23
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Old July 7th, 2015, 05:40 AM   #24
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This one in Toronto looks very nice in person. it used to be a hospital, now it's part of a condo built in 2009.

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Old July 7th, 2015, 05:42 AM   #25
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A rather big project planned in Toronto to preserve the multiple story facades of a neo-gothic and 1950s modernist facade, 481 University Ave



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Old July 7th, 2015, 04:20 PM   #26
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Le Vendôme Housing building (old Poste Centrale), Le Havre, Normandy, France













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The former General Post Office in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The building was converted into offices with restaurants on the ground floor and basement levels.


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The top part looks kinda cheap.
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Old July 11th, 2015, 01:34 AM   #31
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The only building that looks remotely passable in here is the Le Vendôme Housing building and even then the "new" building is uglier than what it replaced. If the additions actually respected the architecture already there these buildings might work but they almost never do and as a consequence almost none of the buildings work.
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This one in Toronto looks very nice in person. it used to be a hospital, now it's part of a condo built in 2009.


It looks like the modernist building is crushing the poor classical structure underfoot!
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It looks great in real life, believe me. Those photos don't do it justice.
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DeMarcay Hotel (1927), Sarasota, FL - National Historic Place. Getting ready to start construction on new condominium.





They are keeping the Roth Cigar Factory (1925) on the back of the building as well but haven't seen renderings of that side.
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Old July 30th, 2015, 05:16 PM   #35
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That is incorect. They are NOT keeping the facade of the cigar factory. The developer told me they will be attempting to reuse some or the decorations of the building but they are planning selling everything they can off to architectural salvage places. There will be a parking garage elevator where the historically designated totally intact 1923 cigar factory once stood.

And I was told they will do their best to save the facade of the Hotel, but if it falls over, they will just build a replica. Who wants to bet it is a replica facade that ends up in the end?
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Old July 31st, 2015, 10:12 PM   #36
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Residence will love the timeless romance of this historic location at 33 south Palm the site of one of Sarasota's earliest hotels, the Demarcay and the Roth Cigar Factory. The Demarcay at 33 South Palm builds this rich heritage, preserving the facades of both buildings and continues the romance that began so many years ago.
I was going off their new website, I didn't realize that was even part of the project until I read it on there. Not preserving the cigar factory isn't a huge deal, but considering they are already running into issues with redesigns they probably don't want to mess around with the hotel facade.
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Old August 1st, 2015, 04:54 AM   #37
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I really think that even though some of these examples look bizarre, they don't at all respect the integrity of the original structure, I'd still rather have the evidence of a historic structure than tear it down.

This looks like it will turn out really well, but its not really a complete "facadectomy", more just a 1/2 story addition..

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This one is also in Toronto, the facade has been encased in a calatrava hallway, its actually very nicely done.





of course the gigantic 111 W 57th street is being built ontop/behind the historic Steinway building. I'm so glad they've preserved it, like they could have easily done with the Rizzoli Bookstore and many other facades along 57th street..





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Back in London, They've saved only the facade of this historic building on leicester square, the entire core will be new, plus a few floors on top. I like this one though. its low-key, and tasteful.







This one is actually really terrible. The church on east 12th street that was mostly demolished by NYU, they didnt even bother to attach it to the new building, just left the front of the church to stand on its own...





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Old August 3rd, 2015, 04:33 PM   #39
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It was the former seat of the Swedish National Bank, but was converted for the use of our parliament. I'm not entirely happy with the result, but at least that meant we got to keep our old bicameral house of parliament just across the street.


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hmmm, most of the facadism is not working for me...unbalanced it seems, which is the antithesis to their original design of the old buildings. However at street level it may feel and look different and worth preserving, from afar just looks wrong...
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