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Old January 4th, 2015, 07:28 AM   #1801
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Old January 4th, 2015, 03:23 PM   #1802
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I don't know if you call resurfacing, or recoating revitalization but it's happening here, in Sonargaon, at the Sonargaon Folk Art Museum. (I couldn't find before pictures) but work is slowly progressing.

Sonargaon, meaning 'City of Gold'; was once the historic administrative, maritime and commercial hub of bengal. The locations (in the heart of the ganges delta) allowed the city to become of major importance to traders, and users of the silk roads. It was seen as magnet for all and hub for the ancient rich (especially rich women who wished to by muslin - fabric of fine quality), however due to certain circumstances during late mughal and nawab of bengal and british rule, the city that once flourished, was left desrted as administrative capitals where moved around in Bengal. most notably was the shift of Dhaka to Kolkata (than dacca and culcatta) by the British, people left the city to find and follow opportunity, the roads of this ancient city are left empty, only the sound of rickshaw can be heard plying it's streets, boarding a few expats here and there. It's time we revitalize the whole city, not just the museum.








Close up of the resurfacing/recoating on the Sonargaon Folk Art Museum.

Sadarbari - Built in 1901. Currently being renovated. by JohnMawer, on Flickr
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Old January 5th, 2015, 10:31 PM   #1803
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Old January 6th, 2015, 07:20 AM   #1804
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Nice buildings!
But is that chimney still standing?
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Old January 6th, 2015, 05:42 PM   #1805
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Unfortunately, no. The furnace building was a great looking building in its own right, but they demolished it and put in a parking garage. It is New Jersey after all. At least the rest of the complex is largely intact or restored.
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Old January 8th, 2015, 05:34 AM   #1806
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Old January 10th, 2015, 09:44 AM   #1807
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This could be an interesting project to watch out for:
Neglected Brutalist Icon Redesigned as Cultural Venue
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Glasgow-based public art charity NVA is leading the effort to bring St. Peter’s back to life. Support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Creative Scotland, the Argyll and Bute Council, and others has been boosted by significant private donations. London’s Avanti Architects, together with Glasgow firms ERZ Landscape Architects and NORD Architecture, will lead the £7.3-million project with the aim of highlighting how public space can advance social change. When complete, the chapel will be reinvented as an enclosed, wind- and air-tight 600-seat performing arts space. Indoor and outdoor teaching spaces will be spread throughout the building, for which organizers have already planned an ambitious program of exhibitions and events. The designers will plant foliage throughout the property's 111 acres of forest in addition to repairing bridges and adding over two miles of outdoor walkways. The building’s Walled Garden will receive a custom pavilion, forming a hub for public visits, artist residencies, exhibitions, and educational activities.
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Significantly, St. Peter’s will not be restored to its original condition. Instead, designers will use the structure’s current tumbledown state as inspiration for the new space. A partial restoration and consolidation of the existing building, combined with completely new design elements, is intended to enhance the seminary. The architects’ ready embrace of loss and ruin as an integral part of the site’s history marks a distinctive approach to renovation.
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Why are there Bars on the lower windows?
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So you can open a window without having to worry about thieves.
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Many buildings across Europe have bars on their lowest windows. Luckily they've become something of a feature rather than an unfitting add-on.
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Many buildings across Europe have bars on their lowest windows. Luckily they've become something of a feature rather than an unfitting add-on.
Usually that implies the neighborhood is dangerous here in the US...
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This bars look as old as the building is, which is an old (early XX century) cigarettes factory adapted for hotel:
http://www.bryla.pl/bryla/1,85301,17...ejszego_w.html

Maybe this was just a protection against thieves
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