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Old January 29th, 2008, 06:39 PM   #61
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Historic preservation in NYC is a total joke.
Do you have any kind of system to preserve old/important buildings in America? Like in England, we have listed buildings which cant be demolished.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 06:54 PM   #62
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^well in theory they can't be demolished provided theyre Grade I. Grade II and III can on specific reasons. Anything over 100 years gets automatic listing status.

Also, there are instances of illegal demolitions going on, often by sleazy developers, sometimes by private individuals, often by inexplicable fires just before the tower block goes up. There are 30,000 protected buildings in London and counting each year, its hard for the local councils to keep track (not that hard, surely), but Ive seen quite a few century old buildings disappear in my time.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 09:59 AM   #63
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The gorgeous grade I listed st anns church in manchester

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Church directly to the right

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The not as beautiful cathedral (built as a church), though much older built at around 1300/1400

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Old January 31st, 2008, 03:10 AM   #64
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Do you have any kind of system to preserve old/important buildings in America? Like in England, we have listed buildings which cant be demolished.
Yes, but even then like another poster said, bad developers will tear them down. A developer here just tried to tear down a century old stone church.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 07:11 AM   #65
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Cathedral of Santiago




Other urban churches in Santiago, Chile


More than high buildings around it, this one has city life around it...


this one is in Providencia's (a fancy borough of Santiago) commercial district...


Does an urban mosque count? This one is in Coquimbo (north of Santiago).
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Old February 29th, 2008, 12:19 AM   #66
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I just heard that St Saviours, located in the Maspeth section of Queens, is being slated for demolition after all the attempts to keep it around.




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Old March 11th, 2008, 01:16 PM   #67
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Protestant church in Bratislava

Protestant church in Bratislava situated on Legionarska street, built in 1933.







Building to the right was beer brewery, but there is planned reconstruction to residence now. On the left side is 15 storey students house.

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Old March 12th, 2008, 02:04 AM   #68
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Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

Can't remember what it's called but it's near the train station




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Old March 12th, 2008, 02:34 AM   #69
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Perth, WA, Australia

Just got back from holiday and took this in the CBD. I liked the old and New(ish) toghether

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Old March 12th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #70
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Old March 13th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #71
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Notre Dame, Ho Chi Minh City







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Old March 16th, 2008, 02:01 PM   #72
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Middle-Age skyscraper :

Notre dame de Strasbourg




















One of the most beautiful church/cathedral in the world.
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Old March 16th, 2008, 05:45 PM   #73
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Not urban, but still one of my favorites!

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Old March 17th, 2008, 02:01 AM   #74
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St Nicholas Liverpool

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Old March 17th, 2008, 10:27 AM   #75
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A church in Saigon, Vietnam:

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Old March 18th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #76
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Just look at Warsaw




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Old March 21st, 2008, 03:12 AM   #77
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While most people pay attention to either St Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity Church, or even St Paul's Chapel, St Mark's in the Bowery tends to be overlooked.

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Old March 27th, 2008, 05:39 PM   #78
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London's Financial District, some of the 120 churches in the square mile, 87 of them over 350 years old. Pictures many thanks to Jaeger at Skycrapercity:












an aerial of the area covered:


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Old April 14th, 2008, 02:21 AM   #79
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Couple of photos af St Chads Roman Catholic Cathedral in Birmingham, the first RC cathedral to be built since the reformation:




St Philips Anglican cathedral:




St Michaels RC church, which used to be the New Meeting house that Joseph Preistly ministered between 1780 and 1791:


Central Methodist church spire:




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Old April 15th, 2008, 08:19 PM   #80
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Jeez this picture is so like, welcome to Europe!

(...yeh I know its not representative)

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