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Old January 21st, 2010, 10:22 AM   #81
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I had no idea that the midrise in Brussels is abandoned. It or its site has to be redeveloped in some way.
I think the renovated Finance tower on the third picture is back in use again.
There are some wild and rather exciting redevelopment plans for the abandoned part of the old administrative site.



On the left the Finance Tower, the 3 new towers wil be residantial ones.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 03:03 PM   #82
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Here's one from Richmond, Va.

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Old January 21st, 2010, 06:04 PM   #83
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Here is one from The Hague. used to be named 'De Wereldhaven'.
Build in 1968 with 16 floors. It is an empty building waiting to be demolished.


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Old January 21st, 2010, 06:56 PM   #84
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nice pic, what an archeticture
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Old January 21st, 2010, 10:09 PM   #85
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Here is one from The Hague. used to be named 'De Wereldhaven'.
Build in 1968 with 16 floors. It is an empty building waiting to be demolished.
Why? Looks good and could be renovated.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 10:11 PM   #86
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My favorite Skyscraper in Memphis sits vacant, as it has since the 80s. There are plans to redevelop it though. Not very solid plans though.


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Old January 22nd, 2010, 01:33 AM   #87
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Maybe all of the members of ssc could pool their money to buy a scraper! Make it the ssc world headquarters. jk
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 12:50 AM   #88
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You thought One Times Square in New York City was vacant, wait till you see this German skyscraper: the Bayer Hochhaus, the tallest structure in Leverkusen, was used as an office tower for the Bayer Pharmeceutical Company. A proposal came up to demolish the tower in 2003. The demolition date was delayed by a few years until it was scrapped altogether. Then a proposal came up for the building to be used as a billboard. The building will remain vacant for the rest of its life. Both of these proposals are bad and if the building is used as a billboard, it will become a white elephant. It can't be used for offices anymore, so I'm considering adding a new facade and converting this into wither hotel or residential use.




By the way, qhat exactly is the tallest vacant building in the world that was formerly used for any function? It could possibly be the Book Tower in Detroit, although there could possibly be a taller building.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 11:16 AM   #89
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This is the largest one I know, the residential building at Kielstraße, Dortmund, DE:

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The apartments were sold to private owners with misleading promotional brochures, so many of the new owners couldn't pay their mortgage rates, not to speak of maintenance of the building. So more and more tenants left and eventually the fire department closed it down for being unsafe.

Now it stands like this for years already, and it still isn't clear what to do with it.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #90
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Tour UAP/AXA, in Lyon. 71m (or 74m). Built in1972
Abandonned for at least 15 years but it's demolition is now in progress (will normally be replaced by a 200m tower...)
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Old January 26th, 2010, 05:23 AM   #91
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Old January 26th, 2010, 10:13 AM   #92
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Those art deco towers in Richmond and Memphis are great, hope they wont fell into despair.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 12:06 PM   #93
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Completed in 1959, this high-rise is actually abandoned, a renovation project was proposed but its status at the moment seems to be on hold.



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Old January 26th, 2010, 12:52 PM   #94
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Ok,some of these buildings are crap, obsolete or maybe full of asbestos ? but many I see of the old solid Art Deco period in some US cities are worth keeping. Similar era buildings in my city, are listed by the National Trust and encouraged to be restored as boutique offices or converted into apartments....where they have a premium / rental / sale position amongst new buildings. I see Detroit has many of these but know money must be tight there at them moment leading to more decay. Imagine in a hundred years these all restored and gleaming!...............Don't pull'm down!
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Completed in 1959, this high-rise is actually abandoned, a renovation project was proposed but its status at the moment seems to be on hold.



That actually looks alright.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 01:24 PM   #96
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never used but abandoned all the same, the pyongyang pyramid
Abandoned for many years, but construction has now resumed on Ryugyong:
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I think the renovated Finance tower on the third picture is back in use again.
There are some wild and rather exciting redevelopment plans for the abandoned part of the old administrative site.



On the left the Finance Tower, the 3 new towers wil be residantial ones.
How about we demolish the midrise instead of building all of these futuristic-looking new skyscrapers because they're not gonna match well with the cityscape. A green space should be on this site.
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Old January 28th, 2010, 11:02 AM   #98
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Ther is still and there will be green space over there in the future. There's a park between the towers.
Probably the midrises will be renovated and stay offices. Those 'futuristic' towers are residential towers. They are welcome because of Brussel's expanding population and because now the area is abandoned after office-houres.
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Old January 28th, 2010, 11:14 AM   #99
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The TBR-tower in the North District of Brussels (right) is abandoned for some years now.
There were plans for renovation (left). But this plans were rejected by NIMBY's of the residential apartment buildings next to the tower.

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Ther is still and there will be green space over there in the future. There's a park between the towers.
Probably the midrises will be renovated and stay offices. Those 'futuristic' towers are residential towers. They are welcome because of Brussel's expanding population and because now the area is abandoned after office-houres.
I don't care about the expanding population, they are NOT right for this city. I reject this proposal. All of the land needs to become greenspace. How about, like, a mall or something (and not a shopping one)? The Finance Tower and the new building can stand alone in this site.
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