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View Poll Results: Do you think the demolition of Singer Building was the worst architectural crime?
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Old July 15th, 2007, 02:34 AM   #61
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It would be really nice to be able to still behold this old city made above the lake.


[IMG]http://www.************/TemMayor/Dsc00358.jpg[/IMG]

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Old July 15th, 2007, 04:01 AM   #62
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If the Twins were the most ugliest buildings ever, then why did they make the top 20 of America's Favorite Architecture list? Building that are very ugly would never be ranked that high. BTW, the support the Twins is actually very high since stats tend to show support from both polls and from public hearings. On a sidenote, cut the personal attacks, nygirl, b/c that it is not the right way to debate a topic and I didn't attack you for your views.

I never said they were the ugliest buildings ever. That's just your sensitivity taking over. So don't put words in my mouth, mkay?
I am not personally attacking you. You say this everytime. I am stating my opinion and if you don't like it.. change your signature. We are not debating a topic. You usually attack people for their views concerning new development at the trade center site but you have your own sneaky way of doing it.
Do me a favor to, stop complaining about personal attacks. I didn't personally attack you.. I want to know what you define a personal attack as?
Here is one.. you are insanely overly sensitive. You are also extremely sensitive about the twin towers and you didn't actually lose anyone in them while I did... silly huh? Buildings you had no part of, other than short visits buildings you didn't work in, took no time to build, did not finance.
Anyone think that's a viscious personal attack against TalB? Or a bit of a reality check?
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Old July 15th, 2007, 04:25 AM   #63
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The worst I can think of:

Rome - Virtual demolition of the perfectly preserved Roman Forum and most of the Colosseum for the construction of St. Peter's among other Catholic sites.

Athens - Destruction of the perfectly preserved Parthenon by Napoleon's army using it as a warehouse for gunpowder that accidentally went off

Beijing - Destruction of the ancient city walls (largest and longest city walls in history) to make way for the 1st ring road.
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Old July 15th, 2007, 04:28 AM   #64
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In USA, agree with those who said Penn Station. But some times bad things happen for a reason...demolition of Penn was birth of conservation movement in NY. Hope some day it is rebuilt...I think it would pay for itself in tourist dollars.
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Rome - Virtual demolition of the perfectly preserved Roman Forum and most of the Colosseum for the construction of St. Peter's among other Catholic sites.
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but surely those buildings of the Roman Catholic Church are themselves priceless, whereas the walls of Beijing made way for a ring road.
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Old July 15th, 2007, 11:43 PM   #66
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In USA, agree with those who said Penn Station. But some times bad things happen for a reason...demolition of Penn was birth of conservation movement in NY. Hope some day it is rebuilt...I think it would pay for itself in tourist dollars.
If they could rebuild a stationhouse for Penn Station over MSG, it would mean that we would loose the General Post Office, also known as the Farley Bldg.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 03:10 AM   #67
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I thought they weren't messing with the exterior at all. I was sure of it. Got any info that they are tearing down the entire building?
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I think the destruction of the Hudson's flagship department store (once the world's biggest) in downtown Detroit is very sad. The city's treasure cove of art deco is its biggest asset and it's a shame Detroit doesn't nurtere it more.



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Old July 17th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #70
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I thought they weren't messing with the exterior at all. I was sure of it. Got any info that they are tearing down the entire building?
Unless the Dolans will get to keep their tax breaks, it is very likely that it will not pass.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 12:52 AM   #71
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I think one of the worst crimes was the destruction of Tenochtitlan by the spanish.
i concur - correction it is THE worst
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Old July 17th, 2007, 12:59 AM   #72
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Poor old Birmingham.

The second largest city in Britain had most of it's grand, beautiful, Victorian city centre ripped out in a rush of post-war 'development'. One example is the central library:

Before (nice )


After (not so nice )
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Old July 17th, 2007, 02:27 AM   #73
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Hi all,
I actually started two kinda similar threads a while back, which got some interesting replies...:

Lost gems:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=456483

Biggest mistakes in architecture:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=456006
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Old July 17th, 2007, 02:39 AM   #74
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Unless the Dolans will get to keep their tax breaks, it is very likely that it will not pass.
How am I supposed to rely on that information? That's just your same negative opinion, not legitimate information.
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Poor old Birmingham.

The second largest city in Britain had most of it's grand, beautiful, Victorian city centre ripped out in a rush of post-war 'development'. One example is the central library:
I can never quite get over hubris of post war developers- Birmingham was meant to be Harold Wilson's showcase for a modern Britain, and look what that myopic idea did, - absolutely gutted the place.

There was also the fare share of corruption, characters like John Poulson with his sticky little fingers in the all the pies. Thanks to him and his council 'friends' places like Pontefract were laid waste, forever annihilating their rich Victorian building legacy. Only to be replaced with, bland, utilitarian and poorly constructed towerblocks.

The only thing that is in retrospect worse, is the lack of information on what exactly was lost.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 04:09 AM   #76
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How am I supposed to rely on that information? That's just your same negative opinion, not legitimate information.
I got that from the NY Times, so it is hardly a rant.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 10:40 AM   #77
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I just wanted to add that while I do think the twin towers were ugly they were also the greatest of their kind, the big saltine box type.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 11:37 AM   #78
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The worst I can think of:

Athens - Destruction of the perfectly preserved Parthenon by Napoleon's army using it as a warehouse for gunpowder that accidentally went off
I think Parthenon was destroyed by Venetians. Parthenon was used as a warehouse by Turks
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Old July 18th, 2007, 12:27 PM   #79
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@ legolamb;
What idiot could have torn down this beautiful library???
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Old July 18th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #80
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In The Netherlands we also did a thorough job from the 50's to the 70's...

Eindhoven:
Old city hall

http://62.131.251.223/odd/070505.jpg

Rotterdam:

De Unie (has been rebuild)


Bijenkorf

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afbeeld...erdam_1935.jpg


www.engelfriet.net

Koninginnekerk

www.engelfriet.net

Amsterdam:
Paleis van de volksvlijt (destroyed by fire and the remains by humans)


But maybe the most has been destroyed in The Hague, klick on below link for an overview:
http://homepage.residentie.net/~schram-12/verdween.htm
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