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Old July 19th, 2007, 01:36 PM   #81
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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?
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Building that are very ugly would never be ranked that high.
The Twin Towers did....
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Old July 19th, 2007, 06:15 PM   #82
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What a shame... the "pre-war" central library had a very intricate design and i cannot understand the need to tore down that fabulous "old" central library....

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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:

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Old July 21st, 2007, 06:12 AM   #83
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If you think about it, the people who were old in the 60's and 70's were complete ***holes, what they did in the UK was a crime against history. Notice I'm pointing the finger only at the old/middle-aged ones. The young people during the 60's were very different, such as mods and later hippies, and I think they were pretty cool for that. I just hope one day they knock down those faceless grim rectangles and either rebuild the historic ones (in some cases) or make a world class modern building that future generations will love.
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Old July 21st, 2007, 06:25 AM   #84
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Most depressing thread ever I just can't believe they tore apart that old Gothic-looking market in London! How can someone see it and say: "Alright let's take it down, the newer one will be much better" ???
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 01:38 AM   #85
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Most depressing thread ever I just can't believe they tore apart that old Gothic-looking market in London! How can someone see it and say: "Alright let's take it down, the newer one will be much better" ???
So true! Depressing to see how Great Britain ruined some of its best buildings.
But to add to you pain the british forumers seem to have forgotten to put the CRISTAL PALACE dismanteled under the impulse of Margaret Thatcher in the 80's.



So far in this list Penn Station in NYC is the destruction that make me jump the most here.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 05:51 AM   #86
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The Crystal Palace burnt down in 1936, and the two adjacent towers were demolished in WW2 to prevent them being used by the Luftwaffe as navigation landmarks.

Maybe you're thinking of Alexandra Palace, built in 1873 only to be burn down 16 days later. However, it was quickly rebuilt and became famous in the 30's when part of it was leased to the BBC who used it to conduct the world's first regular television broadcasts. In 1980 it once again suffered a huge blaze that gutted most leaving it a shell of its former self. Although other sections are still in use. The local council wanted it to be graded a class 1 listed building instead of grade 2.





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Old July 23rd, 2007, 08:44 PM   #87
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Is that near Hampstead Heath by any chance?
Ive noticed a building there which looked similar.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 11:20 AM   #88
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Why didn't they rebuild the WTC? Maybe with doubled height?
Would have been so great and recognizable!
New York has lost its face and will never get it back with FT!

If they didn't want to rebuild it, they should have designed at least double-towers, and not just one, standing alone, who lost his brother...

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