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Old August 26th, 2014, 01:00 AM   #221
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Why the hell did they demolish this?!!!! Idiots!
They love to demolish old stuff. Too bad, huh.
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Old August 26th, 2014, 01:06 AM   #222
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What an utterly depressing thread.

August 23rd 2014, Wellington Hotel in Albany.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_8RonvTF-E

Quite a demo-party...
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Old August 26th, 2014, 03:23 PM   #223
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This building was also demolished in Germany.

Sparkasse Hagen (98m)
It was the tallest building blown up, before AfE tower in Frankfurt was demolished.
It was only 29 years old.




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Old August 27th, 2014, 06:47 PM   #224
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Not a skyscraper, but this is the tallest building ever demolished in my hometown, Fuengirola, Spain. Apartamentos Olivia, 11 floors tall. It will be replaced by a 5-star 14-floor hotel.
As a fellow hombre from Fuengirola, I'm surprised I didn't know about this before now! What's the design for the new tower?
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Old August 27th, 2014, 07:20 PM   #225
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And to contribute a little to the thread. The first high-rise in Norway that went out with a bang was the Philips-building in Oslo. Built in 1958, and demolished in the year 2000. It was 15 storeys tall, and about 50 meters of height. I don't know too much about why it was demolished, but apparently the building had a lot of problems with water leakage. You can see it going down 6 minutes and 30 seconds in, but the rest of the video is pretty interesting as everybody's really excited about the demolition.



It looked like this


and shortly after its demolition, it was replaced by the 60 meter tall KPMG-building
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Old August 28th, 2014, 04:28 AM   #226
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What an utterly depressing thread.

August 23rd 2014, Wellington Hotel in Albany.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_8RonvTF-E

Quite a demo-party...
That was impressively tacky.
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Old September 3rd, 2014, 11:46 PM   #227
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The Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas is finally being demolished. It has severe structural issues during construction and was the only Norman Foster building to be condemned. Shame because it was good looking.



PHOTOS HERE:
http://www.reviewjournal.com/busines...g-harmon-hotel
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Old September 4th, 2014, 02:18 AM   #228
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s„o vito building in s„o Paulo....demolished floor by floor

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Old November 22nd, 2014, 03:52 PM   #229
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This old Brussels' hotel is ready to be demolished soon:

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It is right in the heart of the European quarter. It will be replaced by this mixed tower, 98 m high, with 100 apartments and 30.000 sqm offices:

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[B]Dubbele woon- en kantoortoren voor Wetstraat

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Old November 22nd, 2014, 10:06 PM   #230
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Rabot Towers Ghent, Belgium. The first of 3 apartment buildings is dismantled and ready to tear down, floor by floor. The rest will follow later between now and 2018.





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Old January 13th, 2015, 11:46 AM   #231
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Bumping thread.

Demolition of Graha Surya Internusa by BxHxTxCx Non-Geographical Items, on Flickr
Graha Surya Internusa. Surprising as this building is still 17 years old (which is too young to die to our standards), they demolished it to make way for hideous 200+ meters tall building. Yes, this site said that old building was completed in 1997.

The photo on the right was already published at Jakarta's P&D thread at Indonesia Skyscraperforum, but reuploaded with comparasion to my earlier 2009 photo.

Apologies for using fanciful Burbank typeface
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Old January 17th, 2015, 04:40 AM   #232
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Oh that's sad, the first ever skyscraper that I am older than to be demolished.
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Old February 12th, 2015, 05:26 PM   #233
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Ah, I'm in same thought with you, ThatOneGuy. That demolition is extremely depressing, and for me, is very regrettable, since Surya Internusa is also younger than me.

Another evidence of Jakartans' hypocrisy on architecture, especially skyscrapers of 80s and 90s:


Original inBaliTimur production
Wisma BCA (built in 1986), now known as IFC1. The owner plans to destroy this glassbox beauty once their despicable IFC2 is complete, and replace it with its even worse twin also named IFC1.

The replacement is worse than that glassbox:
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Berita tentang perubahan desainnya klik: Keppel to redevelop IFC Jakarta Tower 1 at a cost of S$266.4m
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Wisma Argo Manunggal (Coldwell Bankers website said it completed in 1985), which will be demolished in 2015 (have to read fifth paragraph to make way for another 200+ meter "despicable glasses" office building by new owner, Alam Sutera. Internal renovation, and replaced its window is better than destroying it.

Hope no one other Indonesian forumer know this thread.
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Old February 13th, 2015, 10:12 AM   #234
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Well, Jakarta is a growing city, and as I've suggested in the past, sometimes a growing city has to demolish small buildings / highrises to make room for larger buildings. That's just the way it is.
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Old February 24th, 2015, 04:02 PM   #235
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Not quite a skyscraper by today's standards, but it was still among America's tallest buildings when completed in 1897.






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A surprise plan has recently been approved to tear down the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong (35 floors, 126 meters, Opened 1973) for redevelopment.
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Old May 17th, 2015, 02:17 AM   #237
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That's a shame, as it's actually quite a nice tower. Almost looks like a bar of white chocolate.
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Old May 18th, 2015, 05:21 AM   #238
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Shame, it's a good looking building. All the crap from the 1970s remains standing while they demolish its good stuff.
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Old June 2nd, 2015, 06:14 PM   #239
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Once again, not quite skyscrapers, but more or less fitting the theme anyway. Both are midrise buildings in New York that are wrapping up demolition as we speak. Here they are when demolition was in full swing:

20 Times Square, pre-WWII, 10 stories



101 Murray Street, 1983, 119 ft / 36 m, 10 stories



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I'll never understand why modernist developers condemn these idyllic and elegant low-rise towers, i.e., the Bancroft Building in New York, just to replace them with a dull, soulless glass box. This is honestly an architectural holocaust.
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