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Old February 5th, 2009, 11:28 AM   #81
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ooooh , this is a sad thread
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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:14 PM   #82
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Some of the buildings demolished in Helsinki during the post-war era.

Demolished in the 60s and replaced by a white box by Aalto.


This building was not demolished, but it looks much duller today.


Hundreds of old wooden buildings which dominated parts of the city were pulled down.


Although this was demolished in the 60s, it lasted 40 years until anything new got built on the site. The new building is quite cool, but this was still a huge loss.


This was demolished in the 60s to make way for the famous "makkaratalo".


Near the Art Museum. Fortunately the grand museum still stands today, and it´s architectural style is quite similar to the building that got demolished.


On Yliopistonkatu (University Street).


Alexanterinkatu (Alexander Street). None of the four buildings in this junction exist today.


Another building on Alexanterinkatu.


This building was demolished in the 60s. The facade facing the south was rebuilt though. The east side wasn´t.


The southern end of Mannerheimintie (Mannerheim Street). This row of old buildings has been totally mutilated by post-war planners. A more recent pic can be seen in the upper left corner.


Mannerheimintie again. This building stood in the centre of the street opposit the Stockmann department store.


Bulevardi (The Boulevard). This amazing building was damaged during WW2, and demolsihed soon after.


Other lost buildings:






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Old February 5th, 2009, 05:23 PM   #83
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Hundreds of old wooden buildings which dominated parts of the city were pulled down.
Is that a bad thing?
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Old February 6th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #84
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Some more from Budapest:

Erzsébet bridge:it was so damaged in the war that it was deemed necessary to build a new,using its usable parts for the repair of other bridges



(both from Wikipedia)

And if you compare the buildings on the other side of the river,you will see how many old buildings have gone forever...now extrapolate this to the entire city...
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Old February 6th, 2009, 02:22 PM   #85
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what a bridge to lose! The previous one was beautiful, and the modern one is just... sufficient. Which country bombed it?

Helsinki looks like it had some amazing buildings. I can't believe how beautiful some buildings were - it should be a crime to destroy such amazing things.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 02:45 PM   #86
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Is that a bad thing?
Well yes. Those buildings were part of old Helsinki. Some of them still stand today and they are very beatiful and quaint.
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Old February 7th, 2009, 07:31 PM   #87
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Contrary to the common belief Rome has lost many important and cherished buildings over the centuries.
Yeah but the new buildings that replaced the old ones are at least consistent with the general style of the city. At least they didn't replace them with boxy glass office buildings like in Hong Kong
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Old February 7th, 2009, 11:00 PM   #88
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what a bridge to lose! The previous one was beautiful, and the modern one is just... sufficient. Which country bombed it?

Helsinki looks like it had some amazing buildings. I can't believe how beautiful some buildings were - it should be a crime to destroy such amazing things.
The Wehrmacht blew it up to "stop" the soviet advance. Only the railway bridges were destroyed by the allies,the other bridges somehow survived until the siege.
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Old February 8th, 2009, 10:42 AM   #89
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There is a whole thread full of this stuff here :
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=488856
Some of the books from Peter Moss on old Hong Kong are amazing. So many great buildings lost.
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Old February 8th, 2009, 11:02 AM   #90
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Voentorg. Built in 1913. Demolished in 2003 in the process of "reconstruction". Rebuilt in 2007 very badly.



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Old February 9th, 2009, 09:43 PM   #91
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Silesian Museum in Katowice i Upper Silesia. This building destroyed Deutch army in 1940, one year after finish building it by Silesian. It was very modern museum designed by Karol Schayer.









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Old February 10th, 2009, 04:45 AM   #92
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I remember reading a book about the British Empire during the Victorian era and apparently Toronto and Melbourne were considered 'jewels in the crown' of the empire due to their Victorian grandeur and importance (at this stage I think Melbourne was the capital of Australia). They were little satellites of Mother England on the other side of the world.

How did Toronto grow to such importance anyway? Melbourne was thrust into its glory days by the gold rush - was there some similar export that caused Toronto to boom and construct amazing Victorian buildings? Wasn't the sugar from maple syrup a huge commodity for Canada?

My ignorance about Canadian history is really starting to show....
A very late response to your question, but the catalyst was the American Revolution. United Empire Loyalist flooded into the remaining colonies in America loyal to Britain, or what we know as Canada today. Many people loyal to Britain or uncomfortable in the US resettled in Upper Canada (Ontario) after the United States gained independence. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were the other significant resettlement areas. Toronto became the most important city in Upper Canada and has never looked back.

About 200 years later around 1980, Toronto finally surpassed Montreal to become Canada's principal city. Political problems in Montreal led to a flight of anglophone people and business to Toronto. Montreal has only now recovered from this, but seems to have permanently ceded its dominant position to Toronto.

Throughout most of Canada's history, Montreal was Canada's metropolis not Toronto. Toronto has always been an important city, but its rise to the top has been very recent. If you visit old Montreal, the evidence is everywhere. It's often stated that at one point in time, the powerful families of Montreal's Golden Square Mile controlled one-sixth of north America. Never substantiated, but some pegged their dominance of the Canadian economy upwards of 70%. A staggering concentration of wealth.

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Old April 8th, 2009, 04:17 AM   #93
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中環 - 德輔道中、雪廠街 交界 1949
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Old April 10th, 2009, 11:57 PM   #94
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The Herzliya Hebrew High School was a historic school in Tel Aviv, founded in 1905 and located on Herzl St.




In 1962, it was decided that this landmark should be demolished so that it would be possible to build a new, modern skyscraper, known as Shalom Meir Tower



well, what do you think they should have done back then?
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Old April 11th, 2009, 05:07 AM   #95
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Ontario's Fourth Government House: Chorley Park


http://torontoist.com/attachments/to...09chorley1.jpg


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ch...circa_1930.jpg


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ch...circa_1930.jpg

It was a stupid mistake to tear this beauty down...

More Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmsley_House

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Old April 11th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #96
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from Tel Aviv








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Old April 18th, 2009, 04:36 AM   #97
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Singer Building

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demolished to be replaced by this...



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Old April 18th, 2009, 08:59 PM   #98
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Jai Alai de Manila










Jai Alai Building

* Location: Taft Avenue, Manila
* Completed: 1940
* Architect: Welton Becket, a friend of Hollywood celebrities and designer of the homes of such screen legends as James Cagney and Cesar Romero, as well as of Los Angeles airport
* Style: Art Deco
* Design: The Jai Alai’s sleek, cylindrical glass front was said to evoke the velocity of the game, in which pelotaris use curved scoops to hurl a rubber ball at speeds of up to 200 km an hour against three walls of a court
* Significance: Among the jewels of that period was Taft Avenue, a mini-Champs Elysee, with grand homes, sparkling movie houses, colleges and spectacular Art Deco buildings. One of the finest buildings was the Jai Alai stadium, opened in 1940 as a home for the Basque game of the same name and quickly adopted as a playground by the rich and glamorous.
* Status: Demolition began on July 15, 2000 on the orders of Mayor Lito Atienza
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The Sager houses in Stockholm:



Where replaced by this:

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Old April 19th, 2009, 05:38 PM   #100
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Some of the books from Peter Moss on old Hong Kong are amazing. So many great buildings lost.
hehe. i bought his book as a souvenir from HK.

yeah, HK is a manifestation of nations' history lost due to massive development. hope that other cities in the world will not become HK. seriously, HK past architecture was marvelous!!
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