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Old April 9th, 2009, 05:38 PM   #21
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Wrong way.It`s look nice today.
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Old July 27th, 2009, 02:25 PM   #22
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This building in San Francisco underwent numerous reconstructions and additions. It was originally built in the 1890s, then an addition was built after the Earthquake and Fire. In the 1960s, a new facade was added, and in 2007 the building was restored to its original appearance and extended to 24 floors.

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Old July 27th, 2009, 03:34 PM   #23
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Wrong way.It`s look nice today.
Yes indeed. I like it like it is today. It's one of my favourite towers in Brussels.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 12:33 AM   #24
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I know the Avant in Buffalo has already been posted. Here are a couple of transition shots from where I work.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 01:00 AM   #25
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The current facade of the Astro Tower is gold. Why can't the facade of the reconstructed tower be of the same colour as the current facade?
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Old September 11th, 2009, 07:17 PM   #26
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This is the 1095 Avenue of the Americas in New York City. It went from black glass to green in the late 2000s. It should have achieved LEED-certification also.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 03:28 PM   #27
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Postgirobygget, Oslo:

They did a complete inside-renovation - but only partly outside renovation, added a gap in the middle of the long facade, and added 4/6 floors on top.

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Old May 30th, 2010, 01:34 AM   #28
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First Canadian Place is undergoing a reclad currently.


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I really like the First Canadian Place re-skin.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 12:18 AM   #30
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Great thread!!! Some buildings look much better after renovations.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 11:13 PM   #31
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Renaissance Tower, Dallas
built in 1976, renovated in 1986



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Interesting. Why renovate the building even it is only ten years after it got built?
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 04:17 AM   #33
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Muirhead Tower, Birmingham University, UK
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Into something possibly even worse :S
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Interesting. Why renovate the building even it is only ten years after it got built?
For decorative and enhancement purposes.
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Old June 4th, 2010, 07:58 PM   #35
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The current facade of the Astro Tower is gold. Why can't the facade of the reconstructed tower be of the same colour as the current facade?
Because some stupid architects in Brussels think that it's old fashioned and ugly. That architect bureau wants to put every Brussels building into bleu glass cladding....

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That architect bureau wants to put every Brussels building into bleu glass cladding....
Blue is the colour of the future...
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Maybe they should keep some relicts of the near past in Brussels. Almost every old office tower is recladded with blue glass. Only some rare examples like Astro and WTC I & II remain intact.
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The Hunghom Peninsula Towers, after being threatened with demolition soon after its completion in 2002, were reconstructed in 2008.

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Old September 8th, 2010, 04:42 AM   #39
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The IVY tower in minneapolis was a burned out shell of a building before 2008 when it was renovated and expanded into a hotel-condo complex

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