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Old September 8th, 2010, 08:19 PM   #41
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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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Why they´re threatened with demolition?

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Old March 11th, 2011, 02:18 AM   #42
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The developers made that decision for no real apparent reason. The environmentalists, legislators and citizens were worried about the waste pollution and strongly opposed the plan. A month later, due to public concerns, the developers decided not to demolish the buildings and renovate existing flats and upgrade facilities instead.
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Old March 11th, 2011, 10:01 PM   #43
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Prishtina, Kosovo

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Gov't building before damaged from the war (in red box):


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Old March 11th, 2011, 11:00 PM   #44
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CIS Tower in Manchester, England had its lift shaft reclad with Photovoltaic solar panels



The City Tower in Manchester also looked pretty sorry before it was bought by developers Bruntwood and given a renovation


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Old March 27th, 2011, 01:25 AM   #45
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Out of curiosity, is renovation the same as reconstruction? If not...it's a disappointment.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 09:17 AM   #46
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No respect.

1775 Broadway - Newsweek Building - NYC

2 Columbus Circle - Lollipop Building - NYC

Classica 20's and 60's architecture. Gone...

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Old March 27th, 2011, 07:27 PM   #47
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Here is a reclad BT stadium house before and after in Cardiff, Wales, UK

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Old March 27th, 2011, 08:37 PM   #48
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It's sad that nobody has respect for 1960' and 1970' architecture. Those towers needed only some cleaning and renovation, not a reclad...
I totally agree. Most of these renovations look terrible.

For instance this is a real disaster. The building looked so much better before.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 08:52 PM   #49
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In order for this thread to stay open, EVERYONE MUST credit the photos they post. If they are self taken, say so. Thank you
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Old March 27th, 2011, 09:23 PM   #50
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No respect.

1775 Broadway - Newsweek Building - NYC

2 Columbus Circle - Lollipop Building - NYC

Classica 20's and 60's architecture. Gone...
Oh wow. What were they thinking with the Newsweek Building? "Lets go for the "bland" look! It's tasteful these days"?

As for the lollipop Building, it was by no means a masterpiece in that before photo, but it looked hell of a lot more attractive than the new! What is that?! Damn that's ugly.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 10:50 PM   #51
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"Park Inn"-Hotel, Berlin. Build 1970.


Before, quite ugly.


After (2005). Still just a Glass-box, but a well made one. Looks quite good in real. Pic by wikipedia.


Renovating process:

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Old March 29th, 2011, 01:13 AM   #52
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Hotel Lev, Ljubljana. Built in 1964, reconstructed in 1995-1999.

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Many of the renovated buildings look just boring.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #54
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HSBC BUILDING SINGAPORE

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China Resources Building, Hong Kong - reclad

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Oh wow. What were they thinking with the Newsweek Building? "Lets go for the "bland" look! It's tasteful these days"?

As for the lollipop Building, it was by no means a masterpiece in that before photo, but it looked hell of a lot more attractive than the new! What is that?! Damn that's ugly.
I've always loved the lollipop building. Quintessential 1960s. I'm a sucker for that time in architecture.
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To any SSC member: Is there any difference between renovation and reconstruction?
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Old June 20th, 2011, 10:04 PM   #58
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To my mind, a reconstruction, by definition, has to involve altering the structural system of the building, not just the façade. Adding or removing floors, changing the placement of support columns, for example. A renovation can affect any other system(s) in the building (façade, HVAC, plumbing, elevators, etc.), but as soon as the underlying skeleton of the building is changed, it becomes a new construction. The Tour AXA / Tour First alteration in France was a reconstruction, for instance, as some floors were reduced in size, and new floors were added, in addition to all new internal systems and the new façade. Most of the projects in this thread are not so radical, though, and would only be renovations.

Re-construct: Re-build.
Re-novate: Re-new.

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Old December 5th, 2011, 02:40 PM   #59
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Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto

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Maple Leaf Gardens used to be a hockey arena. Now it's home to Canada's largest grocer, a liquor store, and a Joe Fresh (a clothing chain). On the upper levels is a new, smaller hockey rink for Ryerson University, a basketball court, and other student space.

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It goes on and on and on, but you get the idea. This store is a 'foodie' wet dream. Finally, Canada has a food emporium that's second to none. Loblaws needed an update and they've certainly delivered. Hopefully, this is just a template to be repeated across Canada.
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As a concrete wall turns into a glass wall, I think that is nice.
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