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Old March 9th, 2013, 11:30 PM   #1001
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Even though usually I'm not into American cities (and generally histories without much history and old style architecture) I must say that New York and Chicago are quite the exceptions, I especially love old style skyscrapers and I think that Europe should embrace this style.. sadly, instead, boxy monstrosities are increasingly being preferred, especially for America (the whole continent and Asia as well) ..
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I think you'd be pleasantly surprised to find that most US cities have historic architecture (especially east of the Mississippi).

You'd probably like cities such as Boston, Cincinnati, etc.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 11:28 AM   #1002
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I think you'd be pleasantly surprised to find that most US cities have historic architecture (especially east of the Mississippi).

You'd probably like cities such as Boston, Cincinnati, etc.
I know, in general the East Coast is quite good (although mixed with 21st century atrocities), I like that old architecture style, especially as far as skyscrapers are concerned, because of it being quite characteristic worldwide (Europe has hardly caught up in this field, cities like Franfurt and London have the same poor boxy 21st cent. style, although some are quite impressive, but too modern..).. Europe is in general better at other types of architecture.. what I really hate is the "dead culture" architecture of some cities like LA
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Old March 16th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #1003
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I know, in general the East Coast is quite good (although mixed with 21st century atrocities), I like that old architecture style, especially as far as skyscrapers are concerned, because of it being quite characteristic worldwide (Europe has hardly caught up in this field, cities like Franfurt and London have the same poor boxy 21st cent. style, although some are quite impressive, but too modern..).. Europe is in general better at other types of architecture.. what I really hate is the "dead culture" architecture of some cities like LA
You can thank the automobile for that, along with the "urban renewal" phase in the 50's-80's when entire historic neighborhoods were being wiped out to "modernize".

Many American cities are unrecognizable from their pre-WWII form.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 02:30 AM   #1004
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You can thank the automobile for that, along with the "urban renewal" phase in the 50's-80's when entire historic neighborhoods were being wiped out to "modernize".

Many American cities are unrecognizable from their pre-WWII form.
Yep. Buffalo was decimated during the 'urban renewal' years. Vast swaths (maybe 50%) of the city's historic fabric was demolished for underperforming mega projects (urban mall, convention center). Luckily now the focus is on rehabilitating older structures into hotels, restaurants and loft apartments. Slowly but surely.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 05:13 AM   #1005
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I especially love old style skyscrapers and I think that Europe should embrace this style.. sadly, instead, boxy monstrosities are increasingly being preferred, especially for America (the whole continent and Asia as well) ..
Very lovely pics!
The reason for this is that until the postwar era, most countries had height, restrictions from around the Victorian era, to the WWII era. So sadly, the only era most of Europe has built skyscrapers in has been the post 1950 era.
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Old April 19th, 2013, 10:19 PM   #1009
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Old May 6th, 2013, 07:57 AM   #1011
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I know, in general the East Coast is quite good (although mixed with 21st century atrocities), I like that old architecture style, especially as far as skyscrapers are concerned, because of it being quite characteristic worldwide (Europe has hardly caught up in this field, cities like Franfurt and London have the same poor boxy 21st cent. style, although some are quite impressive, but too modern..).. Europe is in general better at other types of architecture.. what I really hate is the "dead culture" architecture of some cities like LA
What are you saying? I think it's unfair of you to write off LA as "dead" architecturally. That's a very ignorant thing to say. Los Angeles has some of the most varied architecture you will find in American cities. From Art Deco to craftsman, victorian, spanish revival etc. etc.! I almost caught a stroke with that last sentence! You'll find many American cities with wonderful varied architecture, some more than others. Not just the Northeast. New Orleans, Mobile, Richmond, Savannah etc. are some of the South's architectural jewels.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 09:32 PM   #1013
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