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Old October 1st, 2009, 08:48 AM   #21
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Yes that is an eyesore, and they seem to be in bad condition as well. They should at least paint them.

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The whole riverside plaza complex of public housing in minneapolis. the only problem with tearing this down is that it is home to at least 20,000 people
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Old October 1st, 2009, 08:51 AM   #22
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I think this one is fine and pretty common. Just a box with lots of windows. You see these kind of buildings everywhere.

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Also The City Center in Minneapolis is HORRIBLE

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Old October 1st, 2009, 09:34 PM   #23
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I noticed this glass & concrete thing opposite the Central Railway Station in Helsinki, Finland.
It spoils the entire neighbourhood ...



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Old October 1st, 2009, 10:17 PM   #24
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I think this one is fine and pretty common. Just a box with lots of windows. You see these kind of buildings everywhere.
It wouldnt be bad at all if it werent for the sheer size of it.
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Yes that is an eyesore, and they seem to be in bad condition as well. They should at least paint them.
If you are referring to the different colored tiles, they are actually supposed to be like that
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Old October 1st, 2009, 10:55 PM   #26
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I noticed this glass & concrete thing opposite the Central Railway Station in Helsinki, Finland.
It spoils the entire neighbourhood ...



Actually, I donīt think itīs that bad, there are far worse eye sores in Helsinki. The building is currently undergoing renovation and the street below will be pedestrianised.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 02:24 PM   #27
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The "House of traveling" in Potsdam, Germany


http://tram2000.blogspot.com/


http://tram2000.blogspot.com/



Thank god it gets removed right now


http://www.pnn.de/potsdam/221821/

The original building there


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Old October 9th, 2009, 03:24 PM   #28
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Technisches Rathaus in Frankfurt:




They wanna tear it down next year and replace it with reconstructions of the pitoresque Old Town. I kinda like it and don't want it to be torn down because I don't like the idea of a reconstructed framework Disneyland city center, but I have to admit that it's a really ugly building...
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Old October 9th, 2009, 05:26 PM   #29
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Old October 9th, 2009, 05:28 PM   #30
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Actually, I donīt think itīs that bad, there are far worse eye sores in Helsinki. The building is currently undergoing renovation and the street below will be pedestrianised.
I think the whole area around Helsinki Central Station is spoiled by 2 awful buildings next to the station. They should tear them down and built quality architecture there!
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You and I think alot alike, those are exactly the ones I was thinking! + the Toronto Star building already posted

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Old October 10th, 2009, 01:38 AM   #32
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I think the whole area around Helsinki Central Station is spoiled by 2 awful buildings next to the station. They should tear them down and built quality architecture there!
If they rebuilt the old 19th century buildings that occupated the site until the 60s Iīd be all for it. We all know that if they demolished the current building and built a new one it would just be another glass box. The current building (nicknamed "makkartalo") is currently undergoing an extensive renovation.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 10:51 AM   #33
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Oké thanks. Are they going to change the exterior? And if so, are there any renderings available?
So the 19th-century houses weren't destroyed in the bombing in World War II, but just demolished by bad urbanistation in the sixties?

Another photo of 'makkartalo' and what's left of the 19th century housings... (own pics)


I don't have good pics of the other concrete block near Central Station. I don't like that either. It's the grey building in the background. Are there any plans of renovation/demolution of this building?








By the way, I do like the glass buildings in the same neigbourhood. They are not so bad...
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Technisches Rathaus in Frankfurt:




They wanna tear it down next year and replace it with reconstructions of the pitoresque Old Town. I kinda like it and don't want it to be torn down because I don't like the idea of a reconstructed framework Disneyland city center, but I have to admit that it's a really ugly building...
I like it also but we shouldn't abandon centuries of history and fashion because Disneyland copied it.
I could just as easily say it looks like Epcot right now.
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Inevitably, a lot of good architecture from the Modern era ends up on these lists. If demolished, future generations would probably regret these actions.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 10:47 PM   #36
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Oké thanks. Are they going to change the exterior? And if so, are there any renderings available?
So the 19th-century houses weren't destroyed in the bombing in World War II, but just demolished by bad urbanistation in the sixties?
I would say that most of the old buildings Helsinki has lost was due to post-war redevelopment. The war did not afflict that much damage on the city. Sad but true.

They did release some renders, but they are not particularly good, I donīt really know what masterplan theyīre following. Btw, this is one of the old buildings demolished:

http://img266.imageshack.us/i/hki005...#q=makkaratalo


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http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=335496


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I don't have good pics of the other concrete block near Central Station. I don't like that either. It's the grey building in the background. Are there any plans of renovation/demolution of this building?
Thatīs hardly a concrete block. Itīs the post house built in 1938.

http://www.korttelit.fi/rakennus.php/id/247


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By the way, I do like the glass buildings in the same neigbourhood. They are not so bad...
The glass building youīre referring to is "Sanomatalo" which I quite like. The cladding is of excellent quality.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 12:43 AM   #37
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Thatīs hardly a concrete block. Itīs the post house built in 1938.
http://www.korttelit.fi/rakennus.php/id/247
No, no! I mean that Sukus building/ Hotel Vakuuna on my pics.
Maybe that would be nice if renovated. Or demolished...
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Old October 11th, 2009, 02:07 AM   #38
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Old October 11th, 2009, 05:55 AM   #39
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New Orleans has some fugly buildings I like to see torn down or recladded. All but one are empty.

Plaza Tower (vacant due to asbestos lawsuit)


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World Trade Center

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Oil & Gas Building (vacant after Katrina)
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Rault Center (vacant for years...had a major fire)


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I find the condos directly to the west of the Westin Harbour Castle even worse than the hotel. If I could only demolish one, it would be the condo towers.
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