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Old April 26th, 2009, 08:19 AM   #21
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Amstelhof (for old people) to Hermitage Amsterdam


I am very excited about this project, because it is a special building in Amsterdam and a well known museum will open a very large dependance (4000m2) here. The museum will be reopened on 19 June 2009 by Queen Beatrix and President Dmitri Medvedev. On 20 june 2009 it will be opened for the public during the White Night Festival (36 hours non-stop).
Oh wow, the Amsterdam Hermitage is getting a new home!
Do you have any more information? Will new pieces from the St. Petersberg Hermitage be sent to Amsterdam for display?

I wish my city (Melbourne) has one or two of Amsterdam's museum, they're incredible. I especially loved the Stedlijk museum (am I spelling that correctly - it was the modern art museum that was by the harbour whilst its home was being renovated...)
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Old April 26th, 2009, 08:32 AM   #22
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And on this side of the world, the Sydney Opera House is to be refurbished to give it better accoustics/aesthetics. Nothing will change on the outside due to it being heritage listed.





Here's an article from a few wees ago - I couldn't find a more recent one confirming the refurb. It's to cost nearly $1BAUD - that equals $USD722m, 545m euros, 491m pounds, or $874m Canadian Dollars.

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THE head of the Sydney Opera House says a massive refurbishment is needed so the iconic building can maintain its international reputation.

NSW Premier Nathan Rees says his government is considering financing the project, estimated to cost up to $1 billion, on a shared basis with the Commonwealth.

"I am absolutely delighted today to hear that the Premier is seriously considering the funding for the opera theatre renewal project,'' Opera House chief executive Richard Evans said.

"The Opera House is now 35 years old. There are parts of the building which are in decline and it's really, really important that this critical piece of cultural and tourism infrastructure is maintained for the next generation.''

Mr Evans said the Opera House injected more than $300 million a year into the national economy, staging some 1700 performances and attracting 7.5 million tourists annually.

He estimated the project, to run over seven years, would cost about $900 million but the World Heritage listed building would not undergo any visible exterior changes.

"A lot of the changes are going to upgrade the health and safety for the workers of the building but the public will notice the completely revitalised box office area and the opera theatre itself will be completely transformed,'' he said.

"There will be many more seats, a very rich and colourful interior, the acoustics of the hall will be of a standard that's befitting the rest of the building.''

In a massive engineering feat, part of the plan will see the floor of the opera theatre lowered by 18 metres.

Despite the current financial climate, Mr Evans said it was a good time for the project, which would generate an estimated 3000 jobs, to be approved.

"Everyone who comes here (to the Opera House) comes because of the international reputation of this building,'' Mr Evans said.

"If we let the international reputation of this building decline it would be a great blight on the Australian cultural landscape and would show that we didn't really have an ability to look after one of the most famous buildings in the world.''

Mr Evans said he would wait until the state government gave its support to the project before releasing official plans.
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Old April 26th, 2009, 02:23 PM   #23
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The logical progression in pictures, how to lose and regain the main streets:

At the beginning of the 20th century.

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1950s Street opened to cars



Some years later the nostalgic tram line doesn't exist anymore, the area getting more unattractive. Buildings full of signs, and people no longer drawn to the area - tenants change toward the tattier end of the market.

The area can now be ripe for redevelopment- whether to slowly replace the cramped, grotty buildings for spacious, updated new builds - or embark on complicated and unfashionable restoration, with less money making contractor deals. It hangs on a political knife.




After 90's until today:
Several renovations and restorations. The tram line is back, the street decluttered and buildings are rented to high prices again.

DU999 and www.gaxi.com




Before and After
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These thanx to Messiah





and undoing the mistakes. Istanbul is the only major city doing this despite huge new developments and modern architecture.
The mayor who put this plan into motion is actually a trained modern architect:

Before and after:

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Old April 26th, 2009, 04:57 PM   #24
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The Sydney Opera House is getting a drastic interior renovation? I didn't know that. This could possibly be the first renovation for the Sydney Opera House since its completion in 1973.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 03:28 AM   #25
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Very interesting projects in Istanbul, thanks a lot!
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Old April 29th, 2009, 04:27 AM   #26
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They should have demolished all of the buildings in the Jeffries projects instead of converting them into senior housing. I hate senior housing developments.
Well, if you hate them, that settles it!

Senior housing is a pretty important part of the housing stock, and the only good option for a lot of old people.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 04:30 AM   #27
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Nice projects in Istanbul. A great message about how quickly contemporary architecture looks like crap, often.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 11:48 AM   #28
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Old October 4th, 2009, 06:27 PM   #29
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First Canadian Place Recladding, Toronto
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after renovations,
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Old October 30th, 2009, 12:05 PM   #30
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Two other renovated buildings in Detroit:

The Fort Shelby Hotel



Kales Building

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Old October 30th, 2009, 02:15 PM   #31
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Horrible renovations in Istanbul...
http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/6015/5ozw0.jpg
To replace building like that with semi-historic crap
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Several historic Downtown Atlanta buildings have been restored for use by Georgia State University...

The Haas-Howell Building (brick/center, 1920) is the GSU School of Music:
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/2938758...7622529274605/


The former C&S Bank Headquarters (1901) is the GSU School of Business:
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/endsbeginnings/2582274689/


An old hotel building (1929) is GSU student apartments:
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/1005472...42201/sizes/o/


The former Rialto Theater is The GSU Rialto Center for the Performing Arts:
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Old October 31st, 2009, 09:11 AM   #33
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Horrible renovations in Istanbul...
http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/6015/5ozw0.jpg
To replace building like that with semi-historic crap
It looks nice.
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The Empire Tower and Crown Princess Hotel in Kuala Lumpur are also getting renovations and a new office tower is being built next to them.
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That's very nice.


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A few projects in Rotterdam.

This p.o.s. an abandoned office was refurbished into new apartments and lofts with the name 'van Vollenhovenkwartier'.
http://vanvollenhovenkwartier.nl/





a couple more offices with dull grey facades will be refurbished as well.
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Post Rotterdam is in essence a renovation project (of the old post office) and a new tower project combined.

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