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Old February 15th, 2020, 05:17 PM   #161
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What’s does any of this have to do with Albert Square?
Diddly squat.
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Old February 15th, 2020, 05:28 PM   #162
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I just wanted to clarify the misconceptions about Gdańsk. EOT from me.
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Old February 16th, 2020, 12:01 AM   #163
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What’s does any of this have to do with Albert Square?
Wasn't Albert a German and it might therefore be nice if the Square could be restored to its pre-war state in the manner often adopted by the principal World War runner-up by removing those post-war accretions to the area which so lamentably compromise what could be a truly wonderful square. Or some other unrealistic dream.........
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Old February 16th, 2020, 12:23 PM   #164
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Some of the CGI’s have already been posted. Some haven’t. But you can download larger versions of the CGI’s via the link. Just double tap or double click the CGI, and then the view all sizes white down arrow in the bottom right corner of the Flickr page.

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What's planned - the Town Hall and Albert Square
This set of images gives an idea of what you may see in and around Albert Square during the Our Town Hall Project worK.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/manche...57709277349727
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Old February 17th, 2020, 12:39 AM   #165
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Are happier and have better mental health than people living in these environments...?


I wonder how many screws they had left over when they finished building this?
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Old February 17th, 2020, 03:36 PM   #166
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Again, not entirely true and you should learn about the original, distinct, Dutch-influenced architecture of Gdańsk that peaked around the 17th century, that was replaced by more Prussian-like architecture in the 19th/20th century, then destroyed during WW2. That original architecture was the main example for the post-war reconstruction and this was not the typical "German Baltic style".

Germans did the same in many other cities where they sought to erase all traces of different than German cultures. Here you can see examples from Toruń, where a lot of Dutch-style buildings were rebuilt to look more "Prussian", like in Berlin:

http://www.toruntour.pl/5478/kamieni...larska-24-i-26

http://www.toruntour.pl/5477/kamienica-ul-szeroka-35

http://www.toruntour.pl/5476/kamieni...staromiejski-8

It was done in a similar way in Gdańsk.
Thanks for the lecture...All the same it was a GERMAN city and hence Baltic style ( of sorts..) of Germany...
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Old February 21st, 2020, 09:01 PM   #167
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I'm currently reading a book which claims there is an irrefutable link between architecture and mental health. The book claims that more 'classic' styles of architecture create a sense of joy in the mind, as they are pleasing to look at, and that people living in cities with large amounts of uinterrupted classical architecture generally have better mental health than people living in more 'modern' places, despite some of these cities having lower socioeconomic standards than others (it cites Krakow as a place where mental health is good despite low pay/employment/unstable economy).

It specifically states that the miserable, oppressive architecture of postwar Europe (Brutalism/modernism) has had a terrible effect on the living conditions of people living in cities where these styles have been forced upon them.

In an age where our mental health is becoming more of a concern, should we not be limiting the amount of miserable, grey architecture we build and switch back to much more playful types of architecture, which are a joy to be around?
Franz Kafka lived in Prague which has just the kind of classic architecture you praise as being good for mental health, but I wouldn't say he was particularly happy. In fact he wrote a book called the castle all about the ridiculous and mundane aspects of government administration.
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Old February 22nd, 2020, 04:13 AM   #168
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A reminder of what this thread is about. A stunning new public space.

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It's pretty much as you were from the public consultation. Some tweaks here and there.

CGI's in the planning Application already posted by Master Builder.

Some screen grabs from the Final Designs section of the Planning application.













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Old February 22nd, 2020, 04:14 AM   #169
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Old February 22nd, 2020, 07:49 AM   #170
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A reminder of what this thread is about. A stunning new public space.
Here we go with the trees again. We have s tiny square as it is why fill it with trees?

Which self respecting City fills their main square with trees ffs
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Old February 22nd, 2020, 11:51 AM   #171
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Here we go with the trees again. We have s tiny square as it is why fill it with trees?

Which self respecting City fills their main square with trees ffs
I personally like the trees . I think as the square is being made bigger by getting rid of the road on two sides it would end up looking a little bleak with out them.
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Old February 22nd, 2020, 12:04 PM   #172
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I agree morris lad
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Old February 22nd, 2020, 12:58 PM   #173
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I love trees in a City Centre, lets see more planted.
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Old February 22nd, 2020, 01:13 PM   #174
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Agreed. More trees everywhere please.
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Old February 22nd, 2020, 02:49 PM   #175
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Trees work well in St Peter's Square?
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Old February 23rd, 2020, 01:31 PM   #176
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I love the paving, much better than the existing setts which are not pleasant to walk over. Does anyone know what the trees are on SPS? They have huge leaves and II haven’t seen them anywhere else.
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Old February 23rd, 2020, 06:37 PM   #177
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Old February 24th, 2020, 01:12 AM   #178
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Old February 25th, 2020, 11:51 AM   #179
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They are a stunning tree especially when in flower
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