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Old July 13th, 2009, 02:09 PM   #61
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In a couple of years we can fill this thread with a bunch of Dubai scrapers.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 05:19 PM   #62
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oooooo you are now officially on imre's and altind's bad list :p

but i agree with you completely
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Old July 13th, 2009, 05:26 PM   #63
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i know, right?
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Old July 13th, 2009, 05:43 PM   #64
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I just got back from Havana and i saw many abandoned skyscrapers there. didnt get any pictures though
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Old July 13th, 2009, 06:01 PM   #65
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The Sheraton-Lincoln Hotel in Houston has stood vacant for some time now, and there is a project to bring it back into use as an Omni Hotel.

yeah, houston has a few nice building sitting vacant in the south part of downtown.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 09:01 PM   #66
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here are a couple of nice abandoned scrapers from houston, nice buildings too. its sad =[

melrose
[IMG]http://www.************************/HAI/Images/Buildings/1/MelroseBuilding-Jan08-002a.jpg[/IMG]

Heaven on Earth Inn - Holiday Inn


Savoy
[IMG]http://www.************************/HAI/Images/Buildings/1/SavoyHouston-Jan08-002a.jpg[/IMG]

Former Texaco Building
[IMG]http://www.************************/HAI/Images/Buildings/1/TexacoBuilding-Jan08-004a.jpg[/IMG]

Great Southwest Life Building
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national biscuit company


Thats all i could find for right now.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 09:18 PM   #67
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Really sad about that last building. its really nice and in a good location too with good views of downtown.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 09:20 PM   #68
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Not sure if a thread already exists for this. Here is one famous one in Buffalo New York, Buffalo Central Station:


i really hope the eforts to bring this back pay off. this is a fine looking building and would make some awesome condos or a good hotel. picture of the inside look awesome too.
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Old July 14th, 2009, 04:51 AM   #69
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I like the idea of a hotel!
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Old July 14th, 2009, 07:10 AM   #70
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Michigan Central Station is of the Beaux-Arts Classical style.. how i wish they would preserve the buildings.. also read in wikipedia that the Detroit City Council passed a resolution aimed at the demolition of the structure... any news?
Last I heard the demolition is still on, although it's met with much opposition.
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Old July 14th, 2009, 09:38 PM   #71
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There's such building on one of the main boulevards in Sofia:


It is supposed to become the new headquarters of the bulgarian tax administration, after it has been abandoned in this way for more than 15 years, the project initially was for central hedquarter of all newspapers, magazines etc. during the comunist era in the 80ies, when all media was controlled by the state. But it's erection stopped in the begining of the 90ies after the comunist regime fell.
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Old July 15th, 2009, 12:12 AM   #72
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I like the idea of a hotel!
yeah, me too. the main hall would be a good spot to throw events and its such a great looking building.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:44 PM   #73
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Chicago Motor Club Building or Wacker Tower (built 1928) designed by architects Holabird & Root:

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Old January 19th, 2010, 02:20 PM   #74
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United Artists Theatre Building (built 1928), Detroit:




and the Metropolitan Building (built 1924-25), Detroit:


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Old January 20th, 2010, 02:36 AM   #76
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The Ivy Tower sat abandoned in Minneapolis to rot, until recently a hotel company bought it, renovated it, and built a huge tower around it

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Chicago Motor Club Building or Wacker Tower (built 1928) designed by architects Holabird & Root:

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You have got to be kidding me. Why is this abandoned? Its beautiful!
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Old January 20th, 2010, 05:56 AM   #78
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A few more of Buffalo's Central Terminal

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Old January 20th, 2010, 06:54 AM   #79
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I had no idea that the midrise in Brussels is abandoned. It or its site has to be redeveloped in some way.
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really sad to see some great buildings rot like that
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