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Old August 29th, 2010, 05:07 AM   #161
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Here's some more lost buildings from Australia (apologies if they've already been posted, I'm not going through 9 pages to check)


Federal Coffee Palace, Melbourne




Queens Coffee Palace, Melbourne




Collingwood Coffee Palace, Melbourne




Grand Central Coffee Palace, Sydney




Her Majesties Theatre, Sydney




Garden Palace, Sydney




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Old August 29th, 2010, 12:17 PM   #162
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:O

Those are beaut's! Buildings like that should be re-constructed.
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Old August 29th, 2010, 02:35 PM   #163
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Budapest

Ministry of Finance Building
built: 1905
architect: Fellner Sndor
style: neo-Gothic
destroyed: ruined: 1945, the redevelopment of the ruins: 1948

1905:


1910:


1945:


1948:


now:



Tower of the National Archives of Hungary Building
built: 1913-1920 (was late because of the First World War)
architect: Pecz Samu
style: Romanesque Revival
destroyed: 1945

1930:


now:



Royal Riding School
built: 1905
architect: Hauszmann Alajos
style: neo-Baroque
destroyed: 1945

1905:



1910:


1935:


now:



The Royal Guard's Building
built: 1905
architect: Hauszmann Alajos
style: neo-Baroque
destroyed: ruined: 1945, demolished: ~1960

1910:


1912:


now:



Royal Equerries
built: 1905
architect: Hauszmann Alajos
style: neo-Baroque
destroyed: ruined: 1945, demolished: ~1960

1910:



1954:


now:
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Old August 29th, 2010, 07:17 PM   #164
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Budapest

First Hungarian General Insurance Company Building
built: 1868
architect:
style: Neo-Renaissance
destroyed: 1945

1877:


1896:


now:



Towers of Hungria Insurance Company Building
built: 1912
architect: Hoepfner Guid, Gyrgyi Gza
style: Art Nouveau
destroyed: 1945

1912:


now:
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Old August 30th, 2010, 09:26 AM   #165
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Here's some more lost buildings from Australia (apologies if they've already been posted, I'm not going through 9 pages to check)
Jesus!

At least most European cities have got an excuse (WW2 bombing)... Why the hell were you Aussies so hell-bent on destroying your historical buildings?
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Old August 30th, 2010, 02:39 PM   #166
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WW2 was no excuse for post-war developers in Europe to demolish huge swaths of completely intact streets and neighbourhoods.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 04:23 PM   #167
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Jesus!

At least most European cities have got an excuse (WW2 bombing)... Why the hell were you Aussies so hell-bent on destroying your historical buildings?
I don't know what they were thinking. I think they took the whole process of 'modernisation' a little too far. You only get one chance at history. Those I posted hardly scratch the surface of what's been demolished though. Our cities used to be full of grand architecture (with a little great help from you Brits).

Here are a couple other great buildings no longer with us.

Anthony Hordern’s Palace Emporium, Sydney





Australian Subscription Library, Sydney




Metropole Hotel (left), Sydney




CML Building, Melbourne




All the buildings in the next picture are gone




Premier Building, Melbourne




Corporation Markets and Fishmarket, Melbourne



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I tried to keep it short. As I made mention before, these still don't scratch the surface of what's been lost it only gets worse when you see what replaced them!
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Old August 31st, 2010, 01:49 PM   #168
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WTF! What lame excuse did they use to pull down the Palace Emporium?

Dickheads!!
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Old August 31st, 2010, 02:06 PM   #169
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Merchants houses along Ham Tu quay in Saigon, Vietnam. All were demolished in 2002 to make way for new highway.
Saigoneseguy, how is the situation in general concerning heritage preservation in Vietnam?

Are most tube houses and other forms of traditional dwellings likely to become victim of the wrecker’s ball eventually? Are there any sustainable efforts taken to preserve historical neighborhoods in booming Saigon or Hanoi?

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Old September 1st, 2010, 06:00 PM   #170
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Old September 1st, 2010, 08:00 PM   #171
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Bristol in England was hit hard during the WWII. Since then, many undamaged old buildings were taken down anyway and replaced with rubbish. I am in favour of any projects to bring back or rebuild old buildings. Here are some of the lost buildings:

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Old September 1st, 2010, 08:13 PM   #172
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Saigoneseguy, how is the situation in general concerning heritage preservation in Vietnam?

Are most tube houses and other forms of traditional dwellings likely to become victim of the wrecker’s ball eventually? Are there any sustainable efforts taken to preserve historical neighborhoods in booming Saigon or Hanoi?
In Saigon, sadly no. French villas are being replaced by 10-20 storeys buildings every year. There is no preservation policy and buildings are left to their owners. Some preserve and restore them, many others just pull them down. In Hanoi, the French quarter is somewhat preserved as it is housing government buildings and consulates but there is not much left at the Old Quarter.

But it's nothing if compared to China where houses from Song and Yuan dynasties are being left to rot in countless cities. It is sickening to see.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 10:57 PM   #173
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 12:11 PM   #174
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This thread is making me angry.

Australia - What the hell happened?!
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 11:49 PM   #175
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The great big theatre in Valletta, Malta should not have been destroyed! Same with the cinema in Tibshelf, Derbyshire
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 04:49 AM   #176
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Buffalo, New York

Electric Tower
The Electric Tower was the centerpiece of the 1901 Pan American Exposition, whose theme was electric power.







Erie County Savings Bank Building





Hotel Buffalo



Larking Building(Frank Lloyd Wright)

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Old September 7th, 2010, 06:33 PM   #177
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Connie Mac Stadium - Philadelphia, PA
A really old, really cool looking baseball stadium that was demolished before I got the opportunity to see it. My older family members have memories of going to games there, though.


Circa 1913

Circa 1960
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Old September 8th, 2010, 07:22 PM   #178
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I walk past this place in Gothenburg, Sweden, every day:



That exact spot looked like this 50 years ago:

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I walk past this place in Gothenburg, Sweden, every day:



That exact spot looked like this 50 years ago:

OH!
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Old September 8th, 2010, 11:59 PM   #180
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Tait's Tower was an Art Deco tower built in the 1930's in Glasgow, Scotland.

The tower was 92m high but due to being built at the summit of Bellahouston Hill, within Bellahouston Park, it could be seen 160km away.

It was dismantled in 1939 due to being a beacon for German bombers in WW2 for bombing raids on Glasgow.

There have been many calls for it to be rebuilt as the foundations are still in place.

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