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Old Posted Apr 15, 2007, 2:05 PM
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bombed out Aldgate in the EAst End - the main buildings survived but burnt down/ knocked down in 1973




replaced by the delights of postmodernism today!:



the famous Egyptian Hall RIP :cry:
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2007, 2:07 PM
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ill just slip this one in they found on their searches:

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Old Posted Apr 15, 2007, 6:10 PM
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Poor London--and I thought Boston had it bad...
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2007, 9:16 PM
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those are a mere teardrop on whats been lost^ thanx mostly the Great Fire, Victorian slum clearance, WWII and postwar town planners
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Love the Zebra!
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2007, 11:47 PM
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Toronto Street, since replaced with bland offices.
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Love the Zebra!
I have never seen that before either.

I never knew you could get a Zebra to pull a wagon.
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2007, 2:46 AM
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Louisville has done some very bad things... Oh has it done bad things...




Citizens were quoted saying "Thank god we got rid of that 4th Street eyesore... It was a post office.







It was demolished in 1942 at a cost of $100. They gave the steel to the war effort..


Currently in this building's place: a car dealership
Norton Hall, an old Southern Baptist Theological Seminary



The Columbia Building
"Louisville's first skyscraper"






Which deteriorated to this:




Which was all torn down to make way for this:




The Wastington Building



gorgeous...


The crews reportedly had a hard time bringing it down because it was built so sturdily...



The first American Printing House for the Blind. It was eventually torn down by the school for the blind to create a building that better suited their needs.
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2007, 3:01 AM
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The first American Printing House for the Blind. It was eventually torn down by the school for the blind to create a building that better suited their needs.




perhaps one with fewer stairs?
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2007, 3:25 AM
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Bank of Hamilton (not sure when it was demolished):

http://www.hamiltonpostcards.com/pages/business.html



City Hall (demolished in the late '70s. Replaced by a barely profitable shopping centre):




Lister Block (it's existence still hangs in the balance. Built in 1924, it has been abandoned since the mid '90s):



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Old Posted Apr 16, 2007, 3:49 AM
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those are a mere teardrop on whats been lost^ thanx mostly the Great Fire, Victorian slum clearance, WWII and postwar town planners
sounds like Toronto minus the WWII reference.
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2007, 7:28 PM
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Architects Building, Montreal. Opened in 1932, demolished to widen the road in 1960s


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This is probably the most depressing thread ever.
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it seems just about every building with a clock tower or any nice decorative roof/tower/spire was destroyed
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2007, 11:14 PM
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I'm still more impressed by such architectural gems as the one below than many modern, comtempory buildings,

Why was it demolished, it does not look too outmoded? Also, this post office is quite similar in design to Erie's former federal court building/post office that was replaced in the 1930s by a typical art deco structure. The citizens of Erie were quite devastated by its destruction.
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Old Posted Apr 20, 2007, 12:37 AM
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why was that beautiful Erie building destroyed?
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Old Posted Apr 20, 2007, 1:53 AM
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Many cities had similar Post Offices. Most are gone now. They were not very effiecent designs. They has small rooms that did not work wll with the automated systems for mail handling that became the norm in the 1920's and 30's. They has poor ventilation and many were considered death traps in the case of fire. So most were demolished and replaced with larger more modern structures. These are some of the many reasons that were used to justify the replacement of the old Minneapolis Post Office back in the 1930's.
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from the East Bay

And the rail route that went with it.

Also in SF, the Sutro Baths


Ocean Beach


(its hard to find photos of it)
I visited the ruins of these buildings whilst in SF a few years ago and it must have been quite the impressive structure!!!
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Old Posted Apr 27, 2007, 8:28 PM
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World Trade Center

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Old Posted Apr 29, 2007, 6:13 AM
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A couple of notable Denver losses:

City Hall:


Old Union Station:
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