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Old Posted Nov 17, 2010, 8:56 PM
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1. They cheapened it a lot which is disappointing but it isn't too bad on the skyline.
2.Here is what it replaced, the Uptown Theatre:
1. agree, in a way the style changed to only post-modern in this small picture.
2. Theater was more interesting, stylish saying, but seems not in same site, according to following posts below.

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It is sorta making a half-assed comeback.
Here is a sort of wannabe-Art Deco building that is under construction in Toronto. It is called the Uptown Residences.



They cheapened it a lot which is disappointing but it isn't too bad on the skyline.

Here is what it replaced, the Uptown Theatre:



^^^You're mistaken.
That is a photograph of the Uptown Theater in Chicago. It's still there.
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^^^You're mistaken.
That is a photograph of the Uptown Theater in Chicago. It's still there.
Oops! You're absolutely right I grabbed the wrong Uptown Theatre..
I can't seem to find a picture of the Toronto one.. But the point is that condo was designed to try to pay ode to the Art Deco theatre it replaced.
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Los Angeles has art deco all over the city but it's best example would have to be Bullocks Wilshire. It's holy. It's just beautiful. Truly beautiful. They really don't make them like this anymore. Majestic, marvelous, powerful, luxurious, stunning, emphatic, graceful.

The history of the building: http://www.swlaw.edu/campus/building/history















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http://www.hansolsenphoto.com/bullocks1.jpg
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Found this gem in La Spezia, Italy. My bet is it was actually a futurist inspired building, but it's at least a close cousin of art deco.


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Les Grattes-Ciel (which is French for skyscraper, fittingly) in Villeurbanne, France
(Villeurbanne is part of the Lyon central urban area)


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ratte-ciel.jpg


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...griculteur.jpg

There are two of these on either side of avenue Henri Barbusse, at the end of which stands the Villeurbanne city hall (place Lazare Goujon):

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...are_goujon.jpg

The whole area was developed in the 1930s (obviously) in an ultimately successful attempt to give Villeurbanne a proper civic centre and avoid amalgamation with Lyon.
Altough the towers are short and quite plain for Art Deco, the whole avenue really warrants being seen in person.

http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/s...e_generale.JPG

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Carolyn Nye usually focuses on Chicago at her Blueprint blog, but recently highlighted photos of some great Art Deco buildings in Tulsa.
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Most of San Antonio's older downtown boom predates Art Deco, but we have a handful of Decos around town:


municipal auditorium


vacant building on Star St


vacant building on Star St


Express News building


Express News detail


Alameda Theater


rivercenter mall


casino club building
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