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Old Posted Jul 1, 2012, 1:11 PM
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A couple from the city that hates it's heritage... Toronto:

Old Toronto Star Building:



Demolished in 1972 to build First Canadian Place (still the tallest building in Canada):


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They should've found another place for 1st Cdn Pl and left Toronto Star.
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Old Posted Jul 1, 2012, 1:22 PM
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Everytime I see topics like this, I wanna kick Chicago in the balls! Granted if it had some.

I just get so damn infuriated whenever I see the jewels that Chicago demolished just because. Chicago's streetscape has been raped and there wasnt a single damned reason for it!!
I'm with ya, 773. Sure, Chicago has an impressive skyline, but imo, I think it's a little too modern. Looking a bit more like Hong Kong or Shanghai. Getting so you have to look hard for the vintage in some shots.

In my railroad calendar, last month's was a 1954 pic showing trains leaving LaSalle Station with period skyscrapers rising behind (Prudential would have been u/c then). Yeah, they were small by today's standards, but still, for that time, it was an impressive view.

I lament the fate of that domed, four-winged bldg (City Hall)?
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Old Posted Jul 1, 2012, 1:25 PM
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The metropolitan building in Minneapolis was built in 1890(218 feet), demoloshed in 1961...A terrible loss:

Bloody bastards!!
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Old Posted Jul 1, 2012, 1:28 PM
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EXACTLY!

You other guys: REPLY DAMMIT, REPLY!!!! Page 2!!!!
Neo-? How 'bout a replica of Singer Bldg?
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Old Posted Jul 2, 2012, 2:25 AM
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On a much less depressing note, does the demolition of the Cabrini Green (8 buildings, 15 and 16 stories each) and Robert Taylor Homes (28, 16 story buildings) complexes qualify w/re to height?

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Not sure what "qualifies," however, those demolitions left the city of Chicago with virtually "zero" neighborhood highrises off the lakefront.

Be cool if Chicago weren't so flatline off the lake.
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I lament the fate of that domed, four-winged bldg (City Hall)?
That was the Chicago Federal Building, not the City Hall of 1911 which is still standing.

And Chicago still has by far the most pre-World War II skyscrapers of any city in the world outside New York. It has had several hard losses because it had so many gems to start with. I still mourn what we have lost, but we still have Jewelers, the Tribune Tower, the Monadnock, the Carbide & Carbon Building, Auditorium Hall, the current Cultural Center, the LaSalle art deco towers, and so on....
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Old Posted Jul 2, 2012, 4:03 AM
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Los Angeles's biggest loss is the Richfield Building: a black and gold art deco stunner.



And at night...



Replaced by....

The Arco Plaza (the two black towers)

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^^ I really like both buildings! Too bad the twin complex couldn't have been built elsewhere.
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Be cool if Chicago weren't so flatline off the lake.
cabrini, ABLA, robert taylor, henry horner, etc. were blackholes of unrelenting violence, poverty, hopelessness, and despair. chicago will be trillions of times better off without them in the long run.

a flat purgatory is better than a tall hell.
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The Federal Coffee Palace, Melbourne (demolished 1972)





The Australia Hotel, Sydney (demolished 1971)



Commercial Travelers Building, Sydney (demolished 1972)

far left:





Both of these Sydney buildings were demolished by the terrible Austrian architect Harry Seidler, whose "modern" vision ruined Sydney's heritage He polluted the city with hideous 70's office blocks which have dated horribly, and were pretty damn ugly in the first place:




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Toronto again.

The current Union Station is a beautiful Beaux Arts building, but Old Union Station (1858) was a looker as well:


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It and its 1894 addition...


http://www.blogto.com/city/2010/03/v...stcards_redux/

...were demolished between 1927 and 1931, and eventually replaced with the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building:


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when the toronto convention centre is eventually removed, nobody will lament its loss
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nobody will lament its loss
...said everyone about everything back in the 1950s.
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I suppose this doesn't qualify as a skyscraper, but it's still tragic, for me anyways.

This is the Saginaw County Courthouse, destroyed in the height of the urban renewal of the 70s to make way for a monstrosity that did nothing but uglify what once was a beautiful city--they worsened it with the destruction of blocks upon blocks of downtown buildings to make way for now vacant buildings or empty lots, and of course the number of old houses they razed would make you sick.



One more reason to hate the 70's

Worst. Decade. EVER.
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West End Trust Bldg. Philadelphia, 1899, demolished 1930 and replaced by the Girard Trust Bldg. (now Ritz Carlton).


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One more reason to hate the 70's

Worst. Decade. EVER.
No way. That's the 90s.
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No way. That's the 90s.
What? Everyone loves the 90's.
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2013, 3:31 PM
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No way. That's the 90s.
What's wrong about the 90's? That was a fairly good decade by my standards atleast.
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2013, 4:16 PM
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...said everyone about everything back in the 1950s.
This has nothing to do with the banality of the Toronto Convention Centre.
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