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Old Posted Oct 1, 2006, 10:13 AM
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Drapers Gardens in London is coming down now. Built 1967, 30 floors 300ft. Coming down because no one likes it, it spoils the views (apparently) of St Pauls cathedral, has rubbish infrastructure for modern offices. Down it comes.

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Old Posted Oct 1, 2006, 3:37 PM
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You want a list of buildings demolished that were structurally sound?

That list would go on into the 500-600 range.
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I think a lot of buildings have been taken down in Hong Kong in order to build bigger/taller buildings - I believe the new AIG building on the waterfront replaced a hotel and so on.
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Old Posted Oct 1, 2006, 4:10 PM
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You want a list of buildings demolished that were structurally sound?

That list would go on into the 500-600 range.
no, i'm not talking about every single multi-story building that has ever been demolished, just the tallest ones. i've got what i believe to be the top 15 listed in the first post of this thread.
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Hudson & Manhattan Terminal (North & South Buildings), 1908, 26 floors
Demolished to build the World Trade Center in the 1960s






Hudson Terminal (twin buildings) on the left, note the Singer Building to the right:
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Old Posted Oct 1, 2006, 4:52 PM
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Hudson Terminal (twin buildings) on the left, note the Singer Building to the right:
Holy crap, most of the buildings there (and even some of their replacement) don't exist anymore....
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Old Posted Oct 1, 2006, 6:01 PM
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http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=219220

C&S Atlanta, demolished to make way for the plaza for Bank of America. what's interesting is it was demolished after BOA was finished.

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Old Posted Oct 1, 2006, 8:31 PM
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The Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas is 365 feet and should be coming down in December (last I heard) to make way for Echelon Place. I think that will be the tallest yet to fall in Vegas.

Harrah's is talking about imploding a whole slew of buildings in the center strip area over the next few years, including Harrah's, Imperial Palace and Bally's, to make way for Harrah's America or something.
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Old Posted Oct 1, 2006, 8:42 PM
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Tour EDF (~80m or 262 ft) 197?
Issy les Moulineaux (Paris inner suburbs) will be demolishe for build a new skyscrapers


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This one is under demolition as we speak. St Regis Tower, Century City, Los Angeles, 30 Stories, don't have foot/height nor does Emporis. This tower did not suffer earthquake damage, just getting demolished to make way for taller condo tower. Maybe the tallest ever demolished in California?



The thread about it:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=115517
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Old Posted Oct 2, 2006, 2:36 PM
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Here's one, not quite tall enough to make the top 15, but impressive nonetheless.

CRA Building

95 metres (312 feet)
26 storeys
Demolished 1988

What's there now? The 195 metres 101 Collins


Edit: Wow, did anyone else notice that 2 of those buildings (11 and 14) had giant Mercedes Benz logos on top? strange coincidence....

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Personally I wish that One Liberty Plaza,


Would be demolished in order to build:
The Singer Building, and...


...The City Investing Buiding


What a tragedy!
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Ohhhman can't we keep em both Molson?
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^ build a neo-singer/city investing where deutsche bank is/was?

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Old Posted Dec 9, 2006, 5:23 PM
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You can add this one to the list:

Hennessy Centre (458 ft, 41 stories, 1981), Hong Kong, to be demolished by the end of 2006



Demolition works commenced



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Masonic Temple Building in Chicago
Height: 302 Feet / 22 Storeys
Built: 1891-1892
Destroyed: 1939 For no good reason.

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Masonic Temple Building in Chicago
Height: 302 Feet / 22 Storeys
Built: 1891-1892
Destroyed: 1939 For no good reason.

But it was so old-fashioned! Better to replace it with a 2-story Walgreens for 60 years.
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Old Posted Dec 9, 2006, 10:34 PM
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But it was so old-fashioned! Better to replace it with a 2-story Walgreens for 60 years.
indeed!

everytime i think about the old masonic temple i get stuck in a mental loop:

why the hell did they demolish the masonic temple?

* anger *

why the hell did they demolish the masonic temple?

* anger *

why the hell did they demolish the masonic temple?

* anger *

why the hell did they demolish the masonic temple?

* anger *

why the hell did they demolish the masonic temple?

* anger *

why the hell did they demolish the masonic temple?

* anger *

and so forth.



the building was torn down for absolutely no reason other than the fact that some monumental jack-ass said "hey, that looks really old-fashioned, let's get rid of it". god, that's just so mind-bogglingly stupid. why the hell did they demolish the masonic temple?

* anger *

oh shit, it's starting again.........
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Old Posted Dec 10, 2006, 1:21 AM
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Great thread. Fascinating topic for sure.

The rooftop atrium of the Masonic temple would have been breathtaking to experience I bet. Imagine the view today...
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The tallest one to be demolished in Austin that was in fine shape, infact, it was only 52 years old, (the newest part was a mere 36 years old), was the University of Texas Old Main. Construction started in 1883 and was completed in 1899. It was demolished in 1935 to make way for the University of Texas Tower. Old Main was 160 feet tall with 5 floors. It was a real tradegy to lose it, I say it was Austin's greatest loss of a piece of architecture. It was actually the first structure to be built for the university. When it was built it was the 2nd tallest building in Austin.

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