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    When you look at the sheer scale of the stone...

    When you look at the sheer scale of the stone carvings on that Metropolitan Museum of Art it's mind boggling to think those stones were rough cut and set in place and then someone had to get up there...
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    The vast majority of the buildings were...

    The vast majority of the buildings were abandoned, meaning the owners walked away and gave up all rights, the city took them over, condemned them and demolished them.
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    Thanks for checking, yes, it's a real shame....

    Thanks for checking, yes, it's a real shame.
    Back in the 70s and early 80s when I was a teen, I used to go in abandoned buildings and buildings being demolished and take home ornamental terracotta,...
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    Here's the panel I removed from one of the upper...

    Here's the panel I removed from one of the upper floors on the 14 story part of the building fronting Wall St

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    Former 60 Wall St

    I haven't been active on the forum in ages but do read it now and then!

    I've been trying to locate some photos of the old 60 Wall Street building that was demolished in 1975, way back then I was...
  6. Poll: Looks like this is moving forward according to...

    Looks like this is moving forward according to what I read in the Daily News. It's a good looking facade but not especially noteworthy, though those ionic capitals on the ground level columns appear...
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    Well there's first of all, no precedent for such...

    Well there's first of all, no precedent for such an act of hijacking commercial airliners and doing this, the architect designed the towers in such a way as to withstand an aircraft collision. NO ONE...
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    Keyword there is "if" and it's clear the public...

    Keyword there is "if" and it's clear the public mostly didn't see what was going on the past year on the site, and didn't notice till the project hit the media.
    AFter seeing that near lynch mob,...
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    Looked more like a near lynch mob after a black...

    Looked more like a near lynch mob after a black man who simply had a white hat on they THOUGHT looked "Muslim," it would be funny were it not so insane.
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    That's probably because few noticed it's a...

    That's probably because few noticed it's a non-descript 1850's building, what went on inside, like what goes on in most buildings in the city, was not noticed by many.
    But putting "NEW MOSQUE...
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    Yeah, and funny thing is, when you "violate" the...

    Yeah, and funny thing is, when you "violate" the laws of "nature" and it's a so called "crime against nature" you have to think of the justice system and how the accused has the RIGHT to confront...
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    The authority will, in turn, use eminent domain...

    The authority will, in turn, use eminent domain to get control of the land beneath that parcel so it can move ahead with building foundation walls and a bomb-screening center for trucks, buses and...
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    What "crater"? the site is a construction zone,...

    What "crater"? the site is a construction zone, there won't be a hole below ground level visible or a construction zone at some point, at that point there will be completed and occupied office...
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    It depends on the item and if someone is willing...

    It depends on the item and if someone is willing to pay the price for it at the moment its available, buildings come down fast, they can't take time out to carefully salvage a little finial worth...
  15. Here's a 1964 USS video showing the unisphere...

    Here's a 1964 USS video showing the unisphere being constructed, it's difficult to visualize just how big it is from photos, till you see this video and the crew of steel workers putting it together....
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    Real nice! I notice in the photo that every...

    Real nice! I notice in the photo that every single one of the 40 Corinthian capitals on that facade is stripped of it's leaves, leaving a blank spot on each. Not real obvious at first as there's so...
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    Wow Midtownguy, lookit all that eye candy! I...

    Wow Midtownguy, lookit all that eye candy! I want it ALL, and I'm only on page 1 right now :)

    Just to note; I opened a new user, this one to better reflect my work and to keep things consistant...
  18. Wrong, wrong and still wrong! This is not...

    Wrong, wrong and still wrong! This is not something that HAS to be done for the greater good like widening a substandard narrow street because of severe traffic problems, it's not condemning the...
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    That's for sure, nothing NYU has built even comes...

    That's for sure, nothing NYU has built even comes close to harmony with this historic Washington Sq area, that red monster library went up when I lived on the other corner of the park and I remember...
  20. That's a big problem, because you can't simply...

    That's a big problem, because you can't simply make a mold off the existing pieces of terra cotta and make new ones, the original models were sized an average of 10% LARGER to compensate for the...
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    More wars, conflicts, violence, death, torture...

    More wars, conflicts, violence, death, torture and hate has been propagated by, because of, in the name of, and in the cause for, religious beliefs. It all comes down to "my god is better than yours"...
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    I dont care what they are planning on building...

    I dont care what they are planning on building there, it's going to be a modern, ugly, flat piece of garbage which all of these new prefab style slab buildings are these days, I'd be against it if...
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    Well I can say that this all faded away in new...

    Well I can say that this all faded away in new construction right after the Art Deco 1930's era which would include the Chrysler building.
    By the 1940's buildings were becoming much taller, much...
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    You mean the group of radicals, and those who...

    You mean the group of radicals, and those who don't outright openly condemn them because they are of the same religion, or was it some other "developer"?





    You should do a bit more...
  25. "Harlem Bespoke is hoping that the city is...

    "Harlem Bespoke is hoping that the city is storing some of the lost architectural elements and that any plans for the building include a complete restoration."

    Oh yeah like that'll ever happen, if...
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