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  1. Merry, thanks for the video. Fantastic building....

    Merry, thanks for the video. Fantastic building. I was walking, completely ignorant tourist, round that area once and I just couldn't take enough pictures of it...

    OT: Any idea what the video's...
  2. I cannot but recognize the historical accuracy of...

    I cannot but recognize the historical accuracy of Ablarc's comment about the fact that 40-70 years down the line ALL architectural fads are consdiered embarrassing, only for people to later bemoan...
  3. A riot of styles: gotta love the late 'long' 19th...

    A riot of styles: gotta love the late 'long' 19th century.

    That atrium is amazing. I really hope they can fix this up.
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    "...my prewar apartment..." Heh, heh, heh ...

    "...my prewar apartment..."

    Heh, heh, heh :-)
  5. Thread: Someone overpaid!

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    Some interesting points made on all sides. I...

    Some interesting points made on all sides.

    I would add that when you are a billionaire and you buy art, under many circumstances the fact you pay a lot is at the very least part of the appeal. It...
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    Am I the only one that finds this a hellish...

    Am I the only one that finds this a hellish vision? The green space is obviously a good idea, though one has to be careful hwo one arranges it within a city. I guess there is onyl so much you can do...
  7. Thread: London Projects

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    Got to try it out! It's a really massively...

    Got to try it out! It's a really massively useful addition to a pretty huge part of greater London that was not that well served by the tube system.

    Nick, have you been on it much?
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    I love the way the craft of the architectural...

    I love the way the craft of the architectural photographer is pushed to its limits to try to protray brutalist structures in a positive way.

    I agree that a few choice brutalist buildings should...
  9. fascinating...

    fascinating...
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    In many ways, a lot of non-modernist, suburban...

    In many ways, a lot of non-modernist, suburban architecture is still strongly influenced (if usually badly rendered) by the 'Arts & Crafts' movement/style.

    Interestingly, this is a school of...
  11. Thread: London.

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    Alonzo, can I ask you about your photo equipment...

    Alonzo, can I ask you about your photo equipment / settings / post-prod??
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    I wuz in Sydney not too long ago (early Feb). A...

    I wuz in Sydney not too long ago (early Feb). A lot more quality architecture there than I would have expected (hope that doesn't sound too condescending). What was built there after they tore that...
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    The grill-work alone is worth a visit to NYC.

    The grill-work alone is worth a visit to NYC.
  14. Just looking through the list of architects that...

    Just looking through the list of architects that I'm covering in my long-delayed work on the City of London, I hven't run into thWm yet. I guess they didn't practice in London much. At that time,...
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    I mean that something always seems to come up and...

    I mean that something always seems to come up and prevent it. Sorry, private whinge.
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    Midtown. I'm sure you don't really mean to say...

    Midtown. I'm sure you don't really mean to say that any elected 73-yr old official, however, personally repulsive, should be physically attacked.

    BTW, I'm spending Christmas in prime Berlusconi...
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    Usually, at this point, someone comes back with...

    Usually, at this point, someone comes back with London's Forex primacy. As a lifelong (well, so far) rates guy, I see London as slightly ahead, but for equities and alternatives, NYC never really...
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    can't identify this one!!!!!!

    can't identify this one!!!!!!
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    I love the last two posts. I'll try to swing by...

    I love the last two posts. I'll try to swing by the Forward if I ever get back to NY.
  20. Thread: London Projects

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    In addition to all the great sports facilities...

    In addition to all the great sports facilities that London will have, post the Olympics, there will also be better links to the far eastern portion of it, adding to the momentum created by the...
  21. An underrated country, in my opinion. I used to...

    An underrated country, in my opinion. I used to work for a Dutch bank and ahd a chance to visit (albeit in th disjointed busienss trip way) many times. The towns, especially, are amazing.
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    The Tuareg are so photogenic. Having a rough time...

    The Tuareg are so photogenic. Having a rough time of it, though, from what I understand.

    The Wodabe are incredible. I saw a documentary on TV about them; it really puts aestheticism in...
  23. Poised. elegant. Serene. One criticism might...

    Poised. elegant. Serene.

    One criticism might be that there is some lack of proportion between the base/pedestal and the blank wall that rises above the large, bright windows (lexington branch)....
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    The big bauhaus-style department store is still...

    The big bauhaus-style department store is still there.

    Mostly an ugly town with non-contextual modern architecture BUT often very good urbanism.
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    By that measure, all the baroque chruches in...

    By that measure, all the baroque chruches in Europe should be torn down because the Catholic Church was fairly nasty back then (arguably). The Fascists built some pretty nicer stuff in Italy,...
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