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    I never really expected for BBMW to have a sudden...

    I never really expected for BBMW to have a sudden epiphany. Particularly, if his views on landmarking derive from political and economic convictions, I doubt he'll be changing his mind anytime soon....
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    Guess what? Tall buildings can't be built in most...

    Guess what? Tall buildings can't be built in most places in this country. Why? Because, they would destroy the appeal of those areas. It's called zoning and landmark designation is apart of that....
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    . Basically, what you're saying is that...

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    Basically, what you're saying is that landmarking has had little impact on harming the local economy. So, then how has landmarking proved to be "negative"?



    I disagree. If one looks at the...
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    "London I don't like much, it strikes me as an...

    "London I don't like much, it strikes me as an earlier Los Angeles, but without the insouciance and life, sprawling without much coherence or beauty."
    - I'm sorry, am I reading that correctly? Los...
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    There really isn't much of a correlation between...

    There really isn't much of a correlation between landmarking, property rights and economic growth. New York has had landmarking laws for the last fifty years and obviously, it hasn't seemed to stifle...
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    Hong Kong is a major financial and commercial...

    Hong Kong is a major financial and commercial center and it certainly has it's share of striking modern architecture, but I think you must admit it is a much less beautiful and livable place compared...
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    England and France are much different countries,...

    England and France are much different countries, with different rules and attitudes. Also both are capital cities. Because of this the areas they're in are subject to more government planning then...
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    He does have a point. Would you then also...

    He does have a point. Would you then also advocate that new skyscrapers should engulph Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower until they're completely blocked from the London and Paris skylines? It may be hard...
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    Yep, looks like a false alarm. According to New...

    Yep, looks like a false alarm. According to New York YIMBY, 600 W 58th is actually the Mini Storage building across the street, which makes sense considering the demolition permit described it as a...
  11. At this point, I don't think it's a matter of...

    At this point, I don't think it's a matter of "when" the Roosevelt site gets redeveloped, but rather "if". The New York Landmarks Conservancy included the Roosevelt Hotel along with 15 other Midtown...
  12. Please see the link below to the Leicester Square...

    Please see the link below to the Leicester Square thread. All of the pictured buildings were recently slated for demolition.

    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=236014&page=78
  13. I think you are missing my point. My "personal...

    I think you are missing my point. My "personal interpretation of the landmarks law" is immaterial. Tierney is quite unpopular within the preservation community. Furthermore, there have been reports...
  14. Continental Europe, of course; the UK, not so...

    Continental Europe, of course; the UK, not so much. The English speaking world isn't particularly kind to its old buildings.
  15. I think you may be mistaken regarding the...

    I think you may be mistaken regarding the building on the corner of 28th and Broadway. It lies within the Madison Square North Historic District and according the BIS database it has landmark status....
  16. While I regret being the bearer of bad news, it...

    While I regret being the bearer of bad news, it does seem as if the demolition process of 29, 31, and 33 has already begun.

    Over the last few weeks, I've been talking with local neighborhood...
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    While I would agree with you that the UK...

    While I would agree with you that the UK generally has stronger landmark and historic preservation protections relative to the US. I don't think it's as extreme as you seem to make it out to be....
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    If anyone is interested, I created an olline...

    If anyone is interested, I created an olline petition asking Trinity Church to reconsider their plans to demolish 68-74 Trinity Place. Its a small step, but I believe this building is worth the...
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    I haven't commented on here too much, but I must...

    I haven't commented on here too much, but I must say that if this building is allowed to be demolished, it would be one of the most significant architectural losses the city has seen in decades. This...
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    The problem with your argument is that you are...

    The problem with your argument is that you are using your own relative judgement. Both a gas station and a fertilizer plant have the potential to be equally hazardous. And yet, gas stations are...
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    Perhaps, it may be wise to also require gas...

    Perhaps, it may be wise to also require gas stations to be located at least 10 miles outside of populated areas?

    Also, there's a huge oil refinery next to one of the busiest freeways in LA, which...
  22. They don't make 'em like that anymore...

    They don't make 'em like that anymore...
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    Wow! Thanks for sharing! All of those buildings...

    Wow! Thanks for sharing! All of those buildings are incredible! I hope they all will be preserved for future generations to see. However, it seems so many are meeting the wrecking ball these days. I...
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