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  •  and remember (none)
    lots of people have died in traditional buildings not designed by architects. How many people have been caught in fires and building collapses throughout the ages? The connection to Modernism is tenuous.
    We have a slanted view of traditional architecture. We think it was better than it actually was. The buildings that we experience are ONLY those that were sturdy enough to survive and loved enough to be maintained. The majority of olde buildings were demolished or deteriorated long ago. We just see the cream of the crop. The crap is gone.
    •  No Historical Context (none)
      After a depression and World War most of the housing in post war USA was pretty well fucked. Deferred maintenance.

      Temples of glass and steel.

      I have no beef with Modernist buildings. The pvblic spaces are without soul though.

      "We as Democrats have no apologies to make to anyone~ Richard J. Daley."

      by ILDem on Tue Jan 03, 2006 at 08:40:06 PM PST

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    •  This is one of the main arguments, in my mind, (none)
      aginst rebuilding New Orleans. Building and Zoning codes will not let anyone rebuild exactly what was there, and in some cases these buildings shouldn't be rebuilt. I had only visited the city once, but found it so charming. But much of what was lost will not be replaced simply because it would be too freakin expensive to do so. Is not the charm then lost?

      Don't get me wrong - I think the city shold be rebuilt. But I am warning that to think it will be just like before may be a fantasy.

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