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Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 20 June 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Across the street from yesterday's shot this building has been gutted, leaving only the façade.

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Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Interestingly, the process currently used to maintain the facade and rebuilding the interior of the old buildings! It is appreciated ... The planning regulations do not comply with the rules of common sense! Best regards. Adela

20 Jun 2010 8:36am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Unimaginable...real distress to think that maybe one day all that is authentic, will be torned down...very impactful phtoo Grouser

20 Jun 2010 10:17am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a contrast, and not sure I always see the logic in gutting a building and rebuilding around the facade, I have seen it done so well where everything blends so well, and done where the facade ends up looking ridiculous against modern style building

20 Jun 2010 11:25am

@JJ: Especially if the internal floors don't match the window openings :)

Don from spokane, United States

It's sad to see it reduced to a bare shell. Perhaps you'll get to see the rebuilding if that is the eventual outcome.

20 Jun 2010 1:56pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Besides the content of your story, which is a shame, when these beautiful buildings are not respect (although at least a facade remains instead of a tear down), I really like the composition with your close crop on the building all wrapped up in a mesh. Almost like an art installation. Great with the green of the scaffolding to the left as well.

20 Jun 2010 3:28pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Strange, it is like colour on mono

20 Jun 2010 4:18pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Progress I guess, great use of the wire mesh in your composition.

20 Jun 2010 4:45pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

very cool found!!!so strange

20 Jun 2010 6:10pm

Reno from Cd de México, Mexico

Excellent!! you're stealing one of my favorite themes :) I like the constrast between the circular forms in the right and the straight lines on the left.

20 Jun 2010 6:13pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Its good way of modernising a building without losing the architecture. Looks like the building has some nice curves and balconies.

20 Jun 2010 7:16pm

Thami from Fès, Morocco

Comme une grille d'analyse de la réalité!
Bonne fin de journée !

20 Jun 2010 7:30pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice shot. Great job.

20 Jun 2010 7:52pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Hopefully they get the balance right between the old and the new:)

20 Jun 2010 8:45pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

I love old buildings and it always saddens me to see an old building in this state. At the end of the day it comes down to MONEY. Very well captured.

20 Jun 2010 10:02pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran


21 Jun 2010 1:23am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

thats unfortunate, but it looks like they r restoring it

21 Jun 2010 4:11am

Siepi from Belgium

What would Gaudi say about it?
Hopefully the spirit of the building will remain.
If not: why conserving it?

21 Jun 2010 10:41am

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