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Architecture of Doom

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From a 1988 NYC architecture guide:  In the loose civic commissions of the mid and late 1960s architectural histrionics were in favor rather than any truly urbane attempts to blend into the scale and style of the neighborhood. Here there is at least some excuse due to the visual chaos created by highway railroad and air-rights construction.  Milton F. Kirchman: 68th Precinct NYC Police Department New York NY USA 1970http://ift.tt/29kRU1n Photo:  Google Street View 2013

From a 1988 NYC architecture guide: ““In the loose civic commissions of the mid and late architectural histrionics were in favor, rather than any truly urbane attempts to blend into the scale.

Architecture of Doom

Zoomorphic ramp at the GTC City Shopping Center, Skopje

Architecture of Doom

Zoomorphic ramp at the GTC City Shopping Center, Skopje

The Tribes of Taiwan. 15-17?  My math isn't perfect. © Image of, The spirited hair dance performed by Yami women. © Photos by Sung Chih-hsiung.

The Tribes of Taiwan. My math isn't perfect. © Image of, The spirited hair dance performed by Yami women. © Photos by Sung Chih-hsiung.

A church that is turning its back on the street.Lothar Kallmeyer: Zionskirche Düsseldorf Germany 19671969 Photos:  Ekkehard Mantel Special thanks to Sandra Pappe

A church that is turning its back on the street.Lothar Kallmeyer: Zionskirche Düsseldorf Germany 19671969 Photos: Ekkehard Mantel Special thanks to Sandra Pappe

Kyrgyzstan

socialistmodernism: b-a-c-u: BACU Bishkek Kyrgystan.

Photo by Auguste Francois, ca 1870, depicting Su Yuanchun, (1844-1908 AD) a Manchu general in Guangxi.  A tough illiterate Manchu, Su Yuanchun was one of the last great warrior Manchus. He distinguished himself in the field and made it from a simple soldier to a distinguished general in a time when the Qing fought battles against modern firearms with sabers, spears, bows, arrows and matchlock muskets. He commanded a force against the French at the battle of Zhennan Passwhich and won.

Фото: Огюст Франсуа, 1870 г. Photo by Auguste Francois, ca depicting Su Yuanchun, AD) a Manchu general in Guangxi.

The Costa Rican Federation of Engineers and Architects resides in this wonderfully overengineered HQ:Hernán Jiménez Fonseca: Fonseca Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y Arquitectos (CFIA) San José Costa Rica 19761978http://ift.tt/29gmsib Photo: ArquiWHAT 2006 (public domain)

The Costa Rican Federation of Engineers and Architects resides in this wonderfully overengineered HQ:Hernán Jiménez Fonseca: Fonseca Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y Arquitectos (CFIA) San José Costa Rica 19761978http://ift.tt/29gmsib Photo: ArquiWHAT 2006 (public domain)

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