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Gistok
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 3:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was driving down Woodward last Sunday, and was noticing how nice and white all the buildings look with facade improvements..... but.....

Is it just me, or does all that grime coming off the building lessen the architectural impact a little bit? I mean all that dirt and grime got into all those nooks and crannies of the ornate architectural facades, and cleaning that gunk out helps preserve them.

But, for some reason, the buildings didn't look as ornate as I remember them before.

Again, I AM NOT COMPLAINING!! But maybe like old antique furniture that shouldn't be cleaned in order to keep the patina of age.... maybe the loss of the old patina of the Woodward Ave. buildings, lessened their impact slightly.

Has anyone else noticed this?
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Eric
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Post Number: 293
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 4:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's just you.
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Erikd
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Post Number: 487
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 8:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No, they look better now.
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Broken_main
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 9:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree that they look better as well.
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Eric_c
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 10:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I like 'em.

The lower cass corridor may be more to your liking these days - although even there you'd better hurry! :-)
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Merchantgander
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Post Number: 1459
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 10:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can I post on this thread even though my name isn't Eric. I can change my user name to Ericgander.
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Jt1
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Post Number: 6446
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 10:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

and was noticing how nice and white all the buildings look




Racist. :-)
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Gwhobbies
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Post Number: 49
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 10:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was driving up Woodward yesterday and everything looked clean. Really clean. It was odd. That is until I got to Milwaukee and it started to look "normal" again.

But, downtown is starting to look rather, dare I say, nice.
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Gistok
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Post Number: 1766
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 7:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OK, I get the gist. Maybe patina is better left to antiques....

One building that will look a hell of a lot better cleaned up will be the Book Tower.

I guess I better get my ass out of my car and study the Woodward buildings a little closer next time! :-)

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