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Aiw
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Post Number: 5438
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 65.92.101.104
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 8:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sticking with the mid-century theme - P.D.J.
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623kraw
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Post Number: 879
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Posted From: 68.41.224.200
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 8:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice shots - '50's buildings were solid as a rock, but the architecture was somehow too much like the Jetson's era...?
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Danny
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Post Number: 3890
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Posted From: 141.217.174.229
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 9:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Another Winsdor pre-Yamasaki look-a-like.
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Unclefrank
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Post Number: 29
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 192.85.50.1
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 9:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I find 50's architecture really boring. Thanx for the photos though.
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 428
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Posted From: 207.200.116.139
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 1:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gotta agree...that building is a yawner. But the main entrance is attractive.
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 76
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 68.43.107.72
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 1:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

As a Wayne State student I'm surrounded by 50-60's architechture and it makes me sick. Boring as hell but built tough!
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Unclefrank
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Post Number: 30
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Posted From: 192.85.50.2
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 1:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Please someone correct me if I am wrong, but didn't alot of 50's and 60's architecture take into account the possibility of Civil Defense use?
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Eastsidedog
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Post Number: 141
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 69.220.142.7
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 1:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I really don't like the windowless 50's stuff. I find it depressing. The steel and glass Mies Van Der Rohe stuff ala Lafayette Park is fantastic though. Very slick and minimal. The contrast with the lush mature landscaping makes it gorgeous year round. Take a stroll through the townhouses some time. It was all built from '53 to 63'.
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 3527
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 3:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the Mid-centrury modernist bldg. Andrew.

Like them or not, they are now getting recognition by the National Trust as historical properties. Anything over 50 years old is historic. And that includes The Rock and Ray1936.

jjaba, Old Timey Westsider.
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 429
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Posted From: 207.200.116.139
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 4:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hmmmpff. Jjaba calls the kettle black. With apologies to Rasputin.
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Jjw
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Post Number: 70
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 68.33.56.156
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 7:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

that is one ugly building
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Douglasm
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Post Number: 516
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.189.188.28
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 10:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That is one plain building. Not really ugly, but, well, plain. The Welcome Center had some character, this doesn't.
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Lmichigan
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Post Number: 3475
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 67.172.95.197
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 11:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree, Douglasm. Though, I would at that the thing is painfully plain.

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