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Aiw
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Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 7:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is today's P.D.J.
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Itsjeff
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Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 8:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I love old "futurist" designs. That looks like the place where George Jetson would take his hovercraft for repairs.
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Llyn
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Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 8:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

George Jetson is Canadian? I've never seen him watch hockey!
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Upinottawa
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Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 10:58 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That "irestone" building is blight.
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Realitycheck
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Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 11:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm with Jeff as an admirer of the architectural design that brings to mind a Jetsons-style building.

On this side of the river, anyone else here old enough to recall Punchinello's restaurant in downtown Birmingham (Pierce and Martin, opposite City Hall front entrance). . . or the gift/decor shop it replaced? That classic, eye-catching structure also had a soaring, cantilevered roof. Nondescript, overpriced, mostly vacant condos stand there now.

On a larger scale, here are 3 other examples:

* Temple Sinai in Rochester, NY (1967): sinai * Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Houston (1972): presby * Galeria Kaufhof department store in Chemnitz, Germany: x

Thanks for posting a tire store that creates rolling momentum, Andrew!
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1953
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Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 1:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Modern design is largely bunk. Every building should fit neatly into the cityscape of early twentieth century Detroit.
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Rsa
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Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 1:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

lol at 1953!
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Jjaba
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Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 11:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice midcentury moderne bldg. Thanks Andrew.
So we take it, Firestone pulled out, eh?

Looks like no customers, no employees, nuthin.'

Flying M Coffee Shop just located in the Firestone store, Nampa, Idaho. There's a very historic one in Fort Worth, (TX) near the Louis Kahnesque Art Museum.

jjaba.
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Livedog2
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Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 11:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nampa, Idaho! I worked at Micron in Nampa in the late 1990's!! I've been everywhere. Or, at least that's the way it seems sometimes.

Livedog2
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Aiw
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Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 6:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

jjaba, the picture was from Monday. Queen Victoria's birthday, National Holiday, eh? Everything was closed.

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