RIP Good Taste.

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by LabelKing, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Right on, brutha!

    Let's see how many tacky offences to civilisation and our cultural heritage we can commit, unless we are paid whopping great wads of cash, of course.


    Let's just say the boy is not quite culturally aware so he tends to miss the subtleties of patrimony preservation. I pass no judgment on the house but some of our cultural capital is not bought to do as you please and does include some restrictions that ensure it's perrenity, makes a lot of sense to me.
     


  2. B1FF

    B1FF Senior member

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    Let's see how many tacky offences to civilisation and our cultural heritage we can commit, unless we are paid whopping great wads of cash, of course.

    Yet we don't see people buying Rembrandts just to burn them.

    Maybe putting a price on these bits of our "cultural heritage" lets us know what is worth the effort required to maintain it for the next thousand years?

    Maybe preserving every house built by some marginal Florida architech isn't really all that important?
     


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    sloane3 Senior member

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    Yet we don't see people buying Rembrandts just to burn them.

    Maybe putting a price on these bits of our "cultural heritage" lets us know what is worth the effort required to maintain it for the next thousand years?

    Maybe preserving every house built by some marginal Florida architech isn't really all that important?


    Ding ding ding!
     


  4. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Yet we don't see people buying Rembrandts just to burn them.

    Maybe putting a price on these bits of our "cultural heritage" lets us know what is worth the effort required to maintain it for the next thousand years?

    Maybe preserving every house built by some marginal Florida architech isn't really all that important?


    I pass no judgment on the house (not enough info) but just wanted to show the sheer absurdity of that dude's remark.
     


  5. SField

    SField Senior member

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    I have little patience for people seeking to have government prevent property owners from demolishing older structures and building new ones. If it bothers you that much make an offer to the property owner, otherwise butt out.

    Hmm, you live in Pasadena. That tells me everything I need to know.
     


  6. Agnacious

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    I have little patience for people seeking to have government prevent property owners from demolishing older structures and building new ones. If it bothers you that much make an offer to the property owner, otherwise butt out.

    Though perhaps overstated, I agree there is a little too much of the "save it because it's old" mentality that is used to try and save insignificant structures.

    The best thing to happen to Chicago was the fire. Boston could use a similar one.
     


  7. Brian278

    Brian278 Senior member

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    You've got to draw the line somewhere. Whitehall (Henry Flager's estate that is now a museum) isn't going anywhere, because enough people give a shit. The Breakers aren't going anywhere. These are actual landmarks. You can't save everything. People have a right to sell their property to whoever they want, if the place was that significant, it wouldn't have been torn down. The place looks more to my tastes than whatever inelegant monstrosity he's probably going to replace is with, but whatever, it's his money, and the town isn't going to buy up every house that's marginally architechurally important just to prevent their destruction.
     


  8. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    I have little patience for people seeking to have government prevent property owners from demolishing older structures and building new ones. If it bothers you that much make an offer to the property owner, otherwise butt out.
    "Culture" isn't really your thing, is it?
     


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    Is this the Peter Cohen of Lehman fame?

    Surely you mean infamy? You couldn't be blamed for assuming so, given the crass selfishness of the act, but who knows?
     


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    I'm not really bothered by it if we move on to some next level steez.
     


  11. apropos

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    "Culture" isn't really your thing, is it?
    Nah, he's just unable to see the 'big picture' and is more than happy to sacrifice sense on the alter of idealogy.
     


  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    That's why I buy Rembrandt paintings and burn them.
    Why do you want to create global warming? Just gesso those mothers up.
     


  13. LabelKing

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    I stomp on those abortions.
     


  14. Nataku

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    Big deal. That house looks like any old building we had on campus.

    You have no appreciation for architecture and history.



    It really pisses me off when people demolish a structure that has historic significance and/or is one-of-a-kind. Modernist architecture from the 1950's-1960's is vanishing rapidly and soon we will regret doing so when there is nothing left. As someone else stated, the same thing happened in the 60's with Victorian structures being demolished in favor of more modern looking buildings. Now there are very few surviving buildings from that era due to the "urban renewal" of the 60's. People just don't get it.....
     


  15. RyJ Maduro

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    It really pisses me off when people demolish a structure that has historic significance and/or is one-of-a-kind. Modernist architecture from the 1950's-1960's is vanishing rapidly and soon we will regret doing so when there is nothing left. As someone else stated, the same thing happened in the 60's with Victorian structures being demolished in favor of more modern looking buildings. Now there are very few surviving buildings from that era due to the "urban renewal" of the 60's. People just don't get it.....

    It makes me wonder if, forty years from now, preservationists will lament the razing of "classic" turn-of-the-millenium Tuscanesque villas and faux-Georgian McMansions.
     


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