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I would imagine the temple Solomon built for Jehovah was the most beautiful structure ever built. Architecturally and technological wise it was ahead of its time. I can only imagine the types of buildings and architecture that will be used will be the most amazing things we ever seen and built.

 

How peaceful to be in such a beautiful place in a paradise. There will be no limit to creativity. We are builders.

 

We are creating these structures from the 1860 to early 1900s and way before, I'm beyond amazed at the architecture and the technology to do that in the time period, just wow. The list goes on and on and on. The time seems futuristically classical. Like why build these huge buildings?

 

City Hall Post Office New York - 1905

https://external-preview.redd.it/Jlc4LlLcpnwGY3d2b6f43tlrz1RqgSx5q9nRB2l5bcE.jpg?auto=webp&s=e9407a45b914a5817135fe35b840b66281cc4f95

 

The Parthenon (Pallas Athena) Tennessee Centennial Exposition - Nashville, Tennessee 1897

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a1/b1/f5/a1b1f5ca0f9bcd87b38da121b31b5e05.jpg

 

Old City Hall - Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1912

https://tayloronhistory.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/dscn1833.jpg

 

The Dresden Frauenkirche Lutheran Church - Dresden, Germany 1945

https://cdn.counter-currents.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Dresden_Frauenkirche_1880.jpg

 

Northwestern Guaranty Loan Building - Minneapolis, MN 1905

https://external-preview.redd.it/4KWWLiHhCjCTHzKWKelcmxa8fM5VwluX6JXgCYLaddg.jpg?auto=webp&s=0e9ae66a9577d04efd4238f5094196c6aff318ae

 

Boston Post Office & Subtreasury, 1885

https://external-preview.redd.it/Bq0_0JZlNmdwZaPQiStL8KpLD_sn-g79dlqvMtkKdzQ.jpg?auto=webp&s=b54791f08bb112162a722a8ba92b1b51c406b6b3

 

Singer Building, New York City 1909

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U5tecCCDNm4/UPhM-lz9d1I/AAAAAAAAOg0/lZgTxyOlWGQ/s1600/Singer_Building_tallest_building_in_the_world_on_world_of_architecture.jpg

 

Ponce Parlors: 1890

http://www.shorpy.com/node/6575?size=_original#caption

 

Fountain of Frogs: 1897

http://www.shorpy.com/node/23458?size=_original#caption

 

Ponce de Leon Hotel: 1897

http://www.shorpy.com/node/15055?size=_original#caption

 

The Ponce: 1905

http://www.shorpy.com/node/9586?size=_original#caption

 

Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iGlMmh5F5P4/UPiPneBe-NI/AAAAAAAAOn4/rRHmUTmwLYs/s1600/Philadelphia_City_Hall_tallest_building_in_the_world_tittle_holder_on_world_of_architecture_01.jpg

 

San Francisco’s 1898 Call Building

https://images.adsttc.com/media/images/5944/d67f/b22e/383a/5900/0054/slideshow/Detroit_Photographic_Company_(0041).jpg?1497683578

 

Cathedral in Chartres, France

https://www.richardcassaro.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/16.jpg

 

Regensburg Cathedral, Regensburg Germany

https://external-preview.redd.it/SFlvmhBWLUvjP4PscctET0GMNiQlcLNK98z_A8Ka2XQ.jpg?auto=webp&s=ae57f7edee4601d76a6f43c0611baa2fab777d1a

 

Walhalla - Regensburg, Germany 1900

https://external-preview.redd.it/hHAKBYuPP2Jkjg3A7l7mrK8gj_cbZ3jxnSZnylqmLJM.jpg?width=1024&auto=webp&s=adf9ddc52848a6e07abd807bfd63880f617b5b67

 

 


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I can't name all the buildings I think look interesting/nice/clever/beautiful/advanced ...

 

However, there are buildings from history that can only be seen in photos or artist renderings because they are no longer standing that looked quite amazing.

 

Likewise, many buildings that are still standing look quite nice - even if some of the "modern" renovations take some of their endearing qualities away. (look at how the Stanley Theater looked before we "restored" it)

 

There are also some very modern buildings that are a wonder of design ans technology

 

Then again, there are other buildings, old and new, that are just plain ugly and should be demolished

 

Some of the older train stations in the US are some really nice looking architecture - it's a shame that some of them have been destroyed by "modernization" and architects that want to leave "their" mark on the building instead of honoring the design the original architect created. Grand Central Terminal in New York and Penn Station in Philadelphia (30th St Station) are a couple of good examples.

 

It makes me wonder what we will design in the New System - I do not think we will quit building or designing ... and I hope we will still have trains :thumbsup:

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The architecture I've seen in Europe stuns me with its beauty.  From the ancient ruins built along classical Greek lines, and Roman structures still standing, they amaze me.  The Pantheon in Rome, Renaissance palaces, and even the beauty and design qualities of the Gothic and Renaissance churches is just a foregleam of what is possible under divine guidance.  And a touch of whimsy, like a Gaudi, would be fun too.

 

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I just heard this on the news for our area:

 

Seems there is a "historic" church building in our area that is being cited as "one of the first to integrate" some 40 years ago (of course, they didn't mention that the KH was integrated before this church). It has been sitting empty for quite a number of years. It is in total disrepair and rodents have infested it. Some of the annexes to the main building are falling down. Even the homeless quit using it because it was in such bad shape.I think it was an Episcopal church since the Episcopal Diocese in Jacksonville is the one making the decisions about it.

 

They decided to demolish it. They started the demolition today - that is why it was on the news. After sitting unused and deteriorating for many, many years - when the decision was made to demolish it, there were some who tried to have it declared "Historic" so it couldn't be demolished.

 

The decision as to it's being declared historic was not going to be rendered until after Jan 1. By starting the demolition today - it is too late.

 

Funny how people don't care about an old, dilapidated building until the owner decides to demolish it - then they cry "historic" and try to prevent the demolition :nope:

 

 


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