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Old Posted Jan 27, 2010, 4:24 AM
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2010, 4:33 AM
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2010, 3:37 PM
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Opa-Locka, FL City Hall looks like a mosque!
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2010, 4:24 PM
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Opa-Locka FL has one crazy-looking city hall! Crazy name, too. Apparently, Opa-locka has the largest collection of Moorish Revival architecture in the Western hemisphere:


The city was developed by Glenn Curtiss and was based on the Arabian Nights theme, with streets that have names like Sabur Lane, Sultan Avenue, Ali Baba Avenue, and Sesame Street. Opa-locka has the largest collection of Moorish Revival architecture in the Western hemisphere...........Amelia Earhart launched her historic trip around the world from Miami Municipal Airport, just south of Opa-locka.[6] The famous German dirigible Graf Zeppelin visited the NAS Miami, which later became Opa-locka Airport, as a regular stop on its Germany-Brazil-United States-Germany scheduled route.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opa-locka,_Floridahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opa-locka,_Florida

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Opalockacityhall.jpg

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Did Buffalo at one point think it was going to be the greatest city in the world?
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Did Buffalo at one point think it was going to be the greatest city in the world?
At one point it was.
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Did Buffalo at one point think it was going to be the greatest city in the world?
Read up on some Buffalo history. Maybe not the "greatest in the world", but Buffalo was without question one of the most prominent cities in the US in the first half of last century. It is easily one of our most important cities historically.
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Pittsburgh City County Building - not so beautiful to my eyes, but some people like a massive imposing structure

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here are some shots of San Jose city hall, the first major city hall in the US to be built in the 21st century (Richard Meier designed):
Jesus Christ Richard Meier is beyond awful. He builds that same white and glass box over and over and over, what a hack. Here's our Meier abortion in Phoenix:



Its the Federal Courthouse. A giant glass box with no shade in a desert, brilliant job asshole. Not only that, the roof is open to dust storms, the mister system at one point was designed in such a way that it was carrying legionnaires disease, its a super block that cuts off Downtown from the State Capitol, just a total monstrosity.

Please don't take this as a knock on San Jose either, Ive never been there, Im sure its nice. In fact I feel a little more connected to SJ too knowing they have to suffer with a prominent civic building designed by one of the worst 'starchitects' out there.
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Would county courthouses fit this thread, as they are traditionally older seats of local government? In most of the Midwest, small towns are dominated by the county courthouse and the water tower, with city hall being some piddidly little building nearby.....There are many more of these. If they don't make this thread, I'll gladly make a different one.
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Jesus Christ Richard Meier is beyond awful. He builds that same white and glass box over and over and over, what a hack. Here's our Meier abortion in Phoenix:



Its the Federal Courthouse. A giant glass box with no shade in a desert, brilliant job asshole. Not only that, the roof is open to dust storms, the mister system at one point was designed in such a way that it was carrying legionnaires disease, its a super block that cuts off Downtown from the State Capitol, just a total monstrosity.

Please don't take this as a knock on San Jose either, Ive never been there, Im sure its nice. In fact I feel a little more connected to SJ too knowing they have to suffer with a prominent civic building designed by one of the worst 'starchitects' out there.
That isnt that flattering of a photo of the Federal Courthouse, but reading up on the building, the idea of it is actually really impressive and a worthwhile attempt. Of course I cant say how well it has worked in the end, but this reminds me of a building in Germany I believe that is designed to basically have its own internal microclimate in order to better control the temperatures of the building in a more passive way, and the project in Germany was very successful, so I could see why Meier would want to try it here.

Plus there is also a theory that goes along with this building, that it is creating a visual transparency with the law...looking at photos of the building, I can definitely see that idea in it.


Also, I am really loving the castle looking city halls, some of them look funny, but if you are gonna be a small city might as well have an old outlandish city hall.
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