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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:29 am 
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Wow! Check out these pix of Downtown Clarksburg, WV:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=173517


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:54 am 
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My kind of city. VA MD and PA all have these dense little towns. A blessing in disguise for these places to not fall victim of economic progress from last century where highways and modern buildings replaced older ones.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:07 pm 
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Former Craddock- Terry shoe factory in Lynchburg, VA becomes a boutique hotel:

http://www.craddockterryhotel.com/

(Forgive the awful muzak . . . )


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:47 am 
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Carmel, Indiana . . . America's Next Suburb:

http://www.urbanophile.com/2010/05/23/n ... l-indiana/


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:12 pm 
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Downtown Roanoke, VA's $66 Million Art Museum in the N.Y. Times (2007 article):


http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/29/us/29roanoke.html


Recent photos here:

http://www.kontaktmag.com/architecture/ ... oanoke-va/

Looks like something you'd find in a real "City of the Arts", doesn't it?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:59 pm 
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Talk about jealous!!...for Roanoke to have something cutting edge like this should rival Greensboro's envy of the DPAC.
I love this building. Winston-Salem needs something like this. Winston-Salem deserves something like this. And Winston-Salem can afford something like this!! If a city like Roanoke, about a third the size of the Twin City can do this, then Winston-Salem can too. This building is better than the Bechtler, or the "new" Mint Museum here in Charlotte. And Roanoke is about 7 to 8 times smaller in population than Charlotte.

Question is.....who will spearhead the effort? Philip Hanes is dead. Someone like J D Wilson or Ralph Womble would have to step up. Winston-Salem again deserves something cutting edge of this architectural caliber, to offset the classic buildings that are downtown, and put it on the next level. Another question is....where would it be built? What site is possibly available that would put it near the best foot traffic? My hopes had been that the old courthouse would be used for an art museum, to coincide with a city history museum instead of that rinky-dink building on South Marshall. The old courthouse has museum written all over it, especially because of its architecture, and it's location. However, something new like the Roanoke museum would certainly help quell disappointments I have about any use of the old courthouse.

If Winston-Salem can collect $25-30 million to retrofit the Sawtooth for it's citizens, it can do something that is snazzy like this building in Roanoke.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:41 pm 
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^ ^ ^ My thoughts exactly, wsnc62

. . . and when you see me griping about the "modern architecture" around here , it's not because it's modern architecture . . . it's because it isn't.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:04 pm 
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Thanks Possum for sharing this about Roanoke. Normally I could care less about reading about Detroit or those other cities that Winston-Salem should, or could, be compared to. But this is too close to home not to give a s#*t. Besides, I have been to Roanoke since '07, but haven't stayed overnight downtown Roanoke since I think, 2000, so this was completely off my radar.

The NYTimes article states that the number crunchers for this museum foresee a target of 500 visitors a day. I don't see that happening at all. Roanoke with 100,000 people or so, stuck in SW VA? No way.

Otherwise, I'm green with envy. Next thing, they'll be calling Roanoke the Barcelona of the East Coast.

Now, who's forming the building committee?..................


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Taubman Art Museum

Roanoke, VA

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http://www.cityofws.org/portals/0/pdf/planning/presentations/Central_Library_Presentation_20120822.pdf (Scroll to the Sheriff's office site - page 33 of 51). This looks modern & pretty cool - one wonders if this is a serious suggestion.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Driving into HELEN, GA on a rainy day . . . notice anything strange ?

[youtube]zm8NEGA2Z_8[/youtube]

:cheers:


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Quote:
This Small Town In West Virginia Has More Victorian Architecture Than Anywhere Else In America


https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/west-vi ... eeling-wv/


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