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This is where we're headed and you KNOW how the remains of this so-called civilization will end up!


Here's a little something to get us started: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLDHQmVgw-w

If anything is left, people like those in Ray's story "The Highway" will inherit the earth!
 
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Guys, we are being beaten, with only 30% saying it should have been saved, 46% in favor of demolition and 24% indifferent! http://www.neatorama.com/2015/...rys-Home-Demolished/
 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02...ed-into-history.html



Not only am I confident that these crass classless clueless clowns will build a monstrosity, I wish everyone in favor of this could be tortured by looking at their ugly pile of crap FOREVER! (Too bad not all of those in favor will be able to see it--and those forced to witness it were not all in favor!)
 
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http://www.dezeen.com/2015/02/...ment-for-vals-hotel/

Well, good for the jury! Let's hope the bastard loses this job and any chances for future employment! Peter Zumthor seems to have been the architect of Therme Vals, but who is the owner? Is the owner the client, or is the client someone working on behalf of the owner? I want to know to whom to protest about appointing this colossal swine!
 
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Can't believe it's been over a month since the bad news! It haunted me all day on Sunday. Have much more to say, but later!
 
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Is there a possibility of tracing where the salvaged parts will be sold so that some might go to fans who would really appreciate them? It's been over a month and I still feel pain every day! I accept that death is inevitable but murder is not. This hardhearted destruction is akin to coldblooded murder and I would cherish a memento of the victim! It might help ease the heartbreak!

P. S. Many people are saying the same thing on Ray's Facebook page!

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http://www.nydailynews.com/lif...ry-article-1.2124731

I wonder if that object near the middle is an overturned bathtub and if it contained the shower which Ray wrote in his first poetry volume about crying in. This tragedy has sent many people crying to the shower!





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Flickr album of 54 interior shots taken on May 20, 2014, right after the house was listed for sale: https://www.flickr.com/photos/yahoohomes/14229436071/

Another article with demolition pictures: http://marycumminsrealestatema...home-demolished.html

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Dandy! Thom Mayne: "And then there are the critics—the Los Angeles Times’ Christopher Hawthorne the most damning among them. “It is a thoroughly cynical piece of work,” Hawthorne wrote earlier this year in his review of the Perot Museum. “A building that uses a frenzy of architectural forms to endorse the idea that architecture, in the end, is mere decoration.”

If you read the linked article, his life's journey (and I am hardly a psycho-analyst) may narrate some of the "in your face attitude" that brought about the grinding up of the American Landmark Bradbury Home on 10265 Cheviot Drive. TM stated, I believe at one point, that he did not know it was the home of Ray Bradbury! Really?!

I find his buildings visually austere, detached, cumbersome and uninviting! "Parking garages" come to mind: http://www.architectmagazine.c...ts/the-colossus.aspx

But then again, I am hardly an architectural scholar, as is TM . . .
 
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TM stated, I believe at one point, that he did not know it was the home of Ray Bradbury! Really?!

I find his buildings visually austere, detached, cumbersome and uninviting! "Parking garages" come to mind: http://www.architectmagazine.c...ts/the-colossus.aspx

But then again, I am hardly an architectural scholar, as is TM . . .


The Mary Cummins Real Estate article linked above is one of many sources calling him out for lying--ownership was right there in the listing, which she, I, and others copied. It was unclear from what I read at what point he admitted "finding out" whose house it was--but it would seem to have been before the destruction, giving time to think about it for anyone capable of forming thought!

As for the style, yes that makes the insult worse, but building Cinderella's castle there would not justify the sacrilege!
 
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I find his buildings visually austere, detached, cumbersome and uninviting! "Parking garages" come to mind...

Puts me in mind of the industrial modernisation so deftly poked fun at in the classic Tati film, Mon Oncle.

Steel and glass, as John Lennon said, and someplace I would want to neither live nor visit!


"Live Forever!"
 
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Exactly!! It brought this eerie scene to mind from F451 when the public announcements were being made for keeping an eye out for the Fireman-turned-BookReader: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vXbS...00/fahrenheit451.jpg
 
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Ooh - them is some ugly buildings!


"Live Forever!"
 
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Another article with quotes by the offenders and others. http://blog.archpaper.com/2015...ting-authors-office/
 
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