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The Replacement of Beauty

A demonstration of the general principle that whenever a building is torn down and a new building put up in its place,  the new building is always worse than the building that was torn down.

HT: Never Yet Melted

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  • Sam L. May 9, 2018, 9:28 AM

    Uglifying the present, and the near future.

  • Casey Klahn May 9, 2018, 10:42 AM

    Cheaper, though.

  • Cloudesley Shovell May 9, 2018, 11:25 AM

    The video is a short excerpt from the one hour “Why Beauty Matters” by Roger Scruton. A fantastic video, worth every minute.


  • Brendan May 10, 2018, 5:24 AM

    Indeed. The same thing is happening on our public lands.

    Freedom, ruggedness and self-reliance are being replaced with weakness, vulnerability and dependence on government.

  • ghostsniper May 10, 2018, 8:23 AM

    Heartbreaking innit?
    Speaking of hearts, you know what’s at the heart of this stuff?
    It’s really pretty simple, so simple in fact that I overlooked it for a long time.
    See, I’ve been involved in some projects like this but most of the time I bail somewhere along the long way cause I just can’t tolerate the mendacity and the spending of stolen money tends to rub me the wrong way.

    The bronze plaque.
    Say what?
    Yep, I’m pretty much convinced it’s the bronze plaque installed permanently in the lobby of these buildings that causes them to happen. It’s a way for the “important people of that time” to live in perpetuity. Their arrogance precludes them and jams itself right into your eyeballz.

    Remember, they ain’t spending their money…..
    They are spending your money and because of the way the things are financed, they are spending money well into the future, maybe into perpetuity itself.
    ….thus there is no compunction to spend money well.
    Logic and sense of quality have left the building.

    (Can anyone look at modern architecture and truthfully claim it is timeless?
    Of course not.
    Well then, what is it?
    Why it must be like everything else now, disposable.)

    The people in charge of these large scale processes, no matter how many “specialists/consultants” they hire because that bronze plaque is the golden ring. Everyone wants their name on it and nothing else matters.

    And the breathtaking amount of ass kissing.
    Did I mention that part?
    You know whats worse than ass kissing and brown nosing?
    The expectation of the same.
    It’s a shocking thing to behold, even more so when the expector is a supposed prominent long term participant in the community. To see that look in her eyes is something you’ll never forget. Her brain is completely blinded by the gleam from her vision of that bronze plaque. And as James Hettfield says, “Nothing Else Matters”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAGnKpE4NCI