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The Third Oldest Mcdonald’s in America to be Demolished in Oregon

 

McDonald’s and their distinctive golden arches design was phased out by 1969, but there are actually three of the classic 1960s buildings still standing.

 

According to food blog Eater, one of those buildings, located on Powell Boulevard in Portland is set to be demolished next month. Aside from special events, the McDonald’s hasn’t functioned as a restaurant for decades, as a newer one (functioning today) opened on the same lot in 1980.

 

James Dotson is the franchise owner McDonald’s #425 store at 91st and Powell, and will close its doors on February 22. While Dotson will re-open the newly remodeled McDonald’s, the old one built in 1962 will be bulldozed to make room for a much more modern fast food joint – complete with self-service kiosks.

 

 

Last year I had a chance to visit the one in Downey, CA (the oldest location that's still standing) which is actually still functioning as a McDonald's restaurant.

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HGTV buys the Brady Bunch House with plans to ‘restore it to its 1970s glory’

 

Will the Brady Bunch House return to the small screen? The famous home has sold to make-over powerhouse HGTV—which plans to “restore it to its 1970s glory.”

 

The deal closed Friday, with the network shelling out top dollar for the Studio City residence. Property records show HGTV paid $3.5 million for the home—nearly double its $1.89 million asking price.

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They outbid Lance Bass!


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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the old sunshine theater in manhattan is getting torn down for a glass box.

 

 

 

here it is just before they put up scaffolding

 

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pre-modern nuevo sunshine theater — when it was sitting empty for decades

 

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historic sunshine pic

 

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replacement render

 

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I'm surprised they didn't try to at least keep the facade.


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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yeah a facadectomy would have been ok here — the theater front has a nice, clean design that somebody with more talent, vision and i suppose money could have done something creative with.

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the old tappan zee bridge will be blown up on tuesday. the 62 yr old structure was deemed too dangerous to disassemble safely. restaurants are having demo view parties and you can watch along the hudson riverside — not sure if you can watch online somewhere though. it should be a pretty cool demo:

 

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Wow, it took that long to bring it down. My brother in law works for the NY bridge authority that oversees that one. Christmas 2017 he was on the phone half the time in a state of emergency, discussing its imediate dismantle. They feared the old tappan zee would collapse at any moment. 

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Move Notre-Dame fire discussion here.


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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That was the tallest building in the metropolitan area.  Now that title (rightfully?) belongs to the PPL Building in Allentown.

 

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"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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^Rightfully, indeed. It is a great building. 

 

Downtown Bethlehem has surprisingly few buildings of height. It is much quainter than I expected.

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