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Is something lost in translation with that Bloomberg article? It references balloon framing multiple times, so it can't be a typo. There's no way all of these apartment buildings were built with balloon framing.

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22 hours ago, neilworms said:

This was posted on an urbanist group I follow on facebook and its relevant to this discussion: https://www.cnu.org/publicsquare/2019/03/12/mcmain-street-main-street?fbclid=IwAR3pHaYWi0y3H8kmEzji9w5YjaalDrtd6tfetYogzNqmr0EzUeffPUKXUaI

That is a good article. And they do go overboard with the complexity as illustrated in the examples shown. I guess those are examples of too much of a good thing and are just overdone when a bit of restraint was needed. Some of the first ones were just God-awful ugly and looked cheap as well.

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1 hour ago, Toddguy said:

That is a good article. And they do go overboard with the complexity as illustrated in the examples shown. I guess those are examples of too much of a good thing and are just overdone when a bit of restraint was needed. Some of the first ones were just God-awful ugly and looked cheap as well.

 

You don't have to look hard at all to find similarly overdone examples.  So sadly, I don't think their examples are excessive. 

 

https://goo.gl/maps/oxJRC1RMpw32

https://goo.gl/maps/iXCuyWgarhs

https://goo.gl/maps/NyFeuHq77ME2

 

Granted these may not be as overtly kitschy, but there's still plenty of "WTF is going on here?" 

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21 hours ago, jjakucyk said:

 

You don't have to look hard at all to find similarly overdone examples.  So sadly, I don't think their examples are excessive. 

 

https://goo.gl/maps/oxJRC1RMpw32

https://goo.gl/maps/iXCuyWgarhs

https://goo.gl/maps/NyFeuHq77ME2

 

Granted these may not be as overtly kitschy, but there's still plenty of "WTF is going on here?" 

It is sad that some others make these look almost alright. The hotel trying to look like six separate(ugly)buildings in the link I looked at makes these look "ok" by comparison. I think the last one you posted is the least offensive of them. 

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