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« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2014, 08:38:36 PM »

Nice nice work there.
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« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2014, 01:48:24 AM »

What photo shows the model? -- Russ
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« Reply #47 on: June 10, 2014, 05:09:10 AM »

Great work, and one of my favorite signs.
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« Reply #48 on: June 10, 2014, 08:51:13 AM »

My appreciation is a great unique model.

It then comes to light it on the desire with me.
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« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2014, 02:49:07 PM »

it seems to be a common thread around the world-lets get rid of all the iconic landmarks.
any chance of a close up shot.
great work
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« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2014, 11:49:30 PM »

Holy carp, that is a very impressive model of an impressive prototype!

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« Reply #51 on: June 11, 2014, 01:26:15 AM »

here in Belgium we say "MACHTIG !!!"

translation: mighty, powerful, influential

petition signed !!
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« Reply #52 on: June 11, 2014, 05:24:41 AM »

Would love to see the sign saved. You've done a wonderful job of replicating it for posterity. I signed.
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« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2014, 01:11:08 PM »

wow really great, bluffing pics.
Look like it can resist hurricane too  Grin


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« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2014, 05:37:14 PM »

I grew up in Brooklyn.
I passed the sign daily on my commute to school (NYCCC) and then to my job at A&S Department store.
It would be a shame to lose it.
I signed.
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« Reply #55 on: June 13, 2014, 01:39:05 PM »

I recieved an update from the councliman who started the petition. Seems the sign will go, but the letters will be preserved. Sort of a dubious victory. I can't imagine how they would ever display them again. But nothing lasts forever.
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« Reply #56 on: June 16, 2014, 07:15:51 AM »

I can't consider this a victory, either.

What really gets me, is the short sighted view that so many of these businessmen have. The Gowanus neighborhood has gone thru drastic changes: once rich with jobs and heavy industry, then to wasteland and now into newly energized mixed use between residential and light industrial use.

What the owner fails to understand is that it is exactly the industrial heritage that attracts people (call them yuppies if you will - I am one of them) to this neighborhood. By denying and rejecting this heritage, he strips his properties of the most valuable asset: Authenticity!

But the sign is private property, and he can do whatever he wants with it.

Anyway, thank you all for all the nice comments!
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« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2014, 11:33:33 AM »

That's what I thought, too. Tear it out of its context and it will get meaningless. You come straight to the point when it gets to the question of "profitability", which mostly is denied by people who want to get rid of their history.

A very impressive structure in prototype and model. I like the pics very much. Very well done - both the model and photography.

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« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2014, 07:51:03 PM »

I can't imagine anything new that will be built there that will ever create as much notice or feeling.
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« Reply #59 on: June 17, 2014, 02:09:04 AM »

I recieved an update from the councliman who started the petition. Seems the sign will go, but the letters will be preserved. Sort of a dubious victory. I can't imagine how they would ever display them again. But nothing lasts forever.

So much of the Industrial and Architectural heritage disappears. Especially the landmarks that the casual observer labels "ugly" or mundane gets torn down at an alarming pace.

I find this very depressing, but at the same time it is a good reason for building scale models, and personally one of my biggest motivation factors as a model builder. Another example, the prototype for my red warehouse model is falling to the ground almost as we speak.
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