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1926: The Year of the Skyscraper
« on: December 24, 2007, 04:00:00 AM »
1926: The Year of the Skyscraper



1926 may have been the greatest year in Downtown Jacksonville's history.  It was known as the  Year of the Skyscraper  with seven buildings of ten stories or more under construction at the same time.

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Re: 1926: The Year of the Skyscraper
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2007, 10:51:31 AM »
And the newest building for Jacksonville in 2020, winning national awards, along with their world-reknowned transportation system...




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Re: 1926: The Year of the Skyscraper
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2007, 11:41:32 AM »
hahahaa
'As a sinner I am truly conscious of having often offended my Creator and I beg him to forgive me, but as a Queen and Sovereign, I am aware of no fault or offence for which I have to render account to anyone here below.'   Mary, queen of Scots to her jailer, Sir Amyas Paulet; October 1586

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Re: 1926: The Year of the Skyscraper
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2007, 12:24:51 PM »


A new Jacksonville designed by Fritz Lang

Bet y'all didn't know JTA has a back up plan if we shoot down the de-centralized Transit Center mess they are planning
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Re: 1926: The Year of the Skyscraper
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2007, 11:29:46 PM »
but wait...I thought Jax did nothing but destroy its history....seems like only one building highlighjted is now gone...what am I missing?

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Re: 1926: The Year of the Skyscraper
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2007, 12:13:57 AM »
Just poking some fun at JTA's school of advanced transit planning. Do a search for Fritz Lang, or the movie Metropolis. It is a silent flick from WAY BACK in the day. Even if your not of fan of old movies, but perhaps like the Si-fi or twilight zone stuff, you'll love the movie. By the 3rd viewing, you'll be stunned to silence yourself, how did they see the future like they did so long ago? Unreal...

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Re: 1926: The Year of the Skyscraper
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2007, 09:15:58 AM »
but wait...I thought Jax did nothing but destroy its history....seems like only one building highlighjted is now gone...what am I missing?

Most have not been vacant for an extended period of time, if ever.  That's probably the main reason why they're still standing.  Nevertheless, don't go around patting anyone on the back for a good job.  A walk around the area will show most of the big boys from that era came down faster than Michael Vick's bank account just as soon as the opportunity presented itself.  Anyway, all we can do now is try to protect and preserve whats left and use them as the foundation for a new revitalized core.
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Re: 1926: The Year of the Skyscraper
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2007, 04:03:18 AM »
a its beautifull history but rember downtown is bissness and in bissness its out wit da ol in wit da new ...eat or be ate.......things change its all about the mighty dollar

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Re: 1926: The Year of the Skyscraper
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2007, 05:22:02 AM »
Microsoft, AT&T, and Standard Oil all comes to mind as bissnesses da prayed on bissnesses and dats why day gotz brokes ups.

Wheather it's unfair trade practices, preditory trade practices or just down right monopoly it's not right.
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'As a sinner I am truly conscious of having often offended my Creator and I beg him to forgive me, but as a Queen and Sovereign, I am aware of no fault or offence for which I have to render account to anyone here below.'   Mary, queen of Scots to her jailer, Sir Amyas Paulet; October 1586

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Re: 1926: The Year of the Skyscraper
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2007, 01:27:35 PM »
a its beautifull history but rember downtown is bissness and in bissness its out wit da ol in wit da new ...eat or be ate.......things change its all about the mighty dollar

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Re: 1926: The Year of the Skyscraper
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2007, 01:40:20 PM »
Could it be Satan?
'As a sinner I am truly conscious of having often offended my Creator and I beg him to forgive me, but as a Queen and Sovereign, I am aware of no fault or offence for which I have to render account to anyone here below.'   Mary, queen of Scots to her jailer, Sir Amyas Paulet; October 1586

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Re: 1926: The Year of the Skyscraper
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2008, 10:27:18 PM »
I love it!! I have hunted all these buildings, but I never knew the actual names.
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Re: 1926: The Year of the Skyscraper
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2008, 03:46:51 PM »
And the newest building for Jacksonville in 2020, winning national awards, along with their world-reknowned transportation system...







 What is it supposed to be?   I guess someone thinks its attractive.  Wait.  If they ll put it on the site of the Park View Inn then I ll think its a HUGE improvement to the existing building :D

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Re: 1926: The Year of the Skyscraper
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2008, 05:12:47 PM »
Actually, for what it worth I believe that was an earlier rendering of this:

http://www.thechicagospire.com/building/imagegallery/