Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Lost architecture subreddit memorializes buildings long gone

A new subreddit is offering a glimpse of beautiful architecture lost to history. r/Lost_Architecture offers a trip through time with images of long-destroyed and demolished buildings. Lost_Architecture, founded last week, is a picture-heavy subreddit that memorializes beautiful pieces of architecture which no longer exist for one reason or another. It’s not quite on the level of r/ArchitecturePorn, but it’s still a beautiful-if-sad ode to history. Some of the centuries-old buildings can only be shown in drawings –for example, the Bastille, demolished in the late 18th century — but they’re still pretty spectacular. Other, more recent losses include the swanky Chicago Federal Building, torn down…

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