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Old 04-28-2011, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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The Government Building with a Character | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/searchlight/5593748727/in/photostream/ - broken link)

The perspective, and the arches and lines which made the building very unique. Unique indeed because it is the only tall building in the area. Love the building though.
The Aflac building in Midtown is taller than the Government Center in your photo. Wish you could have gotten that one! Any other pics?
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:48 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Need some help here, do not know how to load photos to this site. Thanks.
You need to upload your photos to a hosting site like Flickr or Photobucket, and then you can post the image here.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:17 AM
 
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I must have missed that tall building in the city for I was only in the city for 2 days. The government building seems to be well designed and has its own character. I spent most of my time along the river, watching the old mill, and enjoying the walkway along the river. I like cities with rivers because the rivers can always tell you stories of the past. I am from Charlotte, Nc, unfortunately, we do not have any meaningful river through our city, only a creek which is not much to talk about, let along history.

Will take more pictures next year on my daughter's tennis tour in town. You can also find another picture (Notes" ) in my Flickr album which was taken on the steps leading to the River-walk. I like to see a city from small and unique places. We have seen too much of our commercialized cities that we tend to lose touch with our sense of simple beauty, sometimes primitive beauty in the common surroundings.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:22 PM
 
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Such a shame they tore down the old court house to build the current government center, what were the city leaders thinking?
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:31 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Such a shame they tore down the old court house to build the current government center, what were the city leaders thinking?
Columbus wasn't the only city to do such. Darlington, SC razed this:

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to build this:



Countless other examples like this all across the nation. While in some cases the replacements are decent examples of the architectural style of the time, it's a shame we didn't recognize the treasures we had in such historic buildings during the age of urban renewal.

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Old 06-06-2011, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Shadowville
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The Government Building with a Character | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/searchlight/5593748727/in/photostream/ - broken link)

The perspective, and the arches and lines which made the building very unique. Unique indeed because it is the only tall building in the area. Love the building though.
I was standing on the corner near the Springer Opera House recently with a couple of friends admiring the Government Building's design... a 1960s-modern style, one of the people with me called the style by name, but that escapes me at the moment.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Shadowville
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Columbus wasn't the only city to do such. Darlington, SC razed this:



to build this:



Countless other examples like this all across the nation. While in some cases the replacements are decent examples of the architectural style of the time, it's a shame we didn't recognize the treasures we had in such historic buildings during the age of urban renewal.
Ah, so true... part of my discussion was my dim memory of the original courthouse, and the time Lester Maddox paid a visit, bicycling backwards on the courthouse lawn.
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