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Old 12-18-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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There isn't too many brick buildings left in SF. Actually you really won't see too many big brick buildings on the West Coast because they are very dangerous during earthquakes.

During the 1989 earthquake in SF many people were killed because of falling brick buildings.

This is what brick buildings look like after earthquakes
That's scarey! And explains why you don't see much brick construction in California. I remember seeing photos of brick buildings in total destruction while other building nearby were completely safe after the 1994 earthquake.
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Have you seen the documentary series Brick City on the Sundance Channel? If not I strongly recommend it. Great view of life in Newark and the work Corey Booker has done.

yes, great doc!

but, yeah - every city mentioned is a true brick city
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:56 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, TX
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Along with San Antonio, there was a time when brick was favored in Northern Mexico. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (both building and driveway):



Grainery:

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Old 12-19-2009, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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New York
I second that.
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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Philadelphia, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington DC, New York, are probably the brickiest cities in the country.
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: yeah
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There isn't too many brick buildings left in SF. Actually you really won't see too many big brick buildings on the West Coast because they are very dangerous during earthquakes.

During the 1989 earthquake in SF many people were killed because of falling brick buildings.

This is what brick buildings look like after earthquakes
That's actually a picture of Santa Cruz.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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That's actually a picture of Santa Cruz.
I know it is.I was just showing what brick buildings look like after a massive earthquake.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:32 PM
 
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St. Louis seems to have more brick homes than I've seen in most areas.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Cardboard box
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There isn't too many brick buildings left in SF. Actually you really won't see too many big brick buildings on the West Coast because they are very dangerous during earthquakes.

During the 1989 earthquake in SF many people were killed because of falling brick buildings.

This is what brick buildings look like after earthquakes

This would be the street known as Pacific ave, "the strip", in down town santa cruz. 5 people died.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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St. Louis seems to have more brick homes than I've seen in most areas.
I guess you have never been to Queens
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