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Old 12-19-2009, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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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
Also plentiful lumber and basically no clay meant wood was a cheaper way to build anyway.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: St Louis
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How has St Louis not gotten mentioned more? More brick than any other city.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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How has St Louis not gotten mentioned more? More brick than any other city.
No. As I have pointed out in a previous reply: Just go to Queens, NY. The residential part of the Borough is almost all brick and has a larger population.
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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How has St Louis not gotten mentioned more? More brick than any other city.
that's a bold statement lol
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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No. As I have pointed out in a previous reply: Just go to Queens, NY. The residential part of the Borough is almost all brick and has a larger population.
yeah, the bronx is pretty "brick" as well. this is just part of the south bronx.

http://whitecenternow.com/wp-content...outh-bronx.jpg

all the boroughs are for that matter. its not like brookly lacks brick buildings..
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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yeah, the bronx is pretty "brick" as well. this is just part of the south bronx.

http://whitecenternow.com/wp-content...outh-bronx.jpg

all the boroughs are for that matter. its not like brookly lacks brick buildings..
Kinda off topic....but those are some of the worst projects in the country. I been there only once, and it was like a death trap. Ugh, you brought back alot of bad memories.

Yea but back on topic....most of nyc is brick...from projects, to apartment buildings, to houses etcc
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Kinda off topic....but those are some of the worst projects in the country. I been there only once, and it was like a death trap. Ugh, you brought back alot of bad memories.

Yea but back on topic....most of nyc is brick...from projects, to apartment buildings, to houses etcc

sorry about that . i was trying to find a pic with a good angle of co-op city to drive my point home, but there weren't any good ones.
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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sorry about that . i was trying to find a pic with a good angle of co-op city to drive my point home, but there weren't any good ones.
Even the best pix of coop city is a bad picture.
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Even the best pix of coop city is a bad picture.
true lol. the closest i could find is this one, but it still looks more majestic "brick-wise" when driving down 95. hardly a pretty sight though...

http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/b.../02parkway.jpg
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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Newark is called the "Brick City" however anyone who has been there knows that most of the city isn't brick. For instance, most of the housing is made from wood. New York, Philadelphia, and maybe Baltimore are way more brick based cities than Newark.
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