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Old 09-27-2017, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Boston is not that brick it just lack trees
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:11 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis.
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Old 09-28-2017, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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It's ironic Newark was nicknamed The Brick City, because like a lot of northern New Jersey (outside of Hoboken and downtown Jersey City), there aren't a ton of brick buildings besides Downtown and the projects. The historic 19th/early 20th century residential neighborhoods are mostly wooden buildings.
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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So what are buildings made of out west?
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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So what are buildings made of out west?
Historic buildings? Mostly frame, sometimes with wood cladding, sometimes with stucco, depending upon the area.

If you're talking about modern buildings, regardless of the cladding, they're typically stick construction if they're residential, and steel-frame if they're larger-scale commercial.
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Old 09-29-2017, 11:52 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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So what are buildings made of out west?
Stick built framing like most modern construction. Brick is rare in modern construction which is why we should preserve our brick architecture.

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Old 09-29-2017, 10:19 PM
 
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Being familiar with every city mentioned in this thread, I will say unequivocally that Saint Louis is the preeminent brick city. To me it isn't even close. While many other cities have lots of brick, they also tend to have a wider variety of other building materials represented as well. St. Louis is brick, brick, brick as brick s#!+house with very few pockets of exceptions. Oh yeah, and STL's hallmark red brick is also the absolute best in the world.
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Historic buildings? Mostly frame, sometimes with wood cladding, sometimes with stucco, depending upon the area.

If you're talking about modern buildings, regardless of the cladding, they're typically stick construction if they're residential, and steel-frame if they're larger-scale commercial.
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Stick built framing like most modern construction. Brick is rare in modern construction which is why we should preserve our brick architecture.
Cool. Because I always saw the facade of western city buildings, but never looked into what was their skeletons. Stucco is what comes to mind now that you mention it. I always thought stucco was just a plaster they put over bricks for aesthetics.

Yes I am ignorant when it comes to architecture.
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Old 09-30-2017, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Cool. Because I always saw the facade of western city buildings, but never looked into what was their skeletons. Stucco is what comes to mind now that you mention it. I always thought stucco was just a plaster they put over bricks for aesthetics.

Yes I am ignorant when it comes to architecture.
What are you referring to when you say "West", Stucco is pretty rare in the PNW, though with the Californication of the region it's becoming quite prevalent in newer construction, and at least in the PNW I thing they build a stick frame and then plaster the stucco on.

Historic Downtowns
Seattle
Tacoma
Spokane
Olympia
Port Townsend

Historic Houses
Seattle
Tacoma
Spokane
Olympia
Port Townsend

New suburban developments
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.2976...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3233...7i13312!8i6656

Californian style developments
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3291...7i13312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@47.3570...7i13312!8i6656

New Downtowns
Snoqualmie Ridge
Renton
Issaquah Highlands
DuPont
Kent
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Old 09-30-2017, 10:34 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Toronto.
Basically any older Ontario city. Hamilton is a great example.
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