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(SeattlePI)   As with all proper funerals, it's important to eulogize and offer fond memories of the departed before crushing their remains with a bulldozer   (seattlepi.com) divider line 18
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2014-05-27 07:13:44 PM
Where were all these concerned citizens when the neighborhood was turning to shiat?
 
2014-05-27 08:53:44 PM
That's ghetto.
 
2014-05-27 08:54:28 PM
Surely a formal salute and a little quiet crying would have sufficed?
 
2014-05-27 08:55:37 PM
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that's just not very dignified, dude.
 
2014-05-27 09:00:49 PM

TheHighlandHowler: Where were all these concerned citizens when the neighborhood was turning to shiat?


Being born, growing up, raising families, moving out, aging and dying. It took a while, you know? It's not like anyone woke up one day, looked out the window and said "Holy shiat! What happened to the neighborhood!?"
 
2014-05-27 09:04:06 PM
it's important to euthanize ... before crushing their remains with a bulldozer.
 
2014-05-27 09:05:25 PM
Gives new meaning to the term "funeral home".
 
2014-05-27 09:09:11 PM
My dad wants to go like that. Nothing fancy, you know.
 
2014-05-27 09:20:06 PM
 
2014-05-27 09:21:12 PM
Well that was a rather underwhelming story.
 
2014-05-27 09:21:20 PM
Ninety percent of North Phillly needs to meet this fate and it will be a nice city again.
 
2014-05-27 09:29:49 PM
Will they bomb it from a police helicopter like in 1985?
 
2014-05-27 09:42:07 PM
Friends, we are gathered here to remember a true vulgarian, Harvey Manfrenjensen...den.

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Oh, you said bulldozer, not steamroller.
 
2014-05-27 09:49:01 PM
What a shame.  Scrape the nasty stucco off the front, put back the original details, and use it as a model to rebuild the entire row.  The bulldozer is ALWAYS the wrong solution for a hundred year old building.
 
2014-05-27 11:20:17 PM
Bah. It's nothing more guns and school vouchers can't fix.
 
2014-05-27 11:45:39 PM

DarkVader: What a shame.  Scrape the nasty stucco off the front, put back the original details, and use it as a model to rebuild the entire row.  The bulldozer is ALWAYS the wrong solution for a hundred year old building.


Hmm, even if the structure is no longer safe, would cost a lot of money to try and save it, and no one wants to bother with it to begin with?  I'm sadden that you feel we need to save EVERYTHING that is old.  Not everything old was made well, was beautiful, or wanted.  Go to the funeral so you can have closure, you may feel the need to cry and wail over the door step, wetting it with your tears.  But please stop going on about how old crap should be saved.  You sound like a hoarder.

My house is ~60 years old, but it doesn't look nearly that old.  It has regular siding because the original siding is suspected of having asbestos.  My house no longer needs a chimney for the furnace, because I have a very modern furnace that pumps the exhaust out the side of the house.  If the house is to survive, keep it fixed, or just let it fall apart and to be bulldozed one day.  They didn't take care of it, and now it isn't safe to let it continue standing.
 
2014-05-28 01:04:01 AM
Are they going to use the Rachel Corrie model D-9 cat?
 
2014-05-28 01:19:10 AM

DarkVader: What a shame.  Scrape the nasty stucco off the front, put back the original details, and use it as a model to rebuild the entire row.  The bulldozer is ALWAYS the wrong solution for a hundred year old building.


Some houses, I agree with you. This doesn't appear to be one of them. It's a cheap, astylar, shotgun-layout row house that isn't even connected to a row anymore. I don't see any sign that there were "original details"; back then, as now, many low-cost houses were simply functional. There's no architectural or historical significance to it, and there are plenty of examples of it around.

Also, any row house built in 1900 or earlier is likely a deathtrap. They used 20- and 30-foot vertical beams that fire just runs right up so that the whole structure is engulfed almost instantly. That's partly why modern framing uses horizontal beams between every floor... it takes fire longer to eat through the cross-grain, adding valuable minutes for those trying to escape.

Based on the article, there's just no good reason to keep this one around.
 
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