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(The New Orleans Advocate)   City Planning Commission requires redesign of proposed new German Cultural Center, because the original design looks too German   (theneworleansadvocate.com) divider line 29
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2014-08-04 05:00:36 PM  
It's across from City Park and the (New Orleans) Museum (of Art)," Rivers said. "That's the context we have concerns about. We are looking for a design that will complement this high-profile site."

Have the Germans may have dismissed their Nazi past but some form of fascist tactics are still being practiced at the New Orleans CPC it seems.

There is no one style of German architecture. It's all regional," she said. "The only time there was a national architecture in Germany was under the Third Reich."

Awkward.

I know Mikey is from 'Nawlins.

I await his take on this particular kerfuffle.
 
2014-08-04 05:01:41 PM  
HaveWell, the Germans...

/Wow, I suck.
 
2014-08-04 05:29:36 PM  
Commission staff member Stephen Kroll said the staff "and to some extent the administration" felt that the roof's shape and patterning needed tweaking. He allowed that they are "sort of German" but said mainly that they are not "contextual" and do not have precedents in the vernacular architecture of New Orleans.

"What context?" asked Jimmy Fahrenholtz, of the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association. "All you have on the bayou there is that big apartment complex and two small rental houses.


But it's acres from a Grecian revival museum and a large park - both structures that are very traditionalist in New Orleans style.  But it does sound to me like someone is taking themselves a little too seriously on the Historic Preservation Commission.  Or perhaps allowing their personal tastes to dictate their decisions.
 
2014-08-04 05:43:42 PM  

quatchi: It's across from City Park and the (New Orleans) Museum (of Art)," Rivers said. "That's the context we have concerns about. We are looking for a design that will complement this high-profile site."

Have the Germans may have dismissed their Nazi past but some form of fascist tactics are still being practiced at the New Orleans CPC it seems.

There is no one style of German architecture. It's all regional," she said. "The only time there was a national architecture in Germany was under the Third Reich."

Awkward.



My friend Kyle knows all about this stuff. Has anyone seen him?
 
2014-08-04 05:53:45 PM  

ArkAngel: quatchi: It's across from City Park and the (New Orleans) Museum (of Art)," Rivers said. "That's the context we have concerns about. We are looking for a design that will complement this high-profile site."

Have the Germans may have dismissed their Nazi past but some form of fascist tactics are still being practiced at the New Orleans CPC it seems.

There is no one style of German architecture. It's all regional," she said. "The only time there was a national architecture in Germany was under the Third Reich."

Awkward.


My friend Kyle knows all about this stuff. Has anyone seen him?


How tall is he?
 
2014-08-04 06:23:08 PM  
As for the proposed jerkinhead

*snert*
 
2014-08-04 06:57:56 PM  
When most people thing of city planning, they think of New Orleans.
 
2014-08-04 07:07:33 PM  
not bauhaus enough
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-04 07:09:31 PM  

quatchi: ArkAngel: quatchi: It's across from City Park and the (New Orleans) Museum (of Art)," Rivers said. "That's the context we have concerns about. We are looking for a design that will complement this high-profile site."

Have the Germans may have dismissed their Nazi past but some form of fascist tactics are still being practiced at the New Orleans CPC it seems.

There is no one style of German architecture. It's all regional," she said. "The only time there was a national architecture in Germany was under the Third Reich."

Awkward.

My friend Kyle knows all about this stuff. Has anyone seen him?

How tall is he?


Who cares? He's a jew.
 
2014-08-04 07:14:26 PM  
"It's up to us to evaluate what kind of impact granting the conditional use will have on its surroundings and the community," he said. "Part of our purpose is to protect the public interest in respect to design and ensure the city has a process in which good design can be debated. It's a concern of this administration, and it's important for the city that we are getting the best design possible."

"Also," he continued, "I couldn't help but notice you didn't give my cousin's business the plumbing contract. Hopefully that gets resolved."
 
2014-08-04 07:14:44 PM  
farm9.static.flickr.com
 
2014-08-04 07:15:56 PM  
New Orleans ist eine Schokoladenstadt
 
2014-08-04 07:20:13 PM  
I do love city-level government busybodies.

We don't like the design so you aren't allowed to build it.

and sane people reply

OMG who cares!  Let them build the damn thing and go find something IMPORTANT to care about.
 
2014-08-04 07:24:49 PM  

quatchi: HaveWell, the ze Germans...

/Wow, I suck.


/FTFY
 
2014-08-04 07:40:57 PM  
Ummm, it looks very mainstream 2014 museumy.


theadvocate.com

It could even pass as a the sort of on-site Disney hotels you can bet those mid-level city council types adore.
 
2014-08-04 07:57:03 PM  
germans live with their animals!

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-04 09:20:28 PM  
... their application for a conditional use to build their new facility in an area next to Bayou St. John that is zoned residential...

"We aren't really sure why the commission feels that the design of the building is part of what it has authority to review,"...


Um... is the writer of TFA being sarcastic by detailing exactly why the commission has the authority (and actually the responsibility) to oversee the project a paragraph  before the quote from the architect about how they're unsure about it?

When you build outside of your facility's actual proper zoning the zoning commission gets to dictate whatever terms it feels like in issuing the exception.  Either build your building in the  proper goddamned place or deal with it.
 
2014-08-04 09:49:11 PM  
Jim_Callahan:When you build outside of your facility's actual proper zoning the zoning commission gets to dictate whatever terms it feels like in issuing the exception.  Either build your building in the  proper goddamned place or deal with it.

It's not like they actually chose the spot.  They were given that location (and the money for construction) because the state took their old one.
 
2014-08-04 09:50:05 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Commission staff member Stephen Kroll said the staff "and to some extent the administration" felt that the roof's shape and patterning needed tweaking. He allowed that they are "sort of German" but said mainly that they are not "contextual" and do not have precedents in the vernacular architecture of New Orleans.

"What context?" asked Jimmy Fahrenholtz, of the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association. "All you have on the bayou there is that big apartment complex and two small rental houses.

But it's acres from a Grecian revival museum and a large park - both structures that are very traditionalist in New Orleans style.  But it does sound to me like someone is taking themselves a little too seriously on the Historic Preservation Commission.  Or perhaps allowing their personal tastes to dictate their decisions.


C'mon. Everyone knows there's a huge French influence on New Orleans. And you know that. historically, a German incursion into French territory doesn't end well for anyone.
 
2014-08-04 09:55:57 PM  
They better solve this dispute fast or the Germans will just move into the Polish cultural center next door.
 
2014-08-04 10:39:59 PM  
In before "regulation is a good thing". Because, after all...

"It's up to us to evaluate what kind of impact granting the conditional use will have on its surroundings and the community," he said. "Part of our purpose is to protect the public interest in respect to design and ensure the city has a process in which good design can be debated. It's a concern of this administration, and it's important for the city that we are getting the best design possible."

THANK GOD for these people, looking out for the community to ensure the "best design possible". Because, as we all know, the best designs are by committee.
 
2014-08-04 11:40:59 PM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: THANK GOD for these people, looking out for the community to ensure the "best design possible". Because, as we all know, the best designs are by committee.


And remember, the design of that building will have far reaching, dire consequences for all of the rest of us!  So if you think about it, these guys are farking heroes!  Saving all of us from the armageddon that this building would surely cause us.
 
2014-08-05 03:12:32 AM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2014-08-05 03:30:03 AM  
You know who else had their own architect?
 
2014-08-05 06:26:28 AM  

with great power comes great insanity: They better solve this dispute fast or the Germans will just move into the Polish cultural center next door.


To be fair they will only take the living room.
 
2014-08-05 09:51:16 AM  

xria: To be fair they will only take the living room.


The living room has always been part of Germany. Why doesn't everyone understand this?

The kitchen has always been part of Germany. Why doesn't everyone understand this?

The hallway has always been part of Germany. Why doesn't everyone understand this?
 
2014-08-05 09:57:23 AM  

bk3k: I do love city-level government busybodies.

We don't like the design so you aren't allowed to build it.

and sane people reply

OMG who cares!  Let them build the damn thing and go find something IMPORTANT to care about.


Not every city in America can have the beauty of Texarkana, Texas or Dothan, Alabama. Let New Orleans shoot themselves in the foot by not conforming to the high standards of the All-American strip mall and vinyl siding subdivision. They'll surely lose tourist dollars to Scranton for not approving this design.
 
2014-08-05 10:51:30 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: You know who else had their own architect?


My father was picked up by Albert Speer while hitchhiking his way back to Scotland from Germany some time in the 60's or 70's. He said he had enormous eyebrows and kept saying how people had the wrong idea about national socialism, how it didn't need to kill people and that tainted what could be a solid political system. My dad didn't know who it was at the time but he was scared shiatless. When he got home, he saw those eyebrows on a documentary about the Nazis and put two and two together.
 
2014-08-06 04:03:40 AM  

ciderczar: Mr. Shabooboo: You know who else had their own architect?

My father was picked up by Albert Speer while hitchhiking his way back to Scotland from Germany some time in the 60's or 70's. He said he had enormous eyebrows and kept saying how people had the wrong idea about national socialism, how it didn't need to kill people and that tainted what could be a solid political system. My dad didn't know who it was at the time but he was scared shiatless. When he got home, he saw those eyebrows on a documentary about the Nazis and put two and two together.


CSB!
 
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