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by CapitalMod
Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: RFK Memorial Stadium- Washington, DC
Replies: 5
Views: 2199

I think the issure basically is luxury boxes (i.e. Money), which newer ones are better suited. Also, there has been a backlash against multi-purpose stadiums with most feeling both baseball and football clubs should have dedicated stadiums. The old Bush was multi-purpose as is RFK. Finally, as we se...
by CapitalMod
Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:56 am
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: RFK Memorial Stadium- Washington, DC
Replies: 5
Views: 2199

Its still a bit dodgy, but hardly the worst. As with any sporting event, there are loads of cops around. I have walked to games without anything resembling an incident. Yankee Stadium is in the South Bronx and that does not deter the fans. Yes, they tore down Bush Stadium in St Louis as they built t...
by CapitalMod
Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: FAVORITE BUILDINGS (and signs)
Topic: RFK Memorial Stadium- Washington, DC
Replies: 5
Views: 2199

RFK Memorial Stadium- Washington, DC

Name: Robert F Kennedy Memorial Stadium (fka DC Stadium) Architect:George A. Dahl (Dallas), Osborn Engineering (Cleveland) and Ewin Engineering Associates (Washington, DC) Year: 1961 Street: 2400 East Capitol Street SE City: Washington State: DC Zip: 20003 Type: Baseball, Football and Soccer Stadium...
by CapitalMod
Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Question- What draws us to modern?
Replies: 32
Views: 5430

GOOGIE SIGNAGE!!!!!! Pretty much. I visited SoCal a lot over the years, but visits were limited to Orange County and San Francisco, not that those places are bad or anything. But in 1987, I finally rented a car and before heading to Big Sur, I visited a friend who was living in Mar Vista. Every nig...
by CapitalMod
Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
Replies: 16
Views: 4280

Nice story. I have yet to see the infamous chair. One of these days... :h:
by CapitalMod
Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
Replies: 16
Views: 4280

I was thinking of the very early 1970s. It may well have shifted by 1979. I do not recall if they were on the same channel, but I do recall that Wild Kingdom did come on before Disney.

Days of innocence... :|
by CapitalMod
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
Replies: 16
Views: 4280

Yep, Sunday evenings right before Walt Disney. I loved Wild Kingdom ("Nice shot, Jim"). In fact, I had the pleasure of meeting Mr Perkins at the St. Louis Zoo when I was around 5 or so. I was running ahead of my Aunt to the water fountain and I ran right into him. My Aunt apologized for my...
by CapitalMod
Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Modern Office Building Pictures, Las Vegas
Replies: 16
Views: 4638

Incredible building. How can they bring themselves to wreck it?
by CapitalMod
Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: MCM cities?
Replies: 34
Views: 9582

Florida comes to mind. Atomic Ranch did recent feature on MCM homes in Orlando, Winter Park, etc.
by CapitalMod
Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: JFK Saarinen terminal to be used by Jet Blue Looks Great!
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

More great news. Maybe there is still some aesthetic sanity left.
by CapitalMod
Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: PARASOL TO REOPEN AS MEL'S DRIVE-IN
Replies: 33
Views: 9264

Fantastic news! Glad to hear it.
by CapitalMod
Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Legos?
Replies: 24
Views: 3506

by CapitalMod
Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: brilliance or insanity?
Replies: 12
Views: 2960

by CapitalMod
Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A not very amusing stab at Eichler Preservationists
Replies: 30
Views: 13224

I love the "Eichlers are old" line.

I guess the Back Bay, Georgetown, Park Slope, the Battery in Charleston, the French Quarter and a good chunk of Europe would hold no appeal for this twit. Of course Grandma's Eichler is a better option than mom's basement
by CapitalMod
Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:29 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Rant and Plea
Replies: 31
Views: 10063

Nice choices. There are a bunch of similiar designs down the road from me. They are built on a slope that descends into Rock Creek Park so they, like yours, bring the outside in.
by CapitalMod
Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: MCM Rant and Plea
Replies: 31
Views: 10063

Buy the house. Sell the partner. :wink:
by CapitalMod
Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Sears Santa Monica
Replies: 7
Views: 4235

I have always enjoyed that one while visiting my sister in Santa Monica. It looks like the one I went to while growing up. Sears left it years ago, but it was giving historical status due to its streamline construction. Its now mixed use with Best Buy and the Container Store using the retail space. ...
by CapitalMod
Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Does anyone shop at DWR/furniture arrangment
Replies: 21
Views: 5627

by CapitalMod
Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Does anyone shop at DWR/furniture arrangment
Replies: 21
Views: 5627

Hi, Like many, I look at DWR's prices in horror. And like many, I end up forking it over. The wife and I have purchased three items from them: a floor mat, a bookshelf/sculpture( that looks like a post for a firing squad until its full of books), and the Bantam Sofa. The quality of all three is fine...
by CapitalMod
Mon May 15, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: How did we miss this house, it was Elvis'?
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

by CapitalMod
Mon May 15, 2006 7:19 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Why I left Long Island
Replies: 8
Views: 1671

I agree with you Craig . This kind of 'thinking' is hardly unique to Long Island. My earliest memories are of living on LI. In fact they mention my old town, Port Jefferson, in the article. Long Island, being just that, an Island, is largely defined by its access to shoreline, both the Atlantic and ...
by CapitalMod
Tue May 09, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Crate and Barrel
Replies: 18
Views: 4001

by CapitalMod
Wed May 03, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Kinda OT...Commercial buildings
Replies: 18
Views: 4092

by CapitalMod
Tue May 02, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Trader Vic's to be demolished?
Replies: 80
Views: 40790

One by one all the places that felt like "time machines" have disappeared. You got that right. LA used to have do much retro stuff its as if you were literally in an episode of the Jetsons. The same thing has happened to New York and other places as well. Even the Sopranos touched on it S...
by CapitalMod
Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Behold the new Coliseum
Replies: 18
Views: 4995

by CapitalMod
Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Behold the new Coliseum
Replies: 18
Views: 4995

Look more closely. It is two seperate canopies over the seating. OK. But for what? The plethora of rain and snowstorms that plague Southern California? Sorry, but there are some things that should just be left alone. The Coliseum's problem is not in its appearance or the local weather. It has too m...
by CapitalMod
Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just shoot me, shoot me now, another great mod screwed up!
Replies: 17
Views: 5547

Sorry. I meant Stephen, not Joe as Joe thinks its horrifying.
by CapitalMod
Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Just shoot me, shoot me now, another great mod screwed up!
Replies: 17
Views: 5547

Well...I personally prefer the original version and certainly would not have done that. But I gotta go with Joe, at least to some extent. Its not THAT bad. I have actually seen a few houses around here that resemble it and they were built like that back in the 50s or 60s. I have read here that an MC...
by CapitalMod
Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Iowa Roadtrip
Replies: 19
Views: 4761

Were I traveling to Iowa, I would most certanly attempt to look up Luke_Trash. He'd be cool to hang out with.

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