Top 15 Modernist Gas Stations

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Top 15 Modernist Gas Stations

Postby Chrisgreen » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:00 pm

I just found this interesting list on this site that seems to be a compendium of tech and design lists:
http://www.oobject.com/category/top-15- ... -stations/

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Postby scowsa » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:15 pm

An interesting and pretty cool (for the most part) list.

Not hard to see why the lower ranked ones -- particularly 14 and 15 -- got minus votes.

A couple of years ago BP opened this Gehry-like one in LA

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Postby Slim and Gabby » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:41 am

Hmmm. That Esso Station on Number 2 looks a lot like the one at the end of Jaques Demi's seminal 1964 film "Umbrellas of Cherbourg". One of my top 3 films ever. Pre-psychedelic and a total heart-wrencher.

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Can't you just shiver lookin at that cold place? brrr.

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There used to be

Postby modfan » Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:29 am

a station like 6 in Montclair, orginally it was a Wilshire Oil Co. gas station
at the NW corner of San Bernardino Rd. and Central Ave. sadly it's been torn down and a more conventional one is now there.


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