There were many who wished, to no avail, to incorporate the Tyler fašade into the walls of the new convention center. The whole block became a concrete block-house without a door or a window around most of its perimeter. The new building, archtiecturally fashionable for the time, could have easily been mistaken for a prison.
The Tyler Block
The Tyler Block was built in the 1870s to house 10 shops behind a single Renaissance front. In this 1974 photograph, the Tyler Blocks still stands just days before its demolition. In the foreground is the rubble of the block that was to become the Hyatt.
The Tyler Block in 1931
Louisville After the Bombings?
ALL HOPE IS NOT LOST
After nearly complete destruction in February 1945 at the end of World War II, see what can
be done to rebuild a historic city center.
Click here to see absolutely amazing photos of the ongoing reconstruction of Dresden
(...reconstruction begun in 2002, and what has Louisville done in that time??)
Dresden 1980s <<nearly same view>> Dresden 2000s
(By the way, although begun as a public project to restore a
world heritage site,
the reconstruction of Dresden has now gotten far enough along that the real estate values have skyrocketed.
Remaining un-reconstructed parcels are going for around $6000 per square yard just for the right to rebuild
historically faithful reproductions of former buildings ...including a palace...on the site. check this out)
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