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Re: Straw hats and cobble stones

Posted by Express Rider on Wed Jul 10 23:24:13 2019, in response to Re: Straw hats and cobble stones, posted by 3-9 on Wed Jul 10 21:16:57 2019.

True. I haven't seen the Astor Place kiosk in awhile, so I don't know it's cleanliness condition.

Just thought of this, in further agreement about the original kiosks adding to the streetscape, early in the 20th ct. and probably up until their dismantling, the original kiosks were identified with NY and the subway, most likely similar to the way in which Paris's Art Nouveau Metro entrances, are still, not only seen as synonomous with the subway, but an urban icon/ symbol (ok, not the most appropriate word here) of Paris.

Unfortunately, the fancy covered Metro entrances (especially at Bastille, comparable to a mini-Penn station travesty; you'd think the French like other European countries with a sense of heritage preservation, would have left it in place and restored it) were all dismantled, except at Porte Dauphine. I think I read somewhere, that a replica of an original covered Art Nouv. entrance was constructed at one of the "downtown" Paris stations.

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