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Re: Sears gets a facelift
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2011, 07:36:20 AM »
Guess not.

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Re: Sears gets a facelift
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2011, 06:52:47 PM »
1. Tower's all unsmudged as of early this morning (before I got up).

2. Here's a look at the old and new Sears as it looks today. As prison-like as it may look from the back, this is a definite upgrade. I thought the old building looked just fine, but it really looks like crap next to the new part.

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Re: Sears gets a facelift
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2011, 07:56:44 PM »
Personally, I think their money would have been better spent if they cleaned the stone, re-installed the windows at the street level, hung awings and put the lights back in SEARS.  This is an improvement over what had been but I doubt very much the paint is going to hold up for long.  Can anyone think of any other natural stone building that was painted? Is that granite?

I wish this was in color, but I imagine the awnings being red:



A very classic look. 

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Re: Sears gets a facelift
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2011, 08:36:08 PM »
That's the best this building has looked in about 30 years since they covered up the windows to prevent the smash and grabs that were taking place by customers who pereferred midnight shopping without the hassle of using their Sears credit card.

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Re: Sears gets a facelift
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2011, 08:55:15 PM »
I think the big question is: will all this really make more people want to shop there? It's still SEARS.

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Re: Sears gets a facelift
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2011, 09:43:54 PM »
Love the cartoon and what it is saying. The store looks good until you walk in the front door. At least the building shows some signs of life. The improvements will put to rest that the store is closing down for good.

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Re: Sears gets a facelift
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2011, 07:18:51 PM »
Is that granite?

I doubt it. Not that I looked THAT close for flecks, but you'd think you would have heard SOME reference to the building over the years that included "granite" in its description.

The main reason I don't think it's granite is because it opened in 1932 - a year after the George Washington Bridge, which was originally supposed to be clad in granite. The Great Depression nixed that idea, so I doubt Mr Sears had the Roebucks to spring for a granite building during that period.

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Re: Sears gets a facelift
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2011, 03:48:12 PM »
Workers complete the finishing touches on the tower's color accents - not bad.

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