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City Hall could care less

Postby bobbyd on Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:33 pm

A beautiful one hundred year old teak house will be torn down to make way for Japanese developers, who plan to build a 27-story hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 14.

The house was built by a Thai general nicknamed, “The Duke,” who was regent to Rama 8.

His son - who was the Ambassador to Laos - was married to a Laotian Princess.

It became the French Ambassador residence in the 1940s.

It then became a Thai restaurant called, “House Number One” for about a decade.

It had recently been a restaurant under the name “Hemingway’s.”

It was adorned with beautiful expansive veranda’s upstairs and down and made from Golden teak, which is now illegal to forest.

Thailand has no laws to protecting historic buildings.

Sayonara :(
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Re: City Hall couldn't care less

Postby nathanw on Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:15 pm

But was it a historic building? Had the city made that designation? Buildings come and go, just like everything else. And by the way, it's "city hall couldn't care less." Saying they could care less indicates they care to some degree -- right? But you mean to say they don't care at all. So they couldn't care less; they care as little as possible.
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Re: City Hall could care less

Postby Stuart21 on Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:37 pm

"But was it a historic building?

Had the city made that designation?"

Not the same question.

BTW, yes. It 'iswas' an historic building - have been through it.
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