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    The Speicherstadt in Hamburg, know of any similar areas?

    I'm trying to find areas that have a similar vibe as the Speicherstadt in Hamburg, do you know of any places? TIA!

    http://emorfes.com/2014/11/10/speich...of-warehouses/
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    So you're looking for architecturally interesting warehouse districts? The Distillery District in Toronto comes to mind, as well as the South Lake Union area of Seattle. The most literal comparison I know of is Prinseneiland in Amsterdam-warehouses, monolithic facades, water.

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    Quote Originally posted by Petrarch View post
    So you're looking for architecturally interesting warehouse districts? The Distillery District in Toronto comes to mind, as well as the South Lake Union area of Seattle. The most literal comparison I know of is Prinseneiland in Amsterdam-warehouses, monolithic facades, water.
    Exactly. Any architecturally interesting industrial areas or warehouse districts.

    South Lake Union is similar? I guess I don't recall it that well, one area that I could see is the area around Safeco & Century Link Fields. I recall seeing some great buildings in the Industrial District area.

    Prinseneiland is a great example. I'll have to check out the DD in Toronto.

    Thanks for the suggestions.
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    Hmmm

    New Orleans maybe?

    wait....

    I just looked at some images from there.....try this :



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    Venice, Italy Canals with Historic "Warehouse Districts"

    Quote Originally posted by eightiesfan View post
    I'm trying to find areas that have a similar vibe as the Speicherstadt in Hamburg, do you know of any places? TIA!

    http://emorfes.com/2014/11/10/speich...of-warehouses/
    Similar "vibes" from sections of the Venice, Italy Canals--where many the "warehouse districts" pre-dated Speicherstadt by several centuries.

    Speicherstadt looks like a more austere and relatively "modern" architectural rendition of this warehouse area--dating back to 12th or 13th Century, A.D.--on Venice's Grand Canal (view photo):
    http://www.greatmirror.com/index.cfm...resize=masters
    Photo caption:
    On the left, after a succession of smaller buildings a pinkish facade marks the Palazzo Corner Loredan, whose two original floors date from the 12th or 13th century, when the family lived above their warehouse. The upper two floors are from the 16th century. Four more palazzi along is the huge Palazzo Grimani, built about 1550 by a procurator.
    Source:http://www.greatmirror.com/index.cfm?navid=671



    Any chance that Speicherstadt's architects had visited the historic warehouse areas of Venice's canals--and used parts as their "inspirations" and (sort of) "blueprints"?
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