vrijdag 11 december 2015

The last fence

This fence along the gelderse kade is one of the last examples of street furniture designed by Alexander Schabrac in amsterdam. The most of his furniture (benches, streetlights and fences on the damrak and also on the nieuwe markt) placed in 1995 are already removed in 2005 because the city council did not find it fitting into the streetscape. ( Same who gave the commission in the first place, total cost €25 mil ). 
One for good fences here.

15 opmerkingen:

  1. A most unusual fence design. Quite an attraction by the water.

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  2. Great design! And such a perfect scene with the bikes attached.

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  3. It is a pretty fence and design. Replacing the fencing, seems to be a waste of money. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Oh dear, I smiled when I read that the city council paid for the street furniture and then had it removed. Seems like town/city councils make similar mistakes everywhere...with taxpayers' money. However, this fencing is unique and I rather like it.

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  5. Perhaps it is the city council that needs to be removed. I like that design.

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  6. Very nice fence, colors, and composition. No room for love locks either, thank goodness.

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  7. I really like it! pity these were removed

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  8. Oh well. Out with the old, in with the new. So it goes. hope the city can sell these. I'm sure there would be interest.

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  9. What a shame the others have been removed. This one is so unusual and attractive. It definitely does the job that it is needed to do.

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  10. Very cool colors, s.c.. Shame they have to go.

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  11. Sometimes I do not understand the officials. These fences are very nice and it's a shame when you lose them.

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  12. Shame they removed them because I really think this is a unique and neat looking fence.

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