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Remembrance hoardings

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Near where I live, there's a huge amount of redevelopment going on. What happens is that, seemingly overnight, an old building will be knocked down and a tower crane and loads of construction equipment will be moved in, and shiny hoardings are erected around the site with the name of the developer and architects' impressions of what the new development (inevitably "luxury apartments") will look like. This creates uneasiness if you can't remember what was there before - one sees the new work going on and thinks "Wait, was that the place with the carpet shop or was it the closed-down pub?". Thus, this proposal is that the glossy hoardings have, in addition to the architects' renderings of what they're going to build, some pictures of what's being replaced.
hippo, May 25 2016

How very dare they? http://www.standard...ssion-10409069.html
Put it back. [po, May 25 2016]

The Great Shopping Illusion http://ichef-1.bbci...47523_oldladies.jpg
80% of the UK's high streets are boarded up, but many are pretend shops like this, where you can go to experience the illusion of shopping. Large paper cut outs of items purchased may be carried around to add to the effect. [xenzag, May 27 2016]

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       Unsure of the meaning of "hoardings" I assumed these were things which one hoarded, and so was hoping this would be a scheme to collect and retain huge numbers of such things (glossy and otherwise) to remember events gone by, stacking them in tottering piles around the house but leaving enough space for the cats to maneuver.
bungston, May 25 2016
  

       Some buildings have been demolished without proper permission, these hoardings may hide the fact such nefarious activity is taking place.
po, May 25 2016
  

       It never occurred to me that "hoarding" ("n. temporary fence enclosing a construction site") is a slightly odd word. The etymology is "1815-25; obsolete hoard (&#8810; Old French hourd (e) palisade made of hurdles < Germanic; compare German Hürde hurdle) + -ing". So there you go.
hippo, May 25 2016
  

       Where I live there are so many boarded up shops that the "authorities" have started supplanting their otherwise blank fronts with images of cheerful shoppers, and pics of cafés filled with happy customers. I can see a great opportunity here to add other "elements".
xenzag, May 26 2016
  

       I am just getting to the place in life where "what was", is more important to me than "what will be". I've never been a person who cared about historical views. Lately, and it all started with my new obsession with anything Abe Linconish, I have begun to dabble more and more into "what was". So this appeals to me in that sense. That sense of remembrance. So you get a bun, one that holds a place on it's exterior, for what was, AND for what will be. Most definitely. +
blissmiss, May 26 2016
  

       <GIANT HOARDING>   

       Remembrance hoardings   

       Near where I live, there's a huge amount of redevelopment going on. What happens is that, seemingly overnight, an old building will be knocked down and a tower crane and loads of construction equipment will be moved in, and shiny hoardings are erected around the site with the name of the developer and architects' impressions of what the new development (inevitably "luxury apartments") will look like. This creates uneasiness if you can't remember what was there before - one sees the new work going on and thinks "Wait, was that the place with the carpet shop or was it the closed-down pub?". Thus, this proposal is that the glossy hoardings have, in addition to the architects' renderings of what they're going to build, some pictures of what's being replaced. — hippo, May 25 2016   

       </GIANT HOARDING>   

       "COMING SOON TO THIS IDEA SITE, A NEW LUXURY DEVELOPMENT OF BORGCO IDEAS ! SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS !"
8th of 7, May 26 2016
  

       /their otherwise blank fronts with images of cheerful shoppers/   

       I have noted this trend also. There is a blond model who turns up on a lot of these. My proposition: compose posters with a similar vibe, but using different models and put these up in place of the old. The owners of the vacant building might notice but think someone did not tell them of the switch; still, all is well and new poster is fine. They become accustomed to the fact that their associates keep the posters changing (wait - that wasn't Gil changing the posters?)   

       Little by little the new posters diverge from the old as regards tone and what is depicted.
bungston, May 26 2016
  

       What irks me is images of what a station is going to look like — invariably, it has people with plenty of space around them, no rush hour crush, and not one person has any bags, luggage, suitcases they’re trying to get to the airport with, or even backpacks that everyone goes to work with, and nobody is dripping wet from the rain outside.
Ian Tindale, May 27 2016
  
      
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