26. Atlantic City, NJ
Demolished in 2010 for a casino project, despite the fact that it was eligible for the National Historic register. “‘Iconic elements’ of the building were salvaged before demolition, including two sculpted eagles (once parts of a door surround), and a mural depicting Atlantic City’s history.”
34. Waitsfield, VT
In 2005, the town wrote that it “has been transformed from a quiet farming town to a resort destination, bedroom community and, increasingly, a center for innovation and commerce. This transformation has not been without costs: to tranquility, to the landscape and to the insular nature of the community.”
37. New York, NY
The James A. Farley Building is eight acres large and takes up two city blocks. It’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is inscribed with the phrase “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
46. Modena, UT
Apparently, “One source states that an Italian laborer named the railroad camp after Modena, Italy. Another source relates that a Chinese cook during the serving of dinner would call out periodically, ‘Mo’dinna, mo’dinna.’ An earlier name was Deseret Springs.” Only a few families still live there.
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