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31 Pictures Of Repurposed Buildings That Made Us Say 'Whoa'

November 13, 2020 9.9k votes 574 voters 10.0k views31 items

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F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in his notes on The Last Tycoon, "There are no second acts in American lives." Fitzgerald obviously didn't live to see a church open up in a Pizza Hut. As we grow older and witness the change around us, we are sometimes confronted with the situation of returning home from afar and seeing the places we once associated with childhood disappear from the landscape.

This leads to the humorous yet melancholic and sometimes wondrous unveiling of new businesses having moved into buildings with very distinguishable architecture associated with their previous tenant. It's sad because it marks the passage of time and economic hardship. It can be wonderful when classic architecture is updated to capture a new moment in time. And it can be funny because sometimes it looks ridiculous.