Message - Re: Buildings of the World - a call to action

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Posted by  Kevin Matthews on April 06, 2003 at 11:26:27:

In Reply to:  Re: Lost New York City - a call to action posted by Randall on April 05, 2003 at 20:50:02:

The "greatbuildings" site is a good resource but ... you get "donate now" pages when clicking on photo links.

Poor baby! You're getting a whole bunch of free information, often hard to find anywhere else, and periodically you get asked politely for a donation. What a hardship!

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