Continuing declines in retail sales in July and August, coupled with a badly battered Wall
Street, the expectation of more retail bankruptcies if holiday sales are as poor as expected, and a crunch among mall developers, are forcing apparel retailers to increasingly focus on one area they hope will differentiate them from their competitors: exclusive celebrity licenses, including direct-to-retail and traditional agreements as well as through exclusive SKUs and/or promotions.
Police arrived shortly after 1.30am after being alerted by a 999 call, to find the forklift outside the battered wall
, its engine still running.
The action takes place in front of a dingy, battered wall
. From behind the wall comes sounds, ropes to be pulled, metal sheets with the words "love" and "faith" written on them.
A switchback ramp scales a battered wall
of rough granite blocks and you wonder if defenders will appear on the ramparts above and drive you off with rocks and boiling oil.
Such themes were developed by the celebrated painter of the vast and the sublime, John Martin, whose astonishing catastrophic depictions of the events of The Fall of Nineveh (1828) or Belshazzar's Feast (1820) with huge battered walls
, exotic colonnades and infinite horizontals were, in fact, based on archaeological evidence.
The lower ?oors feature battered walls
with a locally coloured stone or brick, while the upper ?oor is covered with external zinc cladding.
The hinge of the two wings is formed by Firoz Shah's tomb, a square building in plan with battered walls
and an early surviving jali (pierced stone) screen above the entrance door.
Santo Loquasto has fashioned a breathtaking downtown Manhattan loft space, with battered walls
and enormous, grimy windows filtering soft light from the noisy street outside.
The room itself will boast a glowing luminous ceiling, battered walls
and display cabinets of solid cherry, and an intricate inlaid wood floor based on traditional Indian designs.
The battered walls
of the Roxy Club are not exactly a typical background for opera, but if they play host to more events of this kind, they could become a useful counterweight to the dignified columns of the National Opera of Estates Theatre.
The civil war has left its scars on Dubrovik but its inhabitants have made an heroic effort to restore their battered walls