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Old January 27th, 2013, 02:09 PM   #81
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SwissRe Building (Gherkin) is overrated
Why is it overrated?
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Old January 27th, 2013, 02:19 PM   #82
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I think its just the fact that it was the first skyscraper built outside of Canary Wharf for about 30 years and the first ever skyscraper in London that wasn't a simple box. I love the design and it is one of my favorite buildings but people (and the media, it seems) always bring this up in skyscraper discussions. I'd say its more well known then London's traditional tallest, 1 Canada Square.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 06:17 PM   #83
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i think it terms of being OVERRATED, nothing beats this one...

(not to mention, the entire country in general... )

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Old January 28th, 2013, 11:06 PM   #84
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I don't think Chrysler Building is overrated, it's often mentioned here but most of the people outside the US don't even know about it. While it has better style then ESB.
Thats not true, I have been to many countries and continents and most people know the Chrysler.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 11:27 PM   #85
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I think the Gherkin is unique. No one had thought of building something like that before!
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Old January 28th, 2013, 11:29 PM   #86
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The Shard in London is overrated to me. I know it will be the tallest in London but the large open parapet on top looks dumb and contributes to a "fake" height to the building. Roof height is what matters and The Shard is clearly less than 1,000 feet to roof height.

The Gherkin is a much more beautiful building in London and is a better landmark in my opinion.

I know a lot of people will disagree with me but to me The Shard is definitely overrated.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 11:34 PM   #87
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I love the Shard. But i don't rate it too high..
so i really don't consider it to be overrated. lol


compared to Singapore's Marina bay Sands, which people always give a "PERFECT SCORE".. which i really don't understand why???????
and i repeat... it is so overrated..
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Old January 28th, 2013, 11:42 PM   #88
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To me, not even roof height matters. the architecture of the building is the only thing that should be judged.
To me the Gherkin looks like a giant easter egg, or bullet, or worse.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 11:59 PM   #89
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The new 1WTC for me because it's a crappy replacement for the twin towers. Also it's taking forever and it just looks stoopid. Now if they built taller replacements/replicas of the former twin towers on the footprints and call this tower 3WTC then I might like it better.

It's still hard to look at NYC's skyline without the twin towers. Almost like knocking the Eiffel Tower down to me.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 12:41 AM   #90
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Marina Bay Sands is awesome. standing on it looking over the skyline, it was just epic. if all it is underrated, if i havn't been there i would maybe not even know it exists
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Old January 29th, 2013, 06:22 AM   #91
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1 wtc : far from being the "architectural icon" that some people claim. Just a regular-good tall building with a terrible and huge antenna/spire (I don´t mind that discussion, what matters is what it seems, and for me it looks like an antenna) that doesn't give any harmony to the whole.

No problem with its symbolic value, but that's another story.

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Old January 29th, 2013, 07:39 AM   #92
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My list:

Petronas Twin Tower. Overly promoted. nuff said.

1WTC/Freedom Tower. If it build somewhere else or without Twin Towers tragedy it'll be simply just a tall tower.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 09:18 AM   #93
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Old January 29th, 2013, 09:26 AM   #94
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i think it terms of being OVERRATED, nothing beats this one...

(not to mention, the entire country in general... )

Marina Bay is overrated ? I don't think it's praised all around the world. Most of the opinions I heard about it were that it's just too big and not all that interesting. The only good thing about it is the enormous terrace on top.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 04:02 PM   #95
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Well there was at least a time when there was a hype about it... specially in Asia. (I guess not much in the west..)
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 06:53 AM   #96
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Abeno Harukas in Osaka
Nah... Regardless, it's not a very impressive building.

I'd say the Burj Dubai is overrated beyond merit. It's been completed forever and it's time to move along... to Sky City in China!

Also, Marina Bay ruined Singapore's skyline. I'm sorry, but it's a dead whale on top of three glass boxes.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 05:26 PM   #97
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Marina Bay Sands is an elegant cruise ship atop three crashing waves.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 05:55 PM   #98
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for me,empire state and chrysler are overated..
They are irreplaceable classics and deserve all the attention they get.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 06:44 PM   #99
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Just because they are classics doesn't make them beautiful or irreplacable, Although in this scenario I agree, ESB and Chrysler are timeless and, no matter what, should be left alone.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 01:49 PM   #100
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Baiyoke Tower II
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Eureka Tower, Melbourne
Gran Torre Santiago, Santiago
Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai
Library Tower (US Bank Tower), Los Angeles
Makkah Royal Clock Tower, Mecca (Some people actually like it!)
Willis Tower, Chicago
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