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Old February 3rd, 2013, 01:51 PM   #101
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Oh, and I know the CN Tower isn't a skyscraper per se, but it is one of the ugliest structures ever. I don't understand why people like that monstrosity

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Old February 3rd, 2013, 05:00 PM   #102
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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
:OOO the willis tower is a sexy black beast lol idk how that could be overrated..being built in the 70s at 1450 feet is like the kingdom tower today lol
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 05:39 PM   #103
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Hanging Village of Huaxi. It's not that bad, but it's weird and it's location is the weirdest ever.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 10:24 PM   #104
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It can't be overrated if no one's heard of it :P
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 10:58 PM   #105
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It can't be overrated if no one's heard of it :P
you havn't heard of it, yet? it is quite famous (i love it, though, the design is epic and the location makes it even better, kinda gives it an industrial touch)
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 11:04 PM   #106
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I hate the golden ball on top of that one
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Old February 4th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #107
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you havn't heard of it, yet? it is quite famous (i love it, though, the design is epic and the location makes it even better, kinda gives it an industrial touch)
I've heard of it before but its not a building that is talked about or known by many people. So i dont think it overated
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Old February 4th, 2013, 07:27 PM   #108
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That giant, bronze-colored turd in Moscow! God that thing is monstrous (have no clue why so many people like it...)
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Old February 5th, 2013, 12:23 AM   #109
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1wtc - Would be a nice building if it wasn't for that stupid antenna on top just to add height.

The Shard - It one of the ugliest building I've ever seen, it looks unfinshed and well just plain ugly, it's sad that this is becoming the icon for London as the R.E Swiss is a much better looking building than The Shard.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 01:31 AM   #110
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I personally think the Shanghai Financial Center is hideous, and the older Jin Mao Tower. I also think the Burj Dubai is VERY overrated. Sure, it's tall enough, but a ton of it is empty, and I don't see the practicality of having a building that tall in a country the size of Dubai. Most of it is desert, and the wealth there is controlled by a small clique of individuals. Just seems very out of place. The fact of the Burj's height is for sure an engineering marvel, but to me it looks like a giant rising out of the desert, totally out of scale in my opinion.

I love Chicago, but I prefer the John Hancock Tower to the Willis Tower. I like its shape more. I don't like the tubular structure of the Willis. But I definately would take the Willis over any of those Asian monstrosities any day.

I think 1WTC, just like the Twin Towers before it, is UNDERRATED! I think once it's finished, and people start visiting it and appreciating its impact on the skyline, people will really like it. I would argue many already like it more now than they did the twins when they were first built. Plus 1wtc actually fits very well with its surroundings, it fills the New York skyline very nicely, and compliments the other older skyscrapers there like the ESB Chrysler Building.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 06:40 PM   #111
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I personally think the Shanghai Financial Center is hideous, and the older Jin Mao Tower. I also think the Burj Dubai is VERY overrated. Sure, it's tall enough, but a ton of it is empty, and I don't see the practicality of having a building that tall in a country the size of Dubai. Most of it is desert, and the wealth there is controlled by a small clique of individuals. Just seems very out of place. The fact of the Burj's height is for sure an engineering marvel, but to me it looks like a giant rising out of the desert, totally out of scale in my opinion.
When was the last time you looked at Dubai's skyline, your making out it's the only tall building in the city when they have loads now? maybe you should visit The Burj before you knock it.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #112
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Yeah, and it's about how the tower looks not how empty it is.
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Old February 9th, 2013, 08:22 AM   #113
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What a great looks of shanghai tower is. Shanghai Tower is the rotation of the Guangzhou International Finance Center. It is not complicated. It looks good, bud, I definitely prefer the Jin Mao, perhaps the WFC. The ST and WFC same. They look good, but they are no exception to the tower.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 12:05 AM   #114
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I've said the exact same thing multiple times. It's nice, but it can't touch Jin Mao.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 12:21 AM   #115
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Definitely! Jin Mao is and always will be the king of Shanghai's skyline!
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Old February 11th, 2013, 12:25 AM   #116
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In my opinion, Jin Mao is the Chrysler Building of Asia. I can almost call it the most beautiful building in the world. The top is just so magnificent.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 12:38 AM   #117
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Yeah, it's the best thing of the view from the SWFC observation deck.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 03:29 AM   #118
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Towers shouldn't look like cute animals
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Old February 11th, 2013, 03:41 AM   #119
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You should post that in the "This building reminds me..." thread.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 12:37 PM   #120
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lol. that is a good comparison.
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