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Old December 18th, 2014, 05:42 PM   #1321
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Very great pictures I have no words to explain the beauty of these buildings.
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Old December 20th, 2014, 05:20 AM   #1322
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It's a hard line to walk. Always sad to see cities fail to find uses for these awesome, colossal mid-century structures.
I could live in this Palazzo.



Another fine place to live...

Sky Building Number 3,
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Very great pictures I have no words to explain the beauty of these buildings.
I love this building too.
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Old December 20th, 2014, 05:34 AM   #1323
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The last one reminds me of the hotel from The Shining
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Old December 20th, 2014, 07:24 PM   #1324
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The last one reminds me of the hotel from The Shining
You mean the floor?


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Sorry for the mass, but it's so fantastic.
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Old December 20th, 2014, 07:39 PM   #1325
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It looks run-down, rusty and messy now, but I bet it looked amazing when it opened.
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Centro Cultural Miguel Ángel Asturias (1978)

I bring you today a big icon from Guatemala City: Miguel Ángel Asturias Cultural Center. The construction started in 1961, but after the fall of the president at the time and the death of the architect in 1962, it was stopped with only the foundations completed. Years later, a new design competition was held, in which painter, sculptor and architect Efraín Recinos (which btw, is one of my artistic heroes ) won. The design was inspired in one of Guatemala's most famous animals, the jaguar. It was also a very innovative style for its days, and even now. The Center has one principal hall for 3000 people, another secondary hall for 500 people and an open air theatre.

I'm sure this is a weird building and not everyone's cup of tea, but I love it. To me, it's like a big sculpture. By the way, the building exterior has never been painted

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What do you think?
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Very nice! Would fit well in the Mid-Century Modern thread.
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What do you think?
Very interesting...
The building has a bold design with many beautiful, impressive details. It looks like a combination of expressive elements (like Einstein Tower Image) and... and... and something else.
Maybe it's the two phases of construction...?
For me doesn't really compatible in some places, to come across stuck on... outside on the big blue box or in the hall (formed on the sides very sculptural and in the middle not).
I hope this is understandable.
Btw. the chairs are not beauties, please change.

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Amazing building, there I would very much like to have a cup of tea.


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It looks run-down, rusty and messy now, but I bet it looked amazing when it opened.
Rusty or new, in that case both are very charming.
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By the way, that's the statue of Efrain Recinos, the architect that designed this. I true genius, in my opinion. He made lots of different amazing designs, but the government never supported him, so all we have now is lots of great drawings and utopias, plus his sculptures and mosaics. He died in 2011.
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