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Old April 21st, 2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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Sydney Tower detracts from Sydney's beauty - who's with me?

I'm gonna go out on a whim and say I hate the Sydney Tower. I think it's an eye saw, and Sydney's skyline is beautiful, don't get me wrong, but that thing just get's in the way. The CN Tower or even Auckland's Sky Tower are so much more appealing and would suit the city a whole lot more. The Sydney Tower just detracts from the city's beauty, in so many ways! It's ridiculously out-dated and it very much gives that ugly early 80s feel. When you look at the CN Tower, it's kind of a timeless look. It could have been built last year. Same goes for the Sky Tower - and many other famous buildings for that matter - they truly transcend the era they come from.

I'll probably get a verbal bashing, for simply saying what I think. But I really do think it looks tacky and those wires extending from it don't help much. Seriously, I think Sydney's a breath-taking city, but that damn building has always bothered me

I also know for a fact that there is a size-able portion of people that agree with me. For those that don't, state why.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 04:57 PM   #2
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Been there, done that...
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Old April 21st, 2011, 04:57 PM   #3
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The CN Tower is pretty ugly... I wouldn't want it on the skyline. I'd rather have no stupid observation towers on the skyline and just have a well designed building with a viewing platform (Rialto/Eureka/Q1-style)
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Old April 21st, 2011, 04:59 PM   #4
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I like the skytower in Auckland at night when it is all lit up. Sure, during the day it's not particularly attractive, however, overall the structure is far more attractive than the CN Tower and millions upon millions of times better than the Sydney tower.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 05:20 PM   #5
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So what do you propose?

I don't hate it like you do, but it is also not particulatly appealing.

There are plenty of better looking tower around the world, but there are plenty of uglier things in Sydney that I wishes they get rid of. The monorail is one i think is a eyesort.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 12:46 AM   #6
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i think sydney tower has become like what sydney harbour bridge and opera house is to sydney.its now a landmark and belongs on the skyline. its a great looking tower, very unique. its sydney! get used to it. its not going anywhere.lol
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 01:01 AM   #7
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Not another hate thread for a Sydney icon.

Sydney Tower is modern and looks timeless. Fits in with the existing skyline. It is located right in the centre of the city. It tops off and balances the skyline. All buildings rise towards it.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 04:25 AM   #8
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I LOVE CENTERPONIT TOWER NOT TO MUCH THOUTH
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 04:34 AM   #9
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I LIVE ON SYDNEY TOWER

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Old April 22nd, 2011, 04:39 AM   #10
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WTF stary? take your ritalin please!
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but he lives on Sydney Tower!
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 04:47 AM   #12
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Sydney Tower depicts an era Sydney's skyline, i personlly like it very much and it reminds me of ships and caravelas.

on the other hand, the CN Tower is tall, nothing else, though okay, but out of place in Toronto.

now, the Auckland Tower is very sterile and very uninspiring. though it gives the city a modernity feeling

those towers going up in Asia and the Arab countries are ugly and pretentious. but it might be my westernized way of seeing the world
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 05:06 AM   #13
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Just be happy its not the Auckland tower.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 05:21 AM   #14
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Sydney Tower depicts an era Sydney's skyline, i personlly like it very much and it reminds me of ships and caravelas.

on the other hand, the CN Tower is tall, nothing else, though okay, but out of place in Toronto.

now, the Auckland Tower is very sterile and very uninspiring. though it gives the city a modernity feeling

those towers going up in Asia and the Arab countries are ugly and pretentious. but it might be my westernized way of seeing the world
The Westfield redevelopment has also enhanced it's modern look. The retail complex and 100 Market Street Office Tower appear more integerated into the structure.

I remember when the office tower was just another concrete brutalist structure with balconies that were pointless.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 05:34 AM   #15
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I don't agree at all, it adds uniqueness to the skyline. The only problem with the Sydney Tower is it's lack of height, eventually someone is going to build a super tall with an observation deck leaving Sydney Tower a heritage building of rotating restaurants, is my guess. But it's design is great, hansom and like a church spiral, smart golden facade, it is the only observation tower that doesn't look tacky. CN Tower, Seattle Sky Needle, Auckland Tower? Ugh, it might be short but it's got the best design.

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Old April 22nd, 2011, 05:45 AM   #16
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A gold coloured Observation tower that doesn't look tacky? :s
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 07:33 AM   #17
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All these towers are ugly, but Sydney has one of the better ones IMO. Seattles is pointless, torontos is far too big and aucklands is kinda bleh.

Atleast Sydneys isnt the traditional grey concrete pole.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 08:00 AM   #18
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'go out on a limb' (though 'go out on a whim' has a certain appeal, if not in this context.)

'eyesore'

Not a fan of Sydney Tower/Centrepoint Tower, largely because it is used as a sort of 'rule of thumb' to keep more recent & future buildings lower than it rather than disappearing amidst the newer, higher towers as the city grows.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 08:44 AM   #19
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LOL yes.

I was thinking it should be go out on a limb not a whim! haha

Centrepoint needs to go to Parramatta. there are infinite posibilities for it's replacement. here it was in blue I fashioned some time ago.

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Old April 22nd, 2011, 09:38 AM   #20
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Oh my, the love heart

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