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Old July 17th, 2010, 01:52 PM   #41
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Old July 20th, 2010, 01:34 AM   #42
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 12:22 AM   #43
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Pelli really FAILED with the Overture Center. He effectively killed an entire block of State Street, and in Madison that's a HUGE mistake.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 08:56 PM   #44
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Pelli used to build way better stuff in the past...


His Wells Fargo Center in Minneapolis (completed in 1988) is among my favourites:

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Great reminiscence to classical skyscrapers without looking kitschy, out of proportion or overdone.
I just love postmodernism. Wish they would continue this style today.

Well done Pelli
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Old July 27th, 2010, 04:39 AM   #45
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Old July 27th, 2010, 04:41 AM   #46
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Tulsa's BOK Center
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Old July 28th, 2010, 07:31 PM   #47
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^ That's what I'm talking about. Pelli's more recent designs are bland crap, nothing that compares to his former genius.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 08:32 PM   #48
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Minneapolis Central Library, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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The new Central Library building, designed by Cesar Pelli, along with the Minneapolis firm Architectural Alliance, opened to the public on May 20, 2006. At a cost of $250 per square foot, the library features a host of energy-efficient measures, including a roof garden and substantial daylight.
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Libraries are usually quiet places, but while the Minneapolis Central Library might be silent inside, Cesar Pelli's striking design is no shrinking violet. The arresting steel-and-glass structure, located in a busy downtown district, brandishes a 90-ton beam that runs through the building and juts out into the cityscape.

According to Pelli, "The wing gives the building character, makes it civic. It immediately tells you the library is here when you come up Nicollet or Hennepin." Working with local Hunter Douglas partner Jim Tegan of Tegan Marketing, the architects specified interior and exterior Hunter Douglas' Luxalon® metal ceilings to cover the wing. Their smooth, uniform surface reflects light and helps create a luminous glow, and perforated planks enhance acoustical absorption for the interiors.

A cathedral-like, five-story atrium complements the building's grand architectural gestures, but also welcomes in ample natural light. Sky bridges criss-cross the space, giving visitors easy access among areas and providing panoramic views. "I wanted it to feel welcoming, warm, luminous," says the architect, adding that every visitor should think: "This is my library" when they enter the space.

To complete that feeling, Pelli incorporated ample amenities, including a convenient underground garage, cozy fireplaces in the reading areas, an art gallery, an auditorium, 300 public computers, a café, a bookstore, a cultural center, and 25 meeting rooms. In the meeting rooms, Pelli specified Techstyle® acoustical ceilings by Hunter Douglas to help ensure quiet for those inside (and out). Their VOC-free construction also preserves indoor air quality.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #49
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wow, cesar pelli rocks !
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Old July 29th, 2010, 01:38 PM   #50
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One Canada Square and the Citigroup building in London

The Reuters Building, 1 Canada Square, HSBC Headquarters and Citigroup Building



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Old August 1st, 2010, 08:09 AM   #51
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I may be partial because I live here but I love Wells Fargo, it is everything a skyscraper should be. I think we got one of his best works.
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Old August 1st, 2010, 02:44 PM   #52
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You indeed got the best. I just love how the Wells Fargo manages to blend in and redolents of classic skyscrapers in a postmodern way. We need a lot more of those.
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Old August 1st, 2010, 03:14 PM   #53
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very nice those Central Library building pictures...simple design with some nice attractive elements!

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Old July 1st, 2012, 06:41 AM   #54
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Tulsa Oklahoma BOK Center

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Old July 1st, 2012, 07:02 AM   #55
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These will be in Mexico City, they are already under construction, but one of them is the worst building by him, ever, the only finished one, it looks old and a bit ugly with those brown windows.




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Old July 1st, 2012, 08:18 AM   #56
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The World Financial Center is a five tower complex on the lower west side of Manhattan. It was built between 1982-1988 on landfill reclaimed from the World Trade Center during its construction in the late 1960s, as well as other debris. It was damaged during the September 11 attacks, but was repaired and reopened in May 2002. It's one of the largest office complexes in New York City, and is home to American Express, Deloitte, Merrill Lynch, State Street Co., and many others.

The complex consists of the following buildings:
One World Financial Center (flat pyramid) - 1982-1985, 577 ft (176m), 40 stories.
Two World Financial Center (dome) - 1984-1987, 645 ft (197m), 44 stories
Three World Financial Center (pyramid) - 1983-1986, 739 ft (225m), 51 stories
Four World Financial center (ziggurat) - 1984-1986, 500 ft (150m), 34 stories
New York Mercantile Exchange, 1995-1997, 253 ft (77m), 16 stories

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Old July 1st, 2012, 08:29 AM   #57
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I think someone from Tulsa,Oklahoma needs to post a pic of the new BOK center!!!!it's one of Pelli's designs and it is stunning,looks like a spaceship,and The light show at night is cool!
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Old July 1st, 2012, 06:44 PM   #58
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I know Peilli is a postmodernist guy, but I can't stand postmodernism
However, I absolutely love the Wells Fargo Center since it seems to be neo art-deco rather than bland postmodernism.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 10:06 PM   #59
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You can't distinguish Neo Art Deco from postmodernism, as the first is a variation of the latter.


However, the BOK Center looks apt on those last pictures. I have to revise my judge, it's a nice building.

Though, somehow, I deeply miss the postmodern elements in Pelli's more recent designs.
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Wells Fargo Center, Winston-Salem NC...1995/460': http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wachovi...(Winston-Salem)
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