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Old April 19th, 2011, 09:19 PM   #81
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Fort Worth





What are you guys complaining about? At least yours has shape.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 05:38 PM   #82
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Apparently, people are calling any City Hall built after World War 2 "ugly". Brutalist and modernist styles are momentarily out of favor, but 2/3 decades from now their buildings will stop being discriminated just because they are original and broke free from previous trends in each area.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 06:21 PM   #83
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Fort Worth and Boston seem to be from the same era.

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Old April 20th, 2011, 10:51 PM   #84
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that is one ugly building!
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Old April 20th, 2011, 11:02 PM   #85
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This one is ugly as hell

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Old April 20th, 2011, 11:15 PM   #86
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Old April 20th, 2011, 11:25 PM   #87
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Stockholm has a pretty freakin' ugly city hall as well. Just a dumb looking tower with no details whatsoever. Very dull.

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Old April 21st, 2011, 04:35 AM   #88
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Apparently, people are calling any City Hall built after World War 2 "ugly". Brutalist and modernist styles are momentarily out of favor, but 2/3 decades from now their buildings will stop being discriminated just because they are original and broke free from previous trends in each area.
Brutalism will never be considered art. It is plain shit, and will always be so. Half of these ugly city halls should be torn down.

And Fort Worth's... ugh. What an abomination.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 12:56 AM   #89
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Oslo

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Old April 22nd, 2011, 05:18 PM   #90
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 05:20 PM   #91
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Oslo's city hall is a building that I can admit (or agree) looks a bit ugly from a distance, but once you get to know the building a bit more, and also check out al the art and details on it, I don't agree it's ugly still after that.

In other words, i can understand that some will dislike it after a very quick and superficial look, but in reality it's not very bad.

PS. I don't agree that Stockholm's city hall belongs here either. It might be a slightly "clean" building in some ways, but I don't dislike it much even though... It does have a certain beauty IMO.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 05:54 PM   #92
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Ålesund, Norway (large image): http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Town_Hall.jpg

Really ruins the beautiful town centre...

It's being redeveloped now, here's a render: http://gfx.nrk.no/z4B2jauzGVW3oqI08p...-lH39ZMi8w.jpg
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 07:12 PM   #93
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Oh my, only recently did I discover Alesund's art nouveau heritage and now I see this... what an atrocity
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 03:31 AM   #94
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I love Toronto's city hall (Oslo's too).
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 04:08 AM   #95
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Brutalism will never be considered art. It is plain shit, and will always be so. Half of these ugly city halls should be torn down.

And Fort Worth's... ugh. What an abomination.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 04:56 AM   #96
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Oslo's city hall is a building that I can admit (or agree) looks a bit ugly from a distance, but once you get to know the building a bit more, and also check out al the art and details on it, I don't agree it's ugly still after that.

In other words, i can understand that some will dislike it after a very quick and superficial look, but in reality it's not very bad.
I find it resembles a hospital. Note the red brick and windows:


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Old April 24th, 2011, 05:25 AM   #97
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Stockholm building is awesome. the same with Oslo.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 08:23 AM   #98
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I find it resembles a hospital. Note the red brick and windows:
Maybe.
But before you make your final judgement, check out a bit more of the details of the building.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 11:56 AM   #99
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See also my post at the previous page. And to make it clear: The red boxes on the right side (which are awful imho) are not part of the city hall, although they where built to fit in with it (and failed).
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Old April 24th, 2011, 12:07 PM   #100
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Maybe.
But before you make your final judgement, check out a bit more of the details of the building.
I do appreciate the architecture and the details, but I simply don't find this building attractive. It doesn't seem to fit in an otherwise beautiful Oslo.
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