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Old March 13th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #581
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Old March 13th, 2012, 08:41 PM   #582
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it's design is very phenomenal but i think it is too short and does not really dominate that olympic park though.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 12:05 AM   #583
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Excellent.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 04:27 AM   #584
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not beautiful but truly iconic
That's a very interesting take on it. I guess few years down the line we will know how true (if at all) this statement will be.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 05:09 AM   #585
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Different is defiantly a good thing, why design something that looks like everything else. Even now it's hard to say how the tower will look when finished as the observational level isn't complete. The black safety cages that envelop it will be taken away, thus leaving new shinny cladding, hopefully .
Beijing's Bird's Nest is both architecturally different and structurally beautiful.

The Orbit is just plain ugly and pretentious. I believe it's just the London organizers' pathetic attempt to build a "unique" architecture to rival Beijing's bird's nest.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #586
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As I said only a few posts back this has nothing to do with the Games organisers. I wish some people would read before they comment.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 06:17 PM   #587
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Perhaps this thread should be renamed Arcelor Mittal Orbit Tower just to remind them...
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Old March 17th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #588
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Very amaizing construction.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #589
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Confusing
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amazing,Excellent WOWWWWWWWWWWW...
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Old March 20th, 2012, 11:46 PM   #591
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Old March 21st, 2012, 12:04 AM   #592
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Love it! Brittons are so splendid that can have such a weird structure in their jewel city, London, and still be kings of good taste...
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Old March 21st, 2012, 09:34 AM   #593
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i hope the novelty of this attraction does not wear off as quickly at the end of the Olympic games.
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Old March 21st, 2012, 10:20 AM   #594
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Love it! Brittons are so splendid that can have such a weird structure in their jewel city, London, and still be kings of good taste...
Comments like this (for this thing) do very much remind me of the theme behind "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 01:02 AM   #595
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Stratford can now be identified from lots of places thanks to this structure.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 06:21 AM   #596
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That is true. I don't think it is pretty or even cool, but I don't hate it, because I consider it an artpiece and a landmark
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Old March 24th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #597
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Old March 25th, 2012, 06:12 AM   #598
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Whatever you think about Boris, he definitely has a pro-active attitude.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 07:22 AM   #599
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Jesus Christ! This is the quintessential ugliness!

When the games begins, it's going to be a worldwide embarassment for London!
Poor londoners... How can you people let this happen?
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Old March 26th, 2012, 12:12 AM   #600
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Jesus Christ! This is the quintessential ugliness!

When the games begins, it's going to be a worldwide embarassment for London!
Poor londoners... How can you people let this happen?
everyone is entitled to their opinions and your statement is based on your personal opinion too, nothing more than that,

just wait until the entire olympic park is thoroughly decorated
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