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Old April 4th, 2012, 03:39 PM   #621
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I used to hate this tower... hate it...


But now I love it... love it!
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Old April 4th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #622
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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.


I have just returned from a trip to Beijing recently.. about a month ago.. my hotel overlooked the Birdsnest... and in all honesty... in the flesh so to speak, the Birdsnest stadium is a real let down... almost bland looking.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #623
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Sorry for saying this... it's ugly...
Maybe 100 years later, the world will praise it like today's Eiffel Tower. But for the current time of my life... it's ugly!
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Old April 6th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #624
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Old April 6th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #625
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Wow, those photos are well taken! If the Orbit gets a nice lighting effect, it would be even more architecturally interesting
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Old April 7th, 2012, 02:40 AM   #626
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I think if it was silver instead of being red it wouldn't look so untidy to the eyes.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 03:11 AM   #627
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I consider it like a tribute to the glorious industrial past of London!
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Old April 7th, 2012, 05:28 AM   #628
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I think if it was silver instead of being red it wouldn't look so untidy to the eyes.
I think silver would make it a bit dull, it wouldn't stand out.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 01:14 PM   #629
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looking good from Canary Wharf. the 'orbital' effect works well from here:
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Old April 7th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #630
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and from the view tube:
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Old April 7th, 2012, 04:10 PM   #631
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Kinda ****s up the idea of 360 degree views with those external walkways only going two thirds of the way round.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #633
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Old April 12th, 2012, 12:03 AM   #634
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Old April 12th, 2012, 08:47 AM   #635
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Old April 12th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #636
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the orbit will hold the Olympic flame, it will do some mechanical movement and hang closer to the stadium during the lighting ( my thought)
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