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Old November 1st, 2011, 11:46 PM   #41
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depends where you are. it's all relative.
That is true, but the Empire State Building comes before Burj Khalifa in almost everybody's mind, regardless of what else might come before.
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Considering that BK is only a few years old, I would be worried if it came before ESB
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 02:22 PM   #43
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From my - European - point of view the Chrysler Building comes in mind before the Empire State Building. Actually, the good old WTC were for long the most iconic skyscrapers for me. In 20 years Burj Khalifa can perfectly have the same status as NYC's WTC had.


Apart from that, yes, skyscrapers have become less special. The cheap post-modern attention competition they represent these days always sadly reminds me a bit of this

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Apart from that, yes, skyscrapers have become less special. The cheap post-modern attention competition they represent these days always sadly reminds me a bit of this
Just wondering, what style would this building be categorized into?
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 07:34 PM   #45
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It wouldn't

It's the architecture of nondescript business/light industrial parks. You could call the 'architectural make up' post-modern if you want. Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown plead for the appreciation - or at least recognition of existence - of this stip-mall-like structures in 'Learning From Las Vegas', as being in some way a 'representation of the taste of the common man'. They called the type a 'decorated shed'.

Not even such a bad metaphor for the skyscraper development in developing countries (and in sub-urban US), actually. Random collections of three-dimensional billboards in seas of parking space, with no prior ambition to create anything meaningful out of the potential of the sum of parts.
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And the weird thing is you can tell they put a lil money into it, with that same metal cladding and bricks you could probably make a really interesting facade if it had a better design than those boxes.
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