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View Poll Results: Which Supreme Court look the best?
Canadian Supreme Court 35 47.30%
United States Supreme Court 39 52.70%
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Old June 7th, 2012, 06:49 AM   #1
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Old June 7th, 2012, 06:54 AM   #2
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I prefer US Supreme Court. Greek Pantheon style FTW. Maybe its overdone though.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 07:06 AM   #3
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I don't know why but for some reason I can never help thinking that the SCOC building would be a more fitting home for Bank of Canada. To me, there is just something about it that says "monetary policy" rather than "transparent justice".
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Old June 7th, 2012, 09:06 AM   #4
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I'd say the United States Supreme Court. Looks to the the more intimidating of the two - which I think a Court should be
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Old June 7th, 2012, 09:51 AM   #5
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I accidentally picked Canada's but I meant to choose US.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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Not a big fan of either, but I guess the US supreme count has the edge.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 12:21 PM   #7
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The US Supreme Court is wonderful, but doesn't stand out from the crowd. That style has been done to death and is best suited for less prominent buildings. I'll go with the Canadian Supreme Court. It's a powerful design and will never be confused with some random museum somewhere.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 02:54 PM   #8
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Aesthetically I prefer the US Supreme Court, although I have to agree with krnboy1009 and isaidso: the neo-classical style for a court of justice is such a staple of architecture in so many countries around the world, it's almost as if they came out of a kit. Even the statues and symbols are pretty much the same wherever you may be.

In fact this goes for a lot of neo-classical buildings everywhere, and it's why I prefer neo-gothic - there is more room for variety in my opinion.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #9
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I like USA court building more.

Both styles originate from Europe
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Old June 7th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #10
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Canadian one. I ******* hate neo-classism.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 07:16 PM   #11
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The US Supreme Court has a more intimidating presence but it's architecture is very common. Therefore, I picked the Canadian Supreme Court. It almost looks like a hotel, not sure if its a good thing or bad
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Old June 8th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #12
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The American Supreme Court is highly decorative, and the Canadian one is more stripped down. They both do the job nicely.
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Old June 9th, 2012, 10:30 AM   #13
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The US court looks more intimidating, so it is more suitable for this function.
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Old June 9th, 2012, 10:57 AM   #14
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US Court is way too copy/paste for me. The Canadian one reminds me of the court in my city so I like it : http://www.pg.gov.pl/upload_doc/000002841.jpg
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Old June 14th, 2012, 11:16 PM   #15
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They both are trash, but the u.s. one looks just a bit better.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 12:15 AM   #16
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US SC is a standard and decent neoclassicist work. I saw the Canadian one first time now, and I'm positively surprised with it. Very interesting, felicitous mixture of Chateau and Art Deco styles.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 07:34 AM   #17
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US SC is a standard and decent neoclassicist work. I saw the Canadian one first time now, and I'm positively surprised with it. Very interesting, felicitous mixture of Chateau and Art Deco styles.
French Chateau style under went quite a few modifications in the New World in the 1800s and early 1900s. It morphed into a hybrid architecture only found in Canada as interest in Chateau style in the rest of America was almost non-existent (for obvious reasons). This hybrid architecture is sometimes referred to as Canadian Chateau Style and is best exemplified in the grand railway hotels that dot the country.

The Canadian Supreme Court building is another example in the same vein. It's roots are French, but with strong New World influences. In this regard, the Royal York Hotel and the Canadian Supreme Court are the most quintessentially Canadian buildings. They are Canadian adaptations of an old world architecture.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 01:38 PM   #18
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Old June 15th, 2012, 11:00 PM   #19
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Canadian Supreme Court. The American SC is nice but just another Greek-style temple.
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Old June 19th, 2012, 08:19 AM   #20
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I would have liked to say Canada, but US one is better.
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