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Old August 29th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #341
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Worst competition ever.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 01:21 PM   #342
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Agree with the unnamed user. Still I would love to see Ambani's residence Tower "Antilia" rated the number ONE!
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Old August 29th, 2012, 01:47 PM   #343
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Thanks for voting all. We have a nice top-16 that will go head to head starting August 29

01. Abraj Al-Bait, Mecca
02. Grand Lisboa, Macau
03. Al Yaqoub Tower, Dubai
04. Elephant Building, Bangkok
05. Revolution Tower, Panama
06. 30 St Mary Axe. London
07. Antilia, Mumbai
08. Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang
09. Torre Agbar, Barcelona
10. Guys Hospital, London
11. Marina Bay Sands, Singpore
12. Burj Khalifa, Dubai
13. Metlife, New York
14. Mercury Tower, Moscow
15. Taipei 101, Taipei
16. Tour Montparnasse, Paris
This seems like a pretty decent list, and I don't mean to criticise but I also seem to remember buildings like the one in Milan getting far more nominations than the likes of Burj Khalifa, Taipei 101 and Tour Montparnasse (as ugly as Montparnasse is!) Just wondering!
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Old August 29th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #344
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Where are the monstrosities of Frankfurt, Germany mentioned ?

At least a position as hororary candidate for the Henninger Turm
would be adaquate
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Old August 30th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #345
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Whoever nominated this beauty should go see doctor, it could be brain tumor or something even worse, I hope they'll help you.

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Old August 30th, 2012, 06:30 PM   #346
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The Mekka Clock Tower and the Grand Lisboa are the two most ridiculous skyscrapers in the world.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 07:36 PM   #347
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Whoever nominated this beauty should go see doctor, it could be brain tumor or something even worse, I hope they'll help you.
hint: look at the facade.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 07:39 PM   #348
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Yeah, it's magnificent.



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Old August 30th, 2012, 08:23 PM   #349
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yeah.... not

this tower looks like from the communist 70s. i think it will reach at least the quarterfinals in the contest.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #350
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yeah.... not

this tower looks like from the communist 70s. i think it will reach at least the quarterfinals in the contest.
no, that's unlikely. In the first round the challenger is St. Mary Axe.

And people will not vote for Axe, because they think it was ugly, the will vote for Axe to make one certain user angry.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #351
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i'd love to see the gherkin goes to the final round!

this building deserves to be discussed and mentioned by many people in beauty or ugly competitions.

a true iconic modern landmark and people from around the world are like "oh that's london" as soon as they see this building.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 08:49 PM   #352
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yeah.... not

this tower looks like from the communist 70s. i think it will reach at least the quarterfinals in the contest.
What's wrong about the communist architecture?
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Old August 30th, 2012, 09:54 PM   #353
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basically nothing wrong with it. there are some impressing buildings of that area, along with many bad examples, of course.

in case mercury tower is meant to resemble this era, it followed exactly the wrong examples imo.
if it doesnt resemble anything and just is meant as a modernist building, it looks really 'out of time'. either way, no good architecture for me.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 11:36 PM   #354
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...and people from around the world are like "eeew, that's london" as soon as they see this building.
Fixed your typo for you...
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Old August 30th, 2012, 11:49 PM   #355
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Whoever nominated this beauty should go see doctor, it could be brain tumor or something even worse, I hope they'll help you.

I haven't seen a more beautiful photo of MCT for a long time
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Old August 31st, 2012, 04:03 AM   #356
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Fixed your typo for you...
does not matter mate, because there's a saying "haters make me famous"

and this term applies to the case of london as well! "haters make london famous"

it's good to see this city is mentioned in many people's daily conversations! (whether good or bad)
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Old August 31st, 2012, 05:08 AM   #357
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1. Mecca monstrosity
2. Elephant building
3. Mercury Tower, Moscow
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 05:35 AM   #358
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Mercury Tower is phenomenal, y'all crazy.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 08:00 AM   #359
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THIS IS THE MOST RIDICULOUS NOMINATING CONTEST EVER !!! .
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 10:14 AM   #360
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I agree with a few buildings that are nominated. however i cant believe that theses buildings were considered ugly

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to me they look amazing !!!


for me ... it would probably be:

.Transamerica Pyramid, SF




.Elephant Building, Bangkok

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.Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang





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