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Old August 9th, 2012, 06:40 PM   #121
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my nominations

1) that thing in Mumbai (can't recall the name)
2) Al-Bait (Mecca)
3) Ryugyong hotel (Pyongyang)
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Old August 9th, 2012, 07:29 PM   #122
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I agree that the Velasca Tower in Milan if far from ugly, it matches the Milanese skyline and sits well in context, a good example of using modern technology to emulate past architecture while still being modern. Similar to the Shard London Bridge emulating the many church spires of London.
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Old August 9th, 2012, 09:21 PM   #123
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1) Grand Lisboa (by far)
2) Abraj Al Bait
3) Ambani's Antilla

30 st Mary Axe, MetLife Building, Tour Montparnasse, Marina Bay Sands, Sears Tower, Torre Velasca are not ugly at all. Maybe some are in the wrong place.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 12:24 AM   #124
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This building looks like a used tampon. Eww
Nope, it looks like a bullet. It IS ugly, though.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 01:46 AM   #125
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Flame Towers, Baku

Abraj Al Bait, Mecca

Guy's Hospital Tower, London
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Old August 10th, 2012, 01:55 AM   #126
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30 st Mary Axe, London
Grand Lisboa, Macau
Elephant Building, Bangkok
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Old August 10th, 2012, 04:28 AM   #127
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Residencial la cumbre, CD de México

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Old August 10th, 2012, 04:30 AM   #128
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Old August 10th, 2012, 05:01 AM   #129
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TORRE INSIGNIA | Mexico City, Mexico


TORRE AGBAR | Barcelona, Spain


SAINT MARY AXE | London, United Kingdom
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Old August 10th, 2012, 05:02 AM   #130
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Old August 10th, 2012, 05:19 AM   #132
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Old August 10th, 2012, 05:21 AM   #133
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hello, please let me remind you before you go any further.

in this contest you are allowed to nominate up to 3 ugliest skyscrapers from different cities. it is not like you can nominate 3 skyscrapers in each post. thank you!
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Old August 10th, 2012, 05:23 AM   #134
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haha ok, sorry.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 05:23 AM   #135
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Al Yaqoub ,Dubai


Abraj Al Bait, Mecca


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Old August 10th, 2012, 05:38 AM   #136
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The top and the bottom of the building aren't designed like an unified structure, and it fails at environment integration
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Old August 10th, 2012, 02:01 PM   #137
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Please keep the Velasca tower outside of this contest since it is a brutalist building: its alleged ugliness is based upon its style, and it is considered to be a masterpiece of his architectural school and it has been designed by BBPR studio. Is it to ask too much to know something about architecture in an architectural forum? My God how low is the level here...so sad!
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Old August 10th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #138
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Please keep the Velasca tower outside of this contest since it is a brutalist building: its alleged ugliness is based upon its style, and it is considered to be a masterpiece of his architectural school and it has been designed by BBPR studio. Is it to ask too much to know something about architecture in an architectural forum? My God how low is the level here...so sad!
That's Skyscrapercity for you. Everyone loves to hate on brutalism here. Because it's an easy target? I don't know.

I nominate:

The Rockefeller Centre, New York



The Eiffel Tower, Paris

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Old August 10th, 2012, 04:08 PM   #139
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Torre Velasca Milan
Ryugyong hotel Pyongyang
Genex Tower Beograd
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Old August 10th, 2012, 05:38 PM   #140
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I was waiting for someone to say Genex Tower Belgrade,as a matter of fact that's just another example of brutalism,so you don't really hate the building,you hate the style.

People don't like it in general while some of us Belgraders love it.Because we have residential commieblocks we're used to it.
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