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Old August 10th, 2012, 05:43 PM   #141
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I like Genex, it's not ugly but also isn't beautiful, it is intriguing and interesting to look at.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 06:04 PM   #142
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That's Skyscrapercity for you. Everyone loves to hate on brutalism here. Because it's an easy target? I don't know.


The Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Eiffel Tower is not a building nor a skyscraper.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 07:56 PM   #143
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Abraj Al-Bait, Mecca
Chrysler Tower, N.Y.C.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #144
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Abraj Al-Bait, Mecca
Chrysler Tower, N.Y.C.
Burj Al-Kahlifa, Dubai
Hey, I know we can't agree over everything, but are you honestly saying that buildings such as "Guy's Hospital Tower" and the Elephant building are less hideous?!
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Old August 10th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #145
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Dude, he only mentioned three names, take the stick out of your a**.
My nominees:
Elephant from Bangkok
Torre Velazca in Milan
Al Yaquob Tower in Dubai
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Old August 10th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #146
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Grand Lisboa-Macau
Revolution Tower-Panama
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Old August 10th, 2012, 09:22 PM   #147
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Grand Lisboa - Macau
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Old August 10th, 2012, 11:00 PM   #148
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Old August 11th, 2012, 12:15 AM   #149
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Im not sure if it's the very ugliest skyscraper in the world, as I haven't seen them all obviously, but if you say the words 'ugly skyscraper' the first image that comes to mind is ALWAYS Tore Agbar. It is so fugly as to almost be cool (I stress 'almost'). I know plenty of other people have already nominated it but I had to add my agreement.

And it isn't to do with phallic reasons like some people state, all scrapers are phallic to one degree or another, and you ony have to look at 40 St Mary Axe in London to see how a similar shape can look so outstanding, when the proportions of the building are done correctly, when there is a proper architect involved, when the cladding is classy and and the lighting scheme is suble and refined.

Tore Agbar is none of that, the shape is just....well it's a ***** lets face it, the proportions are all wrong, the cladding looks nasty and the lighting scheme....dear god, tacky doesn't even begin to describe it, it's like they thought "hey this knda looks like an electric *****, why don't we make it look like one of those illuminated glowing dildos you'd expect to see in some cheap sex toy shop?"
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Old August 11th, 2012, 01:05 AM   #150
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Skanskaskrapan, Gothenburg


Kannan, Linköping


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Old August 11th, 2012, 02:40 AM   #151
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Grand Lisboa, Macau
Revolution Tower, Panama City
Al Kazim Towers, Dubai
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Old August 11th, 2012, 04:24 AM   #152
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jin mao, shanghai
maha nakhon, bangkok
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Old August 11th, 2012, 07:08 AM   #153
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Revolution Tower in Panamá City??? How about this junk?:


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Megapolis, the ugliest skyscraper in Panamá City by far!!!

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Old August 11th, 2012, 08:26 AM   #154
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1) The two golden buckets, Astana, Kazakhstan. CHEESY!


2)Torre Agbar, Barcelona, Spain


3) Parliament, Astana, Kazakhstan
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Old August 11th, 2012, 09:32 AM   #155
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Grand Lisboa - Macau
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Ping'an - Shanghai
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China Ping An Insurance building, Shanghai by thewamphyri, on Flickr





Emperor Hotel - Suburban Beijing (Yanjiao Town in Heibei Province)
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Old August 11th, 2012, 10:08 AM   #156
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Cagayan de Oro LimKetKai Tower.


It looks like a packaging for a cabinet or a maybe a fridge.
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Old August 11th, 2012, 10:10 AM   #157
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Im not sure if it's the very ugliest skyscraper in the world, as I haven't seen them all obviously, but if you say the words 'ugly skyscraper' the first image that comes to mind is ALWAYS Tore Agbar. It is so fugly as to almost be cool (I stress 'almost'). I know plenty of other people have already nominated it but I had to add my agreement.

And it isn't to do with phallic reasons like some people state, all scrapers are phallic to one degree or another, and you ony have to look at 40 St Mary Axe in London to see how a similar shape can look so outstanding, when the proportions of the building are done correctly, when there is a proper architect involved, when the cladding is classy and and the lighting scheme is suble and refined.

Tore Agbar is none of that, the shape is just....well it's a ***** lets face it, the proportions are all wrong, the cladding looks nasty and the lighting scheme....dear god, tacky doesn't even begin to describe it, it's like they thought "hey this knda looks like an electric *****, why don't we make it look like one of those illuminated glowing dildos you'd expect to see in some cheap sex toy shop?"
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Old August 11th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #158
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Some pretty cool looking skyscrapers being nominated in this topic!
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Old August 11th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #159
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-Cheap buildings. buldings who where never intended to be build for being a "luxury office" or a city icon, but just a big apparment complex still the cheap investment, ugly arquitecture combined with null maintainance equals a horrible eye sore, for example those apaprtments in sao paulo or the building in milan.
If you mean the Torre Velasca, it's not cheap at all
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Old August 11th, 2012, 01:23 PM   #160
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Torre Agbar, Barcelona


Doha tower, Qatar



30 St Mary Axe, London (Gherkin)


Flame tower, Baku


Revolution Tower, Panama City
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elepant tower, Bangkok


Aldar, Abu Dhabi
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