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Old February 23rd, 2014, 10:51 PM   #221
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This one disgusts me, especially when it comes to what was there before.

Whats wrong with the building?

Edit: Ok, I now see whats wrong with this structure...It doesn't fit into its surrounding environment, its completely out of place. But there is nothing wrong with just the building alone.
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 11:37 PM   #222
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Why not brush it up and renovate it into a museum for Polish independence and overcoming Soviet-era Russian communist oppression ? Seems to me you could turn it into somewhat of a "war trophy" . Forgive me if I am wrong, as I am not professed with knowledge of the situation according with Poland. It does have some unique historical architecture at the least.
Well right now it just destroys the idea of "downtown" or business district that is being created around it. The whole area around it would have to undergo some pretty bold changes, as it looks bad and has no function in its current state. There are some ideas, but so far no one (and by that I mean the presidents of Warsaw) did anything that would even push it in a good direction. In my opinion it's a perfect spot for a "cultural centre", with cinemas, theatre, museums (which is already planned but as a stand-alone structure), restaurants and such, so that it will attract a lot of people throughout the day.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 08:08 PM   #223
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Actually considering its history, the building doesn't have anything positive going for it. It was a sign of russian dominance and I'm not surprised that almost everyone wanted it to be brought down.
Right now it's not only an eyesore (it wasn't cleaned in a long time, perhaps from the day it was completed) but a pretty bad building overall. Some of the interiors don't look good and urbanism is something unknown to the structure - there are parking lots all around it, stairs and empty parcels. If you're in Warsaw and don't plan on visiting the building, you might as well not come across it, because it's right in the centre, but you always just pass it by.
It's not Stalin's fault, that for 25 years Poles weren't able to built anything sensible around the Palace.
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Old April 5th, 2014, 07:30 PM   #224
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For me, one of the most idiotic, useless structures in the world -- total antithesis of what Paris is about...

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Old April 5th, 2014, 07:53 PM   #225
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I quite like that Building structure , it's in La defense the Modern part of Paris so it looks more like a monument of Modern Art , I just don't love La Tour Montparnasse, the building itself is fine but regarding where it located is a disgrace to its surrounding .
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Old April 7th, 2014, 02:52 PM   #226
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It's a massive artwork, what Paris is known for.
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Old April 8th, 2014, 08:30 PM   #227
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I personally like it.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 08:29 PM   #228
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This thing here:

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Old April 21st, 2014, 01:16 PM   #229
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They're constructing this building in our city in the main commercial district along with many other skyscrapers which totally kill the skyline. Everyone I know hates this project and calls it the ugliest tower ever designed.

Work on the building is currently on hold. We're all hoping that they discovered that the tower was designed by a dyslexic 3 year old so they can tear it down and start building something better.



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Also, the render below is the design that came in 2nd place. Unsurprisingly, the guy who designed the current project was very good friends with the President of Pakistan at the time. Go figure.

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Old April 21st, 2014, 01:33 PM   #230
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They're constructing this building in our city in the main commercial district along with many other skyscrapers which totally kill the skyline. Everyone I know hates this project and calls it the ugliest tower ever designed.

Work on the building is currently on hold. We're all hoping that they discovered that the tower was designed by a dyslexic 3 year old so they can tear it down and start building something better.



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Also, the render below is the design that came in 2nd place. Unsurprisingly, the guy who designed the current project was very good friends with the President of Pakistan at the time. Go figure.

Christ, that's probably one of the worst winning designs for such a competition I have ever seen.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 02:59 PM   #231
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..Also, the render below is the design that came in 2nd place. Unsurprisingly, the guy who designed the current project was very good friends with the President of Pakistan at the time. Go figure.
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That explains all, doesn't it? A shitty design is preferred over a much better one. When the president is long gone, this monstroosity will still dominate the city.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 07:46 PM   #232
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I think it looks cool. Industrial.
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Old July 6th, 2014, 03:46 AM   #233
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One of the most hated and loved buildings in Buenos Aires, Argentina: the Chateau Puerto Madero, an example of the revival of older architectural styles in the city.


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It's not hard to understand why..
Buildings can be hated not just because of appearance or location but because of its history. Sadly, this nice building is a victim of its circumstance. However, I think the Polish people made the right choice of keeping it despite the fact that it's a reminder of a dark moment in their history.
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I don't know what others think or feel about this building, but I hated it the moment I saw it. It's just too fat and uninspiring it destroys the view of central park.


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Old July 7th, 2014, 01:54 AM   #236
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I think it looks cool. Industrial.
It does look pretty cool as a concrete sceleton but when they finish it will be probably covered with cheap, mirror glass. But to be fair it doesn't look worse than it's surroundings. The 2nd winner would look out of place surrounded by this islamic-pomo towers (do they even have windows ).
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Old July 7th, 2014, 02:41 AM   #237
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I love all the buildings in the Moscow international business center except one.
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Old July 7th, 2014, 04:01 AM   #238
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the building looks awesome to me.
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The Alvear Icon Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Definitely one of the most hated skyscrapers currently being built:



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It's not hard to understand why..
Buildings can be hated not just because of appearance or location but because of its history. Sadly, this nice building is a victim of its circumstance. However, I think the Polish people made the right choice of keeping it despite the fact that it's a reminder of a dark moment in their history.
What is nice is that there are plans to actually restore it to its original condition. I have respect for Poland for accepting it as a valid part of its history and that they'll maintain it as such
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