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Old October 30th, 2012, 01:27 AM   #41
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The Portsmouth one is stunning.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #42
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I agree, it gives Portsmouth a bit of personality.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #43
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My most hated building is Sky Plaza in Leeds. It seems to fail at trying to be a bad (slightly Soviet looking) 60s office building, complete with garish low quality cladding panals that seem like they will age badly. The only good thing I can think of is that it must have a pretty good view from the top.







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http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Awpd9C_wIR...ng%2BLeeds.jpg

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Old November 6th, 2012, 11:27 PM   #44
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I kinda like the slimness. It doesn't look soviet to me at all.
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Old November 7th, 2012, 01:11 AM   #45
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Yup, I like it too
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Old November 7th, 2012, 01:43 AM   #46
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Old November 7th, 2012, 04:40 AM   #47
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And these beauties in Toronto. I actually love them individually, but they obstruct the view of the skyline from the Islands.

I absolutely hate those things. They ruin Toronto's skyline and cut the city off front the water. Viewed head on fron the lake they look even worse as the other one fans out the other way creating a 35 floor high wall 200m long. Btw, I also liked Perth's skyline way more before BHP.
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I absolutely hate those things. They ruin Toronto's skyline and cut the city off front the water. Viewed head on fron the lake they look even worse as the other one fans out the other way creating a 35 floor high wall 200m long. Btw, I also liked Perth's skyline way more before BHP.
these are the ones at harbor front right? the whole line up looks so repetitive, destroys the area imo


they should open it up, have a wider distance between downtown and the beach
every time i go there i feel like they are going to collapse on me
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Old November 7th, 2012, 01:01 PM   #49
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first one is a good one I guess.
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Old November 7th, 2012, 09:15 PM   #50
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these are the ones at harbor front right? the whole line up looks so repetitive, destroys the area imo


they should open it up, have a wider distance between downtown and the beach
every time i go there i feel like they are going to collapse on me
Yes, I'd rather they just got rid of them altogether. Toronto's worst urban mistake after the Gardiner.
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Old November 7th, 2012, 09:56 PM   #51
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A monumental waste of space.
You're having a laugh aren't you? Hardly a waste of space, the bugger is on a pier! It's the 21stC icon for Portsmouth.
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Old November 7th, 2012, 10:13 PM   #52
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i know,most of us will disagree with me...but i hate this building,its look bulky,heavy and not in propotion
-john hancock chicago

-chrysler building new york

-baiyoke hotel bangkok
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I know everyone else will go apeshit over you listing chrysler (although I don't mind), but I seriously disagree with JHC. I agree with the Bangkok one, though. I always thought it looked so tacky, a cheap postmodern monstrosity which damaged the skyline. I find it worse than that abandoned skyscraper in the same city.

Speaking of that, I've always hated this:
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Old November 7th, 2012, 11:36 PM   #54
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Old November 8th, 2012, 05:16 AM   #55
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What the hell is that? o_o
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Old November 8th, 2012, 07:17 PM   #56
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industrial architecture..i dont know to hate or love it...but hsbc hongkong is the best industrial looking building

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Old November 8th, 2012, 10:49 PM   #57
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Pompidou Center, designed by Richard Rogers.
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My most hated building is Sky Plaza in Leeds. It seems to fail at trying to be a bad (slightly Soviet looking) 60s office building, complete with garish low quality cladding panals that seem like they will age badly. The only good thing I can think of is that it must have a pretty good view from the top.
Since when? There is no such thing as Soviet/communist/socialist architecture, considering every building is a copy of a Western one, only with laughable and bombastic ornamentation (red stars, propaganda murals, etc.).
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Old November 9th, 2012, 01:11 AM   #59
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Chrysler... ugly????????!!

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Old November 9th, 2012, 01:55 AM   #60
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I know. Possibly the most iconic skyscraper ever built. The only other one that equals it is the Empire State building. Makes you wonder what he thinks looks good.

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Pompidou Centre is of my favourite buildings in the world actually.
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