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Old December 7th, 2012, 06:36 AM   #121
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I think pointed buildings that fill to the top are okay looking together, but too many antenna-like spires aren't as good.

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Old December 7th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #122
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Sometimes I let people who never been in London to guess what is this building,, and like to see their surprise when I tell them that it's an office building in the City of London. I personally like it for it's unusual design.. Unusual doesn't mean ugly
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Old December 7th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #123
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That's 'Lloyd's of London' the most famous and oldest Insurance Marketplace in the world.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 05:54 AM   #124
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We know that.. It's just someone really really dislikes it

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I really really hate Lloyds bldng in London. It seems misplaced. Kind of ruins the skyline for me, even though it isnt that tall

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Old December 9th, 2012, 07:16 PM   #125
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Tour Montparnasse in Paris

It's not ugly, but really out of place IMO
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Old December 9th, 2012, 07:49 PM   #126
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The Parisian NIMBYs want it to be out of place, since they don't want a cluster around it to balance it out.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 08:13 PM   #127
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That it's out of place is a fact but since it's already there the only reasonable option is to allow more towers to rise around it.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #128
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Well, I think, it shouldn't have been build there in the first place. It's just an eyesore at the moment
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Old December 9th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #129
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True, but what you can do now? Tear it down't just to make a point?
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Old December 10th, 2012, 09:28 AM   #130
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Ping An Finance Centre in Shanghai

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I hate it and, I think, I'm not the only one.
Also Shangri La building doesn't look too good there, but that's a different story.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 09:34 AM   #131
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Also Shangri La building doesn't look too good there, but that's a different story.
Oh, there are far worse clusters than that. I find the variety of styles rather interesting...and not one really quite repellant.

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Old December 10th, 2012, 09:35 AM   #132
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Tour Montparnasse in Paris

It's not ugly, but really out of place IMO
It's easy enuf to airbrush from the postcards! Leave it there!
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Old December 10th, 2012, 09:48 AM   #133
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Well, I think, it shouldn't have been build there in the first place. It's just an eyesore at the moment
But don't forget that the best view of Paris ( Eiffel tower+ La défense Skyline) is at the top of the Montparnasse Tower.



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Old December 10th, 2012, 08:12 PM   #134
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I'm having trouble finding a picture, but the Electricity Supply Board HQ in Dublin is awful. Situated in the middle of what was once the longest stretch of Georgian buildings in Europe, if not the world, the ESB tore down 200 year old buildings and built an albatross in that historic neighborhood.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #135
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Tour Montparnasse in Paris

It's not ugly, but really out of place IMO
I think it looks good in its surroundings, very dominating
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Old December 11th, 2012, 02:47 AM   #136
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Still under construction, this 20 storey resi building in Burwood, Sydney is hated by all already. Not even close to turning out how it should have
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Old December 11th, 2012, 03:00 AM   #137
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Did they tear off some 70s commieblock's facade and place it on the structure, or is it undergoing renovation? I hope it's the latter.
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Nope. Brand new building.
I expect the local NIMBY's to use this as an example against further development in Sydney's suburbs.
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Honestly, that facade is horrible. Old worn down commie office buildings have facades like that
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Old December 12th, 2012, 05:57 AM   #140
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One of my most hated buildings is this big incomplete monster ruining the coastline of my city, Constanta, next to some beautiful old ones. It's pretty much abandoned since nobody has worked on it for a few years.

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