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Old January 4th, 2013, 02:20 AM   #41
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The first one would look better cleaned and without the square part, the San Fran building is 'meh'
Ryugyong's not really a pyramid, though, is it? The only true pyramid building I like is the Shard.

On topic, the IFC in Guangzhou is pretty unspoken of.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 02:29 AM   #42
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thatoneguy....
so...do you like three pointed star tower?
are you upset russia tower has been cancelled?

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Old January 4th, 2013, 02:32 AM   #43
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Yes I am.
Hopefully there is still some chance for it. The foundations are done anyway and the economy is getting better.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 02:40 AM   #44
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what?.....really?
are the foundation done already?
I didn't know that....
by the way....
why do you underrate tuntex sky tower?

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is it too ugly?
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Old January 4th, 2013, 03:03 AM   #45
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Old January 4th, 2013, 03:22 AM   #46
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The colors make it ugly, the structure itself is interesting.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 07:36 AM   #47
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Menara Telekom in Kuala Lumpur

underrated in the forum http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=5311

Trust me its much more beautiful to see it in person than in pictures espically when you are driving past. It looks unique in many angles
Its not your average box
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it might look more elegant if it had a full glass facade
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Old January 4th, 2013, 07:53 AM   #48
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Old January 4th, 2013, 05:17 PM   #49
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Just because it's a box doesn't mean it's not going to look futuristic.

I don't believe in '60s/70s' architecture. Only 'international style' since it's the name of an architectural style itself. The words 'box' and 'dated' mean pretty much nothing to me, as I think any style is welcome at any time period. 'Boxes' should still be built, and gothic should still be built. As long as the building looks good, it's fine.

I agree but I believe that buildings using a previos style should still be suited to modern tastes and incorporate contemporay elements otherwise architecture would start to go back on itself and pastiche. I just don't think 'futuristic' is the right word for that building, seeming as it doesnt really have any innovation in its design apart from its height.

Anyhow, I have more:

Figueroa at Wilshire, LA

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And Habitat Sky (or Hotel ME) in Barcelona:


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Old January 4th, 2013, 06:08 PM   #50
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432 park reminds me of this 'futurist' style, that's why.


The one in Barcelona looks cool. By far the best skyscraper there.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 06:57 PM   #51
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Not exaclty underrated, but extremely unfairly hated, IMO, is Tour Montparnasse. It is one of the most stunning European skyscrapers, it does everything a landmark tower must do:

- it dominates the skyline
- it remarkably different from its immediate surroundings
- it has a dsitinctive design for the place it is located at



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Old January 5th, 2013, 02:16 AM   #52
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Not exaclty underrated, but extremely unfairly hated, IMO, is Tour Montparnasse. It is one of the most stunning European skyscrapers, it does everything a landmark tower must do:

- it dominates the skyline
- it remarkably different from its immediate surroundings
- it has a dsitinctive design for the place it is located at
The only problem with it is that it was a total failure of planning. If it were surrounded by anything even remotely high (perhaps two or so 20-floor-high structures) then it would create a really interesting centre. Right now it's too much of an eyesore among its surroundings.

Oh and speaking of the KPMG and WF towers in Los Angeles, here's 10 Universal City Plaza. It's a bit lonely, but the building itself is beautiful. Cladding is top quality and there's even a stone-clad parking lot next to it, which only makes it better. To me, these buildings are the best right after the wonders of art deco. To hell with the plastic and glass facades - stone is classy forever.





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Old January 5th, 2013, 02:08 PM   #53
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I love stone facades too
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Old January 5th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #54
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What really annoys me is that even though many people like stone facades, when they are on a box-shaped building built in the 70s, they always call them 'concrete.'
Just why?

I mean, there are many buildings with granite, marble or limestone facades that are always called 'concrete boxes' and it's really irritating.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 06:31 PM   #55
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What irritates me is that concrete is apparently a bad thing. I love exposed concrete.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 07:43 PM   #56
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This is definitely underrated outside Mexico/Lat.Am. : Torre Mayor, in Mexico city, mostly because of its not impressive height (225mts), but due to the soil in this is a masterpiece of Architecture and Engineering.

As a matter of a fact, it's the safest place in Mexico city during an earthquake, and its structure and foundations could hold a building 3times taller than the Empire State Building in NY.





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Old January 5th, 2013, 09:35 PM   #57
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I know that there are plenty of people that don't like Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta (1,040 feet), but trust me, you have to see it in person to realize how amazing it is. It's only 55 floors and nearly 800 feet to the highest occupied floor, but it's over 1,150,000 square feet in that space. It's absolutely massive and extremely imposing.


The white building in the background is nearly 700 feet tall.



The crown at night.



This shot shows the scale of the building from street level.

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Old January 5th, 2013, 09:55 PM   #58
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It's gorgeous, one of the finest deco postmodernist skyscrapers built, behind a few Pelli buildings.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 10:33 PM   #59
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nanjing greenland.....

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