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Old January 6th, 2013, 12:18 AM   #61
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Those look good especially Kingkey
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Old January 6th, 2013, 12:43 AM   #62
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BoA Plaza is stunning

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Old January 6th, 2013, 01:10 AM   #63
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Citic plaza is incredible
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Old January 6th, 2013, 01:18 AM   #64
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The Troika - KUALA LUMPUR

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The Troika has received the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) International Awards for architectural excellence!!
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Old January 6th, 2013, 02:56 AM   #65
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Despite looking abstract, there's a big sense of symmetry. Lovely towers, thanks for sharing.
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Old January 6th, 2013, 03:07 AM   #66
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I also liked...glass very well combined with concrete.....
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Old January 6th, 2013, 09:36 PM   #67
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yeahh those troika towers look pretty cooL!
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Old January 8th, 2013, 06:13 AM   #68
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China World Trade Center Tower III in the capital:


Here's a treat for ThatOneGuy, the Citigroup Tower in Shanghai:
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Old January 8th, 2013, 06:44 AM   #69
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The first one is nicer
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Old January 8th, 2013, 06:49 AM   #70
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Q1 in Australia seems to be less talked about
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Old January 8th, 2013, 01:18 PM   #71
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BMW Headquarters, Munich, Germany. In German it's called "BMW-Vierzylinder", the "BWM-four-cylinder" Opened 1972 just before the summer Olympics in Munich and has been listed as a protected building in 1999.


















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The building is 101 meters high and has a very interesting construction with the floors having been assembled on the ground and then "pulled up" so the upper floors were finished before the lower ones.

I personally don't think it's really one of the worlds most beautiful or spectacular buildings, yet it certainly is a very unique and interesting one with a great design which, with it's four very technical piston like looking cylinders, impressively implements the owners corporate identity into the architecture. A building that in a way really does kind of look like some sort of an engine and which sucessfully creates a nice looking local landmark.

By the way, this building was also filmed in the original Rollerball sci-fi film from 1975 as a company headquarter.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 02:29 PM   #72
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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?

http://www.allaboutskyscrapers.com/p...ntex-sky-tower

is it too ugly?
very underrate ...I like it
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Old January 8th, 2013, 11:26 PM   #73
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bank of america in new york is a little underrated

http://www.finalarchitecture.com/201...ture-new-york/

pearl river tower and the pinnacle are little underrated



aon center in chicago is little underrated


tianjin world finacial center is little underrated

http://skyscrapercenter.com/tianjin/...ancial-center/
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Old January 9th, 2013, 06:05 AM   #74
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The tallest skyscraper in Canada, First Canadian Place is quite unspoken of, alongside its dark formal neighbours, the TD Center and the scarlet piece of skyscraper art (Scotiabank Plaza) next to it. Even the gold-clad Royal Bank Plaza is unmentioned.

But look at all the ugly green-glass condos blocking it
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Old January 10th, 2013, 05:15 AM   #75
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Fountain Place, Dallas

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Old January 10th, 2013, 07:46 AM   #76
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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.
How so? It looks nothing like anything in that shot.

As was already stated, 432 Park Ave. looks like a boring skinny 1970s international styled box that had no real artistic thought put into it at all. At the very least I would hope they alter the design of the building to give it some kind of decorative crown. Then it would at least be tolerable to look at.

Also, I'm sure that will be a fun building to live in the top third of whenever gusty hurricane force winds strike the area. It may earn itself the nickname The Vomit Tower.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 10:37 PM   #77
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Actually it does, quite a lot except it's not as ugly as the buildings in the picture.

The rest is yet another comment from someone who thinks that architecture is only details *yawn*
You want a tall thin building with a crown? Dubai has a lot of those...
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Old January 11th, 2013, 09:12 AM   #78
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Capitals City or City of Capitals in Moscow!

One of these two towers named "Moscow" is 302 meters tall and it is first supertall building(skyscraper) in Europe!

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Old January 11th, 2013, 08:20 PM   #79
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kristian kg....
I am sorry...but I think it is underrated because naberezhnaya is much more attractive....

http://en.structurae.de/structures/d...fm?id=s0027581

by the way
I think antey 3 in ekaterinburg is the most beautiful tower outside moscow and it is little underrated....

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=446308&page=8
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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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One of the safest buildings in the world. Is would be safer to be at its top floor during a 8.8 earthquake than on street level.
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