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Old January 17th, 2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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Overrated Skyscrapers

To oppose the Underrated thread


Imo, 1WTC, it's a nice looking tower and all but honestly, it doesn't deserve all the praise it's getting, specially considering the amount of skyscrapers being built all over the world, 1WTC is mediocre at best.


The Shard in london also seems a little overrated, there's nothing impressive about it imo, it's height is underwhelming and the pyramid shape has become tiresome at this point.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 11:44 PM   #2
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Chrysler Building
Willis Tower
Flame Towers
Gherkin
8 Spruce Street
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The Bow
1WTC
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Old January 17th, 2013, 11:49 PM   #3
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Old January 18th, 2013, 07:05 AM   #4
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Chrysler, Petronas, Gherkin.


That is all.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 07:05 AM   #5
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Old January 18th, 2013, 07:43 AM   #6
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+1 to the Gherkin and Petronas. Am also going to throw in the Burj Al Arab
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Old January 18th, 2013, 04:23 PM   #7
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we already had a thread like this.

Chrysler Building
Empire State Building
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Old January 18th, 2013, 05:42 PM   #8
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Chrysler, ESB, Gherkin, Old WTC, New WTC, Willis...I think that's all
As you can see most of them are from USA..
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Old January 18th, 2013, 06:37 PM   #9
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Bank of China Tower, Burj Al Arab, Taipei 101, City of Capitals.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 08:17 PM   #10
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we already had a thread like this.
Link?
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Old January 18th, 2013, 08:18 PM   #11
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Chrysler, Petronas, Gherkin.


That is all.
agree totally
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Old January 18th, 2013, 09:03 PM   #12
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Each and every filler glass boxes that spring up in cities around the world. If it's rectangular and glassy, I hate it. Good materials don't help.
Oh and Jin Mao Tower. It's just too busy and messy.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 09:16 PM   #13
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we already had a thread like this.

Chrysler Building
Empire State Building

+1 for this.

The only thing I like about them are their spires and history.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 09:49 PM   #14
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Never understood the apparent popular preference for skeuomorphic designs.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 09:52 PM   #15
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+1 for this.

The only thing I like about them are their spires and history.
Of course people are going to bash Chrysler and ESB in this thread because 1. they are from the U.S. (whereas all the gaudy towers in China and Dubai are so cool yippee-ki-yay!) and 2. they are old. Let's see what happens with today supertalls in 80 years...
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Old January 18th, 2013, 10:18 PM   #16
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Never understood the apparent popular preference for skeuomorphic designs.
+10.. never liked them
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Old January 18th, 2013, 10:37 PM   #17
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Of course people are going to bash Chrysler and ESB in this thread because 1. they are from the U.S. (whereas all the gaudy towers in China and Dubai are so cool yippee-ki-yay!) and 2. they are old. Let's see what happens with today supertalls in 80 years...
Not really. I love the ESB but I find the Chrysler merely 'above average'

Chrysler is nice, but there's no merit I can find in it to give it above an 8/10 whereas many people see it as the best building in the world. Not that I have a problem with people having it as their favourite, but it's just my opinion.

But I see little merit in petronas or Gherkin.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 10:37 PM   #18
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Never understood the apparent popular preference for skeuomorphic designs.
i like them, BUT they are still overrated. I think they look cool, and when i hear about Baku or Azerbaijan, these towers are the first thing i think about, yet other than that they are not that special either.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 10:41 PM   #19
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Of course people are going to bash Chrysler and ESB in this thread because 1. they are from the U.S. (whereas all the gaudy towers in China and Dubai are so cool yippee-ki-yay!) and 2. they are old. Let's see what happens with today supertalls in 80 years...
Don't feel bad about my comment.

I rated them 9/10
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Old January 18th, 2013, 11:17 PM   #20
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The Flames, Baku
Ugly as hell, totally nouveaux riches style.

The Shard, L**don
So ugly, it looks like a hair that the shaver didn't earn to shave.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Just tall ... so what ?

Aspire Tower, Doha
is it a ***** ?
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