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Old March 24th, 2013, 08:03 PM   #181
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I absolutely love Dubai Marina. It's such a unique skyline and it features EXTREMELY high buildings! Actually I'd say that Dubai Marina is underrated.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 08:42 PM   #182
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My favourite skyscraper is in an even more hated city (Pyongyang)
the shape is nice... just that the facade... like....
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Old March 24th, 2013, 08:48 PM   #183
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The facade is regular reflective glass like at 1WTC
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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:34 PM   #184
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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:44 PM   #185
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^2012 world cup
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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #186
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The second picture is so awesome.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 11:05 PM   #187
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i might say pyramid-like design is ILLUMINATI.....lols
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Old March 24th, 2013, 11:11 PM   #188
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I don't know if I should have posted this in the Ugly thread or here... This could be on both...

Totally overrated:
Why do you think Ocean Heights is overrated?
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Old March 24th, 2013, 11:17 PM   #189
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The second picture is so awesome.
some of my fav shots of the shard

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Shard mirrors by Nicky McGregor, on Flickr

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The Shard and St Paul's Cathedral from Primrose Hill by manchego_photo, on Flickr

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Old March 24th, 2013, 11:22 PM   #190
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I don't think posting so many pictures of the shard in the 'Overrated Buildings' thread is such a good idea if you want to promote it.
You know, people might get ideas...
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Old March 24th, 2013, 11:26 PM   #191
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ok no more pics of the shard will be posted from now on
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Old March 24th, 2013, 11:45 PM   #192
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The Shard is absolutely overrated. I suppose because it's the highest in Europe, but when this situation change, it will be a boring design tower more with nothing special.
The WTC1 is a terrible project. It's a nothing special tower with a giant, ridiculous and disproportionate antenna to give a notable height to the building. In another place it would be a mediocre tower more, but in this special and significant place I think it's awful!!
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Old March 24th, 2013, 11:54 PM   #193
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Old March 25th, 2013, 12:06 AM   #194
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Petronas towers are insanely overated
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Old March 25th, 2013, 12:09 AM   #195
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and so is the Burj Khalifa.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 12:21 AM   #196
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and so is the Burj Khalifa.
Agreed
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Old March 25th, 2013, 12:59 AM   #197
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The Shard is absolutely overrated. I suppose because it's the highest in Europe, but when this situation change, it will be a boring design tower more with nothing special.
The WTC1 is a terrible project. It's a nothing special tower with a giant, ridiculous and disproportionate antenna to give a notable height to the building. In another place it would be a mediocre tower more, but in this special and significant place I think it's awful!!
I think there is no place where a 400+ roof height building with 60x60m sides looks mediocre.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 12:59 AM   #198
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I also think the petronas are overrated
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Old March 25th, 2013, 01:08 AM   #199
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The Shard is absolutely overrated. I suppose because it's the highest in Europe, but when this situation change, it will be a boring design tower more with nothing special.
the shard is not only the first supertall but current tallest building in the entire eu. the value of this tower is estimated to be about $3.9 billion.

plus it's design is unique, unlike the boxy towers you see all over the world. it has already become one of the most recognizable modern landmarks in london.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 01:31 AM   #200
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Isaidso really hit the nail on the head. Britain just isn't a country of skyscrapers, and London can't compete with Frankfurt or Paris.
Really and why London has more skyscrapers than Frankfurt then and same number as in Paris? And it will going to change as number of U/C in London is bigger than in Paris and Frankfurt. Next, the residential towers (140 - 250 meters) are going to pop up like mushrooms in next few years. London is the skyscraper capital of EU at the moment for sure.
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