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Old January 18th, 2013, 11:18 PM   #21
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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...
Chrysler is timeless
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Old January 19th, 2013, 02:13 AM   #22
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The Shard
30 St Mary Axe aka the gherkin
Trump International hotel and tower in Panama
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Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt

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Old January 19th, 2013, 02:22 AM   #23
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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.
Typically I agree with you on most things, but I think you got the above flipped around. Both are overrated, but I like Chrysler considerably more, thus my avatar. To me, if ESB's metal spire/antenna was absent, it'd be disgusting.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 02:29 AM   #24
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True, a close up if it's facade isn't great.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 02:31 AM   #25
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Just the thought of the original proposal without its "hat" makes my stomach lurch.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 02:32 AM   #26
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ESB looked pretty funny without its antenna, lol
[img]http://t3.************/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR0iMmGtAh16khq7hCI81NHgNyw48-8LyQYtELodkbfOn9fcHi3fUZSO57wMw[/img]
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Old January 19th, 2013, 02:34 AM   #27
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Haha, the original proposal when it didn't have the extra 16 floors reminds me of the old MetLife North Tower supertall proposal. Honestly, I absolutely love ESB's top. It pushes the skyline upward and lifts eyes to the skies. It's just the thought of it not being there that makes me nervous. The 1931-1950 version looked completely different. It made the tower look fat and humongous, but I don't mind at all.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 11:47 AM   #28
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Never understood the apparent popular preference for skeuomorphic designs.

looks like alien worms..
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Old January 19th, 2013, 11:55 AM   #29
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ESB looked pretty funny without its antenna, lol
[IMG]http://t3.************/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR0iMmGtAh16khq7hCI81NHgNyw48-8LyQYtELodkbfOn9fcHi3fUZSO57wMw[/IMG]

it does look unappealing without the antenna..
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Old January 19th, 2013, 01:58 PM   #30
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Flame Towers are amazing, especially once they put that LED light. Furthermore, that area once will be cleared, it will be far prestigious.

What sickens me its Burj Khalifa with it is poor needle type design, the overrated Shard or as I call it Shart.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 04:36 PM   #31
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eureka tower melbourne..
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Old January 19th, 2013, 04:46 PM   #32
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Eureka Tower isn't overrated. I'd say it's one of the most underrated skyscrapers in the world.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #33
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Old January 19th, 2013, 04:51 PM   #34
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The Shard looks like a indian carp, nasty
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Old January 19th, 2013, 05:24 PM   #35
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Old January 19th, 2013, 05:26 PM   #36
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I really love the shard. I don't see how so many people can hate the Shard but like the Lotte World Tower. They're basically the same thing.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 05:29 PM   #37
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Another building I think is overrated is the Shanghai Tower.
The cladding and close-up crafting is gorgeous/creative, but I hate overall phallic shape.

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Old January 19th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #38
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Exactly. Shanghai Tower is just a Guangzhou IFC that rotates. It's not complex. It looks good, bud I definitely prefer Jin Mao, and maybe the WFC. ST and WFC are about the same. They look good, but they aren't exceptional towers.
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Old January 19th, 2013, 05:42 PM   #39
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Shun Hing Square is hideous in my opinion, from the shape to its atrocious colour scheme -- I frankly never understood why some people really liked it.


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Old January 19th, 2013, 05:43 PM   #40
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It and CITIC Plaza in Guangzhou are both hideous. In general, Asian supertalls from the 1990s don't look very good.
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