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Old May 30th, 2013, 03:20 PM   #381
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one world trade centre,nyc
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Old May 30th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #382
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Ho could one say the Burj Al Arab lacks symmetry, is over the top and than say it's mediocre?
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Old May 30th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #383
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i dunno...?
In the first place, is there a rule that buildings should be symmetrical?
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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:32 PM   #384
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Ho could one say the Burj Al Arab lacks symmetry, is over the top and than say it's mediocre?
It is symmetrical along one axis, just like most of the buildings... people don't realise its shape was forced by the aerodynamics.
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Old June 30th, 2013, 09:00 PM   #385
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I don't know what's the reason for it being popular because of its location. Big Ben is popular because it's in London. The Eiffel Tower is popular because it's in Paris. These structures are a defining element of each city/country and so is ESB. If it wasn't built anywhere else then it just wasn't fit there due to a lot of reasons.
People can say that they don't like the Beatles, but they can't say they had no talent or that they didn't affect the music industry in any way. ESB made its way into history books and it's hard to deny the fact that it's an icon for NY and probably will be for years and years. If we see people taking pictures of 432 park avenue and not ESB 50 years into the future then we can start talking about the latter being overrated.
I don't think that the locations make sttructures you listed popular. I think it is the other way around. If ESB was built anywhere else, it would make the city popular. Many people don't recognise anything else from NYC but the ESB(not considering the old WTC, we all know why). The same with Eiffel Tower. Those unique buildings that somehow stand out are what defines the location.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 12:03 PM   #386
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Chrysler Building, New York


Empire State Building, New York


Bank of China, Hong Kong


Willis Tower, Chicago


1WTC, New York


The Shard, London


Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai
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Old August 21st, 2013, 12:52 PM   #387
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They are all well-rated + nice designs .
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Old August 21st, 2013, 01:08 PM   #388
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i think it is very beautiful
That guy is on a mission to say something negative about Toronto at every opportunity. Even when it's not related to the thread, like in this instance, he'll find a way.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 02:39 PM   #389
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Sorry, but all those buildings are where they should be in my opinion, except for the first one, which is a bit underrated to the general population.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 02:53 PM   #390
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I've noticed that guy dislikes a lot of beautiful buildings... including Woolworth and Ryugyong
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Old August 21st, 2013, 03:50 PM   #391
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l think One World Trade Center is kinda overrated. Sears (Willis) tower looks nicer and still dont have copies around the world like OWTC- S. Korea, Incheon; China cities ect. (l'm talking about design of the exterior).
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Old August 21st, 2013, 04:11 PM   #392
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¿The shard overrated? I think not. ¿The Burj khalifa overrated? ¿the Empire State overrated? you can't compare it with skyscrapers done nowadays, its construction begun in the 1930s. Anyway, it was a landmark in its time. Come on guys... be reasonable.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 04:14 PM   #393
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Chrysler Building, New York
Empire State Building, New York
Bank of China, Hong Kong
Willis Tower, Chicago
1WTC, New York
The Shard, London
Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai
Congrats, you just listed one of the most beautiful skyscrapers this planet has to offer. So what do you like? The Dubai Marina?
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Old August 21st, 2013, 04:53 PM   #394
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One building that comes to my mind straightaway, 1WTC, way too-overrated. But i guess it is bcoz of it's location.
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One building that comes to my mind straightaway, 1WTC, way too-overrated. But i guess it is bcoz of it's location.
Most likely.

Most prominent towers u/c which are overrated are these two imo:
- 1WTC (should be taller, antenna is ugly)
- Shanghai Tower (way too curvy for my taste; I don't like organic forms)
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Old August 21st, 2013, 06:50 PM   #396
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How can somebody overrate the Chrysler and ESB?! What the hell did YOUR city have in the 1930's?!?!?!

I "would" agree with 1 WTC, except that I finally saw it in person, and it was awesome. Maybe not a 10/10 skyscraper, but certainly an 8 or 9. It's a worthy replacement for 1 of the twins.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 07:01 PM   #397
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How can somebody overrate the Chrysler and ESB?! What the hell did YOUR city have in the 1930's?!?!?!

I "would" agree with 1 WTC, except that I finally saw it in person, and it was awesome. Maybe not a 10/10 skyscraper, but certainly an 8 or 9. It's a worthy replacement for 1 of the twins.
That particular post had me a bit confused as well.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 07:07 PM   #398
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The trouble with threads like this is that they very quickly become City vs City, or Country vs Country. People love or hate buildings depending on which city, country or continent they are in. As simplistic and ridiculous as it is, you can see that type of thing happening here quite obviously.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 10:12 PM   #399
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The trouble with threads like this is that they very quickly become City vs City, or Country vs Country. People love or hate buildings depending on which city, country or continent they are in. As simplistic and ridiculous as it is, you can see that type of thing happening here quite obviously.
An example would be like people from other countries (not America) might say that they dislike the Empire state or WTC because they want their cities to have it but then some people from New york says they are not overrated and they are awesome. And the arguments starts

I am not saying everyone is like this but a lot of people are like this but there are people that really like a building or really dislike a building so its just depends on ones opinion. Others opinion are not right or wrong. Others can't say if my opinion is wrong or right but they might have a different opinion that is different from mine.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 10:30 PM   #400
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Not going to lie, when I saw 1WTC in person, it was kind of underwhelming. Looked maybe 1,000 feet tall, and fatter than I'd imagined. I do think it's a bit overrated.
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