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Old January 20th, 2013, 06:52 AM   #61
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Some of the buildings mentioned here are actually worthy of their praise and glory and its easy for people to say a certain building is overrated if it doesn't fit to their liking.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 07:41 AM   #62
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Old January 20th, 2013, 08:10 AM   #63
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Seen from the street below the balconies on Aqua in Chicago look brilliant, but other then that it's just one big value engineered box. Having it seen from the inside out I'd pick this one as quite overrated. Actually from a resident perspective, the balconies themselves can be unpractical in their shape, some of the wider ones are supported by bars on top of the deck. The building has a running track on the podium roof while it sits next to beautiful running tracks along Lake Michigan.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:18 AM   #64
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I think it's the opposite. I think Eureka Tower is underrated and should be more well known. For me at least, Eureka Tower is the tower that got me interested in skyscrapers in Australia. Q1 in the Gold Coast is one of the most beautiful skyscrapers ever built. Eureka Tower is a beautiful building.
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i'm sorry but both building is truly overrated. eureka tower in my opinion is an ugly building with a plain and ugly cladding with a weird shape. the q1 tower not ugly but there's nothing special at all about that building. there's a lot building that is much more beautiful than q1 and eureka. and i'm quite surprised that you said petronas is overrated. petronas is and iconic building and people can't deny it that petronas twin towers is one of the best looking building ever built. even it almost 20 years since the building completed, petronas twin towers still looks amazing.. thats my honest opinion..

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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:19 AM   #65
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Shanghai Tower. The forms are clumsy and the proportions are terrible. It looks like a 2,000 ft. tall damaged muffler.

1 WTC ...although I haven't encountered much "praise" for this awful David Childs mediocrity, aside from its height.

The Shard. Renzo Piano might execute cladding masterfully but the massing of this tower is almost childish in its crass geometricity. Fortunately his horrific NY Times Tower isn't on this list...because it was never rated highly to begin with.


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Old January 20th, 2013, 11:43 AM   #66
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Some of the buildings mentioned here are actually worthy of their praise and glory and its easy for people to say a certain building is overrated if it doesn't fit to their liking.
yeah, and like everything it is always to personal opinion.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 12:31 PM   #67
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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:05 PM   #68
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Chrysler,wilis tower and empire state building
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Old January 20th, 2013, 10:33 PM   #69
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I don't think Chrysler Building is overrated, it's often mentioned here but most of the people outside the US don't even know about it. While it has better style then ESB.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 09:52 AM   #70
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What do you mean by "some people" ?
Anyone likes that ? It looks like a big tazer battery ...
I remember someone saying they liked it. That was enough for me to post it here.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 11:10 AM   #71
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Old January 21st, 2013, 12:10 PM   #72
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 06:54 PM   #73
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for me,empire state and chrysler are overated..
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Old January 24th, 2013, 02:32 PM   #74
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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:53 PM   #75
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SwissRe Building (Gherkin) is overrated
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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:59 PM   #76
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it's underrated if anything.
Agree. Although i not a fan
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Old January 25th, 2013, 05:03 AM   #77
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- Gherkin
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Old January 25th, 2013, 03:47 PM   #78
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Willys tower, Petronas towers, Gherkin, wtc twin towers
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Old January 26th, 2013, 01:29 PM   #79
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The Gherkinn is not overated

I think the gherkin is not overated it has a special kind of architecture.



And even though the building is curved, every panel is flat,
exept for one - the piece at the very top.

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Old January 27th, 2013, 02:23 PM   #80
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wow!architecture splendid!
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