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Old February 13th, 2013, 09:48 PM   #141
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Opinions are opinions , but some are not very well thought.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 01:43 AM   #142
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[IMG]http://t3.************/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTBmqj1CYC9tHuKeU_lpCoZyAV8nmMLGvtrIz2kFBMkwti0L5vK3g[/IMG]

i just hate it lol i do like its neighbor alot tho swfc
Hopefully this shot will change your mind:
[IMG]http://oi45.************/2wch6dz.jpg[/IMG]
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Old February 14th, 2013, 08:33 AM   #143
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Old February 14th, 2013, 05:10 PM   #144
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1WTC looks good, but there are waaaay too many spires, antenna and pointy things in NY that are overrated, particlularly the ESB, Chrysler is underrated if anything, and I much prefer it to the esb.
The old WTC was horrible, and very overrated.
The Shard is a bit overrated but for a country that has been low-rise too long, its an exciting break-through for us to at least get something over 300m, so its bound to be overrated.

I personally don't like the Gherkin but I think its symbolic of the shape of things to come. And thus isnt too badly overrated.

Burj Al Arab is an amazing skyscraper, I don't think its overrated, its stunning. Burj Khalifa is definitely overrated but what do you expect?

The Makkah Royal Clock Tower, Mecca is just plain ugly dunno how anyone can rate it. Looks like its trying to be a modern Big Ben, but completely misses the mark...
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Old February 16th, 2013, 12:11 AM   #145
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The Jin Mao pic above shows why it's so overrated! What is so beautiful about that crown? It looks like a massive cluster****! It makes Shanghai World Financial look more beautiful in comparison
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Old February 16th, 2013, 01:40 AM   #146
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It just turns at a 45 degree angle, it's not that unorganized.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 03:18 AM   #147
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It has a great symethric crown... saying it is unorganized is just ridiculous.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:28 AM   #148
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I agree about Jin Mao, it is a cluster**** and that's what I don't like about it.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:30 AM   #149
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The Jin Mao pic above shows why it's so overrated! What is so beautiful about that crown? It looks like a massive cluster****! It makes Shanghai World Financial look more beautiful in comparison
look more beautiful? the bottle opener? ...please
Ok, you don't like Jin Mao, it's possible, but the other is far uglier.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:36 AM   #150
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look more beautiful? the bottle opener? ...please
Ok, you don't like Jin Mao, it's possible, but the other is far uglier.
i think the swfc is amazing lol
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Old February 16th, 2013, 05:30 AM   #151
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I love them both, but give Jin Mao the edge over SWFC.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 04:38 AM   #152
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Surprised to see so many people listing the Chrysler building, good proportions and beautiful crown.

Empire State Building (I don't hate it, but its boring and way overrated)
Petronas Towers (never liked these)
Jin Mao Tower (just look at it)
Oriental Pearl Tower (not a skyscraper but I hate this thing with a passion!)
Beekman Tower (Praised for being different, just looks messy in the skyline)
Aqua (same reason)
Transamerica Pyramid (Its iconic, but never cared much for this one, needs a new facade)
Bank of China Tower (always thought this one was boring, the feng shui in this one is overrated)
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Old February 19th, 2013, 05:34 AM   #153
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You're a pretty harsh critic! I agree with that first post (obviously, ), but not completely the rest. You bring up good points though, and I see your point on each.

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Old February 19th, 2013, 05:47 AM   #154
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But the old wtc were commie blocks... Just because of what happened to them didn't make them less ugly. And I was at wtc in 2000. anyway, lets leave that behind.

cantstandya: wow! The Petronas Towers? Really? I agree that they wouldn't fit into a western skyline, but in KL they feel like they are in the right place. And Bank of China Tower is another nice tower. I've been on top of that one too, and even inside the tower is slick!

I agree with Transamerica Pyramid though. That one looks awful! And I never liked Oriental Pearl either during daytime. Although at night it looks alright if you stand at the Bund. If that is a viable way of meassuring it at least :/
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Old February 19th, 2013, 06:41 AM   #155
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But the old wtc were commie blocks... Just because of what happened to them didn't make them less ugly. And I was at wtc in 2000. anyway, lets leave that behind.

cantstandya: wow! The Petronas Towers? Really? I agree that they wouldn't fit into a western skyline, but in KL they feel like they are in the right place. And Bank of China Tower is another nice tower. I've been on top of that one too, and even inside the tower is slick!

I agree with Transamerica Pyramid though. That one looks awful! And I never liked Oriental Pearl either during daytime. Although at night it looks alright if you stand at the Bund. If that is a viable way of meassuring it at least :/
Well honestly, with the exception of the Oriental Pearl, I don't hate any of these buildings I listed, just my take on the most overrated. There are plenty of buildings I just absolutely loathe if we were going down that route!

The Empire State Buildings for instance, I don't hate it or even dislike it, but feel its severely over hyped because of its historical importance when it really isn't much of a stunner by today's standards. (I'm gonna take heat for that!) The Petronas were just always too busy for my eye, much like others have said about the Jin Mao, beautiful facade but the whole package is too busy for me. If you remember these towers were all the talk for years!

I feel the Bank of China Tower falls into that 1990's attitude of make it as different as possible and history will remember it, almost begging for attention, but it has no actual character once you look past its unusual shape, its facade is very plane.

With the Transamerica its not so much the shape for me, just its blockish grey 1960's finish, locals will find this sacrilegious, but if they slapped some glass paneling on the pyramid portion and some kind of modern chrome paneling on the 'fins' that thing would look superb!

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You're a pretty harsh critic! I agree with that first post (obviously, ), but not completely the rest. You bring up good points though, and I see your point on each.

And welcome to the forum.
Yeah I was a little harsh, but thanks for accepting me anyway!
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Old February 19th, 2013, 06:44 AM   #156
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I try really hard to look for the best in buildings, especially if they are popular, and I attempt to refuse hating a building. Most people aren't as kind as I when reviewing buildings. Just find your own groove.
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Old March 18th, 2013, 09:45 PM   #157
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i think The Shard london is extremely overrated. The top is just plain ugly the cladding should have covered all off the building. The shape looks crooked now.
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Old March 18th, 2013, 09:52 PM   #158
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wtc is the winner,
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Old March 18th, 2013, 10:27 PM   #159
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most of the buildings listed heree are amazing....i dont knw what criteria in a design tht u guys considered perfect.....i am surprised,jinmao,shanghaitower,petronas,even burj khalifa and chrysler,these are magnificent......for me burj al arab is overated,tht so called 7 star hotel is ugly
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Old March 19th, 2013, 05:18 AM   #160
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That is just an utterly ridiculous statement.
I agree. The WTC Twins may be simple but its beauty lies in that simplicity. It defined the Financial District skyline.
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