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Old April 28th, 2013, 06:58 AM   #1
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Bad Copies of Great Architecture

Document bad copies of really good buildings.

This is the example that inspired this thread:

The exceptional IDS Center in Minneapolis (1972), by Philip Johnson:






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The bad copy: Thanksgiving Tower in Dallas(1982):





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Old April 28th, 2013, 07:24 AM   #2
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Most postmodernist buildings are guilty of badly imitating art deco.

The Dallas Tower still looks good.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 07:53 AM   #3
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dat one remind me of menara ing in kl


http://www.streetdirectory.com.my/ma...059350695/311/
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Old April 28th, 2013, 09:44 AM   #4
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I don't see any resemblance
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Old April 30th, 2013, 08:53 PM   #5
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Manhattan Municipal Building, 1914:


Moscow State University, 1953:
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Old April 30th, 2013, 09:13 PM   #6
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I don't believe that Moscow State University is a copy of the Manhattan Municipal Building (mostly because in the time when Moscow State University was built, USA and USSR were strong rivals), but even if it is, it's a good one.
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You are all posting good examples...

Chrysler Building,NY

Al Kazim Towers, Dubai
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That's pure horror!
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 01:19 AM   #9
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You are all posting good examples...

Chrysler Building,NY

Al Kazim Towers, Dubai
very hideous....I am upset....
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 01:28 AM   #10
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Old May 4th, 2013, 02:57 AM   #11
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Those Dubai towers are hideous. Theyre an insult to the Chrysler Building.
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Old May 4th, 2013, 03:07 AM   #12
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Most postmodernist buildings are guilty of badly imitating art deco.

The Dallas Tower still looks good.
Those tacky towers you're talking about only make up a small part of post-modernism, luckily. But indeed they are truly awful.

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You are all posting good examples...

Chrysler Building,NY

Al Kazim Towers, Dubai
Here's an example in a Toronto development called "NY Towers".

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/ash2276/2963271056/

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Old May 7th, 2013, 02:38 AM   #14
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Bibi Ka Maqbara (1660). Bad copy of you guessed it.

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Old May 8th, 2013, 08:52 AM   #15
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I don't believe that Moscow State University is a copy of the Manhattan Municipal Building (mostly because in the time when Moscow State University was built, USA and USSR were strong rivals), but even if it is, it's a good one.
Too bad USSR and its satellite states were twenty to thirty years behind the United States, West Germany, and Japan. At the time Moscow State University was complete, the Western world was building International Style, which didn't pick up until the 1970s in communist countries.
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Too bad USSR and its satellite states were twenty to thirty years behind the United States, West Germany, and Japan. At the time Moscow State University was complete, the Western world was building International Style, which didn't pick up until the 1970s in communist countries.
Russia and the other soviet states are filled with pre-war modernist buildings (functionalism etc.) It was under Stalin that the traditional style - "Stalinism" - was created and that the Moscow State University and the other "seven sisters" of Moscow was built in. It had nothing to do with USSR being a stone-age country technologically, it was rather an ideological view on architecture imposed by a crazy dictator.

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Old May 8th, 2013, 08:50 PM   #17
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Well pre-war modernism outside of the Bauhaus is much different compared to what's usually defined as "modernism," so I still affirm my stance. Furthermore, most of Stalin's plans were around since the 1920s, but still took over thirty years to carry out less than a quarter of the vision. Yeah, so much for competing with America by ripping off its architecture and taking forever to build.

Also, Lenin was much crazier than Stalin.

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Old May 8th, 2013, 10:05 PM   #18
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The Cathedral of Our Lady in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast.

Like Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome - only bigger.







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The "Big Ben" of Dubai and Mecca



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You are all posting good examples...

Chrysler Building,NY

Al Kazim Towers, Dubai
I like these Toronto Twins. They look nice.
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