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Old June 25th, 2013, 10:35 PM   #61
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Rådhuset, Helsingborg

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Old July 5th, 2013, 03:23 PM   #62
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Cathedral of learning, University of Pittsburgh

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The Cathedral of Learning, a Pittsburgh landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburgh's main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Standing at 535 feet (>163 m), the 42-story Late Gothic Revival Cathedral is the tallest educational building in the Western hemisphere and the second tallest university building (fourth tallest educationally-purposed building) in the world. The Cathedral of Learning was commissioned in 1921 and ground was broken in 1926. The first class was held in the building in 1931 and its exterior finished in October 1934, prior to its formal dedication in June, 1937. The Cathedral is a steel frame structure overlaid with Indiana limestone and contains more than 2,000 rooms and windows. The building is often used by the University in photographs, postcards, and other advertisements. (Wikipedia)

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Good choice for this thread.

Pittsburgh University is a very handsome and impressive architectural achievement, on a very large scale.
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Old July 7th, 2013, 12:49 PM   #64
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Rajabai Clock Tower (Library of Mumbai University); India, Mumbai; 1878; architect: George Gilbert Scott; 18°55'46.82"N 72°49'48.68"E


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The Hungarian Parliament Building (1885-1904, Budapest) :



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Old July 9th, 2013, 03:14 PM   #67
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Paterskerk Eindhoven, 1889
This is not the best looking church, also not especially big or really special in another way. I posted it because of the statue on top. From the side it looks like he's a bit leaning. Among the locals it is also called 'Jesus daredevil' (Jezus waaghals) or 'bungeejumping Jesus'. Originally the statue was gilded.


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The Hungarian Parliament Building might just be the most beautiful old building I've ever seen.
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Old August 31st, 2013, 03:01 AM   #70
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St. Ann's and the Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn, New York

Built in 1844-1847 and designed by Minard LaFever.


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Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore, Maryland USA




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Old August 31st, 2013, 03:23 AM   #72
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That's late Art Deco.
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Duke University West Campus, Durham, North Carolina USA


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That's late Art Deco.
No. It's a modern interpretation of Gothic, built around 1960. In reality, I would call it true "neoGothic" as opposed to Gothic Imitation which most of the rest is. But the architect wanted a modernist building "inspired" by Gothic whatever you think the result was.

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The Church of Baltimore selected three well-known architects, Maginnis, Walsh and Kennedy of Boston, had each design a sketch, traditional, modified and modern. Of these designs a modified Gothic design was chosen.
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I don't see any gothic references, though, apart from the pointed arches which aren't that significant in the design anyway.
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Cathedral of learning, University of Pittsburgh

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The Cathedral of Learning, a Pittsburgh landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburgh's main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Standing at 535 feet (>163 m), the 42-story Late Gothic Revival Cathedral is the tallest educational building in the Western hemisphere and the second tallest university building (fourth tallest educationally-purposed building) in the world. The Cathedral of Learning was commissioned in 1921 and ground was broken in 1926. The first class was held in the building in 1931 and its exterior finished in October 1934, prior to its formal dedication in June, 1937. The Cathedral is a steel frame structure overlaid with Indiana limestone and contains more than 2,000 rooms and windows. The building is often used by the University in photographs, postcards, and other advertisements. (Wikipedia)

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Oh my God! I did not know this existed. It's amazing.
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No. It's a modern interpretation of Gothic, built around 1960. In reality, I would call it true "neoGothic" as opposed to Gothic Imitation which most of the rest is. But the architect wanted a modernist building "inspired" by Gothic whatever you think the result was.


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Well, they can say it's a modern interpretation of gothic but, apart from the vaults, there's really not much gothic about it. If you look closer, all the details on the façades are deco, especially the spires, there's nothing more deco than that.
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Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, La Habana, Cuba - Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Havana, Cuba
Built in 1907


Impressive portico


View up to the subtle belltower (The windows left and right are of the religious schools/institutions the church housed before the revolution banned private education)


View from centric Charles III avenue (main urban avenue leading to Old Havana)

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Vaulted ceilings

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Vividly colorful clerestory windows, very usual in Cuban churches I've visited


Beautiful main altar

The church's belltower can be seen from very far around the capital. It pierces the dense sheet of multi-story buildings and provides an impressive visual point of interest that announces the capital's culture and religious identity to the visitor.



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It certainly is.
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Fascinating sanctuary - I have not seen anything like it.

I don't know whether I like it. It seems that designers were trying several things at once, and traditionalist that I am (especially regarding churches ) I prefer traditional architecture and design, especially in the sanctuary.

But it is very interesting and intriguing.
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