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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:33 AM   #1
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Pick a City's Best+Worst Building

Rules: Pick a City. Then show us a picture of your favorite building there, as well as a picture of a building you don't like at all.

Shanghai, China

Best:

Simple, yet modern. I really like that thick, white outline on the roof. Wish it was taller, though.

Mirae Asset Tower (on the right)
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SH0008-Shanghai Buildings by xavierincd, on Flickr

Worst:

Just ugly

Bank of China Tower (on the right)
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Pudong by chelseafb, on Flickr
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Old September 25th, 2013, 11:31 PM   #2
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NYC

Best: 2WTC


Worst: Westin Hotel
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Old September 25th, 2013, 11:36 PM   #3
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Chicago:

Best: Sears Tower


Worst: AMLI River North
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Old September 25th, 2013, 11:40 PM   #4
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Toronto:

Best: TD Center

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Worst: Trump Tower

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Old September 25th, 2013, 11:45 PM   #5
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London:

Best: Shard


Worst: Guy's Hospital (Ironically right next to the Shard)
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Old September 26th, 2013, 12:02 AM   #6
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Moscow:

Best: Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Worst: Tower 2000
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Old September 26th, 2013, 01:12 AM   #7
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Milan:

Best:
Vertical Forest

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Worst: Veleasca Tower
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Old September 26th, 2013, 01:27 AM   #8
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Jakarta :

Best , Menara Palma (the slanted one on the left)

Worst , Menara Global (ironically right next to the above , the one on the right)

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Old September 26th, 2013, 01:33 AM   #9
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Best, Intiland Tower

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Worst, Plaza BRI

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The 'best' ones look really cool, for both cities.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 02:22 AM   #11
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Shanghai

Jasper Tower (completed 2008):








worst:

China Safe building


www.passion-gratte-ciel.com
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Old September 26th, 2013, 04:28 AM   #12
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Rules: Pick a City. Then show us a picture of your favorite building there, as well as a picture of a building you don't like at all.

Shanghai, China

Worst:

Just ugly

Bank of China Tower (on the right)
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Pudong by chelseafb, on Flickr
ahhh come on...bank of china tower is beautiful...it reminds me torre espacio in madri....

http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torre_Espacio

stone combines well with glass...another example...
birmann 31 in são paulo

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=237516
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Old September 26th, 2013, 04:45 AM   #13
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shenzhen
the best
kingkey 100...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KK100

the worst...

http://huopa.shotsharing.com/file/23...laza,-Shenzhen
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Old September 26th, 2013, 04:46 AM   #14
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Best: Suntrust Plaza:


Worst: Park Avenue Condominiums:
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Hong Kong

Best: International Commerce Center


Worst: Take your pick.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 05:02 AM   #17
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Of HK's best, I'd say the following, respectively:

1. The Center
2. 2IFC
3. BOC
4. ICC
5. Nina
6. Central Plaza
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Old September 26th, 2013, 08:46 AM   #18
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The 'best' ones look really cool, for both cities.
I agree, cool designs indeed .

Menara Palma is designed by ARQUITECTONICA

and

Intiland Tower is designed by (the late) Paul Rudolph

+ Paul Rudolph 's other work in Indonesia (the other Intiland Tower in here) is even cooler .
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ahhh come on...bank of china tower is beautiful...it reminds me torre espacio in madri....
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stone combines well with glass...another example...
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I don't like the Bank of China Tower, because it seems they tried to incorporate two building designs into one and failed at doing so. If the lower portion was removed and the upper extended all the way to the bottom, it could be a nice tower. Same, if you removed the upper portion. Here, I'll show you what I mean:



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Old September 29th, 2013, 06:47 AM   #20
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Best: Soul

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Worst: The Grand Mariner

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