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Old May 10th, 2005, 11:01 PM   #161
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Originally Posted by loureed
The Forbidden City is not flawed or mediore in any way.
You don't have to tell me! I simply wanted to differentiate between thoughful criticism based on architectural features and criticism based on grudges and prejudices.

I do, however, disagree with your view that architecture is not as pivotal to China as it is to the West. Both civilizations looked at architecture in similar ways. The Chinese don't have (many) qualms about bulldozing old areas because they are decaying and the people living in them would benefit (or think they would benefit) from newer housing. Also some governments, including the US and China, are in general less concerned about preservatioon than Europe, although both are increasing their concern for historical architecture. Its a lot easier to retrofit a stone mansion in Paris than a Hutong in Beijing. In both cases, people love their traditional architecture, but it's always a matter of money. Buildings that can't be retrofitted for a "modern" purpose generally do not survive.
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Old May 11th, 2005, 08:36 AM   #162
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Originally Posted by an architect
Hahahaha! here's Kenwen - another uneducated, narrow-minded, ignorant and stupid Chinese numbskull!!

did you know that the U.S. military can incinerate China several times over right now without any fear of credible retaliation from the incompetent Chinese military?

Don't flatter yourself dumbass. Your monkey brain isn't good enough to earn you a decent living, much less to predict the future.

Go get some REAL education, you Chinese dumbass!!!!

such language is intolerable and you are obviously racist.

You have been brigged for 5 days.

Any more trouble from you and you are banned.
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Old May 11th, 2005, 11:54 AM   #163
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i think y r v waiting for 5 days ?
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Old May 11th, 2005, 05:58 PM   #164
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Good lord... This 'gurukool' now is sporting an Indian flag??

Jesus... we know you're not Indian, and we know you troll as one.
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Old May 11th, 2005, 06:24 PM   #165
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Old May 11th, 2005, 06:49 PM   #166
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honestly ... making these rather judgemental comments i really wonder how well do you know chinese architecture, history and culture???
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Old May 16th, 2005, 11:23 AM   #167
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It seems the clown architect never showed up again since we urged him for logical reasons.... its obvious that he could only bring garbage instead of reasonable debate...
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Old May 16th, 2005, 11:54 AM   #168
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Wow, I sure miss a lot in this thread. A post about Shanghai ends up being politcal and racial. Why can't "Architect" understands that its all a matter of taste and opinion? Some like apples and some like oranges not everyone has to agree with each other. What a bigot.
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Old May 16th, 2005, 02:48 PM   #169
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there's something wrong with this guy! ><
can't believe he's an architect. maybe it's just because he can never get to be one so he called himself one. --"
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