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Old December 15th, 2016, 03:06 AM   #181
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Old January 3rd, 2017, 01:46 AM   #183
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Old January 7th, 2017, 07:56 AM   #186
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Absolute World Towers are a favorite of mine too. Thinking about it, I'm supposed to hate how it seems overdone, but a lot of them look so good and I don't mind if they become cliche at a point.

I guess it really depends on how I like its execution. Here's how I'd rank the rest:

Leaning Torso is a classic and I love it. More twisted towers are getting built, but this one will remain ICONIC, not just for being an early iteration, but for it's pure elegance. There's some lightness in the lines created by the twist.

Mode Gakuen Nagoya is like the Absolute Towers in Mississauga: they are not just twisting towers, they are also layered with another arty, concepts that seem to work so well.

The Point Guayaquil is very beautiful, despite being mostly concrete, I love how each horizontal line flows, it's like it's a well-kept brutalist monument possessed by a poltergeist.

The slight 'twist' on the twisted tower concept of u/c Telus Sky Calgary is genius! The lines are clear, the tiny boxes exude elegance and the protruding stacks of floor to ceiling window frames are like beautiful scales. It's amazing.

The yin-yang twin Axis Towers in Tbilisi show how simply designed twisted towers could look elegant as well. I think the ratio between floor area of each tower and building height in both towers are perfect. The base that connects them is a simple, multi-level modern building. I also love how the black tower has leaner horizontal lines, and the white one has thicker one. These details make them complement each other without being samey-samey.

Shanghai Tower is classy, classy, classy, and then we get that base, which isn't a 100% mismatch - I think it works a bit, but it's not the best-looking base for that beautiful tower. It's still wonderfully tall, but it's hard to be special looks-wise when you're beside the perfect Jin Mao Tower.

Evolution Tower is beautiful in any angle, it's perfection is almost boring, but it's too stunning to ignore.

It's all about the cladding for Al-Bidda Tower in Doha. They're kinda short-ish but glass saves them from being disasters.

The renders for proposed Platinam Tower KL are beautiful. It's like 2IFC got a bit twisted. I hope it's at least as tall!

Dubai Cayan, despite the gimmicky twist is one of the classier skyscrapers in a city usually called out for having a skyline of tacky buildings.

Lo Storto Milan is kinda okay. I love the breeziness of most lines but I feel that the thicker lines on the edges disrupt the flow of the rest. It's a Hadid tower, so maybe it'll take a while to warm up to it once completed.

Minimal twists on taller buldings, like full twists, are not very appealing to me. Trump Tower Vancouver is a good looking building but it's not a special looking twisting tower.

Opus Hong Kong works for be because it's such a small building and that slight warp adds some character to an otherwise generic design.

On the fence with Majdoul Tower Riyadh. I like the location and how it contrasts with the classier Riyadh Tower.

The twins that comprise u/c The Grove at Grand Bay Miami are neat, and elegant but border on the boring side. And they lack height so...

ECB in Frankfurt also rests on boring elegance, despite being a fusion of two twisted towers.

Gehry's Hannover tower is like Bilbao or Walt Disney Concern Hall sans the crazy genius that make those two buildings iconic. It seems badly maintained too.

Madrid's Torre Espacio has unflattering bulges in most angles. It's a neat modern-looking building though.

The Manama Wyndham I find quite unsightly as it's short, shiny and stubby looking.

The Danang Administrative Center is a slight fail to me. From the bulge up (around 90% of the building) it looks awesome. The leaner part and those columns that separate the tower and the rather imposing and stately base kinda ruins the look.

Al Tijara Tower in Kuwait has an ugly 'crown' and nothing else on it stands out as much.

F&F Panama City is hideous but gets props for being among the first twisted towers.
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Not that big of a twist compared to some of the other towers on here, but still quite nice.
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Old March 11th, 2017, 07:16 PM   #190
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