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Old January 9th, 2011, 10:12 PM   #61
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what a thread. ^what's with the dodgy Hitler railway^
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Old January 9th, 2011, 10:19 PM   #62
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If you want megalomanical architecture, Beijing's had it for centuries:

The worlds largest square in front of the worlds largest ceremonial gateways of the world's largest palace


www.aasd.k12.wi.us

http://inlinethumb06.webshots.com, www.meiguoxing.com


on the world's grandest axes - dead straight avenues crossing a city of 22 million built on a millennia old grid plan

image hosted on flickr

www.beijingyourway.com


and now surrounded by no less than 5 of the biggest ringroads (square of course)


www.wired.com, www.thetycho.com
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Massive streets hold massive buildings


http://news.xinhuanet.com

www.asiatravel.org

www.beijingguide2008.com


www.wikipedia.org
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Even the restored 'quaint areas' are still huge setpieces





http://english.people.com.cn, http://images.travelpod.com/users/jirdgirl





...as are the new ones











www.bestaudio.com

http://cache.boston.com


And it all comes to fruition on National Days


www.nytimes.com, www.chinasmack.com

http://cache.boston.com




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Old January 9th, 2011, 11:19 PM   #63
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Not communist but architect LE CORBUSIEr was real fan of maglomanic planned cities:


http://www.hbp.usm.my/CAD/LectureNot...rarycity01.jpg


http://morrischia.com/david/portfoli...city_img_3.png


http://educ.jmu.edu//~tatewl/LE%20CO....city.plan.jpg


http://www.cityofsound.com/photos/un...ized/aula8.jpg


http://www.athenaeum.ch/images/Corbu...3millionsg.JPG


http://davidszondy.com/future/city/Corbu1925.gif


http://www.bidoun.org/images/06_corbusier_01.jpg


http://www.ecosensual.net/drm/ideas/...ine%201922.jpg
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Old January 10th, 2011, 01:07 AM   #64
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ah, Courbousier's plan for central Paris - bulldoze the lot and replace it with highways and highrises.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 10:36 AM   #65
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Quite funny indeed
Nice pictures of the forbidden city...
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Old January 11th, 2011, 03:01 PM   #66
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Although it's the biggest building in Europe, 2nd in the world, and heaviest in the world, the building was not even finished because of the fall of dictator Ceausescu, and his execution, following the 1989 revolution. According to the original plans, the palace should have been even bigger and heavier, with a few more levels, and a huge roof.

Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest, today:










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A short film, showing the original plans (at 3:40).

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Old January 11th, 2011, 11:25 PM   #67
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Old January 11th, 2011, 11:33 PM   #68
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Old January 12th, 2011, 12:41 AM   #69
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Some of those Images of El Mirador are actually of Tikal

This Image only shows how big the main structure is when compared to Tikal



Scale Model of Tikal


http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tikal
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Old January 12th, 2011, 01:00 AM   #70
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If you want megalomanical architecture, Beijing's had it for centuries:
No, we don't want that! Not on this thread... We want communist buildings, which for some reasons never got to be built.
Why do you give us a tour of Beijing??? Why do you post photos with skyscrapers and the Olympic stadium???

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also the great Latin American cities (Aztecs, Maya etc), at their time the largest in the world were THE most megalomaniacal imo
those were not "great Latin American" cities. I don't think they spoke a latin language at that time, and they sure were not "american" either.
Also, why do you post this here.? Those ancient pyramids have NOTHING to do with "never built" communist projects.

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Old January 12th, 2011, 01:24 AM   #71
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Well, I'll have to post them:

El Lissitzky's Wolkenbügel for Moskow (1925)



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Old January 12th, 2011, 01:46 AM   #72
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what a great thread!! I like it
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Old January 12th, 2011, 02:00 AM   #73
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wow. Thread went from never built communist buildings to history. Who's gonna post Rome next?
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Old January 12th, 2011, 02:50 AM   #74
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wow. Thread went from never built communist buildings to history. Who's gonna post Rome next?
typical
after 5 years it got re-opened by nagara373 to talk about trains
and on top of that professionally derailed by the spliff fairy
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Old January 12th, 2011, 07:51 AM   #75
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Those ancient pyramids have NOTHING to do with "never built" communist projects.
Never built communist pyramid with Lenin statue:

Lenin monument

Unfinished communist pyramid :

Hotel Rjugjong, Phenjan - 1987

Existing communist pyramid:

Lenin Mausoleum, Moscow - 1929


Radio HQ, Bratislava - 1983
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Old January 12th, 2011, 10:49 AM   #76
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Man, some of you just can't read. The title of the thread is "NEVER BUILT" Communist monster projects.
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Old January 12th, 2011, 02:41 PM   #77
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Those ancient pyramids have NOTHING to do with "never built" communist projects.
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Lenin monument
Hotel Rjugjong, Phenjan - 1987

Existing communist pyramid:

Lenin Mausoleum, Moscow - 1929

Radio HQ, Bratislava - 1983
Those ancient pyramids have NOTHING to do with "NEVER BUILT" communist projects !!! WTF didn't you undrestand???
You think that the Lenin mausoleum was not built, because of the Aztec civilization, or why did you quote me?
AGAIN: this thread is NOT about posting photos with communist buildings around the world, or discovering the main source of inspiration for the communist architecture! ...There are other threads for that!
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Old January 12th, 2011, 05:21 PM   #78
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Easy! Anyway, we know very little about the Mayans. And if they were communist? Their civilization was collapsed...
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Old January 13th, 2011, 12:38 AM   #79
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Well, I'll have to post them:

El Lissitzky's Wolkenbügel for Moskow (1925)



Leonidov Belongs to "VKhUTEMAS" Russian school of architecture that was succumbed by the communist regime like Hitler Fulfil with Bauhaus
It has nothing with communist architecture
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Old January 14th, 2011, 12:24 AM   #80
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Germania would have been built on the ruins of Berlin - not destroyed by war but by Hitler and Speer - parallels to Nero are obvious..
Only Nero didn't destroy Rome.
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