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Old May 8th, 2005, 12:59 AM   #41
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Edifício Karol Wojtyla, Curitiba, 27 storeys... Would have been better to call it Ed. João Paulo, sounds better!
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Old May 9th, 2005, 02:55 AM   #42
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Well, that depends how you define "free". USA is a corrupted country with a corrupted and shitty government IMO. Their definition of "freedom" and "freeing a country" is sometimes to bomb it to the stone age. That is not what i call freedom. And, it is a cheesy and corny name, still.
Don't make outlandish accusations about the US government when your only basis is the news you watch on TV about Iraq.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 06:52 AM   #43
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this thread is not about "shitty" govt's or politics, but shitty names for buildings. lets keep it that way.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 12:53 PM   #44
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wait a min..are you talking about this "Freedom tower"?

Very nice!

Odd building names in Antwerpen (Antwerp):
- Antwerp Tower;
- Boerentoren (Farmers' Tower);
- The skyscrapers at Linkeroever (left bank of the Schelde) that have just adresses as name, one of them is named 'Chicago Block';
- We also have the 'Canada Blocks'.

Oostende (Ostend):
- Mast.

Brussels:
- Block 65 (U/C);
- Financiëntoren (Finance Tower);
- Zuidertoren (South Tower) (but there is no North Tower in Brussels).

Rotterdam:
- Witte de With;
- Splinter;
- Hoge Heren (High Lords);
- Toren op Zuid (Tower on South);
- Hoge Maas (High Meuse).

Amsterdam:
- Overhoeks;
- Oval Tower;
- Entree;
- Oliphant (Elephant, wrongly written);
- Europeesche (European, written in medieval Dutch);
- Margriet (Margareth).

Den Haag (The Hague):
- Witte Anna (White Anna);
- Struyck (Bush in medieval Dutch).
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Old May 9th, 2005, 05:23 PM   #45
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Don't make outlandish accusations about the US government when your only basis is the news you watch on TV about Iraq.
I make whatever accusations I want. You don't have to read them.

As someone else wrote - back to the thread's original topic.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 06:33 PM   #46
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If you think about it, Empire State building is a pretty lame name for a building. It just used the state's nickname to name the building. It would be like calling a tall sky scraper the Orange State Building, the Land of Lincoln State building, or something along those lines.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 08:01 PM   #47
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yeah this is why i believe the empress state building (london next to earls court)is especially lame, its taken a world famous name that is already shit, and tweaked it to fit its tiny size and unimpressive nature.
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Old May 11th, 2005, 08:00 AM   #48
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Freedom Tower (it should be Liberty Tower)
Boise Tower (why name it after the city?)
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Old May 11th, 2005, 09:06 AM   #49
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c'mon guys, I really didn't want to insult anybody. I just didn't have a clue, which freedom tower you are talking about. so I entered this name in google's image search and this pic was one of the first. didn't expect it will cause such a reaction.

whatever, if it is a reasonable reason for banning - BAN ME.

DERR!!
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Old May 11th, 2005, 07:28 PM   #50
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DERR!!
he? what do you mean with this savage scream?
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Old May 17th, 2005, 05:46 AM   #51
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And I'll throw in all those 900ft (300m)+ towers in chicago that have no name, just addresses. Such as 233 S. Wacker, 900 N michigan
Very true. BTW, it's 311 S. Wacker that is the tallest building in the world to only go by it's address. Can you blame them though. Being right across the street from the Sears Tower, they could've named it F***ing Awesome Tower and people still wouldn't notice it.
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Old May 18th, 2005, 09:29 PM   #52
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Very true. BTW, it's 311 S. Wacker that is the tallest building in the world to only go by it's address. Can you blame them though. Being right across the street from the Sears Tower, they could've named it F***ing Awesome Tower and people still wouldn't notice it.
Whoops, my bad, I was thinking about 311 South. 233 S Wacker, being the address of the Sears Tower, already has a named building.

Too many numbers in my head...
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Old June 17th, 2005, 12:04 PM   #53
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"The Centre" in Hong Kong (346 metres) gets my vote. Talk about unimaginative. It's not even a name, any more than "The Building" is a name.

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Old June 17th, 2005, 12:57 PM   #54
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Come to think of it "The Tower" in Dubai (243m) is just as bad

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Old June 17th, 2005, 10:35 PM   #55
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A new development in Miami: "Wind by Neo" sounds like a sequal to the Matrix. Neo comes from the name of the developer NeoConcepts.
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Old June 18th, 2005, 12:04 AM   #56
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the freedom tower is beggin to be hit by a plane. Its a big glass wall with the name freedom. What more could a terrorist want?

I can imagine the news stories already..."the terrorist have destroyed freedom"
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Old June 18th, 2005, 12:16 AM   #57
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NYC wasn't even original with the name, we've had a building in Miami called the "Freedom Tower" for years and the name never bothered anyone.

Miami's Freedom Tower
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=122303
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Old June 18th, 2005, 12:23 AM   #58
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The Freedom Tower is definitely pathetic.
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Old June 19th, 2005, 02:45 AM   #59
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The name Freedom Tower is so generic and uninspiring. The whole handling of the situation surrounding the reconstruction and memorial sucks. Oh well...

The World Trade Center was a great name. They should reuse it again.

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Sears Tower...Name of a dept. store that used to own it.
Naw. When you separate the name Sears from the chain of stores and just think of it as a name, it's pretty awesome.

SEARS TOWER


Or maybe it's just me.
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Old August 1st, 2005, 01:43 PM   #60
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Wing On Life Building, Singapore
Thankfully now changed name to AXA Life....

Wing On is actually in a Chinese dialect... I think it means Forever Peace...
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