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Old May 13th, 2005, 10:53 PM   #21
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Awesome project.

I feel that Russia is developing it's own unique style; a contemporary version of art deco/stalinist?? - not seen anywhere else in Europe. First Triumph Palace, Edelweiss, and now Scarlett Sails.

Moscow is booming!
Apropos here is one more gigantic rendering.
Triumph palace, executed in so named stalinist style.

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Old May 14th, 2005, 10:02 PM   #22
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I usually don't like these kind of revivals,but this one is not bad in comparison with others we see in Russia.
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Old May 15th, 2005, 01:27 AM   #23
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its way better that the international style inmy opinion, at least it has a style and some forms.
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Old May 15th, 2005, 01:35 AM   #24
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Triumphe Place was a great success! I'm really amazed that they can still build a building this style today.
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Old May 15th, 2005, 05:46 PM   #25
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great design
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Old May 16th, 2005, 03:59 PM   #26
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it's amaizing project!!!!! i love that!!!!!!
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Old May 16th, 2005, 08:00 PM   #27
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Russian skyscraper architecture is very interesting. Not really my cup of tea but unique, almost fairy-tale, like castles in the sky.
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Old May 16th, 2005, 08:00 PM   #28
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Old May 16th, 2005, 09:30 PM   #29
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^what?
Well I like it, gigantic and all, but really interesting and good planing IMO with the waterfront.
I'm not a big fan of the TP, but I do like the 6 Stalin castles, or whatever their names are, I think they would look better if surrounded by skyscrapers like they did in Warsaw.
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Old May 18th, 2005, 11:57 AM   #30
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Love it!

Hope the quality is alright so they will last for some hundred years.
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Old May 18th, 2005, 08:19 PM   #31
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This might just be my opinion but they should stop building these neo-whatever buildings by copying older buildings' architecture, they just don't look the way the real older buildings look and they don't look as good. We have some examples of those in Toronto, they look alright but not as magnificent as they used to build it and they don't tend to age as well either.
you are correct there. The great danger in copying old styles today is due to economics, the detail that went into old styles can not be replicated commerically today. Lack of skill and commercial realities mean that you end up with a very poor imitation with too much vital detailing left out. The result, something that may look ok from a distance but just looks terrible from closer viewing. Take these examples, from our vantage point the repetitive design is broken up with large plinths and a stepped structure, however up close the repetitve cladding is not detailed enough and appears in such huge expanses that I fear it will create a very ugly and oppresive experience. Very poor post-modern crap on a huge scale in my view. I do like the spire and the very top section on the last building, this part seems in proportion to the design and detailing, so 1% of it is good!
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Old May 19th, 2005, 01:21 AM   #32
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Awesome buildings!

I really like this neo-stalinistic architecture, and I am sure that the rest of the world will start copying this style in a few years. I like architecture where there are lots of interesting details to study, and these buildings have many of them.
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