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Old February 6th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #481
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I think it looks rel. timeless, but opinions may differ esp. regarding postmodernism.



Well, at least Mecca is doing this, isn't it?




Nextower, Frankfurt

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This tower looks much better in reality than photos.

Very nice tower IMO

Istanbul- I like Sapphire, but the rest- sorry lack of quality for me.

Moscow-nice towers (especially this copper cladding one-forgot name ) but too much glass in one cluster for me.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 01:56 AM   #482
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Opernturm, Frankfurt

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Maastower, Rotterdam

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HSBC Tower, London

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Beetham West Tower, Liverpool

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Old February 7th, 2012, 02:57 AM   #483
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Beetham Tower, Manchester (Height - 170m, Floor count - 50)





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Old February 7th, 2012, 03:27 AM   #484
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^ I think this tower in Birmingham is a real eyesore because of its top area which comes across some kind of uninspired to me and I also never liked the shape of the Beetham Tower in Manchester to be honest, but from the perspective seen on your pic above I think it looks quite nice


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Old February 7th, 2012, 03:38 AM   #485
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^ I think this tower in Birmingham is a real eyesore because of its top area which comes across some kind of uninspired to me and I also never liked the shape of the Beetham Tower in Manchester to be honest, but from the perspective seen on your pic above I think it looks quite nice
indeed. i saw that building in person when i was in birmingham a few years ago and hated it with a passion. imo the colour is too bright and it looks like a cheap tower in china but it does not look that bad at night when the colourful lights are on

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Old February 7th, 2012, 03:51 AM   #486
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Now you already edited your post..
I'd be curious for the reason: is that only because too little glass was used for the cladding?

I agree about the much better appearance of Beetham Tower/10 Holloway Circus in Birmingham at night.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 03:55 AM   #487
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Old February 7th, 2012, 04:06 AM   #488
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Tower 185, Frankfurt


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I think Tower 185 and Broadgate Tower have in common, that both look great from their photogenic side and a bit bland from the other.
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I'd be curious for the reason: is that only because too little glass was used for the cladding?
i'd say especially because of the boring design which turns me off. i am not really a fan of white colored blocks which hardly reflect even in a sunny day and most of those kind of stone cladding towers barely produce spectacular lights at night as well. btw, the reason why i like broadgate tower is the fact that it is made with pure glass, in real life it looks very clean, sleek and i find it's (X) crosses kind of nice, in order word a bit creative and the tower being built in nyc also has a similar design. (not overall appearance of the building but just some of it's feature and architecture)

sorry to post non-european towers here, but just want to show you some of the towers which i desire
(p.s 1wtc is superb and that's what i call a quality skyscraper)

during the day .....




and at night .....




this is "hearst tower" in nyc which is designed by sir norman foster, the same architect who designed the gherkin in london. i like both of them. they have pretty unique designs, look outstanding and easily noticeable as they don't look like other (majority) towers, that's why i did describe them as iconic towers or modern landmarks

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Thanks...

Good nite for now..

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Old February 7th, 2012, 02:55 PM   #491
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SO143, what do you think of Russia Tower?

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Victoria Tower, Stockholm

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Westend Tower, Frankfurt

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Old February 7th, 2012, 04:49 PM   #494
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Do you really think that's one of the best in Istanbul? Personally I think it's the ugliest building in Istanbul and I can't understand why you post it in this thread...
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Tower 42, London (183m or 600ft, 47 floors, completed in 1980)



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SO143, what do you think of Russia Tower?

it is a magnificent tower, fantastic design and this is a kind of tower which can be described as a new or modern icon of they city, because of it's unique architecture, complex structure, interesting elements, quality materials, basically it is a combination of all sort of top quality stuffs and no doubt the architects and civil engineers must put a lot of effort in order to create this kind of beauty and impression, it will look awesome at night as well. however, it is way too tall (612m, 2010 ft) and it won't fit well in most european cities, but overall it is an impressive looking tower.


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nice cladding and shape! love the reflective glass and facades. this building is an eye catcher.
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i think the former with a recladding would have been nicer. anyway.
here is another (30 storeys) tower in london called "Drapers Gardens" which was also demolished a few years ago.



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