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Old September 14th, 2012, 09:29 PM   #601
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The shard is the ugliest skyscraper of Europe

On the other hand, the Mercury City Tower (tallest european skyscraper) in Russia is beautiful.
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Old September 14th, 2012, 11:48 PM   #602
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The shard is the ugliest skyscraper of Europe

On the other hand, the Mercury City Tower (tallest european skyscraper) in Russia is beautiful.
I think that's not fair.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 02:07 AM   #603
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I think that's not fair.
I think it is.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 03:34 AM   #604
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Instead of putting other skyscrapers down by calling them ugly, you should concentrate on what makes the your favorite skyscraper the best.
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Old September 28th, 2012, 04:25 AM   #605
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Old September 28th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #606
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Marvellous Berlin Skyline

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Old September 28th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #607
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del wrong thread sry!

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Old September 28th, 2012, 10:01 PM   #608
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Please don't react, guys..

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Old September 28th, 2012, 10:07 PM   #609
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Wow, and where is this beauty situated?
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Old September 28th, 2012, 10:22 PM   #610
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^ Utrecht - west of the city centre:

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Old September 29th, 2012, 12:08 AM   #611
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1: SWISS RE
2: THE SHARD
3: COMMERZBANK TOWER
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Old September 29th, 2012, 12:25 AM   #612
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To me the Messeturm is a tower of unmatched elegance. My top 3

1) Messeturm

2) Turning torso

3) Grattacielo Pirelli (one of the first highrises of Europe, 1958). Some pics:

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Characterized by a bold structural skeleton, smooth refined curtain wall façades, and tapered sides like the bow of a ship, it was among the first skyscrapers to abandon the customary block form. Until recently, it was the tallest building in Italy. The architectural historian Hasan-Uddin Khan praised it as 'one of the most elegant tall buildings in the world' and as one of the 'few tall European buildings [that made] statements that added to the vocabulary of the skyscraper'.
Pirelli building was the inspiration for the design of the Pan Am Building (now MetLife Building) in New York and Alpha Tower in Birmingham.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 01:13 AM   #613
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I adore such shape of skyscrapers. Resembles Sky Tower in Zagreb a lot:

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Old September 29th, 2012, 02:27 AM   #614
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I think it's this building. The main building of Lomonosov State University in Moscow, Russian Federation.
It was built in 1953 and is 240 meters high. It was the highest skyscraper in Europe for several decades.

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Old September 29th, 2012, 03:59 AM   #615
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Just pure beauty.

Just wish they would still built like that. Perhaps with a more vertical orientation.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 10:35 AM   #616
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well, neoclassical style is for sure appreciated more in the US than it is in western Europe.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 01:59 PM   #617
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i dont like it. it looks like a castle on steroids.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #618
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It is pure brutal beauty
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Old October 5th, 2012, 08:31 PM   #619
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I think it's this building. The main building of Lomonosov State University in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Well it surely is the building with the most character, and it also has style, unlike the monstrous carbuncle they built in Makkah after having taken a glimpse at the Seven (or eight) Sisters.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #620
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Messeturm, Frankfurt:

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