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Old February 13th, 2007, 05:40 AM   #121
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I think I would have to pass the crown to the Swiss Re now.
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Old February 14th, 2007, 08:54 PM   #122
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The egg thing, definitely. Possibly for the rest of the world too, but I'm not sure.
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Old February 15th, 2007, 12:52 AM   #123
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Deffo Swiss Re, there is no other in it's league in Europe at the moment. Revolutionary skyscraper in so many
different ways, has already become a London landmark.

I really don't know how people can consider Torre Agbar to be anything other then a cheap-looking monstrosity
that isn't fit to grace a city like Barcelona.

I mean, just look at it:



The colouring on it is atrocious, makes it looks dirty and scabby, and it's even worse at night when they
illuminate it with outlandishly garish colours that clash horribly and make it look like some giant nightmarish *****.
And, unlike Swiss Re, its shape is completely lacking elegance or style, it is nothing but a discrace to
Barcelona and Europe!

Comparing Torre Agbar to Swiss Re is like comparing a dolled-up prostitute with too much makeup, to Jessica
Alba or Keira Knightley:







And to those few idiots on this thread who have said Swiss Re is ugly: get the hell off this site, you don't have
any right to be on it. Everyone is entitled to their oppinion, yes, but not everyone's oppinions are correct
or even worthy of being voiced; and to say Swiss Re is anything other then a 21st century masterpiece is a
clear indication of a dull, uneducated, unenlightened mind with no appreciation of good architecture!

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Old February 16th, 2007, 12:35 PM   #124
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I really don't know how people can consider Torre Agbar to be anything other then a cheap-looking monstrosity
that isn't fit to grace a city like Barcelona.
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Comparing Torre Agbar to Swiss Re is like comparing a dolled-up prostitute with too much makeup, to Jessica
And to those few idiots on this thread who have said Swiss Re is ugly: get the hell off this site, you don't have
any right to be on it. Everyone is entitled to their oppinion, yes, but not everyone's oppinions are correct
or even worthy of being voiced; and to say Swiss Re is anything other then a 21st century masterpiece is a
clear indication of a dull, uneducated, unenlightened mind with no appreciation of good architecture!

Wow this is tolerence! Nobody's allowed to have a different opinion than yours. Otherwise they're called "idiots".
How old are you?
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Old February 16th, 2007, 01:32 PM   #125
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Wow this is tolerence! Nobody's allowed to have a different opinion than yours. Otherwise they're called "idiots".
How old are you?

Good reply Karakuri!
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Old February 16th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #126
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Wow this is tolerence! Nobody's allowed to have a different opinion than yours. Otherwise they're called "idiots".
How old are you?
yes, this is no discussion. this is the swiss re fan thread....
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Old February 16th, 2007, 05:04 PM   #127
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No, half of it seems to have been a Swiss Re bashing thread, calling it a gigantic tampon etc... But I don't see you complaining about the immature fools posting pictures of tampons?

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but when people are just down right insulting posting stuff like that what the hell do they expect?
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Old February 16th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #128
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torre agbar is great because it looks intemporal, and because it looks like it could have been in a star wars movie..
it looks futuristic and old at the same time. it doesnt even looks like a skyscraper. Its Sci FI to the present.
Its ahead of its time. Its sometimes beautifull, sometimes ugly.


Swiss re is beautifull, but way too conformist and simplistic. its overrated, because everything that comes out of london is overrated. other cities dont pimp their monuments like london.


granite will be my number 1 or maybe number 2 soon


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Old February 16th, 2007, 08:07 PM   #129
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No, half of it seems to have been a Swiss Re bashing thread, calling it a gigantic tampon etc... But I don't see you complaining about the immature fools posting pictures of tampons?

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but when people are just down right insulting posting stuff like that what the hell do they expect?
Well, saying "this building is a piece of shit" is one thing; but saying "you all are idiots because you like this tower" is a bit different.
I don't care about people insulting towers, but if they insult other forumers that's a different strory.
Moreover, I saw the New Year's eve video of Torre Agbar, it was just WOW, this tower rocks.
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Old February 16th, 2007, 11:59 PM   #130
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Agbar Tower, Barcelona




Take a look and play the video...:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTp9cxdOSLc&eurl=
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Agbar Tower, Barcelona




Take a look and play the video...:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTp9cxdOSLc&eurl=
When you saw that you need to recognize that it's not only one of the best in Europe, but also in the whole world ( and stop comparing it with a badly made up hooker ).
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Old February 17th, 2007, 03:41 PM   #132
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More of IS Bank Tower in Istanbul:





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Old February 17th, 2007, 04:05 PM   #133
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Swiss Re for definate is the best European skyscraper because it is one of the few that could compete for the best Skyscraper in the world! but hopefully another proposed skyscraper in London will take that title
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Old February 17th, 2007, 05:29 PM   #134
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I think that building in frankfurt, the biggest one that stands out the most, is the best. I am not a fan of either the torre agbar or swiss re.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 12:45 AM   #136
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When you saw that you need to recognize that it's not only one of the best in Europe, but also in the whole world ( and stop comparing it with a badly made up hooker ).
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Well, saying "this building is a piece of shit" is one thing; but saying "you all are idiots because you like this tower" is a bit different.
Oh, I thought it was OK to call a tower >insert bad name here< as long as you didn't take the piss out of the people who liked it? So it's OK to call Swiss Re (Which is IMO a far superior tower) this and that but they aren't allowed to do the same to your beloved Torre Agbar?

Get over yourself
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Old February 19th, 2007, 09:54 AM   #137
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Old February 19th, 2007, 09:03 PM   #138
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My "beloved" Agbar. That is sooooooooooooo sweety
Don't take it personaly man, you're not Swiss Re's owner. And I never said I didn't like Swiss Re, I do like it, but the fact is Abgar at night it's just

IMO they are not to be compared: Swiss Re can be part of a cluster, while Abgar's got to stay standing alone like a lighthouse.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 09:09 PM   #139
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They're building a small cluster around the Torre Agbar with towers from the likes of David Chipperfield.
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 04:44 PM   #140
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'Swiss Re, it revolutionized skyscraper building in London, is the coolest, one of the best looking, innovative design and is just so different, plus has had the most hype about it and won many awards!'

And it's empty!
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