daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Architecture

Architecture news and discussions on all buildings types and urban spaces
» Classic Architecture | European Classic Architecture and Landscapes | Public Space | Shopping Architecture | Design & Lifestyle | Urban Renewal and Redevelopment



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old August 7th, 2005, 02:59 PM   #1
Forza Raalte
Registered User
 
Forza Raalte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Raalte
Posts: 7,209
Likes (Received): 2

The "I can't believe people like" thread

Some people really adore a tower and some people really hate it.

I just can't believe people really like the Sears Tower and the Oriental Pearl Tower, I think they're ugly.

Post comments on towers most/many people like and you don't.

So not the Ryugyong Hotel or the Elephant tower which few people like.


Remember: There are people who like spaghetti and some don't same as there
are people who like some towers and some don't. Don't try to convince them with a 1000 pictures.
Forza Raalte no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old August 7th, 2005, 08:06 PM   #2
Xeni-2
Tōkyō itsumademo
 
Xeni-2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Paris
Posts: 380
Likes (Received): 1

Ah,

Sorry guy, I like the Sears Tower and the Oriental Pearl Tower

I like the Montparnasse tower, but I think some people here really hate this building.

That true, we all can't have the same opinion at the subject
__________________
Tōkyō itsumademo
Xeni-2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 7th, 2005, 08:27 PM   #3
Latoso
C.B.P.
 
Latoso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,189
Likes (Received): 3

I like the Sears Tower, but I do agree with you on the Oriental Pearl. It just looks too fat and has a certain je ne sais qua.
__________________
LATOSO
C.B.P. - Citizens for Better Planning

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will themselves not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die. - Daniel Burnham
Latoso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 7th, 2005, 08:46 PM   #4
Forza Raalte
Registered User
 
Forza Raalte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Raalte
Posts: 7,209
Likes (Received): 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xeni-2
Ah,

Sorry guy, I like the Sears Tower and the Oriental Pearl Tower

I like the Montparnasse tower, but I think some people here really hate this building.

That true, we all can't have the same opinion at the subject
I also can't think a reason why people really hate Montparnasse, okay the location is not good but what's wrong with the building?
Forza Raalte no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 7th, 2005, 11:11 PM   #5
samsonyuen
SSLL
 
samsonyuen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Canary Wharf > CityPlace
Posts: 8,350
Likes (Received): 314

Oriental Pearl is fugly. I don't love Burj Dubai either or Torre Agbar.
samsonyuen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 7th, 2005, 11:51 PM   #6
Tom_Green
Dr.Med. Tom Green
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Frankfurt
Posts: 5,368
Likes (Received): 3401

Now i brake a taboo. I don`t like the design of old World Trade Center in New York. Two gray boxes. They didn`t deserve to be so tall.
Tom_Green no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 7th, 2005, 11:59 PM   #7
eddyk
Registered Abuser
 
eddyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: G-Town Massive
Posts: 17,016
Likes (Received): 1490

I never liked em either.

They're like JFK...everyone liked him alot more after he was gone.
__________________
.
.

Visit Grantham Linconshire
eddyk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 12:18 AM   #8
hngcm
Registered User
 
hngcm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,644
Likes (Received): 20

One Canada Square and HSBC in london, yuck.
hngcm no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 12:24 AM   #9
eddyk
Registered Abuser
 
eddyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: G-Town Massive
Posts: 17,016
Likes (Received): 1490

Should of seen that coming.

Cant say anything bad about the US without them returning the favour.
__________________
.
.

Visit Grantham Linconshire
eddyk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 01:02 AM   #10
cardiff
Registered User
 
cardiff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 9,419
Likes (Received): 5845

I liked the world trade centre, it was exactly like New york and to some extent USA, bold, dominanting and gave a cluster of similar sized buildings aspect. They wernt the buitifull art works that we are seeing now, or saw before. Perhaps the people who designed buildings between 1950's-80's werent in touch with what looks nice and only thought about design fullfilling form? I personally dont like the planned Leadenhall Building in london (looks like no thought has gone into its shape) or Burj Al Arab (think it looks like a dumpy person!)
cardiff no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 01:10 AM   #11
STR
What'u smokin' Willis?
 
STR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 2,095
Likes (Received): 104

Quote:
Originally Posted by hngcm
One Canada Square and HSBC in london, yuck.
Are you kidding? 1CS is a very nice building. At worst, it is unoriginal; a copy of New York's World Financial Center.
__________________
There are six phases to every project 1) enthusiasm, 2) disillusionment, 3) panic, 4) search for the guilty, 5) punishment of the innocent, 6) praise for the non-participants. - Guy Tozzoli
Build your own Model Skyscrapers** New World Trade Center (2006-) 3D Model ** World Trade Center (1971-2001) 3D Model
STR no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 01:13 AM   #12
cardiff
Registered User
 
cardiff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 9,419
Likes (Received): 5845

Again i like one canada square and hsbc because they look dominating, are made of quite high quality materials, are set in a very nice location (because they are there to some extent).
cardiff no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 01:15 AM   #13
eddyk
Registered Abuser
 
eddyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: G-Town Massive
Posts: 17,016
Likes (Received): 1490

I think it was an attack at us...seeing as those two building are some of the most loved in the UK...and I did just say I didnt like the WTC...
__________________
.
.

Visit Grantham Linconshire
eddyk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 01:16 AM   #14
Imperfect Ending
Or is it?
 
Imperfect Ending's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 10,759
Likes (Received): 452

__________________

Imperfect Ending no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 02:29 AM   #15
cardiff
Registered User
 
cardiff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 9,419
Likes (Received): 5845

You'd think that people could be subjective and mature, rather than mines better than yours! we are all people and all these buildings reflect us as a species (anyway most are designed by the same narrow group of people!)
cardiff no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 07:49 AM   #16
Justadude
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,361
Likes (Received): 1

1 Canada Square and HSBC aren't bad, they just suffered from overexposure as a result of being the tallest buildings in London. The projects we're seeing recently are much better, though. Not unlike the old towers in NYC, which I agree were far too unimaginative to have been the centerpieces of such a famous skyline. I simply don't see how someone could love them from an aesthetic point of view... perhaps as feats of engineering but not for looks.

Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt looks awful, except for its height I don't know what people see in it.

Oriental Pearl is indeed ugly, though it came close to being a really incredible project. Something about the colors and shapes involved just don't fit quite right.

I have always thought that Petronas were also quite ugly. They remind me of giant corncobs.

And of course there's always Aon in Chicago.
Justadude no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 07:52 AM   #17
Siopao
レジスタドユーザー
 
Siopao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 1,417
Likes (Received): 100

I CANT BELIEVE PEOPLE LIKE SEARS TOWER AND JOHN HANCOCK TOWER!! BOTH UGLY AND VERY DARK!!

























There.. I rest my case
Siopao no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 09:37 AM   #18
dewback
Registered User
 
dewback's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Oakland
Posts: 595
Likes (Received): 1

I love the Sears Tower, and the John Hancock center of Chicago. In the other hand, the old WTC striked me of being ugly, but powerful.

Oriental Pearl is no masterpiece, but its the most iconic thing I think of Shangai. I really like Montparnasse, even when its a health hazard nowadays. The Centre in Hong Kong -a favorite of many- is a so-so design, I can't see what is so wonderful about it.

If there is a tower of the future that already starts bothering me is Burj Dubai, that looks like some overgrown pipes.
__________________
"I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death."
-George Carlin
dewback no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 12:01 PM   #19
hngcm
Registered User
 
hngcm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,644
Likes (Received): 20

Quote:
Originally Posted by eddyk
I think it was an attack at us...seeing as those two building are some of the most loved in the UK...and I did just say I didnt like the WTC...
naw

i don't like the wtc either, Aon Center is better

The Swiss Re is gorgeous though
hngcm no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 8th, 2005, 04:37 PM   #20
bnmaddict
Registered User
 
bnmaddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: PARIS 11
Posts: 1,619
Likes (Received): 21

Quote:
Originally Posted by Forza Raalte
I also can't think a reason why people really hate Montparnasse, okay the location is not good but what's wrong with the building?
I don't know, I like it a lot:



Not bad for a 210m concrete tower of the end of the 60s! Even the location is good: you have some spectacular viws of Paris from up there...

I think that Sears and J Hancock are awesome towers as well.
bnmaddict no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu