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Old August 11th, 2005, 09:08 PM   #1
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Most Sinister building you have seen ?

The most sinister building here in Singapore would probabily be the pearl bank apartments near outram park

http://www.pearlbankapartments.com/

The photos here don't really do the building justice - the building is much older now and it still sits alone on a hill like a crumbling castle - It's something right out of a noir science fiction film ...

What's the most sinister building you know of ?
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Old August 12th, 2005, 12:00 AM   #2
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You think that is sinister?

These four tower blocks are in Glasgow, Scotland (BELIEVE me when I say that not all of Glasgow is like this, lol ). Talk about apocolyptic, eh?



Have you ever seen anything as scary as that?


What about Glasgow Cathedral?



I love Glasgow because its just full of atmosphere.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 12:11 AM   #3
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The fact that it makes the entire city block grey and depressing makes the Marriot in Yorkville the most sinister looking POS in Toronto. *Notables: The Nightmare on Elm Street.

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Old August 12th, 2005, 08:32 AM   #4
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Sears Tower.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 08:36 AM   #5
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The incomplete Ryugyong hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 08:44 AM   #6
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How is this for a haunted mansion right in the heart of the City of Melbourne:


Looks like it hasn't been touched above the ground floor in 100 years!
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Old August 12th, 2005, 08:49 AM   #7
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Old August 12th, 2005, 03:43 PM   #8
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if you want sinsister look no further than dartmoor prison on a cold winters night...if you can drive across the moor and thru princetown going east you wont be able to stop the car due to legal restrictons incase a prisoner escapes and hijacks you lol but when you get to the prison museum get out and look at the most horrificly chilling sight..the mist rolls over the top of the hill and down onto the vile imposing prison at the foot of the hill. it seriously is a creepy sight especially when you think of who is in there
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Old August 12th, 2005, 04:18 PM   #9
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My University's (Uni of Bath) brutalist pedestrian area known as the Parade... the perfect incentive when studying architecture to try as hard as possible to make nice spaces. Truly vile and stuck on top of a massive hill this area provides a perfect wind tunnel for the aeronautical engineers.

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Old August 12th, 2005, 07:22 PM   #10
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The most sinister I've seen is Mirador/Chung King Mansions & its cousins in Hong Kong.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 07:39 PM   #11
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The Dakota, the Ansonia and the Dorilton in NYC are all 19th century contenders. The Dorilton probably wins. Roosevelt Island is amazingly bleak and threatening-looking--it's featured in the recent film "Dark Water."

The most frightening building I've ever seen is the Danvers Insane Asylum in MA. It appears in the film "Session 9," which also recounts the actual building's truly evil history.
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Honorable Mention: These buildings in Albany, NY are bizarre. They creep me out. They look like they belong in the skyline of some futuristic dystopic city.

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``The American Internationalal scares the s*** out of me.

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Old August 13th, 2005, 02:00 AM   #14
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Good grief those buildings in Albany are strange. Eeep - they dont really look real - i did a google search and they look bizarre from almost every angle.

Creepy.

Great thread, btw - keep it up! (No-one has posted a picture more sinister than my Glaswegian block of flats yet, though - lol

The challenge is on!
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Old August 13th, 2005, 10:47 AM   #15
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Michigan Central Station in Detroit





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Sinister and fascinating: Unhex Nani-Nani in Tokyo by Philippe Starck:

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Under demolition?
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Old August 13th, 2005, 07:51 PM   #18
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Good grief, Michigan Central Station in Detroit is such an awesome ruin. I believe a scene from "The island" was filmed there (can't confirm it, but the place bears striking resemblance).
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So grand, what happened?
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Old August 13th, 2005, 08:26 PM   #20
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Michigan Centarl Station has never been used to its full capacity since it was opened in the 30s. This is partly due its wrong location. Passengers had to take an intraurban rail from downtown to reach it. This connection to downtown was discontinued after the Great Depression, made the station even more isolated.

In 1978 $1.2 million worth of renovations begin. These include new track, bus facilities, and cleaning. The offices were used by Conrail. These bright days did not last. Passenger traffic declined so severely that the decision was made to close the facility. On January 5, 1988 the building was permanently closed.

Open throughout much of the 90's, the station has been vandalized. Its plaster and brass details were gutted out by scavengers. Currently there has been discussion of its renovation as the new Detroit Police headquarters or an office for the Department of Homeland Security.

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