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Old August 13th, 2005, 08:43 PM   #21
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State Capitol in Albany, NY





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Old August 13th, 2005, 08:50 PM   #22
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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 ?
Pics of Pearl Bank Apartments, one of many Brutalist buildings built in the 1970s:

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Old August 13th, 2005, 09:11 PM   #23
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One of the Albany buildings has a cousin in Boston .. the city hall building :

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Old August 13th, 2005, 10:05 PM   #24
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Cà Dario in Venice

All owners of this house are died in tragic circumstances.

The First owners of the house were the daughter illegittimate of Giovanni Dario and the husband, both ended in misery and subsequently died

Arbit Abdoll, rich trader of diamonds all lost its riches little after some become owner

Charles Briggs, an American who escaped from Italy for a presumed scandal died kills.

Among owners also the manager of "Who" and Raul Gardini (the king of chemical industry) , both are died in tragic circumstances.
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Old August 13th, 2005, 11:51 PM   #25
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Ryugeong Hotel is pretty sinister looking, as are the Capitol buildings in Albany.
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Old August 14th, 2005, 12:06 AM   #26
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Standing underneath and looking up to the Crystal Palace transmitter used to scare me.





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Old August 14th, 2005, 12:38 AM   #27
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might be contaversial, but i realy think the sydney opera house has a sinister side to it....

one part eating another eating another... a little subliminal but its there!
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Old August 14th, 2005, 05:25 AM   #28
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Ryugyong Hotel is the definition of sinister:


Thread about it is here if you didn't notice:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...7&page=1&pp=20

Triumph Palace in Moscow (almost completed) can look pretty sinister too.
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Old August 14th, 2005, 07:13 PM   #29
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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.

I agree. When I went past them on the highway, its creepy only seeing that tall building out of no where.
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Old August 15th, 2005, 02:20 AM   #30
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I just finished reading an article about these Albany buildings (the whole group of buildings is called "Nelson Rockefeller Empire State Plaza"). The article was a bit long, but very informative and fascinating. It's amazing how so many complex factors resulted in the construction of the Empire State Plaza.

http://www.lofaber.com/albany/essaymaking.html
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Old August 16th, 2005, 02:21 AM   #31
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Ryugyong Hotel is the definition of sinister:


Thread about it is here if you didn't notice:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...7&page=1&pp=20

Triumph Palace in Moscow (almost completed) can look pretty sinister too.
The Ryugyong Hotel looks almost exactly how I picture the four pyrmids that house the different ministries of BigBrother in George Orwells 1984 - And I don't think many things could be more sinister than that.
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Old August 16th, 2005, 02:29 AM   #32
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rockefeller center in albany certainly is creepy... especially when you are actually in the space
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Old August 17th, 2005, 03:14 AM   #33
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77 Elm St. (The Nightmare on Elmstreet) in Toronto is just hideous
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Old August 17th, 2005, 09:33 AM   #34
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Simon Fraser University in Vancouver looks pretty brutal

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It's on top of Burnaby Mountain so at least it has good views:

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Old August 17th, 2005, 09:40 AM   #35
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Singapore Power Building. Most government buildings built in the 1970s are Brutalist.
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Old August 17th, 2005, 08:08 PM   #36
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Simon Fraser University in Vancouver looks pretty brutal

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It's on top of Burnaby Mountain so at least it has good views:

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That looks like where the Tolon live on Stargate SG:1....I wonder if that's where they filmed it.
It's not sinister at all in that, I suppose it alot depends on how the building is presented and the conditions of the photo.
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Old August 17th, 2005, 08:33 PM   #37
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SFU campus on a foggy day. Gloomy but not necessarily sinister. Any Sfu students in here btw ?
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Old August 17th, 2005, 11:32 PM   #38
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At night the Washington Monument seems to have red eyes like a monster.

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Old August 19th, 2005, 05:27 AM   #39
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Simon Fraser University in Vancouver looks pretty brutal

It's on top of Burnaby Mountain so at least it has good views:
My cousin, who attends Simon Fraser University, told me it was intentionally designed to be so ghastly so that people would look at the beautiful views instead of looking at the building. The architects felt if they designed a nice looking building, people would ignore the views. Or at least that's what I was told.
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My cousin, who attends Simon Fraser University, told me it was intentionally designed to be so ghastly so that people would look at the beautiful views instead of looking at the building. The architects felt if they designed a nice looking building, people would ignore the views. Or at least that's what I was told.
That's a retarded concept, I'm glad the 60s/70s are over
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