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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Modern Architecture 22 48.89%
Old Architecture 23 51.11%
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Old August 30th, 2005, 03:29 AM   #1
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Which do you prefer? Modern or Old Architecture?

If you had to rate a city, which architecture would you most like to see? Modern Architecture? or Old Architecture? Why?

As for me, I like the feel of Modernity in a city. I like Old architecture too, they are timeless.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 05:47 AM   #2
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I like a mix of both. Of the cities that I have visited, I prefer Brussels for historical architecture, although that might change after visiting eastern Europe.














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Old August 30th, 2005, 01:02 PM   #3
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wow very nice pics .. would like to visit Brussels someday .. Old architecture amaze me while Modern always fascinates me ... I like Modern a bit.. but I like the mix of the two
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Old August 30th, 2005, 01:05 PM   #4
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modern..


olds are good too...but little bit scary...
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Old August 30th, 2005, 03:32 PM   #5
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Old architecture by far!

More beautiful, far more character, more impressive facades and use of materials.

Just look at the stonework on St Paul's cathedral (built way back in the 1600's!!).

No skyscraper anywhere can match the beauty of this:



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Old August 30th, 2005, 05:57 PM   #6
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I prefer modern as modern buildings (such as Vauxhall Cross, One Canada Square and Llyods of London) originally got me interested into architecture.



I also love seeing new buildings rise from nothing.


Having said that, there are many interesting old buildings in London.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 09:59 PM   #7
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I like a mix of both.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 01:15 AM   #8
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It's hard to decide for me b/c they both have qualities to them, though I might go with old architecture b/c that's when style actually had a purpose.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 01:25 AM   #9
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very hard poll i think a world class city should have mixure of both. so iam not going to vote. they are both great. it's like saying hk VS greese. because it has a lot of old architecture so it's hard to deside.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 01:27 AM   #10
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old architecture by far

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Originally Posted by hkskyline
although that might change after visiting eastern Europe.
which country's you gonna to visit?
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Old August 31st, 2005, 04:14 AM   #11
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It's just me but I prefer new architecture, just look at my sig.


But old is nice too.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 08:18 AM   #12
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I like old architecture much more. But I still like a lot of modern buildings, too.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 09:00 AM   #13
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I like both. Old architecture can be so detailed and beautiful, but I prefer them on a grand scale. New architecture can be very interesting and also very beautiful and sleek! Love glass clad skyscrapers for instance, Eureka tower is a good example of beautiful modern architecture.

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Old August 31st, 2005, 09:08 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by wjfox2002
Old architecture by far!

More beautiful, far more character, more impressive facades and use of materials.

Just look at the stonework on St Paul's cathedral (built way back in the 1600's!!).

No skyscraper anywhere can match the beauty of this:



I totally agree with u wjfox
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Old August 31st, 2005, 09:10 AM   #15
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Both for sure
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Old August 31st, 2005, 09:41 AM   #16
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Old August 31st, 2005, 09:56 AM   #17
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I like both, but modern is so hit or miss with me, and old is ussually more often than not beautiful. I like old especially for buildings 20 stories or less, and modern for mid or high rises.
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Old August 31st, 2005, 08:05 PM   #18
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modern, because its fresh
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 12:10 AM   #19
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like Singapore.. **FRESH**
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 12:39 AM   #20
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In 100 or 200 years, do you believe our children will be amazed by modern architecture of today ? ... With some monuments maybe (guggenheim and so on), but not sure modern residential areas or offices will amaze someone ... and if modern buildings can be maintained during 200 years at least... The mix old and modern is really nice to see, i already saw a small castle in ruin, they rebuilt the castle with traditionnal technics but inside it was modernity at its best, it was impressive to see an harmony emerging from both...
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