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Old January 2nd, 2013, 05:42 AM   #1
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Underrated Skyscrapers

Which buildings get paid dust by the skyscraper lovers?


IMO, ICC is pretty underrated.



The facade reassembles some sort of fish scales and they reflect the light so beautifully.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 06:12 AM   #2
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Love that one

IMO the Ryugyong Hotel is by far the most underrated skyscraper in the history of Earth, and most of its hate comes not from its design.



The Verizon Building in NYC is hated by quite a lot of people, not sure why, though. It looks better than other buildings from the 70s. And at least it has windows unlike other telephone towers. With a clean, I think it would look great, again.


The Bank Of Georgia building in Tbilisi is also pretty underrated. A lot of people dislike it, but I find it extremely beautiful.



Would the Greenland Center in Nanjing be considered underrated?

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Old January 2nd, 2013, 06:19 AM   #3
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The USB looking building? I'd say it's considered ugly as opposed to underrated.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 08:55 AM   #4
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Cheung Kong Center, HK



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Old January 2nd, 2013, 10:08 AM   #5
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Cheung kong is amazing
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 10:42 AM   #6
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ICC look very great!
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 01:21 PM   #7
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I'd say the Bank Of Georgia building is definatly one of the more beautiful peices of communist architecture. It's one of my favorites
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 02:46 PM   #8
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This is an incredible building, I love it
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The most underrated in the world must be Abraj Al Bait. Largest complex in the world and currently second tallest building, but a reputation that does not seem remotely fair, considering it is unique and just representive for the city as nothing else could be.

Another building that i think is underrated is Nanjing Greenland or Zifeng Tower. It is one of my favorite buildings and one of the few buildings that feature a huge spire that fits perfectly to the overall design.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 04:53 PM   #10
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In my opinion the most uderrated building in the world is 432 park Avenue in NYC. Many people dismiss it but its innovative dimensions and wondefull cladding make it one of my favorite buildings

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Old January 2nd, 2013, 05:40 PM   #11
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In my opinion the most uderrated building in the world is 432 park Avenue in NYC. Many people dismiss it but its innovative dimensions and wondefull cladding make it one of my favorite buildings

Were there any close-up renders of the 432 ? The only pics I've seen were either extremely basic (box with windows) or overly reflective (evening shot).
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Were there any close-up renders of the 432 ? The only pics I've seen were either extremely basic (box with windows) or overly reflective (evening shot).
I found this, don't know how accurate it is. The lack of renders makes me a bit nervous of the outcome.

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I'm a fan of the GM HQ. I know many people think it's ugly:

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Old January 2nd, 2013, 06:33 PM   #13
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Were there any close-up renders of the 432 ? The only pics I've seen were either extremely basic (box with windows) or overly reflective (evening shot).
The render I posted is the best I could find of the building. Here are some others:








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The last one looks cool and futuristic, hope it looks like that.
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Futuristic? Looks like a bad 70s box to me (and I normally like the basic 'box' design), just stretch a little...

One I consider underrated is Montevideo in Rotterdam:



http://www.abt.eu/sitemanager/images/spagina1_10(1).jpg



http://en.rotterdam.info/data/organi...4244574194.jpg



http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/p...m/66939215.jpg

And Pan Peninsular in Canary Wharf:



http://www.henrywiltshire.co.uk/data...pment_14_1.jpg



http://images2.gnomen-europe.com/a4c...large/1465.jpg
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The most underrated in the world must be Abraj Al Bait. Largest complex in the world and currently second tallest building, but a reputation that does not seem remotely fair, considering it is unique and just representive for the city as nothing else could be.

Another building that i think is underrated is Nanjing Greenland or Zifeng Tower. It is one of my favorite buildings and one of the few buildings that feature a huge spire that fits perfectly to the overall design.
100% agree, Abraj Al Bait is incredible.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 08:12 PM   #17
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 09:26 PM   #18
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The yacht club tower in Panama City-

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Old January 2nd, 2013, 09:34 PM   #19
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In my opinion, these skyscrapers are the definitive in 1980's office tower design. Sleek, modern, sharp, clean, corporate are words that I would use to describe the Wells Fargo Center. It's not fancy nor is it adorned with setbacks and mullions or any other decoration but at the same time, what draws you in is it's versatility in it's design. Is it a rectangle? Is it a triangle? A trapezoid? It's all of those things. A very nice piece of architecture that is often overlooked in the eyes of architecture buffs. A beautiful building inside and out.


http://www.bergoiata.org/fe/Los-Ange...lding_4_LA.jpg


http://www.digital-images.net/Images..._KPMG_0650.jpg


http://www.insecula.com/PhotosNew/00...00118306_3.jpg


http://c0056906.cdn2.cloudfiles.rack....com/59301.jpg



http://www.you-are-here.com/los_angeles/wells_fargo.jpg


http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6...7214970b-800wi



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Old January 2nd, 2013, 10:10 PM   #20
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i think 432 park will be a beauty great renders kanto never saw some of those
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