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Old September 26th, 2005, 03:25 PM   #21
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i think what is jaw dropping about this building is not its hugeness but its other quite apparent qualities.
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Old September 26th, 2005, 04:29 PM   #22
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I think horizontal buildings dont have the same impact as vertical buildings, look the case of Sears and the Pentagon, Sears have much more impact.
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Old September 26th, 2005, 04:53 PM   #23
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that is a building?
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Old September 26th, 2005, 07:35 PM   #25
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It does have watchtowers along it, maybe a construction rather than a building in the "tallest skyscaper" sense but similar enough to something like the CN tower for me.
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Old September 26th, 2005, 07:36 PM   #26
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Okay what's the biggest horizontal building in the world? lol
Prora in Germany is quite impressive:
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Prora was a Nazi-planned spa on the island Rügen, Germany. The massive building complex was built 1936-1939 as a Kraft durch Freude (KdF) project. The eight buildings are identical, and while they were planned as a holiday locale, they were never used. This is an example of the Nazi's claim to rule also over Architecture as well.

Prora sits on an extensive bay between the Sassnitz and Binz regions, near Prorer Wiek, on the narrow heath, which is called the Prora, which separates the Jasmunder Bodden from the Baltic Sea. The buildings extends over a length of 4,5 km and is roughly 150 m from the beach. The coast offers a long flat sand beach, which stretches from Binz to the Faehrhafen. This beach was thus an ideal location for the establishment of a seaside resort.

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