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Old December 18th, 2005, 10:01 AM   #21
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I actually doesn't care that much, it does look stand out though.
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Old December 18th, 2005, 11:57 PM   #22
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love it
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Old December 19th, 2005, 05:22 PM   #23
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amazing piece of architecture
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Old December 19th, 2005, 09:47 PM   #24
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Its ugly
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Old December 20th, 2005, 04:52 AM   #25
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Old December 20th, 2005, 04:23 PM   #26
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No I don't like it. It's misplaced. I am not sure if that architecture is good looking anywhere but next a golf court with smooth organic hills it would look alot better. Old churches and that don't mix well
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Old December 20th, 2005, 08:30 PM   #27
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No its finished, i just used the artist impression to show the size.

All the rest are recent pictures.

Is it SUPPOSED to look like Moby Dick?
Im not sure what to think. Id like to see it in person.
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Old December 20th, 2005, 10:44 PM   #28
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Oh yeh! I can see what you mean. I have never noticed that before!
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Old December 21st, 2005, 10:22 PM   #29
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I love it, for me its interior is one of its best features, its a remarkable shop inside. I generally love the contrast between the old and new with regard to this building. It certainly dominates the skyline from certain viewpoints.

I won't deny that the finishing is a little disappointin in places, the yellow round the entrances for example. I love the yellow but in the earlier renders it was a sort of 'piping' round the entrances, in reality its a 2D strip behind some glass. i also dislike the bridge to the car park, but i think that is because it isn't as radical as the rest of the building, it looks a bit cheap in comparisson.

Overall phenomenal though
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Old January 1st, 2006, 09:40 PM   #30
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U G L Y (it looks like a seamonster) sorry really dislike it... Even in a city like Dubai it would stand out and look ugly...
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Old January 5th, 2006, 12:41 AM   #31
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hate it
It looks organic. In a bad way
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Old January 5th, 2006, 03:54 AM   #32
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I like it!
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Old January 14th, 2006, 04:37 PM   #33
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Love it in every way. The clean soft lines, the yellow bands, the airbridge and especially the location. For me it works perfectly next to the old church, much like the pompidou center in paris contrasts with the historical center around it.

Absolutely fantastic department store, and it must have taken the Birmingham council a lot of guts to build something this fresh and ground breaking in their city center.
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Old January 14th, 2006, 04:46 PM   #34
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Old January 22nd, 2006, 12:33 AM   #35
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I won't deny that the finishing is a little disappointin in places, the yellow round the entrances for example.


Yellow is Selfridges' corporate colour so that's most likely why they used it.
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Old January 22nd, 2006, 06:15 PM   #36
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I've seen it in real life a week ago. Personally I am not crazy about it. I think it is ok. Why would Selfridges build something like that. I heard this building is now a new birmingham icon. When was it finished and what part of Birmingham is it located?
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Old January 29th, 2006, 09:14 PM   #37
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Not bad... nice!
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Old January 30th, 2006, 12:32 AM   #38
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I've given it some time.... and it has not 'grown' on me.... so,
I guess I am not on the "love it" side...
But, you have to credit them for trying to be unique.
I think the best, smartest new shop I have seen in ages is
the beautiful new Burberry's in Istanbul... WOW! They have
managed to be unique beautiful!
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Old January 30th, 2006, 12:45 AM   #39
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That part of Birmingham's city center needs all the help it can get, and this is a good step forward.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 04:40 AM   #40
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It's fantastic.
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