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Old February 2nd, 2006, 01:39 AM   #1
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Skyscrapers that make you angry

Recently I have been seeing skylines with certain buildings that make me furious for no apparent reason. haha!

Perhaps they're ugly, perhaps it's what they represent, perhaps it's what razed in order to build, or perhaps they don't fit in anywhere. At any rate, these buildings make me angry.

What are some of the buildings you hate or that make you furious... (preferably with pictures).

Seattle Municipal Tower (Seattle)
I just can't stand this thing



Bank of America Center (San Francisco)
It's like finding a giant brown boulder in the middle of your house.



Radisson Plaza (Minneapolis)
This one REALLY infuriates me



Bank One Center (Dallas)
urrrrrg!



Empire Landmark Hotel (Vancouver)
Unacceptable.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 01:45 AM   #2
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well i dont know about making me angry but i definetly dont like bank of america sf, or the transamerica pyramid in sf also boa atlanta is ugly and annoys me.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 01:50 AM   #3
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The Omni Hotel annoys me



I think it replaced Cyrus McCormick's mansion.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 04:24 AM   #4
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LMAO. What an unsual thread...I guess the buildings that get me worked up are all those of LasVegas they a e all kitchy knockoffs...
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 07:40 AM   #5
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I think what you are trying to say is you don't like Post Modernism. A lot of people
will agree with you.
These buildings were wild and different and novel when they were new, and now
look SOOOOOO dated. Beware the twisty, and novelty shaped buildings of today.
They look cool now, and will look silly 20 years from now.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 07:43 AM   #6
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Not really. It depends on how well done they are.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 07:50 AM   #7
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The Bank Of America tower in San Francisco ain't that bad.

But here's some HK scrapers that pisses me off







Especially this residential one in Wan Chai which is in the middle of Sun Hung Kai Centre and China Resources Building. Sorry I don't have a good picture of it!

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Old February 2nd, 2006, 10:52 AM   #8
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The Bank Of America tower in San Francisco ain't that bad.

But here's some HK scrapers that pisses me off







Especially this residential one in Wan Chai which is in the middle of Sun Hung Kai Centre and China Resources Building. Sorry I don't have a good picture of it!

The 333 Lockhart Road (201m) in the 2nd pic isn't that bad IMO. Sometimes I feel it's quite cool. The bad side of this building is that the building seems to exist for the Adv sign on the top of it. The sign seems to be too big for this slender building.

For the residential buildings of China Resources. It just ordinary residential blocks. The only thing is that it's in the wrong location.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 10:54 AM   #9
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The 333 Lockhart Road (201m) in the 2nd pic isn't that bad IMO. Sometimes I feel it's quite cool. The bad side of this building is that the building seems to exist for the Adv sign on the top of it. The sign seems to be too big for this slender building.

For the residential buildings of China Resources. It just ordinary residential blocks. The only thing is that it's in the wrong location.
That's the thing! It's in the wrong location!
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 01:02 PM   #10
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The 333 Lockhart Road (201m) in the 2nd pic isn't that bad IMO. Sometimes I feel it's quite cool. The bad side of this building is that the building seems to exist for the Adv sign on the top of it. The sign seems to be too big for this slender building.

For the residential buildings of China Resources. It just ordinary residential blocks. The only thing is that it's in the wrong location.
The second pic, could be a grat scrapper without this "adv crown" on top.
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The second pic, could be a grat scrapper without this "adv crown" on top.
I dont find it that great at all! It's pretty tall but it's slim!
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 05:46 PM   #12
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A lot of people in Madrid, Spain, hates those three buildings:

From Left to right:

Colon Towers (116 meters), Colon Centre (20 floors) and Tower of Valencia




The Tower of Valencia (94 meters) ruins the view of the Door of Alcalá from the Cibeles Square

(Here viewing the opposite sight)





Colon (Columbus) Centre and Colon Towers replaced two beatiful palaces




More views from different points in my sign
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 06:24 PM   #13
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I'm not a big fan of simple buildings such as these two. I prefer more details.

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I despise the Oriental Pearl and Burj al Arab. As well as the Tower 42 in London
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 06:34 AM   #15
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Clarion



used to be much worse

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Old February 3rd, 2006, 06:37 AM   #16
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Archdale building





333 corporate



Federal Building



first federal?



AT&T (I think houses telecom equipment theres a microwave transmitter outside, but its a monstronsity.)





All these from Raleigh

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I despise the Oriental Pearl and Burj al Arab. As well as the Tower 42 in London
The Burj Al Arab ain't that bad! It perfectly fits Dubai and it has become a landmark scraper for the city
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 08:02 AM   #18
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Quote:
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I'm not a big fan of simple buildings such as these two. I prefer more details.

LOL!!! That is such an irony, hkskyline... you have chosen a Mies Van der Rohe
building, and he was the master of "detail"!
Please don't think I am being rude, but if anyone ever studies architecture
they learn the incredible insistence on detail that was put into his buildings.
Many people think those buildings you show, and the Seagrams Building in
New York are extremely beautiful.... myself included, BECAUSE of the detail.
One Mies Van der Rohe is worth about 987 Oriental Pearl's.
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Quote:
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LOL!!! That is such an irony, hkskyline... you have chosen a Mies Van der Rohe
building, and he was the master of "detail"!
Please don't think I am being rude, but if anyone ever studies architecture
they learn the incredible insistence on detail that was put into his buildings.
Many people think those buildings you show, and the Seagrams Building in
New York are extremely beautiful.... myself included, BECAUSE of the detail.
One Mies Van der Rohe is worth about 987 Oriental Pearl's.
Or the Cheung Kong Centre in HK

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I can't stand the METLIFE building in NYC :@
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