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Old February 11th, 2006, 06:50 PM   #61
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[QUOTE=vid]Don't hate BCE place!

Alot of people have described alot of buildings i've drawn or modeled as being very "Miesian" and I have to say, he is one of my biggest influences, though. His buildings are AMAZING.QUOTE]


Don't mind Houston, he hates everything about TO.. LOL!!
Hard for some to 'let go' of the old CvsC days......
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Old February 12th, 2006, 04:58 PM   #62
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Weird thing. I used to hate Messe Turm but nowadays I think it's rather nice. I still hate post-modernist architecture in general, but the "overtly" geometric & simplistic style which some of the architects used back then, has proved to stand the passing of time (?). I mean, I still see newer buildings using the same visual style.


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It's beutiful. Glass covered art deco building. I love it!
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Old February 12th, 2006, 11:58 PM   #63
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...you can't argue with taste.
In fact, many people argue without taste!
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Old February 13th, 2006, 12:41 AM   #64
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What the **** is it trying to be?
Beautiful, iconic building?

From Wiki:
"When finished, the two towers were both the tallest residential buildings and the tallest reinforced concrete structures in the world. The complex was billed as a "city within a city", featuring numerous on-site facilities including a theatre, gym, swimming pool, ice rink, bowling alley, several stores and restaurants, and of course, a marina.
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Marina City was the first urban post-war high-rise residential complex in the United States and is widely credited with beginning the residential renaissance of American inner cities. Its model of mixed residential and office uses and high-rise towers with a base of parking has become a primary model for urban development in the U.S. and has been widely copied throughout downtown Chicago.
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The apartments are also unique in that they are all-electric, a function of the time of their construction in the early 1960s.
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In addition, the residential towers are noted for the high speed of their elevators. It takes approximately 35 seconds to travel from the lower-level lobby to the 61st-floor roofdecks."



God they're beautiful
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I hate this thing so much, I want to kill it:

I also hated it as long as saw it only on photos. But once in Shanghai, I realized that it fits quite well with all the other freaky buildings there.

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I also hated it as long as saw it only on photos. But once in Shanghai, I realized that it fits quite well with all the other freaky buildings there.

I have mixed feeling with the Oriental Pearl Tower. The freestanding structure really fits Shanghai's skyline but I don't find the architecture that impressing.

But along with The Jin Mao, it give's Shanghai's skyline character.
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