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Old September 1st, 2010, 07:56 AM   #61
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most likely poorly designed to function as an actually building (see the Stata Center).
I wouldn't know, because i've never been inside. But the exterior fits in very good in the old city. It is the perfect building for this place.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 08:22 AM   #62
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you can find many Fox shines on roof of a buildings











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Old September 1st, 2010, 08:44 AM   #63
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The Fred and Ginger Building in Prague is a wonderful piece of architecture. It's actually my favorite Gehry Building. Yes, I love it even more than the Guggenheim in Bilbao.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 02:48 PM   #64
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'70s skyscraper next to the Opera building in Antwerp. Many locals here hate it, but I kind of think it adds to the metropolitan feeling of this part of town (although the tower itself could be nicer off course)...

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Old September 1st, 2010, 07:41 PM   #65
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The red building in the foreground in both pics was built in 1913, one of the only buildings like it or of that age in downtown Chicago.
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Old September 6th, 2010, 08:27 PM   #66
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Guggenheim is very different to it's surroundings -

http://www.londonandnyc.com/2010/09/...ect-in_05.html

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^ Guess the Bilbao version would be even moreso!
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Old September 8th, 2010, 11:03 PM   #68
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Chicago Avenue Pumping Station, built in 1869, the two skycrapers behind it were built almost exactly 100 years later. My dentist is in the top floor of the Water Tower Place
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Old September 9th, 2010, 01:07 AM   #69
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In Bilbao we also have the Basque Health Department HQ


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Old September 9th, 2010, 04:27 AM   #70
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Metropol Parasol (Seville)

This modern and new structure, which is under construction, has been designed by Jürgen Mayer. It consists of 6 giants parasols with restaurants and a great viewer from where you can visualize the historical centre. Under the structure there will be an archaeological museum of romans remains and a market. In the square there will be gardens and fountains and in the center a stage where there will be concerts at night. The huge parasols will measure 30 meters high.
This project is located in the historical centre of the city, in front of Anunciación´s Church, one of the jewels of renaissance architecture of Seville.















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just one example from nyc

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Old September 9th, 2010, 07:06 AM   #72
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'70s skyscraper next to the Opera building in Antwerp. Many locals here hate it, but I kind of think it adds to the metropolitan feeling of this part of town (although the tower itself could be nicer off course)...

I don't know which building is uglier. The skyscraper or the cliche opera.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 05:17 PM   #73
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Old September 9th, 2010, 05:27 PM   #74
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I don't know which building is uglier. The skyscraper or the cliche opera.
If this is cliche, then every turn of the century building in Europe is cliche...

It's not my favorite style either, I must say though.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 05:30 PM   #75
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what's really disgusting in such a beautiful city like Madrid is the new Sol metro entry, its ruins completely the square.

the same happens with Principe Pio metro station done in glass in front of the old traditional station. it obstructs the view awfully.

then the new "Museo de Colecciones Reales", that's even worst, I think is the most unrespectful new construction within a Royal Palace and cathedral ever, I don't understand how people from Madrid don manifest against it.

such a beautiful city being ruined like that is really a shame. if the gouvernment wants to do something new and "crazy" (always not original cause they do now what was done in France 30 years ago), they should do that in Tetuan neighbourhood where no a single euro is invested in requalifying it ever. it could easily be a Sao Paulo's neighbourhood.
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what's really disgusting in such a beautiful city like Madrid is the new Sol metro entry, its ruins completely the square.

the same happens with Principe Pio metro station done in glass in front of the old traditional station. it obstructs the view awfully.

then the new "Museo de Colecciones Reales", that's even worst, I think is the most unrespectful new construction within a Royal Palace and cathedral ever, I don't understand how people from Madrid don manifest against it.

such a beautiful city being ruined like that is really a shame. if the gouvernment wants to do something new and "crazy" (always not original cause they do now what was done in France 30 years ago), they should do that in Tetuan neighbourhood where no a single euro is invested in requalifying it ever. it could easily be a Sao Paulo's neighbourhood.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 05:52 PM   #77
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Don't know if it had been posted before: Kunsthaus Graz in Austria:
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Old September 9th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #78
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what's really disgusting in such a beautiful city like Madrid is the new Sol metro entry, its ruins completely the square.

the same happens with Principe Pio metro station done in glass in front of the old traditional station. it obstructs the view awfully.

then the new "Museo de Colecciones Reales", that's even worst, I think is the most unrespectful new construction within a Royal Palace and cathedral ever, I don't understand how people from Madrid don manifest against it.

such a beautiful city being ruined like that is really a shame. if the gouvernment wants to do something new and "crazy" (always not original cause they do now what was done in France 30 years ago), they should do that in Tetuan neighbourhood where no a single euro is invested in requalifying it ever. it could easily be a Sao Paulo's neighbourhood.
Those aren't bad new buildings for me, good examples are "Torres de Colón" or "Centro Colón" [between 30 and 45 years old] .
Other examples of recent modern architecture in Madrid historical centre are CaixaForum museum, Serrerías Belgas museum, new Reina Sofía museum, Fundación ABC, new patio of city hall, hotel Urban, Iván de Vargas library, etc.
We've good examples of 50s, but they aren't new buildings.

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If this is cliche, then every turn of the century building in Europe is cliche...

It's not my favorite style either, I must say though.
I was forcing it a bit indeed. But that opera house is maybe less unique than the skyscraper. There are 100's of those buildings around the world.
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I think there are more, many more skyscrapers looking like the one in Antwerp. I absolutely despise that kind of 'architecture', it should be called philistinism.
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