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Old March 31st, 2006, 01:35 AM   #61
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you mean there are 30 towers taller than 300ft there. 500ft is 150m - there are no such towers there. they're all 100m (328ft)


(and yes, they're definately brutalist)
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Old March 31st, 2006, 01:39 AM   #62
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you mean there are 30 towers taller than 300ft there. 500ft is 150m - there are no such towers there. they're all 100m (328ft)


(and yes, they're definately brutalist)
Sorry for the mistake in conversion, you're indeed right. They are about 300 feet, not 500. I've corrected it.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 05:47 AM   #63
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Tours aillaud near la defense in Paris
There's actually a highrise in Chicago that partly resembles the Tours Aillaud and that's the Hilliard Homes. The Hilliard Home is also another example of Chicago brutalist scrapers.

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Old March 31st, 2006, 06:40 AM   #64
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Marina Towers are also in brutalist style?

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Old March 31st, 2006, 06:52 AM   #65
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Old March 31st, 2006, 07:12 AM   #66
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LOL!! That's Burnside...Leacock is brutalist too...I took many classes there
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Old March 31st, 2006, 07:12 AM   #67
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Hillard Homes is being cleaned and renovated into Senior housing or something.

What about River City (full project never completed):


Prentice Stone Pavillion:


Shows you can still be creative using just concrete.

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Regenstein Library is pretty notorious too
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Old April 8th, 2006, 12:06 PM   #68
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Trellick Tower in London's Notting Hill

and it's near-identical twin in Poplar, East London .



Both designed by Erno Goldfinger (who Ian Fleming named his James Bond character after).




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http://www.open2.net/modernity/3_14.htm

http://www.open2.net/modernity/4_10_frame.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trellick_Tower

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balfron_Tower
absolutely I agree

This building sometimes comes in my nightmares since I saw it when I was 16.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 07:58 PM   #69
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Now I've learned the name of the kind of architecture I truly hate. I used to call it "government architecture" but now I know better: "Brutalist". An ugly word for an uglier kind of building.

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Old April 8th, 2006, 07:59 PM   #70
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Boston's Christian Science Center.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 10:41 PM   #71
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Shakespeare, Cromwell and Lauderdale - collectively known as the Barbican Towers (London).

This area was heavily bombed during the war.








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Old April 8th, 2006, 10:49 PM   #72
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This Habitat looks like a pile of shit!
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Old April 9th, 2006, 02:28 AM   #74
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^It looks like a planned shantytown.It would fit well in a Brazilian suburb
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Brutalism was ahead of it's time and we have not seen the last of it. Clean and simple lines, but i hate to say the exposed pored concrete look may take a while to come back.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 11:40 PM   #76
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Brutalism was in no way ahead of it's time. The idea of 'clean simple lines' and 'massing' (to bring the notion of light or heavy) was already used in the 20's.


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Old April 11th, 2006, 12:57 AM   #77
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Egad, I'm queasy looking at all these ghastly concrete buildings....
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Hillard Homes is being cleaned and renovated into Senior housing or something.
The cylindrical buildings are converted to senior housing while the rest of the Hillard is converted to family housing.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 07:59 AM   #79
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Most of these Glasgow high-rises are public housing but they are brutalist!!!
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