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View Poll Results: Canadian Parliament vs. U.S. Capitol
Canadian Parliament 266 56.60%
U.S. Capitol 204 43.40%
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Old April 9th, 2006, 05:34 AM   #1
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Canadian Parliament vs. U.S. Capitol

Which building has better architectural value?


Capitol


The Canadian Parliament is better imo.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 05:42 AM   #2
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Never really liked the US Capital.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 05:44 AM   #3
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Both are massive, impressive, but lacking-in-imagination copies of European architecture. Canada is in a neo-Gothic style, while the US one is in the Neo-Classical one.

Again built to impress, but both lack originality.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 05:48 AM   #4
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Hardly surprising they are built on European models considering both were
ex-European colonies. I would have been surprised if they both were modeled
after igloos or tee-pees. I am biased, but prefer the Canadian; I am sure it is just because I am more familiar with it. I love both of them, though. Either
could win the competition here.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 05:56 AM   #5
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Hardly surprising they are built on European models considering both were
ex-European colonies. I would have been surprised if they both were modeled
after igloos or tee-pees. I am biased, but prefer the Canadian; I am sure it is just because I am more familiar with it. I love both of them, though. Either
could win the competition here.
Well just because they were built on European models does not mean that they have to be such blatant copies. The Brits went about building a new parliament that was also just an imitation of neo-Gothic style but they a large element to make it unique. Yes Canada's parliament has a big clock, but it ain't a Big Ben.

That was my only point. I know WHY they were designed like that, to impress, not to be innovative.

I frankly find the Capitol in the US to be waaaaaaay to gaudy.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 06:11 AM   #6
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It is not an imitation of neo-gothic style... it is neo-gothic style. Neo
Gothic was an imitation of Gothic. I don't think the intent in the Canadian
buildings was to replicate Big Ben- the intent was to have our own interpretation.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 02:46 PM   #7
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I love the Parliament buildings, but the Capitol building is just more my style.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 08:42 PM   #8
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wow I didn't know the Canadian Parliament looked like this. I must say it looks way better than the US Capitol
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picture of the capital is not working so i voted for it
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Old April 9th, 2006, 09:08 PM   #10
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whats with this guy? Talk about stirring up American-Canadian arugments.

Anywho...the U.S. Capitol is underrated. Its a beautiful building both inside and out.
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Old April 9th, 2006, 10:26 PM   #11
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i prefer the US capitol building

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Old April 9th, 2006, 10:50 PM   #12
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I prefer the Canadian Parliament.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 12:04 AM   #13
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The capitol building is good, but when you look at all the faces, and other architectural aspects on the Canadian parliament, it wins. And the pic there only shows the center block, not the east or west block.

The Library of parliament. (The only building that survived a horiffic fire)


West block


East block
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Old April 10th, 2006, 12:46 AM   #14
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I vote for the U.S. Capitol.
Both are fantastic buildings but, I feel the canadian parliament looks more like a university. Whereas the Capitol has a much more unique look and doen't look like it could be used for anthing else except government assembly.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 02:14 AM   #15
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I like the U.S. capital more, but probably only becuase I prefer that type of architectue more.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 02:26 AM   #16
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I think both buildings are fantastic. I voted for Canada. I'm so bad.

Anywho heres some pics of the Canadian Parliament I posted from another thread...







































I love this pic...


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Old April 10th, 2006, 12:23 PM   #17
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it is more easy to compare Canadian parliement with Hungarian or UK parliement
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Old April 10th, 2006, 07:22 PM   #18
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Quote:
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I vote for the U.S. Capitol.
Both are fantastic buildings but, I feel the canadian parliament looks more like a university. Whereas the Capitol has a much more unique look and doen't look like it could be used for anthing else except government assembly.
That is not surprising you would find that, as the architect was Scottish, so
I am sure there is similar architecture in your country.

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picture of the capital is not working so i voted for it
Fortunately most people aren't as lame as this poor guy

Quote:
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Anywho...the U.S. Capitol is underrated. Its a beautiful building both inside and out.
The US Capitol building is gorgeous and majestic. I doubt if it is under-
rated by anyone who has seen it!
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Old April 11th, 2006, 02:40 AM   #19
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The outside of the Capitol is splendid, but I prefer the House of Commons and Senate Chamber of the Canadian Parliament to the interiors of the US Capitol. Parliament Hill really reminds me of the University of Toronto.

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Old April 11th, 2006, 02:49 AM   #20
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Canadian Parliament looks much nicer. Reminds me of Glasgow University -












































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