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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 17th, 2006, 08:29 AM   #81
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[QUOTE=asohn]It looks too much like a university.

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LOL! NEITHER building is original! Both are "neo" styles
that have been widely used throughout the world.
Yes there are universities done in neo gothic style. And
government buildings too, like the House of Parliament in
London.
I'm outta here...
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Old April 17th, 2006, 08:41 AM   #82
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The American capitol looks like boob.

I prefer the Canadian one. Both national pride, and it's taller. Haha!

And I prefer the New-Gothic style. The US capitol is too white for me.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 08:44 AM   #83
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As they said in Family Guy......the capitol building looks like a giant boob and the Washington Memorial, a giant *****.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 08:58 AM   #84
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Yeah :P

But I will say Washington had much better planing than Ottawa.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 12:21 PM   #85
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Old April 17th, 2006, 01:20 PM   #86
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The american capitol just screams word domination, other than that I think its very plain.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 07:28 PM   #87
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Overall I prefer the US Capitol, mostly for its clean look. However I do love the portion of the Parliament building with the flying buttresses. If they had been more prevalent on the Parliament building I might be more partial to it.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 12:56 AM   #88
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I love the US capitol, but the Canadian capitol really does have lots going for it. Stunning setting.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 04:39 AM   #89
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I see both! I like Canada building the best
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Old April 18th, 2006, 04:48 AM   #90
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arpels
it is more easy to compare Canadian parliement with Hungarian or UK parliement
THATS EXACTLY WHY THEYRE NOT BEING COMPARED!!!

btw i chose Canadian, i adore neo-gothic architecture
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Old April 18th, 2006, 05:05 AM   #91
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Theres no wrong answer on this one...but unless you are standing beside parliment you miss all the detail in the building. Pictures show but a fraction of the detail in those buildings.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 05:10 AM   #92
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Having seen both in person, I choose the US Capitol Building over Canada's Parliament. I love both architectural styles, but the US Capitol just seems to be a more outstanding and powerful building, as well as more unique.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 09:34 PM   #93
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Double Post. Sorry...
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Old April 19th, 2006, 09:40 PM   #94
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They are so different...it's very hard to compare. I like them both in very different ways so I feel neutral.

So my vote goes to...who cares really!
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Old April 20th, 2006, 04:04 PM   #95
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The Parlament....
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Old April 21st, 2006, 01:15 AM   #96
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Quote:
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The Canadian Parliament, while definately an impressive building, is rather unimaginative. Many buildings of similar design and size exist elsewhere. It looks too much like a university, and the whole building seems rather disconnected from itself.
Thats utterly absurd. Many buildings of both styles exist all over the world, so how you can use that as an arguement against either building is beyond me. Furthermore, I don't see how the use of either historical style can be deemed 'unimaginative' when compared to the other, unless you care to articulate.

Please explain how a building can be disconnected from itself...
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 08:03 PM   #97
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I prefer U.S. Capitol building bcoz it really show American revolution kinda building..imo
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Old April 25th, 2006, 04:48 PM   #98
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I generally like Neo Gothic architecture but I don't like the Canadian parliament building at all. It can't beat the U.S. Capitol. The Capitol is far more recognizable and unique and I don't see why a large majority prefers the Canadian parliament over the Capitol. Looks like lots of political bias is involved in this poll.

For a truly great Neo Gothic structure, check out the British Houses of Parliament folks.
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Old April 25th, 2006, 08:13 PM   #99
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[QUOTE=gibbor] The Capitol is far more recognizable and unique and I don't see why a large majority prefers the Canadian parliament over the Capitol. QUOTE]

That would be because you strike me as being somewhat narrow-minded and
possibly have difficulty understanding others may have a different point of
view from your own.
As for "For a truly great Neo Gothic structure, check out the British Houses of Parliament folks" nice try at advertising, but this thread is not about the House of Parliament, is it?
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Old April 25th, 2006, 09:18 PM   #100
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[QUOTE=Taller, Better]
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The Capitol is far more recognizable and unique and I don't see why a large majority prefers the Canadian parliament over the Capitol. QUOTE]

That would be because you strike me as being somewhat narrow-minded and
possibly have difficulty understanding others may have a different point of
view from your own.
As for "For a truly great Neo Gothic structure, check out the British Houses of Parliament folks" nice try at advertising, but this thread is not about the House of Parliament, is it?
Hey, I only expressed the way I feel when I compare the U.S. capitol and the Canadian parliament. If you think I'm narrow-minded, that's your good right but I think I'm not the only one in that case.

The Capitol is somewhat of a U.S. symbol just like the Houses of Parliament (in Neo Gothic style) is to Britain. I think these two would compare better. I Didn't mean to "advertize" at all. I'm sorry if I offend you man, that's not my intention...
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