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Old June 23rd, 2006, 03:17 PM   #81
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What's the difference? When originally designed, those European shopping galleias were styled to awe and look exotic. So they are a bit older. The same spirit resides within them, the difference is that we have become so used to those old styles we immediately identify them with that location, instead of being something exciting and new.

I can understand that some people do not like too much decoration. Perhaps it something about needing purpose or to categorize or something. Personally, I like it - it shows imagination, it shows creativity. It doesn't steroetype the local style.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 08:44 PM   #82
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Ibn Batutta mall is not "tacky". There is a reason for the six themes from around the world. It is to honor the travels of renowned 14th century Arabian explorer Ibn Battuta. The architecture within the mall’s six courts are based on the most influential places Ibn Battuta travelled during his time, providing mall visitors an invaluable glimpse into the past. An original idea along with a smart and intelligent themed design in my opinion and definitely not tacky.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 09:00 PM   #83
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don't argue with kindergarten kids.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 09:07 PM   #84
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Zaki, that Bashundhara City mall in Dhaka is awesome. It happens to be the largest mall in South Asia.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 10:13 PM   #85
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don't argue with kindergarten kids.
Don't be immature. Dubai's malls... and for that matter, a substantial amount of the buildings in general... look so fake. There is hardly any originality! For god sakes, not everything has to be stolen!

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Ibn Batutta mall is not "tacky". There is a reason for the six themes from around the world. It is to honor the travels of renowned 14th century Arabian explorer Ibn Battuta. The architecture within the mall’s six courts are based on the most influential places Ibn Battuta travelled during his time, providing mall visitors an invaluable glimpse into the past. An original idea along with a smart and intelligent themed design in my opinion and definitely not tacky.
So... Ibn Batutta is not "tacky" because it is in recognition of something? Sorry... need more than that. You can go on and on all you want about what Ibn Batutta has done... doesn't make the mall any less hideous.

And this is definately not out of jealousy, so no one needs to pull their usual crap of claiming that's all it is. I would never want one of Dubai's ugly creations scarring the face of my city.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 10:20 PM   #86
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Get over the whole "that's so fake" arguments will you? It's getting old
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 10:46 PM   #87
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Get over the whole "that's so fake" arguments will you? It's getting old
Well apparently it's not judging by the fact that the city is consistently pumping out new "fake" creations. But sure, I'll stop using fake. What about ugly, tacky, eyesore, cluttered and waste of money... can I still use those?

It's very irritating that many people continuously prevent any Dubai buildings from being subject to criticism. It's almost as if people take it waaay to personally. I'm sorry, next time I'll ask someone who loves every single Dubai monster for my opinion. Thanks.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 11:02 PM   #88
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The interior of Bluewater, Kent is very beautiful and well sculptured. Its in the top 3 biggest malls in Europe.
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Old June 23rd, 2006, 11:41 PM   #89
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Old June 24th, 2006, 01:33 AM   #90
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Well apparently it's not judging by the fact that the city is consistently pumping out new "fake" creations. But sure, I'll stop using fake. What about ugly, tacky, eyesore, cluttered and waste of money... can I still use those?

It's very irritating that many people continuously prevent any Dubai buildings from being subject to criticism. It's almost as if people take it waaay to personally. I'm sorry, next time I'll ask someone who loves every single Dubai monster for my opinion. Thanks.
And it's extremely irritating that many people criticize Dubai just for the heck of it.. coz no city has ever dared to do what Dubai is doing... I dont know.. maybe it's the jealousy of the haters?

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Old June 24th, 2006, 01:49 AM   #91
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Old June 24th, 2006, 04:44 AM   #92
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And it's extremely irritating that many people criticize Dubai just for the heck of it.. coz no city has ever dared to do what Dubai is doing... I dont know.. maybe it's the jealousy of the haters?

You just don't get it do you? If people think some of Dubai's buildings are ugly as hell, they are allowed to think so... They do not need some punk to jump down their throat and scream "jealousy" and "hatred". The SSC forumers and myself are capable of deciding for ourselves whether or not we think something looks good.

The only thing Dubai is doing well is density (which many cities have acheived)... That and a few buildings that are amazing (also, what many cities have). But come on!... Man made islands in the shape of palm trees, airport cities, most things being ugly and tacky (not to mention fake looking), the list goes on and on and on... yuk! Can I please live there? The world would be bland and without character if they all chose to follow in Dubai's footsteps. Thank god!

And drop the jealousy act... It's getting played out.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 04:46 AM   #93
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Anyway, this all started with a couple people not liking a Dubai mall... And it was blown way out of proportion. Sorry, I'm gone.
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Anyway, this all started with a couple people not liking a Dubai mall... And it was blown way out of proportion. Sorry, I'm gone.
You have been using the term "fake" too often. Define "fake". Keep in mind that Dubai is a new city in the middle of a desert, where human habitation is naturally prohibitive. In that context, what its residents have done with their city is impressive and commendable. I would understand if you were criticizing a building or two. However, to say that everything in Dubai is ugly and "fake" makes it sounds like you hate every thing "Arab" or perhaps anything outside of North America and Europe. I have been to Dubai. I have seen its malls and its airport. And I can tell you that they surely beat the malls and airport here in Seattle by many miles. Fake or not.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 04:43 PM   #95
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thanks for your fairness.

i believe narrow minded people (like our friend j4893k) would change their mind if they visit a certain place and take experience there before judging it negatively or bashing it.
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by the way Buenos Aires's malls are amazing
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Old June 24th, 2006, 05:06 PM   #97
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Did you see hightech mall in Istanbul?They used a new air circulation system in that mall! In the winter you'll be able to walk outisede with a T-shirt and in the summer you'll always have a cool breeze.

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Old June 24th, 2006, 09:58 PM   #98
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Well apparently it's not judging by the fact that the city is consistently pumping out new "fake" creations. But sure, I'll stop using fake. What about ugly, tacky, eyesore, cluttered and waste of money... can I still use those?

It's very irritating that many people continuously prevent any Dubai buildings from being subject to criticism. It's almost as if people take it waaay to personally. I'm sorry, next time I'll ask someone who loves every single Dubai monster for my opinion. Thanks.

I think you just hate Dubai for their ability to recreate certain structures and places from around the world in a stunning and beautiful manner. I have been to dubai, i have been to ibn-battuta mall, and i must tell you that i did more walking around admiring the details of the mall than i did shopping. DOnt be hating on something you have never seen. JUst because you beleive that anything that doesnt have a classic european style is automatically ugly doesnt mean that you have the right to hate on everything else. You hate the man made palm islands? why? because you cant accept change? its 2006, new ideas to do things should be celebrated, not hated on.

go and get yourself some culture; start that by being more open minded.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 10:29 PM   #99
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WOW! The Argentinean mall is soo european! It's like in Milano!
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That hightech mall in Istanbul is just
Definitely my favourite so far!!
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