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Old May 17th, 2013, 01:11 AM   #3361
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lettering is.....crap
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Old May 17th, 2013, 11:45 PM   #3362
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Old May 17th, 2013, 11:50 PM   #3363
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Just ugly ... hate the color, hate the shape
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Old May 18th, 2013, 12:19 AM   #3364
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Just ugly ... hate the color, hate the shape
What do you say??!! This skyscraper is probably the best in Europe, its shape is magnificent and its cladding colour is truly amazing!!
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Old May 18th, 2013, 12:50 AM   #3365
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I quite like this skyscraper too, also the color makes it a bit different from most skyscrapers.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 12:56 AM   #3366
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It reflects Russian character very well (red and angular, meaning strong), and is also a slight reminder to the 80s 'socialist realism' art style that was a major part of recent Russian history.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 01:07 AM   #3367
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You've just described what I hate most (and most of my fellow countrymen do because of the history before the year 1989). The tower is just fugly.

And frankly, to say that this tower is the best in Europe? Have you ever heard of London? Shard? Leadanhall building? The Gherkin?
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Old May 18th, 2013, 02:57 AM   #3368
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You've just described what I hate most (and most of my fellow countrymen do because of the history before the year 1989). The tower is just fugly.

And frankly, to say that this tower is the best in Europe? Have you ever heard of London? Shard? Leadanhall building? The Gherkin?
This is personally my favourite tower in Europe. The shape is beautiful and the colour is unique. We each have our own tastes. If you prefer the Gherkin then so be it.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 03:05 AM   #3369
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You've just described what I hate most (and most of my fellow countrymen do because of the history before the year 1989).
Yes, let's criticize the architecture style due to the politics of the country! That's totally not nationalistic and bigoted!

I like the Shard. Shocker, right? How could one like Mercury City and Shard at the same time? Unthinkable!
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Old May 18th, 2013, 03:10 AM   #3370
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Probably the black venting...?

The word 'cheap' is used so loosely in terms of architecture. It's lost it's meaning...
The black venting + white ribbons + orange cladding certainly have a lot to do. Thing is Im not an architect, so Im struggling to find a similar adjective. Despite its massiveness, I find it rather uninspiring. Shapes, colors and materials just dont come to terms with each other...

+ lettering btw !!!
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Old May 18th, 2013, 09:55 AM   #3371
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The Mercury City Tower and the Shard London Bridge are both great, but I prefer the Mercury City Tower much more due to its originality.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 11:38 AM   #3372
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Yes, let's criticize the architecture style due to the politics of the country! That's totally not nationalistic and bigoted!

I like the Shard. Shocker, right? How could one like Mercury City and Shard at the same time? Unthinkable!
Sorry for the misunderstanding, I meant that I hate the architecture of socialist realism because it simply reminds me of what the Russians (their political elites at the time) did to my country. I don't blame all Russians, they've got nothing to do with that, I just simply can't stand Russian political elites that thrown my country into 40 years of crap and we are still recovering. So enough of the political BS, it does not belong here.

I also meant that this tower, despite its originality in both shape and colour, is not IMO the best in Europe. That's all.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 02:41 PM   #3373
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please stop this political shit.

btw EuropeanChancellor where you come from?
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Old May 18th, 2013, 03:46 PM   #3374
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'Socialist Realist architecture' is only named after the people who made it popular. Architecture doesn't repesent socialist ideals, in fact a commercial skyscraper like this represents the opposite. It's just a building style that happened to become popular in that time period. I couldn't care less if it was built by Stalin or Lincoln, it's just a building, in the end. One that conveys strength with its shape and style and that brightens up the Moscow sky with its brilliant glass. It just references a style from a part of history that happened there, and such history musn't be forgotten.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 08:02 PM   #3375
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Old May 20th, 2013, 08:25 PM   #3376
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Why this sh** of letters? They cant make it better? Black and orange DEFINITELY IS NOT A GOOD CHOOSE.

Well, why they didnt use a orange glass for this letters screen? It would be better, if this technology came to Russia. Why the Russia Federation clock looks so amazing and Mercury looks like a shit?

Sorry but i was not hoping to see this weird thing in MTower... I was thinking it a wonderful (without the letters screen). But now? Definitely i HATE this thing.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 08:58 PM   #3377
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Why this sh** of letters? They cant make it better? Black and orange DEFINITELY IS NOT A GOOD CHOOSE.
Well, so far it was an extended media facade test with the colors that are reminiscent of Victory Day celebration and the letters themselves meant "Happy Victory Day!" There's still hope they are capable of more than that.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 08:24 PM   #3378
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Old May 21st, 2013, 08:25 PM   #3379
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What do you say??!! This skyscraper is probably the best in Europe, its shape is magnificent and its cladding colour is truly amazing!!
Calm down. You tit.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 09:06 PM   #3380
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