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Old November 4th, 2012, 11:45 PM   #2441
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It's a great tower. Nice design, not my style, but great none the less. Much better than those candles to the southeast and without discussion, the best building in the block. Heck, even those condo's in the front of Altin's last pic are much better than those supertalls behind it.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 11:49 PM   #2442
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Reread my post, cause there's aa different between 'don't like' and 'ugly'
No there isn't. You don't call things you like ugly. And every opinion is based on personal taste. If he said its ugly it's ugly for him not for everybody.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 12:03 AM   #2443
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If he has seen it with his own eyes, from different angles and different light conditions, and still thinks is ugly, then it's not nonsense .... otherwise, 'ugly' is way a too heavy statement to be thrown around in this case.
i don't hate the tower in fact the twist to the tower is very cool and different, it makes a refreshing change the normal box type building.

its just the cladding looks cheap and it gives the impression that doesn't fit or that it was made for an other building and they just pulled it off of the other building and slapped it on infinity.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 06:30 AM   #2444
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Agreed... great tower from a great concept... but the facade doesn't look very appealing. If this was clad all round in glass, then it wouldn't look like every single window is a different size and shape.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 07:50 AM   #2445
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.... those candles to the southeast ...
Northeast actually
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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:30 AM   #2446
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This building appears to be taller than it is...
I think the slanted windows are the ones to blame, they amke you eyes sort of twist lol.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 01:14 PM   #2447
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i don't hate the tower in fact the twist to the tower is very cool and different, it makes a refreshing change the normal box type building.

its just the cladding looks cheap and it gives the impression that doesn't fit or that it was made for an other building and they just pulled it off of the other building and slapped it on infinity.
I think key to appreciate the cladding is to look at the tower from far Because then combination of silverish solid and see-trough panels and glass equaly spaced makes an effect of uniform surface on which you can't distinguish panels from glass. Looks kinda like sculpture not a building and sometimes makes an awesome effect like on the picture below. It looks like the shiny reflectance smoothly becomes the shadow thanks to the twist. I really like that effect

[IMG]http://i44.************/3sp07.jpg[/IMG]
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Old November 5th, 2012, 03:21 PM   #2448
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it really does look fantastic from afar

tho to upset every one again that hole skyline is bad (sorry) but it seems theres little life there.
it does have the saw factor which looks ok
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Old November 5th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #2449
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...If this was clad all round in glass, then it wouldn't look like every single window is a different size and shape.
All-glass or not, the windows would still be the same, of different shape and size. That is because of the shape of the tower and the need for the window lines to be vertical.


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I think key to appreciate the cladding is to look at the tower from far Because then combination of silverish solid and see-trough panels and glass equaly spaced makes an effect of uniform surface on which you can't distinguish panels from glass. Looks kinda like sculpture not a building and sometimes makes an awesome effect like on the picture below. It looks like the shiny reflectance smoothly becomes the shadow thanks to the twist. I really like that effect
Exactly, and it looks like that even if you stand in front of the tower. Forget the zoomed in pics at the facade, none will have that view, except for the window cleaners.


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it really does look fantastic from afar

tho to upset every one again that hole skyline is bad (sorry) but it seems theres little life there.
it does have the saw factor which looks ok
What do you mean by there's little life there? Do you expect to see people on that picture? Do you have any idea of the size of those towers?
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Old November 5th, 2012, 04:44 PM   #2450
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Old November 5th, 2012, 04:48 PM   #2451
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What do you mean by there's little life there? Do you expect to see people on that picture? Do you have any idea of the size of those towers?ust


i meant just that the whole place looks life less its not very organic it does look real

in short it looks like (snow glode) if you will or a computer generated dust field
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Old November 5th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #2452
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the area is quite busy and doesn't feel like it's fake at all. it is actually quite a pleasant experience to walk along the marina, even in the heat of the day.

I love how the tower turned out.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #2453
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Of course, cause something to look real has to be effected and run down by the time passed
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Old November 5th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #2454
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Exactly, and it looks like that even if you stand in front of the tower. Forget the zoomed in pics at the facade, none will have that view, except for the window cleaners.
I wasn't talking about zoomed in pictures.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 07:11 PM   #2455
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I know you weren't, but the others were. I just pointed out that none will be able to see the tower from that perspective (as the zoomed in pics)
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Old November 5th, 2012, 11:08 PM   #2456
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There hasn't been much progress the last months...
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Old November 17th, 2012, 12:08 PM   #2457
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I've been real busy lately, I compiled lot's of images from this thread into a complete construction timeline! As always, enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO9jFmWm3LA
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Old November 19th, 2012, 08:46 AM   #2458
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excellent job, thank u




one of my fav supertall project
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I think key to appreciate the cladding is to look at the tower from far Because then combination of silverish solid and see-trough panels and glass equaly spaced makes an effect of uniform surface on which you can't distinguish panels from glass. Looks kinda like sculpture not a building and sometimes makes an awesome effect like on the picture below. It looks like the shiny reflectance smoothly becomes the shadow thanks to the twist. I really like that effect

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Old November 22nd, 2012, 10:44 PM   #2460
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There are much better pictures around
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