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Old March 2nd, 2009, 03:38 AM   #2021
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wow! amazing
another great project by my fav architect sir Calatrava
Mine too!

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Old March 2nd, 2009, 12:43 PM   #2022
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Old March 4th, 2009, 08:23 AM   #2023
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no conocia este proyecto. Tenia la idea de que en Madrid no habian edificios de estas alturas.

bien por Madrid

sin embargo , no me gusto el hecho de que la torre mas alta sea una copia de una torre de MONTERREY.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 10:28 AM   #2024
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el meco, Foster tower is not a copy of your tower in Mty, it just look a little similar in some aspects, but it is not at all a copy: is doesn't get thiner on top, is has no painting covering it (is has metal instead), and colours are way different (both in windows and covers).

Saying that Foster's tower is a copy of this Mexican tower is like saying that any box shaped skyscraper is a copy of any skyscraper on the 6th avenue in NYC...

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Old March 4th, 2009, 11:05 AM   #2025
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el meco, Foster tower is not a copy of your tower in Mty, is just look a little similar in some aspects, but it is not at all a copy: is doesn't get thiner on top, is has no painting covering it (is has metal instead), and colours are way different (both in windows and covers).

Saying that Foster's tower is a copy of this Mexican tower is like saying that any box shaped skyscraper is a copy of any skyscraper on the 6th avenue in NYC...
totally agree, Citizen
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Old March 4th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #2026
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el meco, Foster tower is not a copy of your tower in Mty, it just look a little similar in some aspects, but it is not at all a copy: is doesn't get thiner on top, is has no painting covering it (is has metal instead), and colours are way different (both in windows and covers).

Saying that Foster's tower is a copy of this Mexican tower is like saying that any box shaped skyscraper is a copy of any skyscraper on the 6th avenue in NYC...
you´r right, but just don´t listen to him. monterrey and barcelona are sister cities. he´s simply adding an international aspect to the old madrid-barcelona rivalry..
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Old March 4th, 2009, 04:56 PM   #2027
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you´r right, but just don´t listen to him. monterrey and barcelona are sister cities. he´s simply adding an international aspect to the old madrid-barcelona rivalry..
i know what you mean, but anyway, i want people to know how things are, not how some people think that things are: i don't see Foster copying this Mexican tower to bring it to spain. In fact, i see himself like thinking about his project in frankfurt (Deutsche Bank tower) and changing it to make it fresher and with a new style to create a new design... that's nearer to reality.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 09:59 PM   #2028
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this is the current status of the obelisk:
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Old March 6th, 2009, 10:01 PM   #2029
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Old March 9th, 2009, 12:24 AM   #2030
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Old March 10th, 2009, 06:30 AM   #2031
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beautiful towers! and i love the new obelisk! can we start a new thread for it?
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Old March 10th, 2009, 10:15 PM   #2032
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The construction of the obelisk will last a short time. Is expected to be completed by late summer this year. We have to start a new thread for the CICCM:
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Some pics by borja from the spanish thread:
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Old March 11th, 2009, 11:53 PM   #2034
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Wapo, thanks for this pictures. They are fantastic!!!!
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Old March 12th, 2009, 03:31 AM   #2035
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wow congratulations madrid! all these developments are just breathtaking! amazing!
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Old March 14th, 2009, 06:21 PM   #2036
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VIVA ESPAÑA!!! Madrid is a nice city... love this country )))
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Old March 17th, 2009, 10:38 PM   #2037
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Old March 18th, 2009, 01:19 AM   #2038
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A pic by borja from the spanish thread with the fountains:
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That area almost in the outskirts (in fact, it was the outskirts merely a few decades ago and back then there was next to nothing built there). There are several other skyscrapers in the AZCA area lying about two miles towards the south (i.e., to the right in the picture) from the CTBA and almost none of it is visible in that shot. There are also half a dozen other notable highrises and a TV tower in areas not far from the city centre but many miles away from the CTBA area. One would need to collage many shots together into a wide panoramic view to capture the full north-to-south skyline. And anyway, some of the existing highrises don't look very prominent from the distance because Madrid stands on a very hilly area and lowrises standing on top of hills can obstruct the view and disguise the real height of the highrises from many angles.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 03:27 PM   #2040
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Madrid is going nicer and nicer

Im from Madrid and the city is better and better with the time..

The mayor and the regional government are doing a good work, cos the national administration is doing nothing for Madrid.


We have more (and better) public transport, especially underground, we are developing a nice web of cicling lines, the city is becoming greener (with new huge parks but also planting trees in every corner of the city..

These new towers are a good symbol of this change, but are just a little part of it...

When the new Convention Center the place will be amazing!!!

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