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Old October 4th, 2006, 05:40 PM   #1
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Highrises with marble fašades!

What do you think of highrises with fašades made completely of marble???

This one for example... what do you think of it?
















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Old October 4th, 2006, 05:45 PM   #2
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sorry, posted on wrong thread

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Old October 4th, 2006, 05:49 PM   #3
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Old October 4th, 2006, 05:51 PM   #4
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^what do you think about the one I posted?


Do you think a marble façade is so "exclusive" and "special"???
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Old October 4th, 2006, 06:10 PM   #5
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^ of course it's special...the stereotype is just steel and glass!
I don't know what would happen though when the building ages...is it possible that some pieces of marble could start falling to the ground?
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Old October 4th, 2006, 06:18 PM   #6
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Its special but very expensive id imagine
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Old October 4th, 2006, 07:43 PM   #7
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I dont like marble on highrise. It makes it look tacky. Especially if you cant see it is marble. Just looks like cheep cladding.
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Old October 6th, 2006, 12:00 AM   #8
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It looks ugly as hell.
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Old October 6th, 2006, 12:52 AM   #9
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It's the worst of all worlds.
--Expensive (varies hugely).
--Difficult to procure and receive on time, particularly when exotic regions are involved.
--Difficult to manage in terms of quality and consistent look.
--From farther than 20 feet it looks mottled rather than luxurious.

That first tower also manages to look like it's covered in bathroom tile. Too shiny.

Some developers and building owners love to talk about their marble, what country it came from, etc. But what sounds good on a press release doesn't necessarily make the building any better.
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It's the worst of all worlds.
--Expensive (varies hugely).
--Difficult to procure and receive on time, particularly when exotic regions are involved.
--Difficult to manage in terms of quality and consistent look.
--From farther than 20 feet it looks mottled rather than luxurious.

That first tower also manages to look like it's covered in bathroom tile. Too shiny.

Some developers and building owners love to talk about their marble, what country it came from, etc. But what sounds good on a press release doesn't necessarily make the building any better.
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Old October 9th, 2006, 07:46 AM   #11
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First Canadian Place's facade is aging badly. They had to do some major fixes after the marble tiles started popping out :





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^ yep...that's what i had in mind at my previous post
Pity...
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Old October 10th, 2006, 03:01 PM   #13
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Not always

Grande Arche
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Old October 11th, 2006, 04:29 PM   #14
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Looks nice from a distance but I don't like to close ups, prefer glass or steal frames, good pics though

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the firts one looks like a public toilet
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Old October 13th, 2006, 01:51 AM   #16
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Sometimes, marble is okay.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 06:44 AM   #17
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Grand Arche is marble? It is aging quite well. Too bad their top floor observation deck is open for one side only.

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the Aon Center in Chicago used to cladded with white marbles but went bad and have to replace the whole 420-m-building with white granite.

From Emporis "From 1990 to 1992 the building's 43,000 marble cladding panels were replaced by two-inch-thick Mt. Airy granite panels at a cost of about $80 million"
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Old October 15th, 2006, 02:08 AM   #19
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i think its beautiful.. its just really expensive i would believe... my kitchen counter cost me around 400 pound... :O
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Old October 17th, 2006, 02:35 AM   #20
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im not sure if this is marble but i find it awesome. thx raleigh nc.

edit: I think its actually some type of manmade material because when i smashed my bike on the ledge outside it appeared to have some kind of mesh in it.
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