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Old February 22nd, 2008, 05:06 AM   #61
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Swiss Re's shape is quite revolutionary (and the Barcelona twin as well). I never expected a skyscraper can be shaped like that. Even some of the more interesting conventional contemporary designs have used the typical forms morphed into different arrangements, but this one is just ... WOW. Foster's quite good at creating these Swiss Re's shape is quite revolutionary (and the Barcelona twin as well). I never expected a skyscraper can be shaped like that. Even some of the more interesting conventional contemporary designs have used the typical forms morphed into different arrangements, but this one is just ... WOW. Foster's quite good at creating these OMG types of buildings.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 05:32 AM   #62
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Swiss-Re makes it up with design despite its height
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 05:42 AM   #63
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Actually had it been taller it would've made the rest of the City look small and insignificant.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 08:01 AM   #64
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Actually had it been taller it would've made the rest of the City look small and insignificant.
The height if fine as it is now. But I would imagine if this building was around 700 ft
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 08:34 AM   #65
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Here is another interesting design. Macau's Grand Lisboa extension features a flower-lookalike building. How many buildings do you know that open up in such a way?















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Old February 22nd, 2008, 08:50 AM   #66
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Hmm just point that a little to the right and then FIRE!

Its quite an interesting shape but not what id call futuristic. The golden tinge ruins it, and its too irregular in some places. The Spire is pretty cool tho
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 09:20 AM   #67
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It reminds me of Taipei 101 in a way
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 09:26 AM   #68
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Hmm just point that a little to the right and then FIRE!

Its quite an interesting shape but not what id call futuristic. The golden tinge ruins it, and its too irregular in some places. The Spire is pretty cool tho
The futurism actually lies in how they can hold this structure together - the frame. Fitting the glass in and adding colours to the tint is easy to do.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 01:29 PM   #69
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It may not be the biggest/largest tower in the world, but I think it's very futuristic.





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Old November 29th, 2008, 05:16 AM   #70
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Interesting building. Looks great.

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Old November 29th, 2008, 08:09 AM   #71
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I prefer that lippo building
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Old November 29th, 2008, 10:17 AM   #72
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I prefer that lippo building
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It's one of the buildings I like more.Too bad it doesnt get that famous though.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #73
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That's because it's not particularly tall/prominent enough.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 02:48 PM   #74
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Well, since you said so...

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Old December 12th, 2008, 12:29 AM   #75
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its a twin right?
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Old December 12th, 2008, 12:45 PM   #76
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Yep, although they're not exactly identical.
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Old December 12th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #77
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Old December 12th, 2008, 05:57 PM   #78
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The REGATTA JAKARTA,INDONESIA...
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Old December 15th, 2008, 04:27 AM   #79
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Bank of China is still a winner to me
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