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View Poll Results: Which project do you like better
The NEW Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. 22 29.33%
The NEW U.S. Embassy in Beijing 53 70.67%
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Old November 7th, 2006, 05:13 AM   #21
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the US one looks great
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Old November 7th, 2006, 08:20 PM   #22
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Things i like with the chinese embassy, is the skygarden and eeh nothing else, and things i like with the US embassy is the Moat! (Yeah medievel-style!) the tall office part and the entrance is really great and modern with all that glass, the overall looks are also very good... The US embassy is by far the best looking one.
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Old November 8th, 2006, 12:08 AM   #23
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Perhaps Beijing and Washington D.C. each personally approved and selected the design of the embassies that is going to be in their city. Did people think that maybe these two embassies actually fits the architectural style of these two cities?
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Old November 8th, 2006, 07:09 PM   #24
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That's what I said in my previous post.
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Obviously the US's one is better.
But I would say both fits each city's style.
In China the governments buildings are always huge, no matter which government.
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Old November 8th, 2006, 08:07 PM   #25
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I like the US one better because it is taller The Chinese one is boring but I guess the surrounding area may suit that architecture. I just dont know.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 10:44 AM   #26
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I thought the US embassy in Iraq is the largest embassy the US has built overseas. I guess the large thick walls and barriers over a large space are needed.

I have to say the Chinese embassy is different. The area probably allows something to look like that. The US embassy looks like it fits a big city.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 02:36 PM   #27
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I vote for the US embassy, but mostly for the smaller building.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 09:03 AM   #28
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the buildings needs to be taller and more creative.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 09:52 AM   #29
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This could had been one of DC's Landmarks if I'M Pei didnt copied his on work, Four Seasons New York so obvious.

I'm not saying I dont like it, but I'm just calling for something more unique, some little more creativity within a "formal" feelings and a little more "LESS"....
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Old November 17th, 2006, 10:39 PM   #30
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Chinese embassy get my vote me, more high class
American embassy design have nothing special, square shape.... look like a common office design.
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Old November 19th, 2006, 03:11 AM   #31
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U.S one is better by far.
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Old November 19th, 2006, 11:48 AM   #32
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don't like either, the chinese embassy look a better one though.

US one may fit beijing skyline but it remind me a new chinese railway station, not so recognizable...
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 10:13 AM   #33
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 04:01 PM   #34
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I thought the US embassy in Iraq is the largest embassy the US has built overseas. I guess the large thick walls and barriers over a large space are needed.
That's cause its not an embassy. Its a colonial administrative office..
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 09:47 PM   #35
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I don't like either of them
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Old November 28th, 2006, 03:13 PM   #36
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hmm both are quite outdated...which design can be sustained to next decades?
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Old November 28th, 2006, 03:17 PM   #37
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Bureaucracy-Building

Or i think both of them are playing neutral
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Old November 29th, 2006, 07:32 AM   #38
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The Chinese embassy in US looks like a museum.

The US Embassy in China looks like any ordinary courthouse in Los Angeles, square and makes you feel like you are in a government building.

I think embassies are supposed to be subtle, and they both look pretty plain to me.

It's funny how some people said a boxy building is more "Today" and a geometric-shaped building is more 1960s.
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Old December 6th, 2006, 12:36 AM   #39
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I thing The NEW U.S. Embassy in Beijing looks great
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