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View Poll Results: Ratings out of 10 for Opal Tower
10 10 4.27%
9 4 1.71%
8 9 3.85%
7 14 5.98%
6 11 4.70%
5 14 5.98%
4 17 7.26%
3 29 12.39%
2 55 23.50%
1 71 30.34%
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Old June 9th, 2009, 06:31 PM   #341
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Building Quality in Leeds Is Good as you can see so what you talking about?

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Old June 9th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #342
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Sky plaza From Opal tower

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Old June 9th, 2009, 06:56 PM   #343
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It looks pretty good in that nighttime shot. It may be the best I have seen it looking.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 07:02 PM   #344
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Yeah Sky plaza Can Look nice at Night But through the day its Impressive from Some angles Just lack Of photos Been shot of This Building with a decent Camara
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Old June 10th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #345
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King of Da UK,s skys Still

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Old July 12th, 2009, 01:54 PM   #346
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This is a travesty; it looks like a poor reclad of an old block of flats, like the ones you see from the 1990s. Considering this is a new building it is a disgrace. Were the people who voted this a 10 being serious!?

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Old July 12th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #347
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no.

I've moved all my stuff out of Opal Tower now

Cleaning my room and handing in my key this week. It's one of the best places for a student to live in the country, however it looks.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #348
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Love it! Fantastic height, great area, fantastic colouring. 9/10.
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 06:05 PM   #349
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lmao who would give it 10/10 haha i gave it a 7/10 because i was feelin generous
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Old December 4th, 2010, 11:13 AM   #350
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2/10 a shame
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 01:30 AM   #351
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8/10
Looks very functional
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Old December 24th, 2010, 07:11 PM   #352
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Every time I see the Skyscrapernews logo, it looks more and more like Opal Tower

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Old May 17th, 2011, 05:56 PM   #353
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Absolutely Discusting
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Old June 4th, 2011, 09:27 PM   #354
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4/10. Not brilliant, but not awful either.

Could do with looking less like a Manchester block of flats.
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Old June 5th, 2011, 08:23 PM   #355
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I like it! 9/10
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Old June 5th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #356
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This is the only recent highrise in Leeds I really dont like, I like others however this really is vile. 3 from me.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 01:26 AM   #357
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Ive seen some shockers in my life, but this is up there in the top 3
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Old June 28th, 2011, 08:42 PM   #358
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It looks alright in the flesh. It adds a bit of much needed colour and shape to the skyline.

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Old June 29th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #359
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You do like your colours don't you Rob? I'm not advocating some sort of monochrome skyline, but I think the use of bright pure colours such as red and yellow produces a cheap and nasty looking cityscape. The red is fairly subtle though, and the graphite/grey cladding looks OK. The main problem is just the horrible bulky shape. Leeds has far too many buildings like this and the skyline suffers as a result. The Plaza on the other hand is fairly slender and improves the area, especially from this angle:

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