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Old April 6th, 2007, 02:45 AM   #1
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DISCUSS: Best Domed Building

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Old April 8th, 2007, 02:48 PM   #2
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Taj Mahal will surely win this.

It's difficult to imagine a more beautiful looking building.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #3
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Taj Mahal will surely win this.

It's difficult to imagine a more beautiful looking building.
Leeds Town Hall



I'm incredibly biased, however I'd vote for my own home city's Town Hall. It's a fabulous building, screams of Victorian classiness with a hint of arrogance and a touch of the gritty Northern character that fits the city in which it resides.

I like the dome as it's a little different. The inverted panels look amazing. In real life it's such an imposing, grand building that you can't keep your eyes off it!

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Old April 10th, 2007, 12:44 AM   #4
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Taj Mahal will surely win this.

It's difficult to imagine a more beautiful looking building.
I love Orvieto Cathedral

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Old April 10th, 2007, 01:00 AM   #5
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yes, but it doesn't have a dome.

some nice pictures of St-Peters basilica :











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Old April 11th, 2007, 12:04 PM   #6
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watching images above (st.peters) don't you think it isn't so dificult....
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Old April 11th, 2007, 05:10 PM   #7
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Sheikh Lotfollah mosque Isfahan, Iran

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Old April 12th, 2007, 07:19 PM   #8
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Japan Dome House



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Old April 14th, 2007, 10:45 AM   #9
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I like all of 'em
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Old April 18th, 2007, 10:44 PM   #10
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 04:50 PM   #11
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I love this building.
I always take it as a personal compliment when someone says that about our Town Hall. Thank you!

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Old April 22nd, 2007, 11:09 PM   #12
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Leeds has a fantastic town-hall, but I'd call that a cupola, not a dome.

Some notable domes from Melbourne, Australia:

1. Royal Exhibition Building

Constructed for the 1888 Exhibition, and inspired by Florence Cathedral, perhaps. Architect Joseph Reed.



Now on the World Heritage List, particularly because it is the (sole?) remaining building from the Crystal-Palace style edifices which were thrown up to showcase their cities in the late nineteenth century.

2. Flinders Street Station:



By night, from the opposite side:



Designed by a couple of railway draughtsmen and constructed the first decade of the 20th Century, this building remains, essentially, the gateway to the city. In the last photo you can see the Anglican Cathedral, diagonally opposite. in the first photo, Eureka Tower, contestably the tallest residential building on Earth.

3. State Library, Melbourne.

Also constructed in the early years of the 20th Century, and apparently the largest reinforced concrete dome in the world at the time ...



An inside view ...



4. 333 Collins Street ... let's go commercial!



This 1980's domed office building encloses an earlier domed banking chamber ...



I guess that doesn't really prove it's domed.

5. Newman College, Melbourne University

Designed by Walter Burley Griffin, originally from Chicago, the architect/town-planner who designed Canberra, a very interesting building ... and a very interesting dome.



6. The Supreme Court

I'm starting to scratch the barrel here (not that I'm running out of domes!), but this is a very important building in this city ... figures in news bulletins, every week.



7. State/Forum/Rapallo Theatre / Revival Centre ...

I love this building, but it needs some repair. I guess if Leeds Town Hall has just a cupola, this is a cupola too.





8 Parliament House, Melbourne



Like most American states, we aspired to have a dome on our state legislature, this building, but it never happened ...

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Old April 23rd, 2007, 12:44 AM   #13
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Taj Mahal will surely win this.

It's difficult to imagine a more beautiful looking building.
Although Taj Mahal does look brilliant, nothin can beat the Hungarian parliament building
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 11:40 AM   #15
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Old June 24th, 2007, 04:30 AM   #16
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how about this? Palace of Justice in Putrajaya
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Old June 24th, 2007, 04:43 AM   #17
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I would have to go with the Taj Mahal myself..but cannot forget the Pantheon.

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Old July 20th, 2007, 12:44 PM   #18
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