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Old October 30th, 2009, 06:21 AM   #441
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holy shit didnt kno how gross this thing is from the other side
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Old October 30th, 2009, 01:44 PM   #442
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This tower is a didactic play to uncover our todays shortcomings in the field of classic architecture.


Architects of these days are trained in nothing but functionalist modern architecture from the scratch. We have to rediscover the expertise on the field of traditional architecture and bring it to new live!

Postmodernism and Neohistorism (I invented that last term some years ago) are the way to go!
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Old October 31st, 2009, 12:15 AM   #443
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well thought Erbse, I like the term " neohistorism" and am going to use it for sure.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 01:51 PM   #444
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In French it is uh-lee-si-aan. But not in English.
Salut,

I think you want to say Elyséen which wants to say who comes from Elysée (like l'avenue des champs-élysée who is the main street in Paris)
Sure it's not the same building but there is a french inspiration.

this skyscraper remember me the City hall of Paris for the roof:





In this page you can see this picture in lowest definition for see all the picture in same time: http://images.google.fr/imgres?imgur...%3D42%26um%3D1

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Old November 1st, 2009, 11:35 PM   #445
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Well,well,well,what kind of building do we have here.Hm.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 08:02 AM   #446
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 03:07 PM   #447
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there are more Chateau-alike buildings with that kind of roof all across France. Like the Catholic Cathedral of Montréal that looks very much like the " Duomo" in Turin/Torino or Chateau Laurier in Ottawa which resembles much of Chateau Pierrefonds North of Paris.

North American cities have developed their own unique Chateau-like buildings with their own refined glitter and glamour. Simplicity at its best like I dare to describe them.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 07:55 PM   #448
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Good shot spyguy!


Galik: No need to post uncredited and unasked-for highres photos of Paris Hotel de Ville here.
There are buildings with mansard roofs all around the world, damn that's an achievement.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 09:31 PM   #449
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the building itself is quite good looking, but the roof?? come on, what where they thinking. the roof is ruining everything. something has to be done (i.e. replacement)!
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 09:50 PM   #450
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a row of a dozen statues?! LOL

Seriously, it isn't that bad but if they would have added a few rooms with those lovely cosy small windows with ornaments and decorations around them taperd to the top, will make it look really Chateau-ish. But the portion isn't that bad.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 04:56 AM   #451
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The second pic is really large and is not related to the subject. Please delete it.

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Salut,

I think you want to say Elyséen which wants to say who comes from Elysée (like l'avenue des champs-élysée who is the main street in Paris)
Sure it's not the same building but there is a french inspiration.

this skyscraper remember me the City hall of Paris for the roof:

In this page you can see this picture in lowest definition for see all the picture in same time: http://images.google.fr/imgres?imgur...%3D42%26um%3D1
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Old December 4th, 2009, 12:48 PM   #452
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I'd love to see some fresh update of the Elysian


Especially detailed views of the roof would be interesting.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 01:23 PM   #453
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usa and canada needs more this kind of style buildings...
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Old December 5th, 2009, 05:52 AM   #454
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Not fresh but it's close. At least it's something. I think erbse already saw this update.



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The architecture is dreadful pastiche. it belongs in Dallas...in 1985.
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Old December 5th, 2009, 05:24 PM   #456
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Ni3lS: That's not the actual photo, those spires are PS work by jc
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Old December 8th, 2009, 05:21 AM   #457
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The architecture is dreadful pastiche. it belongs in Dallas...in 1985.
what you have got to be kidding me. i wish there were more of these buildings here in LA. im tired of the modern glass builings going up and long for the days of stone exterior cladding.
this building is a great way to bring back the classic architecture of skyscrapers from the mid and late 20's. and that lobby its just gorgeous.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #458
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what you have got to be kidding me. i wish there were more of these buildings here in LA. im tired of the modern glass builings going up and long for the days of stone exterior cladding.
this building is a great way to bring back the classic architecture of skyscrapers from the mid and late 20's. and that lobby its just gorgeous.

I know this stuff is a matter of taste and even if you like "traditional" or "vernacular" styles, wouldn't this look so much better if actual stonemasons were hired to detail this lame box with a granny roof out? It looks Beaux Arts but cheesoid mansard roof aside, it's too spare to ascribe any particular stylistic reference. Weak Granny Victorian blecch. That's what I'd call it.

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But I do agree with you that LA would look better with more diversity in its skyline. With such a great Art Deco lineage, LA should have more tall Art Deco beauties. But so few skyscrapers get built in Downtown that it seems LA just gets what it gets.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #459
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I believe the Elysian (hotel) is now open, with the restaurants opening on Wednesday.

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Old December 8th, 2009, 10:18 PM   #460
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Is the second tower on the right part of the project? looks like it has the same balconies/windows setup.

Gorgeous and very elegant by the way
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