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View Poll Results: Vote for the best domed building!
Taj Mahal 110 45.27%
Hagia Sophia 63 25.93%
St. Peter's Basilica 70 28.81%
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Old September 7th, 2007, 02:37 PM   #101
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the pictures at the beginning of this poll are a little bit misleading, they make the Taj Mahal seem huge compared to a rather small St-Peters , diagram from skyscraperpage :

Yes, the pictures at the beginning of this thread are bad!
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Old September 7th, 2007, 02:42 PM   #102
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This is one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of architecture:

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The CUPOLA designed by Michelangelo.
It is simply the perfection of Renaissance art.


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Old September 7th, 2007, 11:57 PM   #103
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Never heard of Pantheon?
Yes, I have. and I dont like it, I dont care if its antiquated
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Old September 8th, 2007, 02:06 PM   #104
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Yes, I have. and I dont like it, I dont care if its antiquated
Why not?
It's one of my favourite roman monuments. It is the best preserved building of its age in the world. Parthenon and Coliseum are not so well preserved. it has the biggest dome in the history of architecture (except the domes realised in iron or ferroconcrete) 43 meters in diameter (142 feet). It's proportions are perfect.

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Old September 9th, 2007, 12:52 PM   #105
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hagia sophia then taj mahal
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Old September 15th, 2007, 03:48 PM   #106
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Old September 15th, 2007, 05:44 PM   #107
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the results of this pool are nothing but misunderstanding and ignorance in matter of art, arhitecture and history, st. peter's is an unique masterpiece of architecture, arts and building techniques, result of hard work of generations of best architects and artists ever, bramante, sangallo the young, michelangelo, giacomo della porta, carlo maderno, gian lorenzo bernini etc...
compared to the vatican basilica the other 2 buildings are nothing but huts
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Old September 15th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #108
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the results of this pool are nothing but misunderstanding and ignorance in matter of art, arhitecture and history, st. peter's is an unique masterpiece of architecture, arts and building techniques, result of hard work of generations of best architects and artists ever, bramante, sangallo the young, michelangelo, giacomo della porta, carlo maderno, gian lorenzo bernini etc...
compared to the vatican basilica the other 2 buildings are nothing but huts
Ah, I see

Because the poll chose a different winner than you wanted, the people who disagree with you are automatically ignorant in artistic forms...or perhaps you are ignorant of the Iconoclast Byzantine style of architecture and the Indo-Saracenic branch of architecture?
Also, it is debatable if those are the 'best architects and artists ever'...sounds like nationalist hyperbole to me
Smooth though...'since my building didnt win the poll, you guys are artistically ignorant'
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Old September 15th, 2007, 09:22 PM   #109
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Why not?
It's one of my favourite roman monuments. It is the best preserved building of its age in the world. Parthenon and Coliseum are not so well preserved. it has the biggest dome in the history of architecture (except the domes realised in iron or ferroconcrete) 43 meters in diameter (142 feet). It's proportions are perfect.
Sorry

I might have been a bit over-harsh

Not that I strongly dislike it or anything. All I'm saying is that, although it is a beautiful building, it is not as beautiful as the Taj Mahal or St. Peters, in my opinion. Also, even though it is the predecessor of these domed monuments (especially the Hagia Sofia, and St Peters) that doesnt make it better However both it and the Hagia Sofia are equally compelling in my mind.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #110
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When Michelangelo was given to project the st. Peters' dome he said, referring to Santa Maria del Fiore's dome: "Farò la sorella, più grande gia, ma non più bella". (I'll make her sister, bigger, but not so beautiful)
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Old September 15th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #111
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When Michelangelo was given to project the st. Peters' dome he said, referring to Santa Maria del Fiore's dome: "Farò la sorella, più grande gia, ma non più bella". (I'll make her sister, bigger, but not so beautiful)
Florence's cathedral is incredibly beautiful. I think its more beautiful than St Peters - especially love the orange hue of the roof and the interior of the dome
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Old September 15th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #112
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Ah, I see

Because the poll chose a different winner than you wanted, the people who disagree with you are automatically ignorant in artistic forms...or perhaps you are ignorant of the Iconoclast Byzantine style of architecture and the Indo-Saracenic branch of architecture?
Also, it is debatable if those are the 'best architects and artists ever'...sounds like nationalist hyperbole to me
Smooth though...'since my building didnt win the poll, you guys are artistically ignorant'
You must have a sort of inferiority complex, you turning my opinion in some sick ideological and nationalist crusade. What I wanted to say is that the opinions expressed in this poll like in many others don’t match the real value of the works proposed, and If you weren’t so prejudiced you wouldn’t talk about nationalist hyperboles.
Personally I consider completely dump the new choice of 7 wonders although colosseum was chosen…
Rregards, and best wishes to not explode tomorrow.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 01:20 AM   #113
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^ But I agree with him. Your views sound like nationalist hyperbole to me too. I think St Peter's is magnificent but it gives me less aesthetic pleasure than the Taj Mahal. Amongst European cathedrals I generally find the gothic more inspiring than the Renaissance ones. I think the Taj Mahal is the most beautiful building ever built - aesthetically superior to St Peter's or anything else. The shape of the dome is more exquisite and the overall form is perfectly balanced. Absolutely flawless:

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Old September 16th, 2007, 01:24 AM   #114
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This [St Peter's] is one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of architecture.
Yes indeed it is - but then it's up against the Taj Mahal here - and the Taj Mahal is the greatest masterpiece in the history of architecture.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 03:23 AM   #115
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Yes indeed it is - but then it's up against the Taj Mahal here - and the Taj Mahal is the greatest masterpiece in the history of architecture.
Shh...you maybe accused of artistic ignorance or nationalist hyperbole...because you disagree with what he is saying
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Old September 16th, 2007, 09:15 AM   #116
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Florence's cathedral is incredibly beautiful. I think its more beautiful than St Peters - especially love the orange hue of the roof and the interior of the dome
I don't think so. The facade of Florence Dome is a copy and it was realised in 1887. I prefer

Orvieto Cathedral

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Monreale Cathedral
All decorated by mosaics (6,500 m²)

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Old September 16th, 2007, 09:27 AM   #117
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Yes indeed it is - but then it's up against the Taj Mahal here - and the Taj Mahal is the greatest masterpiece in the history of architecture.
None of them (St.Peter, Hagia, Taj) are in my personal list of "best domed building".
St.Peter is only the biggest church in Christendom.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 10:42 AM   #118
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This is one of the Raffaello's frescoes in Vatican Museums. It shows St.Peter at that time, the first project made by Bramante. Then Michelangelo modified the project, Maderno built the facade, and Bernini added some decorations.

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Old September 16th, 2007, 12:02 PM   #119
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The Taj's beauty lies in its simplicity.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 01:02 PM   #120
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I think that taj is simple and in some way perfect... St.Peters could have been better in Bramante and Michelangelo's design, but the will of the popes to enlarge it made it worst, even if great architects worked on it
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