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Old November 17th, 2012, 10:56 PM   #221
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I took these pics of that building in 2009:


Entrance to lobby:

Lobby:

I also found once the original model:


Actually theres another abandoned skyscraper near to it: Mexico's ex-foreign relations building


Note that they built over the site of an aztec archaeological site
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Old November 17th, 2012, 11:16 PM   #222
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Old November 18th, 2012, 03:21 AM   #223
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Historia de la Torre Confinanzas (VEN)


Financial Center Confinanzas is the third tallest skyscraper in Venezuela (the two highest are the twin towers of Central Park).

Pictures in 1994.







Construction began in 1985 to house the headquarters of the Metropolitan Bank and Confinanzas, however after the banking crisis of 1994 the work was stopped after intervention by the state bank. The financial package was ceded to Fogade and is currently entitled to name CORPOLAGO, C. A., Metropolitan Bank related company.

The complex consists of six buildings, Commercial Atrium (lobby and meeting rooms), Tower A of 190 meters including a helipad, Tower B - Apartment, Building K, Z Building and parking structure hummy type (ramp) with 14 levels.

The project was planned initially as Confinanzas Financial Group headquarters, but the bank was bankrupt, and the work was not fully completed. In its early urban development would be made ​​up of a tower 190 m skyscraper offices, serviced apartments and Shops. But later the project was transformed to house a hotel, shops and Confinanzas headquarters, in an area of ​​12 ha.

The Financial Center is completed Confinanzas by 70%, with the exception of the tower to that achieved completed by Metropolitan Bank intervention.



by 2010, the building was invaded by low-income families


[IMG]http://i34.************/1ypsgo.jpg[/IMG]





Unfortunately it is the face of this century Venezuela, Amid democracy misnamed "XXI Century Socialism"

Holy Crap!
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Old November 18th, 2012, 03:33 AM   #224
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I took these pics of that building in 2009:



Actually theres another abandoned skyscraper near to it: Mexico's ex-foreign relations building


Note that they built over the site of an aztec archaeological site
Well, by now both buildings are being occupied and restored.
The first building has been occupied by the SEP (Ministry of Public Education) and its CW replaced with a blue modern-like one, it's still under restoration works, although some employees are working there already.
Now, the second one was rescued since 2010; it was bought by the UNAM, restored and occupied since then (I can't remember what it's used for). Nowadays it's been displaying an "artwork" made of red&blue neon lights on its facade, it looks quite nice at night.

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So horrible what happened to that building in Venezuela, it looked rather nice before that unfortunate "intervention".
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Old December 6th, 2012, 03:39 AM   #225
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Pentominium is pretty much abandoned

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Old December 6th, 2012, 01:22 PM   #226
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Old December 6th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #227
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Benchmark tower, Sofia, Bulgaria - completed for over 3 years now, empty since then. There were rumors that the investor don't want to rent the offices, but to sell the whole building, but it was 1 year ago and I don't think that it actually happened.

Right next to Benchmark tower is Ellipse center, which is in exactly this condition in the last year or so. Still not exactly abondened but there is a chance that it will stay like that for years.



This is how the project should look like when completed :

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Old December 22nd, 2012, 06:21 PM   #228
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Thtat's a shame for such a nice project. I'm glad we don't have stalled projects like that in our city anymore.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 11:57 PM   #229
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Abandoned Hotel in Bahamas

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[img]http://oi48.************/m951mc.jpg[/img]


Last year:

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A roof section collapsed a few months ago after arson.

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Old January 8th, 2013, 12:13 AM   #230
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That red brick building makes it look more like a prison than a resort
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Old January 8th, 2013, 05:31 PM   #231
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in são paulo this building was abandoned for many years...it was resumed and it is concluded...

http://www.arcoweb.com.br/artigos/to...3-01-2011.html


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Old January 8th, 2013, 06:46 PM   #232
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Historia de la Torre Confinanzas (VEN)



Unfortunately it is the face of this century Venezuela, Amid democracy misnamed "XXI Century Socialism"
no words....

http://eevee76719.deviantart.com/art...Face-252062763
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Old January 8th, 2013, 10:45 PM   #233
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The one in Sao Paulo looks gorgeous now.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 11:16 PM   #234
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Is it just me or are ponnies really popular as avatars now?

Btw, I agree with ThatOneGuy, with the cladding the Sao Paulo building looks incredible. Reminds me of 2WTC
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Old January 8th, 2013, 11:27 PM   #235
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I've always had one as an avatar XD

It looks really similar to 2WTC, I agree. But I can't wait to see the actual finned cladding set for 2WTC.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 11:27 PM   #236
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Old January 9th, 2013, 11:48 PM   #237
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Ellipse center is beautiful! Too bad no one rents these things out :/ such a waste.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 08:58 PM   #238
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Cathedral Plaza
(Completed in 2008. Empty since then)
Source: www.archdaily.com


BucharestTowerCenter, known also as BTC (Completed in 2008. Empty since then)
you must be joking!

Such nice towers and completely empty?
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Old January 12th, 2013, 01:12 PM   #239
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An abandoned skyscraper in Bangkok..
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Old January 14th, 2013, 01:59 AM   #240
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Nearly 16 years that one has been abandoned.
2 years longer than the ryugyong hotel.
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