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Old January 27th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #2081
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I find extremely ugly about it, the clocks and the top
And why ?
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Old January 27th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #2082
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Uhm............ I don't even know how to react to the last post
Maybe sent him to see a shrink is not a bad idea...
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Old January 27th, 2012, 05:13 PM   #2083
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Maybe sent him to see a shrink is not a bad idea...
But maybe bullying me is a bad idea
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Old January 27th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #2084
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@Kanto, so what skyscraper is beautiful then in your eyes ???
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Old January 27th, 2012, 06:00 PM   #2085
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The Willis Tower, the Hong Kong International Commerce Center, the Twin Towers of the old World Trade Center, the Aon Center, the Trump World Tower 432 Park Avenue, all the new World Trade Center buildings, the Shanghai World Financial Center the Hong Kong 2 International Financial Center, the Empire State Building, Trump Tower Chicago, Burj Khalifa, Citic Plaza and many more are beautiful in my opinion
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Old January 27th, 2012, 10:06 PM   #2086
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Why exactly you dont like metlife tower ?
Proportion ? Details ? cladding ?
It's tacky. It looks like it rather belongs to Las Vegas than to New York. It's some cheap imitation of Italian Renaissance... actually an awkward mix between Big Ben and St Mark's Campanile in Venice.

There are tons of amazing and beautiful skyscrapers in New York. Metlife is not one them.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #2087
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Beauty and ugliness both are in the eyes of the beholder. Every building in the world is beautiful for some and ugly for some as well
highly subjective and not valid excuse enough.

any dolt could easily say the same and still sound "smart."
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Old January 28th, 2012, 12:06 PM   #2088
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Here's a good selection of those from the relatively recent era, constructed (or under construction), ugly and aesthetically repulsive projects in the world:















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Well, there is an almost endless selection; but these are some of the worst offenders.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #2089
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I think the Pingan (the first one in the list) is beautiful
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Old January 28th, 2012, 01:01 PM   #2090
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The UTS building looks like a parking lot...
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Old January 28th, 2012, 02:23 PM   #2091
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I love the tacky temple building in Shanghai (picture 2), thanks for sharing
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Here's a good selection of those from the relatively recent era, constructed (or under construction), ugly and aesthetically repulsive projects in the world:
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Well, there is an almost endless selection; but these are some of the worst offenders.
Almost every style is presented in this list. So what do you like?
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Old January 28th, 2012, 02:29 PM   #2092
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HardBall,
I love most part of builduigs showed ...

This building is truly amazing ( one of the best in the world ) :

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Old January 28th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #2093
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It's tacky. It looks like it rather belongs to Las Vegas than to New York. It's some cheap imitation of Italian Renaissance... actually an awkward mix between Big Ben and St Mark's Campanile in Venice.
I dont think it s a imitation. and i dont think it's a mix between Big Ben and St Mark's Campanile in Venice.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 04:08 PM   #2094
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highly subjective and not valid excuse enough.

any dolt could easily say the same and still sound "smart."
It is not an excuse. I have done nothing to excuse for
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Old January 28th, 2012, 04:17 PM   #2095
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Old January 29th, 2012, 12:26 AM   #2096
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Here's a good selection of those from the relatively recent era, constructed (or under construction), ugly and aesthetically repulsive projects in the world:

Well, there is an almost endless selection; but these are some of the worst offenders.
Indeed, every one of these has something ugly about it. I would give particular mentions to the City Spire (I don't know why, but something about it disturbs me a lot), the one in Kaohsiung (a two-legged monster) and Abby (which looks utterly monstrous in this photo).
Having said that, couldn't you find smaller photos to post for some of them?
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Old January 29th, 2012, 01:09 AM   #2097
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I dont think it s a imitation. and i dont think it's a mix between Big Ben and St Mark's Campanile in Venice.
New York times article from 1907 disagrees with you (they don't consider it to be a bad thing though):
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive...DA415B878CF1D3

I think the design of the building appeared more successful prior to the modernisations done in the '60s.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 01:55 AM   #2098
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The Kaden Building, Louisville KY


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Old January 29th, 2012, 04:47 AM   #2099
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That buiding in Louiseville is very widely known as DAMN UGLY. This FUGLY mess is surely earlier in the thread. I actually think this should be preserved as an example of what NOT to do. I've never seen around it so I wonder how is fits in with it's neighbours?
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It has no neighbours.. Just a tower next to suburbs...
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