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Old February 5th, 2012, 01:06 AM   #2161
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For once I agree with you.. I'm not a fan of it either..
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Old February 5th, 2012, 01:15 AM   #2162
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Yeah Kingdom Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is a wonderful 3 blades razor, but an awful building
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Old February 5th, 2012, 03:03 AM   #2163
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Old February 5th, 2012, 06:53 AM   #2164
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I love most part of builduigs showed ...

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

Hope you are kidding;

This might have been OK for a project for some architecture undergrad in the postmodern ethos, it should never have been built in its current form. Its presence alone turns Houston skyline from the monolithic/monotonous but dignified to some semblance of a freak show; especially when up close, the zillion little spires are just about the most most awkward and disconcerting feature of any building that I have seen.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 06:55 AM   #2165
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I love the tacky temple building in Shanghai (picture 2), thanks for sharing Almost every style is presented in this list. So what do you like?
Not so much that I don't like the style or underlying design philosophy, but the execution of the designs themselves are the issue. I can probably find buildings of each of these general forms that I like and are well designed.

The tacky building you referred is Ping'an, and is one of the most hated designs in East Asia.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 06:59 AM   #2166
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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?
Exactly, especially true about cityspire. That building just makes me my skin crawl after staring at it intensely for a while. It's just generally a grotesque design that reminds one of a led zeppelin album played backwards at 0.5x speed.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 07:00 AM   #2167
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this is what happens when godzilla wears tuxedo.
Good one, very apt analogy
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Old February 5th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #2168
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Hope you are kidding;

This might have been OK for a project for some architecture undergrad in the postmodern ethos, it should never have been built in its current form. Its presence alone turns Houston skyline from the monolithic/monotonous but dignified to some semblance of a freak show; especially when up close, the zillion little spires are just about the most most awkward and disconcerting feature of any building that I have seen.
You Sir, are the one that has to be kidding. It's the only eyecatcher of Houston's skyline in a positive sense, a gem of its era. It's a remarkable resemblance of America's early skyscrapers and it's loved for a reason.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #2169
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Hope you are kidding;
No, i think it s an amazing building. Spectacular and very classic at the same time. Proportions and the cladding are great and spires are the little detail wich make this building truly unique. It s a great add to houston's skyline.




Architects are Philip Johnson and John Burgee. Two master who have designed the most beautifull towers in the world !








Amazing cladding :

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Completely agree here. It also completely avoids tackiness all over its appearance, as opposed to many other towers that try to look classical. It's a marvel of its time.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 02:33 PM   #2171
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Most skyscrapers are pretty ugly.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 02:39 PM   #2172
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ugly like this ?



or like this ( the biggest shit i have never seen ) ?

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Old February 5th, 2012, 02:49 PM   #2173
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I quite like the Orbit, but yes Fenchurch is ugly. However Im not sure why you focused on London - skyscrapers all around the World are, for the most part, ugly.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 03:00 PM   #2174
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Which buildings do you like ?
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Old February 5th, 2012, 03:05 PM   #2175
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Good ones. For me its all about design and aesthetics, I dont care about height.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 04:28 PM   #2176
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I think all is beautiful and unique building and structure!!
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Old February 5th, 2012, 05:11 PM   #2177
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Good ones. For me its all about design and aesthetics, I dont care about height.
Ok, but have you got exemples ?

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Old February 6th, 2012, 01:48 AM   #2178
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Al Hamara Tower in Kuwait

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I like that one!

here are sone ugly ones..





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Old February 6th, 2012, 07:39 AM   #2180
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New York Times Building

Sorry but the Burj Khalifa

Almost every other building in Dubai as well
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