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Old February 12th, 2012, 05:58 AM   #2361
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It was indeed inspired by a robot toy that the designer's son was playing with, and after many debunked design proposals it was finally approved

the story behind the robot building was actually fascinating. Not surprisingly many children liked it too
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Old February 12th, 2012, 08:59 AM   #2362
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Robot Building in Bangkok.



I hope we don't have them already.
UGLY!!!!
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Old February 12th, 2012, 12:24 PM   #2363
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I hate round shapes. In some buildings like the Trump Chicago Tower or the Houston Wells Fargo Plaza they are kinda bearable but in most cases, like the vast majority of broadcast towers they are hideous. I can't name them all in 1 post cause there are so many of them so I'm gonna continuously name them 1 by 1 in this thread.

The Europa Turm in Frankfurt is the second ugliest observation/broadcast tower, second only to the Space Needle. It is a hideous building

So how to construct tv tower without rounded shape? Talking about view deck.

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Old February 12th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #2364
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How to construct them without a round shape? This is how:



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Old February 12th, 2012, 01:27 PM   #2365
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Old February 12th, 2012, 02:44 PM   #2366
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That looks really good for a broadcast tower
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:01 PM   #2367
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Verbena Heights in Hong Kong:
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #2368
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #2369
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It looks quite decent actually. Where's that?

But the Space Needle is a masterpiece, beautiful in proportions and details.
Calling it ugly seems quite ridiculous to say the least, but so far Kanto has proven to have the strangest of all tastes anyway.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #2370
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Well for me the Space Needle is the second ugliest building in the world. Only the Slaughterhotel is uglier

Btw, I have found another hideous building, It's the Federation Square in Melbourne

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Old February 12th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #2371
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It's so ugly!!!!!!!
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Old February 12th, 2012, 05:08 PM   #2372
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Torres de Colon!




It's no skyscraper, but
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Old February 12th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #2373
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It looks quite decent actually. Where's that?

But the Space Needle is a masterpiece, beautiful in proportions and details.
Calling it ugly seems quite ridiculous to say the least, but so far Kanto has proven to have the strangest of all tastes anyway.
Hmm...

That's the Avala TV tower near Belgrade..

Built from 1961 to 1965




Destroyed by NATO in 1999




rebuilt following the same plans from 2006 to 2009





It's famous for some unique features..

A equilateral triangle as its cross section, a tripod concrete base with a floating entrance...

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If only the Twin Towers in NYC were rebuilt like this tower was. How sad that they let such iconic skyscrapers to simply vanish
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Old February 12th, 2012, 08:26 PM   #2375
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This is just one example of millions of ugly buildings that exist throughout Argentina.
What a piece of shit these buildings are. It's like a giant squatted over Argentina and made a mess but didn't have the decency to clean up after himself. What did these buildings look like when new? How old are they?



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Old February 12th, 2012, 10:44 PM   #2376
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If only the Twin Towers in NYC were rebuilt like this tower was. How sad that they let such iconic skyscrapers to simply vanish
Keep in mind how much harder it would have been to rebuild the twin towers than to rebuild a simple little broadcast tower.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 10:53 PM   #2377
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That's true but it would be less difficult than building the new WTC complex yet it is being built as we chat
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Old February 12th, 2012, 11:54 PM   #2378
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The Twin Towers are 2 iconic skyscrapers that sadly were destroyed and forever to be remembered in memories.....but they are 2 ugly tall boxes.


I mean, look at them. They are just 2 pieces of grey concrete!!! , though a cristal cladding would have freshen them, but still they would be 2 giant crystal boxes.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 12:08 AM   #2379
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The new tower on the WTC site is more than a fitting building to be built on the site, if the WTC was built to the same designs now it would look dated and badly out of place
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It was indeed inspired by a robot toy that the designer's son was playing with, and after many debunked design proposals it was finally approved

the story behind the robot building was actually fascinating. Not surprisingly many children liked it too
Interesting the history of the building xD
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