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Old February 13th, 2012, 04:00 AM   #2381
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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, 07:43 AM   #2382
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They are just 2 pieces of grey concrete!!!
Aluminum and steel. There was hardly any concrete in the towers, save for a 4-inch thick lightweight slab that served as the floors.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #2383
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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

That is balls ugly. I don't see the attraction in deconstructivism.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 06:37 PM   #2384
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I'm sorry but I COMPLETELY disagree. Space Needle is extremely stylish and pretty to me.
Ignore Kanto - he is either on drugs or he is an alien robot from planet Romney (where creatures that have no taste and no sense-of-esthetics come from)

So far Kanto has said the following buildings are "ugly"














I'd take any of those above buildings over the buildings that Kanto loves (and therefore by implication regards as non-ugly/beautiful buildings, which are:





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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:08 PM   #2385
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really agree. people likes it just because it was distroyed. let say that it didnt destroyed, i think everybody will hate it.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:48 PM   #2386
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lol um no there pretty damn ugly and they dont work with the skyline and well that buildings pretty ugly to i like skyscrapers liekt he empire state building sears tower wtc/freedom tower Transamerica Pyramid stuff like that anything that twist and turns or stacks up on one anouther is pretty ugly
Ugly buildings aside, I don't think I've ever seen someone massacre the English language as vigorously as this poster does in every post.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:48 PM   #2387
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No, their impact on the skyline and NYC visual identity was exceptional... The buildings were also such icon of their decade.
When you say 1970 in NYC, I think of the WTC towers, Disco era and high crime rate.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #2388
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A really ugly skyscraper in Barcelona (name not known)
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Old February 13th, 2012, 10:04 PM   #2389
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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.

Their simplicity, combined with their monumental size, was what made them so fabulous and iconic.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 10:59 PM   #2390
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Ugly buildings aside, I don't think I've ever seen someone massacre the English language as vigorously as this poster does in every post.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #2391
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I like the cladding of old world trade center but i hate the shape. Too much massiv and boxy.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #2392
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Old February 13th, 2012, 11:43 PM   #2393
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imo the main reason the WTC towers became so iconic was due to their size, most buildings that have held the title of worlds tallest buildings have sacrificed great design as seen in a lot of highrises and skyscrapers for pure height
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Old February 13th, 2012, 11:51 PM   #2394
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But their design is great.
Sometimes, simple is the best.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #2395
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imo the main reason the WTC towers became so iconic was due to their size, most buildings that have held the title of worlds tallest buildings have sacrificed great design as seen in a lot of highrises and skyscrapers for pure height
They weren't pure height buildings, they were also designed to be at least partialy profitable like today's Shanghai Tower. Burj Khalifa and Kingdom Tower are pure height buildings
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Old February 14th, 2012, 04:49 AM   #2396
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They weren't pure height buildings, they were also designed to be at least partialy profitable like today's Shanghai Tower. Burj Khalifa and Kingdom Tower are pure height buildings
Very true. KT and BK sacrificed nearly everything they have for height. Shanghai tower and Shanghai WFC are both good examples of very tall buildings with great design too.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 08:17 AM   #2397
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Old February 14th, 2012, 09:04 AM   #2398
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i dont understand why the first building could exist. its not just a waste but makes the worker difficult to climb up to the office!
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Old February 14th, 2012, 11:49 AM   #2399
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yet it's not ugly or beautifull but very interesting!
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