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Old March 9th, 2012, 04:20 AM   #2681
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This thread has officially lost all credibility. To call any building designed by Phillip Johnson in his later years "ugly" is a disgrace. When people start calling the Chrysler Building and buildings like the Sony Building ugly, I lose faith in humanity.

The verizon building is ugly, the metlife on bryant park before it was reclad is ugly, this building my friend, is not ugly.
For some of us (me included) is ugly due to its top.

In any case, everybody here speaks according to his personal subjective opinions, not making an objective judgment about the architectural value of each building.
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Old March 10th, 2012, 01:08 PM   #2682
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Now that's something nice to brag about! Sounds like "mine is bigger than yours"

Edit: where did the previous message disappear? The one that said "my building is uglier than yours"?

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Old March 11th, 2012, 10:25 AM   #2683
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Burj Al Arab isn't ugly
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Old March 11th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #2684
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what he said...
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Old March 13th, 2012, 02:41 PM   #2685
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This is marina bay in singapore. I think that im the only one that hate this hudge object.
It look like a hudge 80s building for me and the "ship" on it makes the skyline looks closed and i always feel like drowned when looking at it.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #2686
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tasteless building really. just because concrete allows you to build everything you can think about, it shouldn't be a justification to actually build every strange shape you can imagine...
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Old March 13th, 2012, 05:44 PM   #2687
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I think the pool at the roof has been a really good idea, but shaped as this, it just looks awful.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #2688
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What a hideous roof on that tower!!
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Old March 13th, 2012, 10:50 PM   #2689
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nah, you're not the only one who thinks this is hideous, at all.

The entire surroundings are an architecture freak-show, in fact. Let's build some crazy stuff, jeuj!
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Old March 13th, 2012, 11:08 PM   #2690
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Either you have problems or you just came from another planet
In fact I have to agree with him to some extend. MetLife is nicely decorated and all, but let's be honest, it has a strange proportion and scale-less-ness to it; it's a rather kitchy skyscraper desguised as a poor copy of a venetian church tower.

Woolworth however is great with its absurd pre-1st world war retro-futurism.

And so is the neighbor of MetLife.

Also the plastic-ish sail-ship hotel in Dubai I think is a rather cheap attention seeker. Yes, it is iconic, and hard to miss out there in the sea for everyone to see, but it's hardly great architecture, is it?


But I have the strong impression that Kanto is just trolling around trying to make people define the Mekka building as horrendous with the same arguments that they use to defend the eclectic fake-traditional steel&terracotta New York Skyscrapers of the beginning of the 20th century.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 11:03 AM   #2691
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I'm surprised nobody has put these ones here in this topic, here are two buildings that are ugly IMO:

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Old March 17th, 2012, 11:14 AM   #2692
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I'm surprised nobody has put these ones here in this topic, here are two buildings that are ugly IMO:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3054/2...36815ac4_b.jpg
Prince Hotel. Bangkok.
Half of Bangkok looks like this, so i am not realy surprised no one took out this single building.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #2693
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I'm surprised nobody has put these ones here in this topic, here are two buildings that are ugly IMO:

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wow thats ugly
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Old March 17th, 2012, 12:12 PM   #2694
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Half of Bangkok looks like this, so i am not realy surprised no one took out this single building.
Bangkok has a really good quality skyline, but Prince Hotel, Robot Building, and Elephant Building are really not looking good at all, don't say the whole skyline of Bangkok is ugly
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Old March 17th, 2012, 02:09 PM   #2695
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This is marina bay in singapore. I think that im the only one that hate this hudge object.
It look like a hudge 80s building for me and the "ship" on it makes the skyline looks closed and i always feel like drowned when looking at it.
This building is hideous but that pool and luxury area on top is SO FREAKING AWESOME.

They could have executed their idea with a far better design. Singapore has some fantastic architecture otherwise.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 07:25 PM   #2696
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Bangkok has a really good quality skyline, but Prince Hotel, Robot Building, and Elephant Building are really not looking good at all, don't say the whole skyline of Bangkok is ugly
I didn't say the whole skyline looks ugly, but only half of it. Don't get me wrong. I love the atmosphere in Bangkok, it is a very vital city, but judging by its looks most of it is very tacky and ugly. Bangkok never left the 80s.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 01:48 AM   #2697
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This building is hideous but that pool and luxury area on top is SO FREAKING AWESOME.

They could have executed their idea with a far better design. Singapore has some fantastic architecture otherwise.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 10:12 AM   #2698
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I would also agree with a bit that the top looks awesome

The shape of the building isn't beautiful, nor ugly to me
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Old March 19th, 2012, 10:25 AM   #2699
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Sathorn Unique is so ugly... one of the worst abandoned buildings ever. Can't believe nobody mentioned this building, so I did

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Old March 19th, 2012, 05:44 PM   #2700
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JUST !!!!

WTF!?

Where's the cladding.... It looks like a shell
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