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Old May 25th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #2861
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I photographed the NY Times Tower extensively here on Skyscraper City and provided weekly updates.

I normally don't give opinions, just facts, but in this thread, it is appropriate to say that the NY Times Tower is not as pretty as some others.

Those horizontal steel rods don't add much to the building, other than a falling hazard if they rust off and fall.

In contrast, 432 Park Avenue has a very attractive design. No spire. Just a basic design that works.
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Old May 28th, 2012, 04:07 PM   #2862
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Beijing was "Learning from Las Vegas"(A classic post-modern architecture theory book written by American Architect Robert Venturi)?


The Emperor Hotel/ 天子酒店 in Beijing's outer suburb.
The three deities depicted in the building are 福禄寿 (F L Shu) or Good Fortune (Fu), Prosperity (Lu), and Longevity (Shou).


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The Emperor Hotel by yeldahtron, on Flickr

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Old May 28th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #2863
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Old May 28th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #2864
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Trump Tower looks better than that !!

I hope they NEVER build anything like that in NYC.

Never apologize for sharing an opinion about an ugly building!
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Old May 29th, 2012, 03:53 AM   #2865
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I think its for people that embrace Chinese culture. Yes, we will think its hideous, but they are really important to the chinese culture. For us, they may seem like some cheesy cartoon shaped towers.

And NO, NYC won't build that since they don't embrace Chinese culture that strongly, so you should be fine
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Old May 29th, 2012, 04:19 AM   #2866
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If Donald Trump were to decorate any of his towers with his face sculptured like that, it would lose value immediately!
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Old May 29th, 2012, 06:04 AM   #2867
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Trump isn't a cultural figure, unlike these guys. I don't think you see the difference between culture and nationalism?

Its better than having a Mao tower.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 07:03 AM   #2868
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Old May 29th, 2012, 07:08 AM   #2869
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May I ask how tall that building is?
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Old May 29th, 2012, 07:51 AM   #2870
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Beijing was "Learning from Las Vegas"(A classic post-modern architecture theory book written by American Architect Robert Venturi)?


The Emperor Hotel/ 天子酒店 in Beijing's outer suburb.
The three deities depicted in the building are 福禄寿 (F L Shu) or Good Fortune (Fu), Prosperity (Lu), and Longevity (Shou).


image hosted on flickr

The Emperor Hotel by yeldahtron, on Flickr

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The Emperor Hotel by yeldahtron, on Flickr

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The Emperor Hotel by yeldahtron, on Flickr

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I like it
this must be the ugliest building i have ever seen
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Old May 29th, 2012, 08:04 AM   #2871
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Love that building, I lived in Beijing and I never saw it.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 08:05 AM   #2872
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Old May 29th, 2012, 08:20 AM   #2873
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Old May 30th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #2874
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It's not only ugly, it's just too unusual for me...

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Old May 30th, 2012, 11:14 PM   #2875
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You know, that's not a horrible building... It sure dominates its surroundings and the skyline, but there's just something about it that I like. Maybe the photos make it look better than it really is, but it looks like something that would belong in Miami.

5 worst buildings in the world in order (in my opinion)
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Old May 31st, 2012, 01:01 PM   #2876
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charmedone nice picture thread.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 03:32 PM   #2877
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Beijing was "Learning from Las Vegas"(A classic post-modern architecture theory book written by American Architect Robert Venturi)?


The Emperor Hotel/ 天子酒店 in Beijing's outer suburb.
The three deities depicted in the building are 福禄寿 (F L Shu) or Good Fortune (Fu), Prosperity (Lu), and Longevity (Shou).


image hosted on flickr

The Emperor Hotel by yeldahtron, on Flickr

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The Emperor Hotel by yeldahtron, on Flickr

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The Emperor Hotel by yeldahtron, on Flickr

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I wouldn't call it ugly, hilarious seems to be a better word to describe it
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Old May 31st, 2012, 09:21 PM   #2878
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It's magnificent, geil beyond any words. I'm amazed by this undescribable timeless beauty.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 10:31 PM   #2879
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Is the left one supposed to be an alien? His skull is weird

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Man, that building looks VERY Chinese, for some reason.
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