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Old July 23rd, 2012, 12:22 AM   #3061
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Wow, i never imagined you guys were able to find a building in my town. So i guess you surely won't be surprised it is one of my favorites. It is a very impressive and expensive building, especially the interior. Besides the windows, there are almost no 90 degrees angles in this building. Due to its organic shape its nickname is Apenrots, which means 'monkey's rock'.

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Old July 23rd, 2012, 12:29 AM   #3062
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It's hideous
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 11:13 PM   #3063
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look at this beautiful girl

in qingdao
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another beautiful girl
in wuhan

http://www.whereisitlocated.net/wher...plaza-located/
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 11:21 PM   #3064
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Disgusting.
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 11:37 PM   #3065
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LOVE Ponte City
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 11:40 PM   #3066
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ponte city is the champion
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 11:51 PM   #3067
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Creepy, but cool. Still would not want to live there..!

By the way, Ponte City is literally crumbling. Not sure if they've refurbished it, but large chunks fall off the building occasionally.


And it WAS considered for conversion to a highrise prison!

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Old July 24th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #3068
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wwoooowww....looks like science fiction...
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Old July 24th, 2012, 10:47 AM   #3069
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wwoooowww....looks like science fiction...
agree, looks like a prison you would see in sci-fi movies
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Old July 24th, 2012, 06:30 PM   #3070
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Creepy, but cool. Still would not want to live there..!

By the way, Ponte City is literally crumbling. Not sure if they've refurbished it, but large chunks fall off the building occasionally.


And it WAS considered for conversion to a highrise prison!
I'm learning html and php so that I can code an online STALKER strategy game set in the Chernobyl Zone of Alienation. This building will definitely appear in that game. It looks as if it would be right out of Prypiat
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Old July 24th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #3071
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http://nicolecostello.blogspot.com/2...onte-city.html

Cool info about the world's tallest ghetto, Ponte City
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Old July 25th, 2012, 02:33 AM   #3072
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a beautiful girl in são paulo
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Instituto do Cancer de São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil


HEIGHT: 125m/541feet
FLOORS: 25 floors
COMPLETION: 2007
ARCHITECT: ?
use:hospital


http://maisindaia.com.br/site/?p=19316


http://www.construbase.com.br/areas-...-do-cancer.php


http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/SaoPaul...UMO+EM+SP.html
a beautiful girl in shanghai....
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King Tower
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HEIGHT: 212m/696 feet
FLOORS: 38 floors
COMPLETION: 1996
ARCHITECT: TaoHo Design Architects



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Old July 25th, 2012, 06:04 AM   #3073
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The first one would look okay without the round windows, but the second one is just plain awful.
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Old July 25th, 2012, 06:19 AM   #3074
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Terrible. Central Hotel, Shanghai

The worst of the worst buildings are the cheap postmodernist monstrosities common in many Asian cities.
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Old July 25th, 2012, 08:03 AM   #3075
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Creepy, but cool. Still would not want to live there..!

By the way, Ponte City is literally crumbling. Not sure if they've refurbished it, but large chunks fall off the building occasionally.


And it WAS considered for conversion to a highrise prison!
dude need to get your facts straight.

Ponte was the tallest residential building in the Southern Hemisphere when built and is Johannesburg and in fact was the tallest residential building outside of the US for quite a few years
Its the tallest open atrium building in the world
Its not a slum and look at the recently refurbished pics in the South African thread, including all services replaced, facade resealed
It has never crumbled as you say and pieces fallen off

the prison concept was a radical idea (like floating prisons in the UK and US) that was never really taken seriously by people but it stuck as a urban myth

Ive been in the building recently and at 54 floors
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Old July 25th, 2012, 09:09 AM   #3076
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look inside this church
I think it's not so ugly...
how about?

http://riodejaneiroviajes.com/catedr...e-janeiro/130/
This is the Cathedral in Rio De Janeiro (I just got back from there)- and it is the ugliest exterior and interior I have ever seen.
The stained glass might look nice, but the dirty concrete 'pigeon boxes' that go up to the roof are disgusting. It looks like a disused North Korean power plant. To make it worse the little altar is cheap a tacky....just horrible!
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Old July 25th, 2012, 12:18 PM   #3077
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dude need to get your facts straight.

Ponte was the tallest residential building in the Southern Hemisphere when built and is Johannesburg and in fact was the tallest residential building outside of the US for quite a few years
Its the tallest open atrium building in the world
Its not a slum and look at the recently refurbished pics in the South African thread, including all services replaced, facade resealed
It has never crumbled as you say and pieces fallen off

the prison concept was a radical idea (like floating prisons in the UK and US) that was never really taken seriously by people but it stuck as a urban myth

Ive been in the building recently and at 54 floors
dammn, ponte city just fascinates me! would definitly be the perfect surrounding for a horror movie or game like half life..

i think it has some kind of 'ugly' beauty
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Old July 25th, 2012, 04:09 PM   #3078
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dude need to get your facts straight.
Its not a slum and look at the recently refurbished pics in the South African thread, including all services replaced, facade resealed
Could you post a link to the thread?
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Old July 25th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #3079
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hi, thatoneguy
don't you like round windows?
what do you think this:
unique hotel in são paulo...

http://www.arcoweb.com.br/arquitetur...4-10-2002.html
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Old July 25th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #3080
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Nope, sorry.

But I've seen one or two nice buildings with round windows. I don't think a building should have wacky windows if the structure itself is wacky as well. A conservative design is needed to balance out the unique decorations, i.e. a plain box with round windows would look fine.

The windows I hate the most are rounded squares.

This building, Prentice Hospital in Chicago, completely struck me when I found out it was in USA. It's so horrible. I thought it was in Ukraine or China at first, but...wow.




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