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Old October 22nd, 2013, 07:19 AM   #4141
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Jardine House in Hong Kong.

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Old October 22nd, 2013, 08:19 AM   #4142
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It's ugly, but I think it would have looked a lot better if the awful roof was removed and the windows were much larger. Otherwise, it has an interesting sci-fi feel.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 09:43 AM   #4143
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I like the fact that the architects dared to do something different.

I don't think it's terrible, but it certainly isn't attractive
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Old October 24th, 2013, 04:50 AM   #4144
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I'd say it's above average for Hong Kong.
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Old October 24th, 2013, 10:17 AM   #4145
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I'd say it's above average for Hong Kong.
Especially for the majority of Hong Kong's high rise buildings from the 1970s
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Old October 24th, 2013, 04:54 PM   #4146
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Jardine house is certainly a "curiosity." However, it really does look sharp and well put together when seen in person. Really a quality skyscraper if I've ever seen one.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 02:08 PM   #4147
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The "Antilia" in Bombay (Mumbai), the most expensive "single-family home" in the world.


http://www.should-know.com/antilia/



http://luxedb.com/fresh-news-on-the-...y-home-119445/

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Old October 25th, 2013, 11:08 PM   #4148
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The "Antilia" in Bombay (Mumbai), the most expensive "single-family home" in the world. http://www.should-know.com/antilia/ http://luxedb.com/fresh-news-on-the-...y-home-119445/
that's one ugly mother****er.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 11:28 PM   #4149
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wtf mumbai !
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Old October 26th, 2013, 01:21 AM   #4150
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Old October 26th, 2013, 02:24 AM   #4151
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I like the Antilia. I wouldn't mind living in it.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 05:54 AM   #4152
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It cost Trump only $847,000,000 to build his beauty in Chicago, yet this guy built this considerable smaller eyesore in Mumbai for $1,000,000,000. Really poor investment.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 01:25 AM   #4153
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Old October 28th, 2013, 01:49 AM   #4154
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The "Antilia" in Bombay (Mumbai), the most expensive "single-family home" in the world.
I saw this building a long time ago, but still can't get over how bad it looks. It's like the architect wanted revenge on the owner and designed the worst thing ever.
It could be a pretty good motivational picture though:
"If anyone ever calls you ugly, just look at this building and remember that someone loves it"
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Old October 28th, 2013, 02:28 AM   #4155
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What about this bad boy?

Brooke House - Basildon Town - Essex - England - UK:

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Super spooky. How do people get into the building? I'm guessing some foyer under the 'bottom' of the building that I can't see.

The brick facade reminds me of a lot of the public housing we have here in Canada, it's not a very good look but at the very least it's better insulated than some of these all-glass condo units they're putting up nowadays.
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Old October 28th, 2013, 04:04 AM   #4156
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TORRE VELASCA, MILAN, ITALY
I'm italian but this building is horrible... Sorry!
You can't say that Velasca Tower is ugly. This is not an architecture created without a reason, like the others we've seen in this thread, but is the result of a study and has a well-defined character. Located near the Cathedral, in the historic center, when it was created (completed in 1958), the intent was to resume Gothic motifs of the religious building and the profile of the Torre del Filarete (Sforza Castle). In fact, for its historical and artistic interest, in 2011 the Superintendence for Cultural Heritage has put it in a cultural list. The era in which it was designed, represent a point of reference for that part of the disciplinary culture that sought the overcoming of rationalism, ferrying that inheritance of the European masters to a new attitude towards the environment and history. In plus Velasca Tower represent the first example of the "Mushroom Skyscraper".

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Super spooky. How do people get into the building? I'm guessing some foyer under the 'bottom' of the building that I can't see.

The brick facade reminds me of a lot of the public housing we have here in Canada, it's not a very good look but at the very least it's better insulated than some of these all-glass condo units they're putting up nowadays.
The lobby is the black structure behind the building, in that photo.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 01:33 AM   #4158
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I love that Cathedral. It has a good chance in the Cathedral Cup in my opinion.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 01:36 AM   #4159
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I love that Cathedral. It has a good chance in the Cathedral Cup in my opinion.
Il duomo truly is beautiful; I've visited it several times and it never fails to impress. Usually has scaffolding covering it up though...
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Old October 29th, 2013, 01:40 AM   #4160
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Same thing happened to me when I tried to visit St. Patrick's in NYC this summer. It was a pile of scaffolding and two conical tips.
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