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Old August 27th, 2008, 11:28 PM   #461
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In my opinion:

Freedom Tower

Bank of China (looks like an enormous greenhouse)

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Old August 27th, 2008, 11:31 PM   #462
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are you dumb? Freedom Tower is awesome! A-W-E-S-O-M-E
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Old August 27th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #463
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For me it's not :P
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Old August 28th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #464
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We can't really judge what a building will really look like in a rendering, so I'm still remaining optimistic with the Freedom Tower. The building certainly looks very awkward(looks too computerized) in the renderings and I hope it will be more appealing in the final product, which I think it will. I love the Bank of China and Tour Generali by the way..oh well we just have different tastes.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 04:47 AM   #465
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In my opinion:

Freedom Tower

Bank of China (looks like an enormous greenhouse)

Tour Generali
i love the freedom tower from its base alll the way to its spire i also like how it cheeats in hight too but it would be nice if new york cut down on useing spires the last one is also not so bad i dont really like the top but it really looks like it belongs in paris
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Old August 28th, 2008, 05:46 AM   #466
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it would be nice if new york cut down on useing spires
The many spires on NYC's buildings differetiate it from all the other cities. Most buildings in NYC have spires; and many other cities do not. With the tallest building in the USA being built in Chicago, the tallest in the world in Dubai, New York City needs something to flaunt and that is its many spires.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 06:40 AM   #467
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I'm not sure if it's been posted yet, but the designers of this building in Rotterdam clearly had this thread in mind. It's hardcore ugly; not just bland, dirty, or old like most of the buildings here:


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Old August 28th, 2008, 06:53 AM   #468
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A Will Alsop design:

this one looks a pile of trash made into a skyscraper
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Old August 28th, 2008, 07:37 AM   #469
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The many spires on NYC's buildings differetiate it from all the other cities. Most buildings in NYC have spires; and many other cities do not. With the tallest building in the USA being built in Chicago, the tallest in the world in Dubai, New York City needs something to flaunt and that is its many spires.
yes but it would be nice to see a 2000footer in new york then add on like a 300 foot spire on top of that thats what they need i hate seeing a buildings that are like 700 800 feet with like 300 foot spires on them to me spires should only be for like really tall buildings like over 1000 feet
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Old August 28th, 2008, 07:44 AM   #470
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yes but it would be nice to see a 2000footer in new york then add on like a 300 foot spire on top of that thats what they need i hate seeing a buildings that are like 700 800 feet with like 300 foot spires on them to me spires should only be for like really tall buildings like over 1000 feet
There is a difference between spire and antenna. Most buildings in NYC have antennas not spires.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 12:39 PM   #471
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Shanghai oh Shanghai

This is King Tower


and dunno what these two things are...
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Old August 28th, 2008, 07:03 PM   #472
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the one in the back is something out of this world...literally!
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Old August 29th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #473
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NOBODY CAN BEAT MOSCOW IN THIS TRED ! DONT EVEN TRY !

from Moscow .

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Ugliest sh*t ever !





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Old August 29th, 2008, 12:41 AM   #474
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they're not THAT ugly, i mean..they're not beautiful but ive seen worst! try again xD
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Old August 29th, 2008, 12:47 AM   #475
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Athens, Greece is basically that has no skyscrapers, but the one we do have is ugly enough to make people never want to try building another one again......

The Athens Tower (the tallest building in Athens), enjoy the 70's architectural mess......



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Old August 29th, 2008, 12:52 AM   #476
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Kaden Tower, Louisville:

This building rules. Especially stuck out there along I-64 (?) - really took me by surprise when driving past.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #477
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they're not THAT ugly, i mean..they're not beautiful but ive seen worst! try again xD
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OMG ! what an ugly white building

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Old August 29th, 2008, 01:20 AM   #478
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i think it's worst
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Old August 29th, 2008, 02:05 AM   #479
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I cannot believe it Zorbas, from all the crap that was built in Greece the 60's and 70's, THIS is the building you chose to display? This was built by the eminent architect Ioannis Vikelas and, to my view, it's a very elegant highrise of its era (1971). We do have other REALLY ugly highrises, like some residential towers in northwest Athens...Of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but seriously man, this is the best highrise in Athens by far...

(For the non Greek readers: no highrises have been built after 1980, due to a silly law that enforced low heights in ALL the country - a world first! This was supposed to be for "environments" reasons - and of course the results were the opposite: short and fat buildings occupy space that could be free and green if tall and thin buildings were built in their place...Hopefully this law will be abolished in the near future...)
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Old August 29th, 2008, 02:08 AM   #480
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I am going to take so much crap from this but here goes, I'm ready...


Sorry guys, it just doesn't do it for me. It's nearly 80 years old and it's still the tallest building in the most powerful city in the most powerful country in the world. The ESB is just so bland and depressing and to tell you the truth, nothing really stands out to me, it just looks like a big boring gray statue. It most definitely isn't the ugliest building, but it's certainly ugly(in my eyes)
I cannot believe you are saying that; it is an emblem of New York, the Unites States and 20th century architecture in general. One of the most emblematic and, if you ask me, one of the most beautiful buildings of the 20th century.
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