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Old August 29th, 2008, 04:51 AM   #481
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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)
You're not alone. I don't give a shit if it's an icon, I think it's hideous.

It seems many people have troubles digesting this perspective.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 09:47 AM   #482
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You're not alone. I don't give a shit if it's an icon, I think it's hideous.

It seems many people have troubles digesting this perspective.
its amazing in soooo many ways i mean hey to me its a work of art but to you its shit but w/e i mean i think the sears tower is hideous in many ways but yet there are lots of people who think its amazing
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Old August 29th, 2008, 01:37 PM   #483
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Old August 29th, 2008, 02:25 PM   #484
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the chicago spire is ugly.

nothing more to talk, ugly. 100% ugly.
..And I 100% agree. Especially for Chicago. Ugly.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 02:54 PM   #485
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Hope this monster's won't be build :/

ESB UGLY????????? How the hell can you say something like that?! ESP is one of the best buildings ever build! :P
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Old August 29th, 2008, 04:12 PM   #486
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A Will Alsop design:
OOOOOOOHHH SWEET GOD what is that??

ESB doesnt belong in this thread. It's so old, and so strong, powerful, and proportioned, I mean just imagine the NYC skyline with a Supertall elephant building where the ESB is now
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Old August 29th, 2008, 09:52 PM   #487
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La Courneuve ("The 4000"): less than 10 km from Paris...but at several light-years from Paris



The lasting legacy of Le Corbusier, I see.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 01:30 AM   #488
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If you say that the Empire State Building is ugly, then you suck eggs. I think the ESB should be designed to have a lifespan of 105 years.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 06:06 AM   #489
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If you say that the Empire State Building is ugly, then you suck eggs. I think the ESB should be designed to have a lifespan of 105 years.
The ESB was designed already, you're about 78 years late. I also didn't know that buildings could die.
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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.
Don't get me wrong, I love everything it stands for. I agree completely that it is one of the most important icons of the United States. I do not, however, think it is very nice looking. Although, I have been looking at different pictures of it, and it really depends on the picture. Some pictures make it look nice, others make it look terrible. Even seeing it in person is kind of dull, it doesn't really seem all that tall and mighty like it is said to be.

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Old August 30th, 2008, 07:51 PM   #490
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Latvian Ministry of Agriculture. Soviet heritage...
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Old August 30th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #491
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Nothink special, but definetly NOT UGLY ! !!!
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Whit this they spoiled the whole building !!!



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Are you on drugs? How can you compare that soviet box with sun stone?
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Old August 31st, 2008, 12:50 PM   #493
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It's like 3 buildings crammed together
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Old September 1st, 2008, 01:38 AM   #494
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I love this building. Really one of the nicer skyscrapers of NYC. Otherwise everything else in the Big Apple is blockish and rectangular.

There is one buttugly Bldg in SF but I can't find any pics that'll do it the right injustice. It's the Fox Plaza Apartment Tower. Really hideous for such a beautiful city.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 07:25 AM   #495
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There is also one extremely ugly 28-story residential building in Sao Paulo named the Sao Vito. It may be undergoing a renovation right now.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 05:23 PM   #496
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Reminds me of the swan shopping centre here in brum, thats a terrible building!
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 06:06 PM   #497
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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...)
Maybe it's the fact that I had to live next to the thing for a year and it was the first thing I saw every day when I woke up. Although I agree, especially on Mesogeion there are some really ugly ones.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 10:58 PM   #498
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If you hate the ESB then you must hate a lot of American skyscrapers. Not to mention thousands the buildings it influenced. And shit, it still influences modern designs today all over the world.

So i guess you think all buildings jare ugly
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Old September 5th, 2008, 12:40 AM   #499
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I love this building. Really one of the nicer skyscrapers of NYC. Otherwise everything else in the Big Apple is blockish and rectangular.

There is one buttugly Bldg in SF but I can't find any pics that'll do it the right injustice. It's the Fox Plaza Apartment Tower. Really hideous for such a beautiful city.
i think its maby the name that bugs me more i guess im expcting the building to really look like lipstick
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Old September 5th, 2008, 05:42 AM   #500
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If you hate the ESB then you must hate a lot of American skyscrapers. Not to mention thousands the buildings it influenced. And shit, it still influences modern designs today all over the world.

So i guess you think all buildings jare ugly
I could post all the buildings that I do like and make my post about 4 pages long. It's not that I don't like the design, I just don't like the concrete facade, it looks like a statue not a building.
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