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Old May 21st, 2009, 11:19 PM   #801
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now that's an ugly box!! should be among the leaders here!
humm.. I find it so elegant and beautiful!!
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 10:10 PM   #802
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Now that's something:



Łucka City, Warsaw's ugliest skyscraper. 120m, completed 2004.
2004 ? Looks like junk from the sixties.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 10:16 PM   #803
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From Buenos Aires Argentina with Love..

The Ugly leparc puerto madero x3 ..

What is wrong with this? Only reshape the top and you have an elegant building...

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Old May 22nd, 2009, 10:18 PM   #804
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ДАЛБОЁБЫ КОСОРЫЛЫЕ, МУДАЧЬЕ АМЕРИКОСКОЕ .
В ТОПКУ ЧМЫРЯГИ ХУЕБЛЯДСКИЕ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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What is the hack all about?
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 10:30 PM   #805
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This is one oft the nicest modernistic buildings ever built in Brussels. It was a real multifunctional pearl those days.
Of course they didn't renovate it in its original state. They destroyed it to built a higher but boring bank-office....
You mean they demolished it. Destroyed is bringing it down with artillery or bombs delibarately.

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Old May 22nd, 2009, 10:51 PM   #806
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 10:57 PM   #807
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Some pics of lowscrapers in Torremolinos (Spain), a small town (aprox. 60.000 inhabitants) near the city of Malaga.

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I only see sheer beauty in this. Now I know where MVRDV got inspired...
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 11:16 PM   #808
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I liked that too!
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 11:24 PM   #809
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This is a thread for ugly skyscrapers, not about the skyscrapers that you don't like. How there are people that call ugly, buildings like Sears Tower, Spire, Agbar, Swiss Re... Why there are so many crazy people?
damn right! Now back to really ****ed up buildings!
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 02:23 AM   #810
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None of these can compete with Soviet-era highrises.

Vernardsky Prospekt
[IMG]http://i43.************/2hz5lsk.jpg[/IMG]

NII Delta
[IMG]http://i41.************/2mh96b8.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i40.************/260yhsh.jpg[/IMG]

Hydroproject
[IMG]http://i43.************/eg1u95.jpg[/IMG]

Unknown, located in Ekaterinburg
[IMG]http://i42.************/250060z.jpg[/IMG]
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 02:29 AM   #811
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What is wrong with this fella?

What is the hack all about?
It seem like an invasion from upyachka.ru imageboard. Luckily, a small one.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 02:30 AM   #812
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None of these can compete with Soviet-era highrises.

Vernardsky Prospekt
[IMG]http://i43.************/2hz5lsk.jpg[/IMG]

Unknown, located in Ekaterinburg
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These are good buildings.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 02:32 AM   #813
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These are good buildings.
For sure! I agree.
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Yes, not bad, quite interesting, but untidy
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 05:39 PM   #815
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None of these can compete with Soviet-era highrises.

Vernardsky Prospekt
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Soviet doesn't imply it's pure junk...
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 07:27 PM   #816
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Those Soviet monoliths have a very strange, otherworldly appeal, and I'm sure movies and electronic games have played their part. So I kinda like em
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2004 ? Looks like junk from the sixties.
more like early '90
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dancing building in pargue......so ugly
I like this building

A Gehry design I think.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 06:54 AM   #819
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I took a picture of this beauty, last month in Warsaw.




And this is a little oldie in the same city:




And I hate the recladding of this hotel in Warsaw.




But I must admit, I liked the city and most of the skyscrapers a lot!
The Novotel isn't bad.
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Old May 24th, 2009, 08:33 AM   #820
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This is a beautiful masterpiece!
Can someone PLEASE explain to me how this is a masterpiece? As I wrote in another thread, people are probably inclined to praise Gehry simply because he is famous for being a good architect. Whenever I ask an admirer to explain exactly what it is they find so awesome about him I am usually met with a blank stare followed by an equally blank answer, condescending in tone. Something about "curvilinear aesthetics". Uh-huh.
If a lesser known architect had designed the Dancing House people might not be so reluctant to contain they're criticism. One reason for this hesitance is that Gehry devotees have the tendency of accusing critics of just not getting it. Not getting what? THEY NEVER SAY WHAT! They are also likely to cite a persons lack of "proper" education or professional experience as proof that they are not qualified to judge his work. There are other factors to be considered as well. Have a look at this interesting quote I found on another site(The Knickerblogger):

"Contracts with Gehry Partners turn out to have clauses gagging public criticism or complaint, so now critics are wondering whether problems are being covered-up at Bilbao and other famous buildings."

They were alluding to his Stata Centre at M.I.T., which Gehry is being sued for because of leaks, moldy bricks, cracking masonry and bad drains, as well as insufficient design for it's intended purpose. Kind of embarassing, considering all the initial gushing praise heaped upon it. Here is an example by The Boston Globe architecture columnist Robert Campbell:

"The Stata is always going to look unfinished. It also looks as if it's about to collapse. Columns tilt at scary angles. Walls teeter, swerve, and collide in random curves and angles. Materials change wherever you look: brick, mirror-surface steel, brushed aluminum, brightly colored paint, corrugated metal. Everything looks improvised, as if thrown up at the last moment. That's the point. The Stata's appearance is a metaphor for the freedom, daring, and creativity of the research that's supposed to occur inside it."

Huh?! It's supposed to look like it is unsafe to enter? Wouldn't Mr. Campbell's type of praise normally be interpreted as criticism?
A metaphor, huh? Honestly, I get more confused the longer I try to figure this thing out.

Can anyone, with college degree or not, kindly elaborate on just what it is I am not understanding?
Please take me step by step, inch by inch, and explain the appeal.

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