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Old June 25th, 2009, 02:43 PM   #881
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Too ugly to be true !

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Hmm, the Novotel in Rotterdam is pretty nice actually. It is white like this one but has a better facade and cladding. I think the aspect that makes the Warszaw one so ugly is the size and arrangement of the windows.
The Rotterdam Novotel is very nice indeed (has to be in the capital of modern architecture ) But I have the impression that the renovation of the Warszaw Novotel was done with a cheap recladding. And the windows are too small, yes.

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What's up with that Hama one? Is it still under construction or did they just run out of money halfway through the project?


This Hama building? I don't know, but they don't really care about architecture and urbanisation over there. It looks pretty old to me. I think you can just hire or buy some office space in the building and finish it yourself.


This concrete beauty in Damascus is empty for years now. It's part of the Bank of Syria or so, but they never finished it because they run out of money.


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Old June 25th, 2009, 04:41 PM   #882
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The Ryugyong in North Korea.
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Old June 26th, 2009, 01:58 AM   #883
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For example, Taipei 101. You look at an image of it on the internet, be amazed by image, and that's the all there is to the building. A building can not be evaluated by the image alone.

There is no social need for a building of such a height in Taipei, and it dwarfs the surrounding buildings. It represents materialism and consumerism, and does not seem to express the architect's emotions, therefore feeling souless.

The obsession with vertical buildings that rises taller and taller is not what architecture is about. Neither is the obsession with having every skyscraper to have a certain proportion and look appealing to the eye on the outside. This school of thought restricts creativity.
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Old June 26th, 2009, 04:39 AM   #884
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For example, Taipei 101. You look at an image of it on the internet, be amazed by image, and that's the all there is to the building. A building can not be evaluated by the image alone.

There is no social need for a building of such a height in Taipei, and it dwarfs the surrounding buildings. It represents materialism and consumerism, and does not seem to express the architect's emotions, therefore feeling souless.

The obsession with vertical buildings that rises taller and taller is not what architecture is about. Neither is the obsession with having every skyscraper to have a certain proportion and look appealing to the eye on the outside. This school of thought restricts creativity.
dude. why are you a member of SKYSCRAPERCITY.com? and besides, haven't you ever heard of urban sprawl and the damages it can cause. the future is up!
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Old June 26th, 2009, 07:13 AM   #885
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This one in my opinion is absolutely one the ugliest skyscrapers built in the last years....
hotel Grand Lisboa in Macau.

FIRST PLACE!! LOL what is THAT!!?? .. hahahaa
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Old June 26th, 2009, 07:51 AM   #886
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It looks like a frozen nuclear blast rather than anything else it's intended to be
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Old June 26th, 2009, 09:39 AM   #887
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what the architect was thinking. OMG definitely THE most terrible design that I’ve seen in a long time. the worst part is that u r unable to refurbish it due to its shape. I feel sorry for Macau indeed
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Old June 26th, 2009, 07:36 PM   #888
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That is Grand Lisboa in Macau by Casino Giant Stanley Ho
It is very nice at night. Think about the effort and difficulty building this. It is not easy but of course easy for you to say UGLY. You guys are the ugly ones..

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Old June 26th, 2009, 10:01 PM   #889
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Thanks for the information... still I find it ugly. Sorry.
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Old June 27th, 2009, 11:15 PM   #890
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You guys are the ugly ones..
what? are you the architect or something?
of course it looks better at night!!
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Old June 28th, 2009, 04:38 AM   #891
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Bankwest Tower

It looks even uglier from behind... iehh
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Old June 28th, 2009, 04:47 AM   #892
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It's not that bad. No trying to be offensive here, but it looks like a typical Southeast Asian tall building.
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Old June 28th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #893
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That is Grand Lisboa in Macau by Casino Giant Stanley Ho
It is very nice at night. Think about the effort and difficulty building this. It is not easy but of course easy for you to say UGLY. You guys are the ugly ones..

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Old June 28th, 2009, 07:48 PM   #894
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what? are you the architect or something?
of course it looks better at night!!
...because it's less visible
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Old June 28th, 2009, 07:51 PM   #895
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The building is supposed to have a casino/fun theme to it, hence the design i think. Quite iconic and interesting. I won't think that macau would want to build some elegant and slender office towers like the ones in Shanghai to house casinos.
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Old June 28th, 2009, 09:55 PM   #896
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Wanna see more horrendous buildings? Come here to Abu Dhabi most of the buildings are like made on the same mold with irrelevant details. Poorly scaled and no ample parking space for its tenants.
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Old July 1st, 2009, 04:11 AM   #897
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That is Grand Lisboa in Macau by Casino Giant Stanley Ho
It is very nice at night. Think about the effort and difficulty building this. It is not easy but of course easy for you to say UGLY. You guys are the ugly ones..

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Old July 1st, 2009, 04:41 AM   #898
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this isnt a skyscraper, but its the ugliest thing in LA!
Oh, I disagree with you.

You might not be old enough, but this is one of the most iconic buildings of it's time. (1960's)
If it was in Downtown L.A. then yes, I would agree with you. But it's at LAX, completely different setting, meaning.

Just like the TWA Terminal at JFK.
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Old July 1st, 2009, 10:14 AM   #899
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I agree totally iconic, I went to the airport just to see it.
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 03:08 AM   #900
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some jewels from Astana, Kazakhstan.


astana tower


one of the 2 golden towers


a pagoda-scraper


a kind of contemporary stalinian building


and finally the pyramid......architect NORMAN FOSTER!! Yes, really him.
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