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Old October 29th, 2009, 02:20 AM   #1101
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I think that is an attractive building (same architect as the WTC too!). I also think that much of what was built in the 60s and 70s was horrible. Here's a worse one (this one's in New York)




bleh (and bleh to the buildings around it too!)
heres a better example of good 70's architecture:
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Old October 29th, 2009, 02:42 AM   #1102
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heres a good example of ugly buildings

chicago spire

It looks like a giant ***** :p. But there are far worse buildings.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 03:04 AM   #1103
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It looks like a giant ***** :p. But there are far worse buildings.
no THIS is a *****:
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Old October 29th, 2009, 05:39 AM   #1104
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It looks like a giant ***** :p.
Where can I get this *****?

If dildos looked like that I think I'd have it as a centerpiece on the dinner table
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Old October 29th, 2009, 05:50 AM   #1105
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Don't tell me people really want to live in there?!....
Trellick Tower? It's a cult item and it is considered hip to live there
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Old November 24th, 2009, 08:33 PM   #1106
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I'm sorry ''londoners'' but...this is too much for me...*****...why *****?



So..at least smaller *****...heh..This building is also in London...



FUNNY,I LIKE FUN

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Old November 24th, 2009, 10:41 PM   #1107
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Torre Agbar is much worse:

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Old November 24th, 2009, 11:59 PM   #1108
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Why is tha *****-shaped supertall in London named "Green Bird", anyway?
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Old November 25th, 2009, 01:37 AM   #1109
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haha i like how this evolved into a *****-building thread
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Old November 25th, 2009, 04:21 AM   #1110
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Old November 25th, 2009, 12:18 PM   #1111
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Some people like this thing. I can't imagine why.

The proportions remind me of a fat stumpy ***** too. It would be a rather painful ***** though.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 12:41 PM   #1112
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Co-Op city in the Bronx

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Old November 25th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #1113
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This one shows exactly why it is pure nonsense to look down on countries in the former Eastern Bloc for the way they build their cities in that time. The 'West' is full of exactly the same... As a matter of fact, the ones in the 'East' are much more fun to live in...

As a matter of fact, I happen to like such blocks for some reason. Living there is another thing though...
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Old November 25th, 2009, 03:23 PM   #1114
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of course, les banlieux or the projects are quite the same thing as the plattenbau

both fascinating, in a way ...
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Old November 25th, 2009, 04:18 PM   #1115
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of course, les banlieux or the projects are quite the same thing as the plattenbau

both fascinating, in a way ...
"Banlieue" is the french word for "suburb".
The right french words to mean "project" are "cité" or "grand ensemble".
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Old November 25th, 2009, 07:34 PM   #1116
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There's no where in America that I know of where the majority of the city is comprised of such buildings though.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 08:14 PM   #1117
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burj dubai is bland as all **** and it's a crying shame because it's the tallest building in recorded history. its blandness makes it seem like it isn't even that tall.

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Old November 25th, 2009, 08:17 PM   #1118
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burj dubai is bland as all **** and it's a crying shame because it's the tallest building in recorded history. its blandness makes it seem like it isn't even that tall.

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Old November 26th, 2009, 12:45 AM   #1119
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It just looks like a broken splinter
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Old November 26th, 2009, 03:36 AM   #1120
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"Banlieue" is the french word for "suburb".
The right french words to mean "project" are "cité" or "grand ensemble".
In Dutch, the word Banlieue has become synonym for the (failed) modernist new-towns around Paris (and other French cities), that have similar typology and social issues as for example 'the projects' around Chicago.

Is it in French really a neutral expression that can mean both low-rise suburb and high-rise new-town?


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There's no where in America that I know of where the majority of the city is comprised of such buildings though.
In Europe the difference between East and West really isn't that big. After WW2 both built extensive modernist garden cities around existing cities.

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