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Old November 26th, 2009, 04:50 AM   #1121
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This thread begs the question "are didlos ugly?"

Surely a 400m ***** is more attractive than 400m of concrete box?
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Old November 26th, 2009, 07:35 AM   #1122
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It depends on the box. I think a clean simple box is better than a *****. Skyscrapers are phallic enough by default. Thank goodness that "Green Bird" didn't get built in London. Was that a joke? I mean, it even has a freaking curve and flares out on the bottom. They should have just put some balls on there while they were at it.
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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.
I've always kind of felt that way about this too. Tall, but ugly. I think the Burj is nicer looking.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 01:29 PM   #1123
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I am sorry my web connection is sooo slow at the moment I cannot upload Pictures but please feast your eyes on the Eagle Tower, Cheltenham, UK.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brighton/2520140083/

It is built right in the middle of one of the finest architectural towns in the UK full of regency and Georgian architecture.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 03:50 PM   #1124
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I agree. It's not thàt ugly, but ugly on thàt place.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 05:27 PM   #1125
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Here is where I used to live in Calgary, CAN at the 26th floor... the views are awesome, but I think the design is preposterous!,and common is dark green!!

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Old November 26th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #1126
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Not a skyscraper, but baltimore was recently awarded worlds ugliest building


http://archrecord.construction.com/n...10mechanic.asp

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Old November 26th, 2009, 07:06 PM   #1127
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This is the ugliest corner of London, worse than Trellick tower in my opinion

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Old November 26th, 2009, 10:13 PM   #1128
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Oh hell no. Anyone who posts BD or Sears in this thread should be banned.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 11:03 PM   #1129
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Not a skyscraper, but baltimore was recently awarded worlds ugliest building


http://archrecord.construction.com/n...10mechanic.asp

http://members.virtualtourist.com/vt/t/354
I don't think this would be too bad if it's cleaned up a bit
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Old November 27th, 2009, 07:13 AM   #1130
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Freedom Tower is ugly as all ****, looks like a narwhal.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 07:29 AM   #1131
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The other WTCs (not the old ones, I mean the new ones - WTC2,3,4 whatever) look great, and the Freedom Tower is possibly the ugliest of the bunch, but it's a good looking tower!
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Old November 27th, 2009, 11:07 AM   #1132
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I think we should wait and see on the whole development but I can see how you could look at the new tower in isolation and say they missed a trick to build a truly iconic building.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 07:57 PM   #1133
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Possibly, but as far as I'm concerned, at least it's an improvement on the original WTCs.

I think as a whole, the whole new-proposed WTC complex is superb. At least, from what can be seen from the renders.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 05:34 PM   #1134
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Here one from Amsterdam

The building on the right

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the white building with slices in it is not exactly attractive either
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Old November 28th, 2009, 05:44 PM   #1135
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the sliced one is by Rafael Viñoly and looks rather well when passing by
[img]http://*************************/holland/jpgs/mahler4_tower_vinoly_raoulsuermondt.jpg[/img]

The other complex is of Erick van Egeraat - and is absolutely massive and monsterous ... It's quite recently finished. Luckily the top is high enough to go unnoticed from the train (never noticed it anyway), but wow

... this was the rendering

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Old November 28th, 2009, 08:55 PM   #1136
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Windsor House, Belfast (Ireland's second tallest, 80m)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_House

Tallest from completion in early 60's until 2009. In such a historic attractive part of the city as well. Ruins the area.

[IMG]http://i46.************/2bv3mq.jpg[/IMG]


City hospital tower, Belfast (75m)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belfast_City_Hospital

Recently voted one of Northern Ireland's worst Eyesores in a local TV show.

[IMG]http://i48.************/5l87i9.jpg[/IMG]


Divis House, Belfast (65m)

This was Ireland's tallest residential block, until the topping out of another Belfast highrise this year. (Obel)

[IMG]http://i49.************/2vwsbr6.jpg[/IMG]
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Old December 1st, 2009, 01:31 AM   #1137
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Here one from Amsterdam

The building on the right

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the white building with slices in it is not exactly attractive either
For me they both look stunning It is amazing how people have different perspectives
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Old December 1st, 2009, 09:43 AM   #1138
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Burj uses the same concept with modern material. It is of course better looking than Willis tower. Willis tower is significant in super tall history but is not aesthetically pleasing at all. Its only acceptable angle is from the side, where the two tallest antennas overlap with each other and it seems to be a small thin box on top of a big thin box. From that angle, it looks tall and sleek. Otherwise it is pure ugly.

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It depends on the box. I think a clean simple box is better than a *****. Skyscrapers are phallic enough by default. Thank goodness that "Green Bird" didn't get built in London. Was that a joke? I mean, it even has a freaking curve and flares out on the bottom. They should have just put some balls on there while they were at it.

I've always kind of felt that way about this too. Tall, but ugly. I think the Burj is nicer looking.
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Old December 1st, 2009, 09:49 AM   #1139
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The taller building next to it is much uglier.

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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 December 1st, 2009, 09:51 AM   #1140
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These look modern but their idea is quite simple. To create an illusion that they are broken and rundown. Generally I don't like this concept.

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For me they both look stunning It is amazing how people have different perspectives
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