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Old January 10th, 2010, 06:42 PM   #1181
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Fortunately a certain company did something quite nice to the building.




And about Burj Dubai...it's not UGLY, but it isn't very good looking either. It's just really really imposing because of it's height. But it does not deserve it's place in this thread IMO.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #1182
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On school I saw a video about that commercial, the making off. Really nice how did that.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 07:40 PM   #1183
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Is this in Vienna? Cause it looks very familiar to me.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 06:13 PM   #1184
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And about Burj Dubai...it's not UGLY, but it isn't very good looking either. It's just really really imposing because of it's height. But it does not deserve it's place in this thread IMO.
I agree. Burj Khalifa and Willis Tower (I hate these new names of theirs) are magnificent buildings, but most of their appeal comes from their height. Otherwise they are quite plain. As opposed to the Chrysler Building, Shanghai World Financial Centre, Empire State Building and Burj al Arab, imo the four most beautiful supertalls.

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Old January 11th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #1185
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Is this in Vienna? Cause it looks very familiar to me.
No, itīs in Darmstadt, in the metropolitan area of Frankfurt. Itīs called "waldspirale". It is a residental building with restaurant and a bar. From the Bar you have nice view over the Skyline.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 06:43 PM   #1186
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It isn't a skyscraper, though... and this thread is about skyscrapers!
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Old January 11th, 2010, 08:14 PM   #1187
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This building in Boston is ugly
looks like bulgarian foreign ministry
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Old January 11th, 2010, 08:20 PM   #1188
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University of Technology, Sydney Building (UTS)

looks like this office building in Sofia
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Old January 12th, 2010, 01:58 AM   #1189
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That one looks nice to me. Nothing special, but not vomit-inducing.
i agree, there are too many buildings that are far worse.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 02:25 PM   #1190
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Are you blind? This is one of the most beautiful buildings to ever be built. your crazy man, crazy.
I agree with you Dallas. Rightly or wrongly this thread might lead one to believe that there are a lot of lunatics on skyscrapercity.com. Some of you folks need to explain whether your definition of a beautiful building is nothing more than just a "dime in a dozen" uniform blue-window copycat/ripoff building or a tacky suburban shopping mall.

Anyone who thinks that the elegantly suspended Los Angeles airport entrance "theme building" is ugly should better check a doctor. Not even the "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" excuse can justify such extreme lack of esthetics.

Only very few posters have posted genuinley ugly looking buildings. That duck-head building (apparently that yellow thing is supposed to represent an elephant tusk) is utterly ridiculous. But on the other hand, all it takes to make the building cute is to simply remove the "eye" and the yellow duck-beak "wannabe tusk" and that will turn it into a good looking "m" shaped building.

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Old January 12th, 2010, 06:51 PM   #1191
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Old January 14th, 2010, 01:52 AM   #1192
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i think it's a nice boxy
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Old January 14th, 2010, 02:43 AM   #1193
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Old January 15th, 2010, 06:07 AM   #1194
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It's so ridiculous that I think I actually like it. Crazy. The neon cross on the church next door is great, too.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 07:26 AM   #1195
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At the Australian Forums, I heard of a plan to reclad the UTS Building. I have lost that thread some time ago, so it may have been abandoned.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 06:07 PM   #1196
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It's so ridiculous that I think I actually like it.
I agree. I wouldn't like it to be built in my city, but in a way it's too weird to be truth... It's not beautiful, but not realy ugly neither.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 06:20 PM   #1197
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lol @ this thread. 30-50% of the buildings posted have been either nice-looking, somewhat interesting, or else just bland but totally inoffensive modernist buildings. It seems like a lot of people on here have absolutely no appreciation for modernist architecture, and rather prefer today's sci-fi style with a lot of unnecessary futuristic doodads attached. But others seem to be hating on even some nice, inventive newer buildings. A startling lack of taste on display here.

If you're looking for evidence that most people on SSC have absolutely no idea what they're talking about when it comes to architecture, you've found the right thread.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 02:05 AM   #1198
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you are over thinking this thread.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 02:15 AM   #1199
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lol @ this thread. 30-50% of the buildings posted have been either nice-looking, somewhat interesting, or else just bland but totally inoffensive modernist buildings. It seems like a lot of people on here have absolutely no appreciation for modernist architecture, and rather prefer today's sci-fi style with a lot of unnecessary futuristic doodads attached. But others seem to be hating on even some nice, inventive newer buildings. A startling lack of taste on display here.

If you're looking for evidence that most people on SSC have absolutely no idea what they're talking about when it comes to architecture, you've found the right thread.
Yeah.. show me your degree first
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Old January 18th, 2010, 10:58 AM   #1200
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lol @ this thread. 30-50% of the buildings posted have been either nice-looking, somewhat interesting, or else just bland but totally inoffensive modernist buildings. It seems like a lot of people on here have absolutely no appreciation for modernist architecture, and rather prefer today's sci-fi style with a lot of unnecessary futuristic doodads attached. But others seem to be hating on even some nice, inventive newer buildings. A startling lack of taste on display here.

If you're looking for evidence that most people on SSC have absolutely no idea what they're talking about when it comes to architecture, you've found the right thread.
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Glad I'm not the only one who's got that exact impression
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