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Old June 29th, 2010, 06:16 PM   #1241
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I love NY but this is definitely one of the ugliest buildings, and it looks much worse on the other side of the river.
That's the UN-building... I always loved it!
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Old June 29th, 2010, 06:42 PM   #1242
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I love NY but this is definitely one of the ugliest buildings, and it looks much worse on the other side of the river.
It's the first skyscraper in the world with modern glass cladding, obviously- it isn't the best one out there.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #1243
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I've seen this too. pretty ugly. especially at night
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Old June 29th, 2010, 07:27 PM   #1244
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That's the UN-building... I always loved it!
The problem I have with it is its cladding. It's not aesthetically pleasing. It's funny when you look at it in pictures it looks nice and the glass looks blue, but in reality it looks green and grimy. I read awhile back that it was supposed to undergo some renovation, don't know what happened
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 01:27 AM   #1245
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Nah I actually like that, it looks....cubey
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That looks amazing! Does it glow up like a slot machine at night?
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 03:29 AM   #1246
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I love NY but this is definitely one of the ugliest buildings, and it looks much worse on the other side of the river.
The prob. with this one is that it definately needs a renovation. Its cladding looks like crap when seen in person. Pics definately overrates its actual appearance.
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Old July 4th, 2010, 04:44 PM   #1247
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This would look great Scaled down, In Lego
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Old July 4th, 2010, 07:56 PM   #1248
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Looks like some re-painted commieblocks... I've seen far worse examples
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Old July 5th, 2010, 09:58 PM   #1249
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The 'Tour de Bretagne' in Nantes

Although most of the Nantais hate it (mainly owing to its hideous clad and top), the Tour de Bretagne has become iconic over the years in the 'Grand Ouest' (common expression designating the whole north western regions of france). It's 144m tall and was constructed in 1976.The Tour de Bretagne is the one & only skyscraper of the city.

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Old July 5th, 2010, 10:02 PM   #1250
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i've seen some horrid ones in newark, nj

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Old July 31st, 2010, 02:03 PM   #1251
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Another one from the creator of ELEPHANT BUILDING
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Old July 31st, 2010, 02:23 PM   #1252
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Looks like a robot!!!
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Old July 31st, 2010, 02:58 PM   #1253
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lol +1
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Old July 31st, 2010, 03:19 PM   #1254
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Another one from the creator of ELEPHANT BUILDING
It's a cutie!
Not ugly at all
Really funny
Same with the elephant building
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Old July 31st, 2010, 06:36 PM   #1255
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Old December 26th, 2010, 03:03 PM   #1256
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Zenith tower brussels ... so ugly! it was such a great place for a tall nice skyscraper at the end of the road... then they chose this ugly bastard -_-"


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Old December 26th, 2010, 03:08 PM   #1257
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Far too many South American to list.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 04:17 PM   #1258
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The university library in Pristina is quite extraordinary imo. I like it because it is just too amazing to be true. A lot of people seem to hate it though, especially in Pristina itself...

btw, the domes refer to the human brain. With that information you might like it a litte more (or even less).
Ah, I've been there, quite accidentally. It defenitely has the charm of crazyness. But it's a hard building - in design and construction. If it wanted to exceed being a crazy gimmick to being 'great architecture' it really should have been more delicate.

btw, it'll get a brother in Birmingham, by Mecanoo Architecten (also a library)

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Old December 26th, 2010, 04:53 PM   #1259
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not really a skyscraper, it's only 9 stories!
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Old December 26th, 2010, 09:10 PM   #1260
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this one coming from turkey


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