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Old December 30th, 2010, 09:42 PM   #1301
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What abot this one in Sydney?

[IMG]http://image.************.com/display_pic_with_logo/56445/56445,1241238163,1/stock-photo-tall-ugly-high-rise-urban-office-building-in-sydney-australia-29504215.jpg[/IMG]
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Old December 31st, 2010, 12:58 AM   #1302
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Old December 31st, 2010, 01:04 AM   #1303
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Old December 31st, 2010, 01:14 AM   #1304
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Old January 1st, 2011, 12:24 AM   #1305
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What abot this one in Sydney?

[IMG]http://image.************.com/display_pic_with_logo/56445/56445,1241238163,1/stock-photo-tall-ugly-high-rise-urban-office-building-in-sydney-australia-29504215.jpg[/IMG]
omg that one is among the ugliest i've seen
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Old January 1st, 2011, 12:33 AM   #1306
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Old January 1st, 2011, 06:12 AM   #1307
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This is the first time i have seen this building. What the hell lol. I must say i kind of like it though, very in your face!
its in macau and its ******* sexy..
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Old January 1st, 2011, 07:20 AM   #1308
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What abot this one in Sydney?

[IMG]http://image.************.com/display_pic_with_logo/56445/56445,1241238163,1/stock-photo-tall-ugly-high-rise-urban-office-building-in-sydney-australia-29504215.jpg[/IMG]
Wasn't there any plans for a reclad of that Sydney skyscraper a few years ago?
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 01:20 PM   #1309
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Old January 4th, 2011, 12:28 AM   #1310
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It looks like a really horrible tall multi-storey car-park.
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Old January 4th, 2011, 03:21 AM   #1311
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Wasn't there any plans for a reclad of that Sydney skyscraper a few years ago?
That thing should just be torn down. Spare Sydnieysiders the misery.
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Old January 4th, 2011, 10:36 PM   #1312
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Old January 4th, 2011, 11:05 PM   #1313
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That's sure ugly, but you can't call a 18 stories high apartment building a skyscraper.
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Old January 4th, 2011, 11:06 PM   #1314
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i would like to nominate this new bogeys-coloured masterpiece in Rotterdam. It is almost finished
Come on, that is fantastic! What exactly is ugly that you see in this picture?


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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.
True, however I'm truly surprised, I didn't think it's going to be like that.


Anyways, I went back to page number 55 and I haven't found these towers so let me post three ugly skyscrapers:

The first one is from Moscow and depicts the classic ugliness for me, Scarlet Sails.
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Luckily Moscow City doesn't look like that. That would have been a disaster.

Two ugly towers from Warsaw:

Lucka City also called " a giant wardrobe"

Luckily there is another tower which will be adjoined to the wardrobe and will cover it at least from one side:


Anyways the giant wardrobe dominates the area where it is located.

Reform Plaza / Millenium Plaza called "toi toi" or "Turkish revenge"

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Old January 4th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #1315
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"Flatiron" buildings are throughout the world, and not unique to New York. We have one here in Toronto built well before the one in New York. Believe it or not, the shape of flatiron buildings is a result of the small triangular lots they are constructed on, not from any desire to design a building to look like a household object.
And I am not sure I would classify the buildings of the same era of the Flatiron as bland and boring, but to each their own.
Agree! There not just in NYC. We have a flatiron building in my hometown in Kentucky population 6,500 it's 3 stories tall. A lot of mountain towns have them due to narrow terrain and small lots.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 07:57 PM   #1316
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Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong (demolished 1993/1994)


Unfortunately not in existence anymore... So damn ugly and creepy, it's fascinating!
The "building" was not really a skyscraper, but more like 69 skyskrapers joined together in a 6.5 acre urban madness. It contained numerous (illegal) factories and at it's peak, 33.000 people lived in this Leviathan of Ugliness. (Cross section of the building)











However (as I said: unfortunately, because it's so very fascinating), it's not a contender to the Grand Prize of ugliest tall building anymore, because nowadays the place where this Megalopolic Madness was situated is just a plain city park.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #1317
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What i don't get with is: Did these people jus started building very floor sepperately? Like some famely builds one floor and the other famely goes on top. Its looks structurairly not sound at all...
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Old January 20th, 2011, 08:32 PM   #1318
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What i don't get with is: Did these people jus started building very floor sepperately? Like some famely builds one floor and the other famely goes on top. Its looks structurairly not sound at all...
Indeed, you're right it wasn't structurally sound at all... When you walked through the covered streets of the complex, there would be waterfalls along the walls.

But I think they didn't build all floors seperately; the Hong Kong mafia just built a couple of levels when the need for more (illegal) appartments and shops grew; after a while those weren't sufficient anymore, so they put yet another 5 or 6 floors on top of the roofs.

Interesting fact: the city started out as an old fortress, and inside the built up city, the old fortress streets were still used. Some (eventually completely dark built-in) streets even had names like: "Clear Sky Street"! Ancient canons, dating back a hundred years to the fortress times, were still visible in the streets, which by 1990 were covered in dead rats, garbage, open sewers and homeless people.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 08:35 PM   #1319
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Was there any attempts to salvage the old fortress or was all of it gone and ruined before they tore it down?
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Old January 20th, 2011, 08:42 PM   #1320
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What is shocking is that fire never swept it away!
So, how many interior staircases were there?
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