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Old May 11th, 2011, 03:12 AM   #1561
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there are WAY uglier buildings in toronto than that hotel! lol sadly many of them are also hotels.
I think I have seen some of them... hence my earlier post!
This one is probably tacky, but I don't really find it ugly. Its shape and vivid colors set it apart from those enormous concrete boxes. But the library is indeed an architectural freak. It does have an interesting shape, but what the hell were they thinking with that turkey head?
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Old May 11th, 2011, 03:44 AM   #1562
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God, I almost threw up when I saw this one! In fact, judging from most pictures I have seen of Toronto, it seems to be a hideous city overall...
What do you mean that Toronto is hideous? It's a beautiful city
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Old May 11th, 2011, 04:01 AM   #1563
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I think that corkscrew-shaped tower is a masterpiece of creativity. It should become a symbol of Panama City once finished!
It has the potential to identify Panama City the way the Eiffel tower identifies Paris...
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Old May 11th, 2011, 08:17 AM   #1564
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It depends. Apparently most residential highrises in Asia and other many countries are sort of ugly and poorly built in terms of architecture, quality of glass and of course technology as well. But, when you look at public residential skyscrapers/highrises in a place like Vancouver, they all look so nice, clean, organized and look good. So i would say it depends on cities and places, not every public housing is ugly and not every residential highrise looks good.
Look at the Pinnacle at Duxton in Singapore.

And I have always thought of some boxy international-style skyscrapers as "average", neither ugly nor the opposite.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 09:21 AM   #1565
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What do you mean that Toronto is hideous? It's a beautiful city
Don't feed it. Just let it go, or they will never let up on it. Threads with "ugliest" in the title tend to always sway toward slanging matches of whose city is ugliest.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 03:24 PM   #1566
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What do you mean that Toronto is hideous? It's a beautiful city
OK you must be right since you're Canadian and have most probably been to Toronto. I have not, so my comment was just based on pictures I have seen of it, which don't do it much justice (that's why I said "seems to be" and not "is"). But I repeat: let's make peace please, I had no intention whatsoever of starting a war!
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Old May 11th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #1567
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I never use the term "seems" at all, it turns things into mental bull$#*+.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 10:43 PM   #1568
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Not bad at all
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Old May 11th, 2011, 11:28 PM   #1569
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It looks relatively nice for a commieblock because it's well built and has a glass facade instead of concrete. But the way it dominates the cityscape of Geneva makes me think about Gozilla!
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Old May 12th, 2011, 12:01 AM   #1570
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Old May 12th, 2011, 12:44 AM   #1571
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i think this building is awesome. so many people having bad taste here posting pictures of Shard or this building. you don't like? go hide and f yourselves. most of people would give 5 stars to this building and many other in this thread.
What ?? It looks horrible.
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Old May 12th, 2011, 01:03 AM   #1572
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I think that corkscrew-shaped tower is a masterpiece of creativity. It should become a symbol of Panama City once finished!
I used to hate it but now that it's almost done I'm starting to like it.

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Old May 12th, 2011, 03:05 AM   #1573
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What ?? It looks horrible.
Oh! Okay! Now i see. It really is hideous, but only due to that top. Wow! To think somebody thought that would look nice
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Old May 12th, 2011, 03:33 AM   #1574
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I don't mind it. Looks sci-fi
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Old May 12th, 2011, 04:29 AM   #1575
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same here. The only ugle skyscraper on this page is this one:
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Old May 12th, 2011, 05:27 AM   #1576
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Rio de janeiro its good it has 2 forests. Nice tropical 1 and ugly.....
This Is Rio de Janeiro just in your world!!!. Please...came back to school before saying shit.
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Old May 12th, 2011, 08:50 AM   #1577
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This is rapidly degenerating into a City vs City. Please just stick to ugly buildings, of which there seem no
shortage of in the world. Thanks.
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Old May 12th, 2011, 07:55 PM   #1578
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for example...

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Not unlike San Francisco's Marriott hotel (below), possibly designed by the same architect.

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Old May 12th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #1579
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Late Post Modern design, just before it fell out of favour of the general public. A fair amount of it around the world.
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Unfortunately cheap post-modernism is hardly dead at all for project developers and part of the general public
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