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Old February 11th, 2008, 09:11 AM   #41
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It does have a school theme. Looks like some kids stabbed pencils into an eraser and dropped it on a building.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #42
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That OCAD-thing is way more ugly than the hotel in North Korea IMO. The hotel is still pretty fascinating but the OCAD just totally sucks...
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 09:34 PM   #43
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You know what, that Korean hotel is cool. If only it had been completed.
To me the "worst building" in History is the Pentagon, and not for aesthetic reasons.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 06:14 AM   #44
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Is she trying to imply that Americans are the only tourists or international travellers in the world??
Yes, quite retarded article.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 07:03 AM   #45
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Kowloon Walled City was pretty bad too, but maybe it was actually a bunch of buildings.


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WTF!! are those supposed to be made out of what?
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 06:19 PM   #46
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looks like a collaborative effort...build-your-own-box...
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 09:21 PM   #47
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What a stupid ******* article.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 12:05 AM   #48
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If you asked me the FT and the rest of that official plan is not only so ugly in looking like they compete with each other, but it builds where a worldwide symbol once stood that is taller than all of them put together.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 01:57 AM   #49
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Looks like a diagram of the recent economy collapse
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Old March 24th, 2008, 09:29 AM   #50
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Looks like a diagram of the recent economy collapse

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Funny...but not for investors!
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Old March 24th, 2008, 09:42 AM   #51
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Looks like a diagram of the recent economy collapse
Maybe in your country. There is no economy collapse here. We're still growing.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 09:57 PM   #52
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The fact that 2% of the GDP of the PRNK was spent building this while most people don't have enough food and goods are rationed is abhorrent. And then they couldn't even get it right.

I don't mind the design though.

As for Americans not traveling to North Korea, who does?
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Old March 25th, 2008, 01:46 AM   #53
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Worst building ever designed.
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Old March 25th, 2008, 05:42 AM   #54
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Old March 25th, 2008, 05:45 AM   #55
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You know what, that Korean hotel is cool. If only it had been completed.
To me the "worst building" in History is the Pentagon, and not for aesthetic reasons.
That made me laugh.
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Old March 26th, 2008, 06:09 AM   #56
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The North Korean buildings getting ready to blast into space if u ask the guy that made the 2nd you tube video.

I would travel half way aroud the world to see that building ugly or not.

OCAD on the other hand is dam ugly, bad attempt at art I guess.
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Old March 26th, 2008, 07:15 AM   #57
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Yea but for some reason they're SOOOOO ugly that in a strange way they look good...not to live there, but just to visit...because you wanna see if they're that incredibly ugly in real life too
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Old March 28th, 2008, 11:01 AM   #58
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OCAD rocks!
Agreed. One of the best buildings of the last few years. Would love to have a replica of it on the lakefront, but about 20 times bigger.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 04:12 AM   #59
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First Interstate Bank Fire

May 4, 1988

During the late evening of May 4, 1988, and the early morning of May 5, 1988, members of the Los Angeles City Fire Department successfully battled what has proven to be the worst, most devastating high-rise fire in the history of Los Angeles. Extinguishing this blaze at the 62-story First Interstate Bank Building, 707 West Wilshire Boulevard, required the combined efforts of 64 fire companies, 10 City rescue ambulances, 17 private ambulances, 4 helicopters, 53 Command Officers and support personnel, a complement of 383 Firefighters and Paramedics, and considerable assistance from other City departments.

It is humbling and terrifying to realize how close we came to losing control of this fire! Had it not been for the extraordinary commitment to duty, staunch determination to extinguish the fire at all costs, and unabated heroism and courage of our brave Firefighters, I am convinced that the fire would not have been contained as it was in 3-1/2 hours. In most other cities, the building could have become a charred skeleton and, even worse, Firefighters would have lost their lives. In my view, our City is blessed with the most professional and dedicated Firefighters in the world, and this is why only one civilian life was lost and only four floors were gutted.

The Department has documented specific acts of heroism for future recognition, but I feel compelled to personally thank you for performing your assigned role at the First Interstate Bank Fire. As your Chief Engineer, I have received countless accolades on you behalf from throughout the world and know that from the Department's standpoint, this was perhaps our proudest moment for revealing what our people are capable of achieving.

You share a role in this achievement and are to be commended for your courage and dedication that prevented the First Interstate Bank Fire from becoming an even greater tragedy. For this, the citizens of Los Angeles owe a tremendous debt of gratitude.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 04:34 AM   #60
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i love the ryugyong hotel but unfortunately it will probably have to come down because the concrete was shoddy quality to begin with and plus it has been sitting out in the elements for 20 years.
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