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Old September 27th, 2009, 10:39 PM   #221
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Looks like something built in the 3rd world.


Nothin' against 3rd world cities, but they don't get proper architecture on a regular base.
The Beav, right? I actually like 123 Washington.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 11:58 AM   #222
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Well, great work! You have helped me to improve my knowledge about this field. Thank you so much for sharing.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 08:39 AM   #223
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3rd world cities like Shanghai and Beijing are including respectable architecture in their skylines. The reason you see lots of buildings that are not in a very high quality is because residential towers are built on a regular basis in those places. When residential towers become ubiquitous, you can't expect every one of them look like Beekham Place or Aqua. Many old residential towers in New York are nothing special either. They are just not that tall to be identified in the typical skyline. I think this building does its job. It is not special but not ugly either.

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Looks like something built in the 3rd world.


Nothin' against 3rd world cities, but they don't get proper architecture on a regular base.

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Old September 30th, 2009, 12:12 AM   #224
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3rd World cities like Shanghai or Beijing?!
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Old September 30th, 2009, 04:39 AM   #225
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3rd World cities like Shanghai or Beijing?!
China is still considered a developing country (the total GDP produced by the economy divided by the population is not enough to classify it as industrialized country). And the common use of the expression "3rd world country" is applied to developing countries (most of the times mistakenly), other than GDP-wise poor countries.
Therefore yes, Shanghai and Beijing can still be defined as "3rd world" cities. Not that this connotation makes much sense nor does it accurately describe the economic/social conditions (and evolution) of the city.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 08:14 PM   #226
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I got some interesting photos of this one, will post when i have time.

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Old October 3rd, 2009, 01:48 AM   #227
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Very nice pictures! I like!
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 02:41 AM   #228
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China is still considered a developing country (the total GDP produced by the economy divided by the population is not enough to classify it as industrialized country). And the common use of the expression "3rd world country" is applied to developing countries (most of the times mistakenly), other than GDP-wise poor countries.
Therefore yes, Shanghai and Beijing can still be defined as "3rd world" cities. Not that this connotation makes much sense nor does it accurately describe the economic/social conditions (and evolution) of the city.
Oh that's interesting. I never defined developing nations as third world

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Old October 4th, 2009, 01:18 AM   #229
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I went to New York for the first time for a week and loved it.
I took this picture on the 60th floor of the Empire State, and I'm wondering if the building at the center is the one being discussed in this thread. Is it?

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Old October 4th, 2009, 02:32 AM   #230
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Oh that's interesting. I never defined developing nations as third world

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It's a connotation that makes no sense anymore. The term "3rd world country" was used to identify those countries that were not part of the "2 main worlds" of the previous century, the western "capitalistic" world, and the "communist" world. So that original meaning has no sense since also previous communists countries like China have adopted capitalism as economic system. Therefore there aren't anymore 2 distinct "worlds" therefore "3rd world" makes no more sense.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 07:24 AM   #231
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I went to New York for the first time for a week and loved it.
I took this picture on the 60th floor of the Empire State, and I'm wondering if the building at the center is the one being discussed in this thread. Is it?
Nope it is not that building. I don't know what that building is called but I am sure someone on here know what it is.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 09:01 AM   #232
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That's the Setai in midtown. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=940328

The one discussed in this thread is in downtown. They look alike from faraway because they are both thin residential buildings, but the Setai actually has more intricate details.

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Nope it is not that building. I don't know what that building is called but I am sure someone on here know what it is.

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Old October 4th, 2009, 04:26 PM   #233
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The tower in the photo, The Setai, was designed by the same architects (Gwathmey Segal) as the W Hotel (i.e., 123 Washington Street). Therefore, they look somewhat alike, particularly at their bases, both of which are about five stories and have curved corners. The Setai is in Midtown and the W Hotel is near Wall Street (about five miles to the south).
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Old October 4th, 2009, 09:15 PM   #234
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De nada.
Me pareció interesante que un montón de gente que trabaja en restaurantes y cafés en NYC son latinos entonces no ocupaba hablar mucho inglés para poder comprar allá.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 11:53 PM   #235
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I went to New York for the first time for a week and loved it.
I took this picture on the 60th floor of the Empire State, and I'm wondering if the building at the center is the one being discussed in this thread. Is it?

Photographers seem to love the looks of that new building from the Empire State. You must too, you took a picture of it. I haven't been up there to see what it looks like.

Cool picture!
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Old October 5th, 2009, 04:32 AM   #236
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Hay muchas lenguas en NY, pero Espanol is la lengua secondaria. Es possible en muchas lugares hablar solo Espanol.
Sin duda, me fije que hay un montón de judíos también. Hasta fui al museo de Jewish Heritage frente al Skyscraper museum (Al que obviamente también fui )

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Photographers seem to love the looks of that new building from the Empire State. You must too, you took a picture of it. I haven't been up there to see what it looks like.

Cool picture!
My sister works there so that's why I went to the Empire State.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 10:37 PM   #237
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Old October 7th, 2009, 11:36 PM   #238
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^ Incredible photo! doesn't look 3rd world to me!
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Old October 8th, 2009, 12:24 AM   #239
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It's not, (although I haven't seen it myself) everyone says it looks better in person.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 05:25 AM   #240
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Nice!

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