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Old October 8th, 2008, 07:48 AM   #1
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Dystopic skyscrapers

Ever read the novel 1984 by George Orwell or have watched the movie version? Ever watched the movies V for Vendetta, Equilibrium, Mutant Chronicles or anything similar?

Notice how the fictional skyscrapers of a dystopian world have this distinctive look, mostly concrete.

Now lets take it to today. Post some skyscrapers / buildings from your city/country that have a dystopic look to it!
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Some examples in London.

University of London - Senate House


Battersea Power station
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Old October 9th, 2008, 03:27 AM   #3
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AmericasMart, the Downtown wholesale mart and convention area is the most impersonal, dehumanized area of Atlanta...the interior spaces are really nice, but the exterior is imposing and uninviting.

Atlanta Apparel Mart
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Atlanta Merchandise Mart
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Spring Street...Atlanta Merchandise Mart (right), Gift Mart (left, glass), and Apparel Mart (left, concrete)
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Harris Street, skywalk city...Atlanta Gift Mart (left), Apparel Mart(right)
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Old October 9th, 2008, 05:19 AM   #4
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That looks brutal! Kinda like that corridor from the 1984 inspired "Mac Intosh" commercial
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Old October 9th, 2008, 09:37 AM   #5
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more atlanta...

georgia pacific center
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That view of Georgia-Pacific is pretty rough...but the rest of it isn't so bad. A building made of rose-colored granite can't be all that imposing...

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I'm not sure if this would qualify. Do they have to be brutal looking?

OCBC Centre in Singapore by IM Pei.



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