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Old December 17th, 2008, 04:49 AM   #1
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The firsts are the bests

In skyscrapers we always have diminishing returns for the increasing quantity of buildings constructed. The more thay are build, the worse they look like.

Take a look at the first supertalls:





And the first supertall build outside the US:



After dozens (to become hundreds in a few years, if China is really building 100 of them) of supertalls constructed in the world later we got into this kind of "building":

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Old December 17th, 2008, 05:39 AM   #2
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I partially agree with that. Maybe I'm conservative concerning architecture but I think Art Déco style (like Chrysler Building and Empire State Building) is the last real beautiful style, before architecture gets too "intellectualized". Nothing will replace this kind of architecture, just like nothing will replace the haussmannian Paris. Maybe it seems retrograde, but that's for the same reason we love doric order for more than 2 millenniums and think that some skyscrapers built in the 70's are quite outdated. And that's why I think Manhattan with its 30's buildings and skyscrapers, will ever be the most beautiful highrise landscape.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 12:51 PM   #3
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Maybe it seems retrograde, but that's for the same reason we love doric order for more than 2 millenniums
who is "we" ?It wasn't constantly popular for 2000 years...
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Old December 17th, 2008, 01:11 PM   #4
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who is "we" ?It wasn't constantly popular for 2000 years...
I wanted to say that its beauty is atemporal, contrary to the most part of modern art, in my opinion.
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