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Old September 18th, 2009, 02:08 AM   #1
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Buildings meant to look like random objects

I just wanted to see what outrageous buildings people post on here, so show me your best pics along with a caption of what theyre meant to look like

Here's one in the minneapolis area:

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Old September 18th, 2009, 02:11 AM   #2
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heres an elephant building:
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Old September 18th, 2009, 01:58 PM   #3
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The globe arena, looks like a huge golf ball.
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Old September 20th, 2009, 08:21 AM   #4
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The globe arena, looks like a huge golf ball.
nice. reminds me of epcot center at disney world:
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Old September 20th, 2009, 10:32 AM   #5
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Burj Al Arab (Dubai) looks like a boat



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Old September 20th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #6
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The Gherkin, London, well, looks like a gherkin.



There are actually quite a lot of buildings in the world, that look like shit.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 06:54 AM   #7
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17 state street kinda looks like a battery to me

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Old September 21st, 2009, 03:54 PM   #8
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In Holland we have the ING House

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Old September 26th, 2009, 07:52 PM   #9
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Old September 27th, 2009, 04:39 AM   #10
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If there werent shoelaces on the IMG house i would say it was meant to look like a ship, just like the Best Buy building. mostly due to the shape of the underside, though
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Old September 27th, 2009, 08:04 AM   #11
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The building that Frank Gehry built, the Binoculars.

And the other building on the right looks like French fries
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Old September 27th, 2009, 09:18 AM   #12
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In general, to be honest, I very much dislike the kitsch of novelty buildings designed to look like household objects. I find it boring and low-brow,
and very much a trend that is finally just about dead (except for a few stragglers still going up).
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Old September 28th, 2009, 08:26 PM   #13
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Telefonica building, Santiago

Meant to be shaped like a giant cell phone


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Old September 30th, 2009, 08:26 PM   #14
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Why hasn't anyone posted the famous Basket Building?

This is the Longaberger headquarters in Newark, Ohio:



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Old September 30th, 2009, 10:12 PM   #15
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Esplanade Theatres Singapore looks like Durian



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Old September 30th, 2009, 10:28 PM   #16
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Hmmm.. the stinky fruit!
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Old October 1st, 2009, 01:31 AM   #17
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The city council of Amsterdam wanted something that was shiprelated. Although the architect (Renzo Piano) says it isn't ment to look like a ship, it does to my opinion.

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Also in Amsterdam the Enneüs Heermabrug by Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners. Although no official statement about it made, it is locally known and seen as the BH Brug (Bra-Bridge).
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Old October 1st, 2009, 10:21 PM   #18
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HAHA!!!! it totally looks like a bra!!
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Old October 1st, 2009, 10:40 PM   #19
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Hotel&Casino' Perla, biggest casino' in Europe
Nova Gorica, Slovenia

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Old October 10th, 2009, 12:34 AM   #20
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Armadillo GLASGOW

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the SECC building in Glasgow is nicknamed the armadillo
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