daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Architecture

Architecture news and discussions on all buildings types and urban spaces
» Classic Architecture | European Classic Architecture and Landscapes | Public Space | Shopping Architecture | Design & Lifestyle | Urban Renewal and Redevelopment



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old November 1st, 2009, 05:37 PM   #1
jasoiweo
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 81
Likes (Received): 17

Most Imposing Building

Ryugyong Hotel

__________________

Zaz965 liked this post

Last edited by jasoiweo; November 2nd, 2009 at 03:00 AM.
jasoiweo no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old November 1st, 2009, 05:46 PM   #2
Ramses
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,044
Likes (Received): 21

Ramses no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 1st, 2009, 10:41 PM   #3
datoriprogram
Registered User
 
datoriprogram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm/New York
Posts: 989
Likes (Received): 426



I think this monument in Rome is imposing for some reason.
__________________

gjergjkastrioti, Zaz965 liked this post

Last edited by datoriprogram; November 3rd, 2009 at 01:51 AM.
datoriprogram no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 1st, 2009, 11:16 PM   #4
spotila
SSC Mapper
 
spotila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,584
Likes (Received): 221

the first building that I think of 'imposing' is the Metlife


who's with me
__________________

Zaz965 liked this post
spotila no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2009, 12:36 AM   #5
Benonie
Bike It!
 
Benonie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 20,874
Likes (Received): 19127

Law Courts of Brussels/Palace of Justice, Brussels, Belgium:

image hosted on flickr
Benonie no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2009, 01:37 AM   #6
parcdesprinces
churches & stadia/arenas
 
parcdesprinces's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Auteuil, Paris XVI | Quercy | Monaco, MC
Posts: 16,712
Likes (Received): 9711

People's Palace (Palace of Parliament) in Bucharest, Romania :



__________________

Zaz965 liked this post
parcdesprinces no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2009, 01:40 AM   #7
PortoNuts
Registered User
 
PortoNuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Porto
Posts: 23,938
Likes (Received): 7186

The Vittorio Emmanuelle Monument is imposing as hell!

Everyone who has seen it in person knows what I'm talking about.
__________________
Got one head for money and one head for sin..

Zaz965 liked this post
PortoNuts no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2009, 01:46 AM   #8
datoriprogram
Registered User
 
datoriprogram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm/New York
Posts: 989
Likes (Received): 426

Yes, I think it must have got to do with it being a monument. It doesn't have a practical purpose, which just makes it so awesome and imposing. Like "Here, take a look at our architecture".
__________________

Zaz965 liked this post
datoriprogram no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2009, 01:53 AM   #9
PortoNuts
Registered User
 
PortoNuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Porto
Posts: 23,938
Likes (Received): 7186

Yeah that's what I like about the Italians, showing off their stuff just to say «We can build these things just to show them».
__________________
Got one head for money and one head for sin..

Zaz965 liked this post
PortoNuts no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2009, 02:26 AM   #10
Aokromes
Patatero Inside
 
Aokromes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Siberia-Gasteiz
Posts: 7,983
Likes (Received): 2617

It's one anyoing building, i was there and it's a ******* laberint XD

For me MSU:

__________________
Si quieres compatibilidad con estandares y seguridad, ¿pq recomiendas Firefox y no Opera?
If you want compatibility with standards and security, ¿why do you recomend firefox and not Opera?

The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards - and even then I have my doubts. Gene Spafford.
I am Basque, not Russian, the "Siberia" thing is a joke.

Zaz965 liked this post
Aokromes no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2009, 02:59 AM   #11
jasoiweo
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 81
Likes (Received): 17

The Motherland Calls is imposing as hell.

__________________

gjergjkastrioti, Zaz965 liked this post
jasoiweo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2009, 03:01 AM   #12
jasoiweo
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 81
Likes (Received): 17

i'll second the Moscow State Building. That thing is huge.
__________________

Zaz965 liked this post
jasoiweo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2009, 06:47 AM   #13
jasoiweo
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 81
Likes (Received): 17

Arch de Fontainebleau (Miami)

__________________

Zaz965 liked this post
jasoiweo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2009, 06:49 AM   #14
jasoiweo
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 81
Likes (Received): 17

gateway arch

__________________

Zaz965 liked this post
jasoiweo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2009, 06:54 AM   #15
jasoiweo
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 81
Likes (Received): 17

burj al arab

__________________

Zaz965 liked this post
jasoiweo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2009, 05:14 PM   #16
the spliff fairy
ONE WORLD
 
the spliff fairy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: london
Posts: 7,981
Likes (Received): 6251

Potala Palace, the world's tallest building before the Eiffel tower - 656 ft high, 1300 ft across:









__________________

Kimtan90, mapece, Roy_Batty, Zaz965 liked this post

Last edited by the spliff fairy; November 2nd, 2009 at 05:20 PM.
the spliff fairy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2009, 05:23 PM   #17
the spliff fairy
ONE WORLD
 
the spliff fairy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: london
Posts: 7,981
Likes (Received): 6251

Kingdom Centre, Riyadh


image hosted on flickr







__________________

Zaz965 liked this post

Last edited by the spliff fairy; November 2nd, 2009 at 05:28 PM.
the spliff fairy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 3rd, 2009, 07:11 PM   #18
Seattlelife
Registered User
 
Seattlelife's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Seattle/Brooklyn
Posts: 4,738
Likes (Received): 557

MetLife comes to mind for me. It's massive and it towers across Park Avenue.
__________________
Supersonics Belong in Seattle


Sonicsgate, a must see! Just click and watch.
http://www.sonicsgate.org/

Zaz965 liked this post
Seattlelife no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 3rd, 2009, 11:30 PM   #19
jasoiweo
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 81
Likes (Received): 17

Quote:
Originally Posted by the spliff fairy View Post
Kingdom Centre, Riyadh


image hosted on flickr







very imposing.
__________________

Zaz965 liked this post

Last edited by jasoiweo; November 17th, 2009 at 03:17 PM.
jasoiweo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 3rd, 2009, 11:53 PM   #20
Major Deegan
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 8,836
Likes (Received): 3993

The most intimidating wedding cake on Earth

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Moscow, Russia.

image hosted on flickr


by Wowe101 - I'm off at this moment

image hosted on flickr

by yeowatzup

image hosted on flickr

by Mikhail Ursus
__________________

Zaz965, TowerVerre:) liked this post
Major Deegan no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu