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Old November 17th, 2009, 01:25 PM   #41
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Awsame buildings, but what about that one, I found that immpresive.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 03:25 PM   #42
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Basilica of Our Lady of Peace Yamoussoukro.
Ivory Coast.

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Old November 17th, 2009, 04:44 PM   #43
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^yep the worlds biggest church and dome, 530ft tall. Compare that with that teeny mansion next door
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Old November 18th, 2009, 04:37 AM   #44
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Silence Towers (torres del silencio), Caracas Venezuela, icons of modern architecture from the 50s, in their time were the tallest towers in latin america.

located at the end of the Bolivar Avenue, which passes under it. Back is the Caracas Square (Plaza Caracas). Actually it's no secret that the towers are in poor conditions.




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Old November 18th, 2009, 05:45 AM   #45
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just a few

Château Frontenac - Quebec City



Bank of America Center - Houston



Scotia Plaza - Toronto



Milan Cathedral - Milan

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Old November 19th, 2009, 06:58 AM   #46
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i'll have to agree with the john hancock center, just because of its immense height and the fact that you can walk right up next to it very easily and it's located in such a central location in the tourist center of chicago.

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Old November 19th, 2009, 09:41 AM   #47
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^yep the worlds biggest church and dome, 530ft tall. Compare that with that teeny mansion next door
Cool! Learn something new every day and all that.

Does anyone live in that mansion? It must be huge..but compared to the church....
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Old November 19th, 2009, 02:45 PM   #48
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The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Lincoln, England.



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Old November 20th, 2009, 10:28 PM   #49
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Azrieli center, Tel-Aviv:





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Old November 21st, 2009, 12:32 AM   #50
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Cal Trans District 7 in downtown Los Angeles. Locals call it 'the Death Star.'

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Old November 21st, 2009, 01:03 AM   #51
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In northern Ireland, out most intimidating buildings are probably:

Belfast city hall

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Our main government buildings (Stormount)

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Old November 21st, 2009, 01:06 AM   #52
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People's Palace (Palace of Parliament) in Bucharest, Romania :



that's a big one



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Old November 21st, 2009, 03:37 AM   #53
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Oh yea, I absolutely love that one.
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Old November 22nd, 2009, 02:30 AM   #54
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that romanian palace is imposing as **** man
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Old November 22nd, 2009, 04:34 AM   #55
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It's said to be the heaviest building in the world, as it's full of marble floors and decoration.
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Old November 22nd, 2009, 12:36 PM   #56
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Big but ugly

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According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Palace is the world's largest civilian administrative building (The Pentagon is the largest overall), most expensive administrative building, and heaviest building.

The Palace measures 270 m by 240 m, 86 m high, and 92 m under ground. It has 1,100 rooms, 2 underground parking garages and is 12 stories tall, with four additional underground levels currently available and in use, with another four in different stages of completion.

The structure combines elements and motifs from multiple sources, in an eclectic neoclassical architectural style. The building is constructed almost entirely of materials of Romanian origin. Estimates of the materials used include one million cubic meters of marble from Transylvania, most from Ruşchiţa; 3,500 tonnes of crystal — 480 chandeliers, 1,409 ceiling lights and mirrors were manufactured; 700,000 tonnes of steel and bronze for monumental doors and windows, chandeliers and capitals; 900,000 m³ of wood (over 95% domestic) for parquet and wainscotting, including walnut, oak, sweet cherry, elm, sycamore maple; 200,000 m² of woollen carpets of various dimensions (machines had to be moved inside the building to weave some of the larger carpets); velvet and brocade curtains adorned with embroideries and passementeries in silver and gold.

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The grand hall, the large space in the wall was intended to contain a large painting of Ceauşescu, which was never carried out because of the Revolution
During the construction in 1989

Built on the site of a hill variously known as Spirii Hill, Uranus Hill, or Arsenal Hill, which was largely razed for this megaproject, the building anchors the west end of Unirii Boulevard and Centrul Civic. Constructing the Palace and Centrul Civic required demolishing much of Bucharest's historic district, including 19 Orthodox Christian churches, six Jewish synagogues, three Protestant churches (plus eight relocated churches), and 30,000 residences.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 05:15 AM   #57
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National Shrine of Coromoto Virgin in Guanare, Venezuela. is a brutalist style building, built in the 80s for the visit of Pope John Paul II







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Old November 23rd, 2009, 02:41 PM   #58
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Big but ugly
It's not ugly at all.

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Old November 23rd, 2009, 03:31 PM   #59
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Sviatohirsk Lavra, Ukraine






Small, but one of the most impressive buildings I've ever been to.
Originally a monestary built inside a shiny white chalk crag at the side of a beautiful river. After the upper third of the chalk crag collapsed because the monks had carved out too many caves, they built a church on top of the remains there which is about the size the rock originally had. Today there's also whole monastery complex down to the left of it at the side of the river.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 03:32 PM   #60
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Can something be small but imposing?
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