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Old January 10th, 2010, 02:19 PM   #121
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Old January 10th, 2010, 03:58 PM   #122
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Old January 10th, 2010, 10:56 PM   #123
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What an interesting topic! I've discovered lots of building I've never seen before, both old and modern ones. Keep them coming!
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Old January 12th, 2010, 06:44 PM   #124
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Have I missed something?
Or has the Colosseum in Rome really not been mentioned so far?
It is 2000 years old and has served as a quarry for centuries.
But even as a ruin it's still one of the most imposing structures I can think of.

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Old January 12th, 2010, 09:40 PM   #125
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You are right. Thanks for posting!
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Old January 21st, 2010, 08:47 AM   #126
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Old January 21st, 2010, 10:16 AM   #127
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Only looks imposing because the photo is much to big...
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Old January 21st, 2010, 04:15 PM   #128
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When standing in front of it, the Las Vegas Palazzo looks massive.

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Old January 21st, 2010, 05:02 PM   #129
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 01:19 AM   #130
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What do you people understand for "IMPOSING"?
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 03:51 AM   #131
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Petronas is not "imposing", if so, then clearly the Burj Khalifa is the winner. The idea is that the building should be massive, broad at the base.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 03:57 AM   #132
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Petronas is not "imposing", if so, then clearly the Burj Khalifa is the winner. The idea is that the building should be massive, broad at the base.
For those that don't know the definition of the word imposing (from Merriam/Webster dictionary http://mw4.m-w.com/dictionary/imposing):

Impressive in size, bearing, dignity, or grandeur.

If Taipei 101 and CN Tower are in this thread than so can Petronas. If you don't like the building too bad.

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Old January 22nd, 2010, 04:01 AM   #133
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I find number 11 Wall Street to be imposing...

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Old January 22nd, 2010, 04:22 AM   #134
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For those that don't know the definition of the word imposing (from Merriam/Webster dictionary http://mw4.m-w.com/dictionary/imposing):

Impressive in size, bearing, dignity, or grandeur.

If Taipei 101 and CN Tower are in this thread than so can Petronas. And the Burj only has size but nothing else, Petronas has all four. If you don't like the building too bad.
Look I don't want to argue with you but I'm pretty sure the majority of the posters on this thread agree with me.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 04:24 AM   #135
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Look I don't want to argue with you but I'm pretty sure the majority of the posters on this thread agree with me.
Geez, I didn't think people would cry about it.

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Old January 23rd, 2010, 02:23 AM   #136
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I don't see what the problem is here; whether or not someone finds a building to be imposing is entirely subjective. If you think that a building should be in this thread, then post it. Otherwise, don't shit all over what other people decide to post. Doesn't seem to hard.
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 04:43 AM   #137
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Tibet is somewhere I am not very keen. To me, it is not beautiful, and artificial. That is one of the places, I never wish to travel. You may go into the palace, but I cannot guarantee, that you will enjoy it. Probably it is for some very minor people,,,sorry I really dislike studying...I'd rather prefer playing the games that enjoy my eyes and feelings. I do not have the brain to learn from the servants and machines. Knowing the history, that is something to offer the greater views in your life to enjoy little more.
I have traveled around Tibet and have visited the Potala Palace. The beauty, grandeur and elegance of this centuries old historic edifice amazes and impresses the lucky person who beholds this.

The Potala Palace is iconic, it ranks with the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, and the Taj Mahal as one of mankind's great achievements. It is magnificent. People from all over the world come to admire it.

There is a sublime beauty and an almost mystical spirituality that gives the place a unique quality. It is gorgeous in an understated manner. I think the structure is also a marvel of engineering.

About Tibet: I am a person who has been fortunate enough to have traveled to over 90 countries on six continents. Tibet is simply wonderful. The people are so friendly and yet so polite and kind. They will treat you like a prince. The food is very good (Momos - yum!). The mountain, valley, and steppe-like terrain is fascinating. It is a thrilling place that will enthrall any visitor.

Here I am, a few years ago, in Lhasa, Tibet:

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Old January 23rd, 2010, 04:59 AM   #138
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whether or not someone finds a building to be imposing is entirely subjective. If you think that a building should be in this thread, then post it.
That's what I thought but there are always gonna be haters...

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Old January 23rd, 2010, 05:11 AM   #139
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I don't see what the problem is here; whether or not someone finds a building to be imposing is entirely subjective. If you think that a building should be in this thread, then post it. Otherwise, don't shit all over what other people decide to post. Doesn't seem to hard.
Completely agreed. This post should be stickied on the very top of every page of this thread (if that is even possible ).

Also Phillybud, nice to hear that you had a great time in Tibet. Ignore what the illiterate Chinese nationalists have to say about Tibet ... it is amongst the most wonderful places in the world in my biased opinion as well. I suppose if people go there expecting to see some sort of lush greenery like Switzerland then they would be disappointed but there is so much more to "beauty" than just that.
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