Skyscrapers

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    May 29, 2013 3:45 PM GMT
    You gotta love them, they're too beautiful
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    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWzbmU77Nob2boFfh46dk planned Miapoliss in Miami!
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    May 29, 2013 11:03 PM GMT
    You know, most of these pictures are literally sky and clouds. It's affecting my opinion whether or not the buildings are beautiful.
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    May 30, 2013 12:39 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigoYou know, most of these pictures are literally sky and clouds. It's affecting my opinion whether or not the buildings are beautiful.


    The sky and the clouds are beautiful themselves, caressing the synthetics that statures in the atmosphere. The structures glisten and reflect the solar rays, see all throughout the distance of the bay, and dominate the city, shelter the organisms, and host for days on the ground it stays. Do you see the beauty in it now, I hope poetry helps.
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    May 30, 2013 12:44 AM GMT
    omfg they better not ever build that miami abortion....... hopefully they'll never make the money for it.
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    May 30, 2013 12:54 AM GMT
    The skyscraper capital of the world.

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    May 30, 2013 1:10 AM GMT
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    ^^^ I've been there, and it's in one of my pictures on my profile.

    The Bank of China in Hong Kong is one of my favorites:

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    Also the Chrysler building is a timeless classic:

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    May 30, 2013 1:14 AM GMT
    Freud.
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    May 30, 2013 1:43 AM GMT
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    May 30, 2013 1:50 AM GMT
    I'm sorry, but doesn't the Miapolis seem vaguely reminiscent of Barad-dûr in Mordor? All you need is the Eye of Sauron between those "horns" at top.

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    May 30, 2013 1:54 AM GMT
    A: you missed the Marilyn Monroe building in Toronto.

    B: these are all phallic symbols. Not that you're gay or anything :-)
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    May 30, 2013 2:22 AM GMT

    Yawn.

    Google how many of them are predominantly vacant yet consume enormous resources that otherwise could be used more humbly for humanity. Aesthetics are political.

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    May 30, 2013 2:37 AM GMT
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    May 30, 2013 2:48 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy said
    B: these are all phallic symbols. Not that you're gay or anything :-)


    Like the abandonned project that was the Chicago Spire?

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    In pink:

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    I heard Oprah was on the list of buyers before the financial crisis killed the project.

    But joking aside, take a look at the history of construction of new "world's tallest buildings" and compare them to recessions. It's almost uncanny how they coincide with credit bubbles.
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    May 30, 2013 3:22 AM GMT
    Torre Agbar in Barcelona is my favorite skyscraper.


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    May 30, 2013 10:00 AM GMT
    ART_DECO saidI'm sorry, but doesn't the Miapolis seem vaguely reminiscent of Barad-dûr in Mordor? All you need is the Eye of Sauron between those "horns" at top.

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    Its reminiscent of a dick with balls. Not only that basically every skyscraper is a penis, but this one even has balls.
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    May 30, 2013 8:06 PM GMT
    Came across this one when I visited Singapore last year. From several angles, it looks completely 2D which I thought was pretty cool.

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    May 31, 2013 4:42 AM GMT
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    May 31, 2013 4:50 AM GMT
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    This is from, what, 2003? There have been a whole slew added that aren't shown here. It's crazy how aggressive Asia and the Middle East have been in their construction. And I still think that Taipei 101 is hideous, but may that's just me.
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    May 31, 2013 9:26 AM GMT
    Yeah Taipei 101 is disgusting.

    Torre Agbar looks a lot like London's "Gherkin".
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    London's finally starting to embrace skyscrapers. Its latest, "The Shard", is the tallest building in London by far, and kinda sticks out like a sore thumb.
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    May 31, 2013 7:43 PM GMT
    MileHighYoThis is from, what, 2003? There have been a whole slew added that aren't shown here. It's crazy how aggressive Asia and the Middle East have been in their construction. And I still think that Taipei 101 is hideous, but may that's just me.


    gayinterestYeah Taipei 101 is disgusting.


    What is so hideous about Taipei 101? It looks unique and exquisite.
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    May 31, 2013 8:30 PM GMT
    I was hoping this thread was going to be about really tall guys (which I love icon_cool.gif)!
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    May 31, 2013 11:33 PM GMT
    QuasarMarauder7 said
    What is so hideous about Taipei 101? It looks unique and exquisite.


    The design is very jarring and chintzy. It doesn't flow when my eyes go up and down it. All those stacked boxes create visual "resets" when you move on to the next one. It's also very out-of-place in regards to its surroundings, which only exacerbates the visual problems. Also, that band around the bottom looks like a belt, which also completely clashes with the rest of the design.

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    In my opinion, the Jin Mao building plays a much better homage to traditional oriental design.

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    But if you want ugly, I think the hotel in Pyongyang gets that award:

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    It was such a bad design that they used to actually photoshop it out of the skyline in pictures. It was on hold for years due to questionable structural integrity.
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    Jun 01, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    MileHighYoQuasarMarauder7 said
    What is so hideous about Taipei 101? It looks unique and exquisite.


    The design is very jarring and chintzy. It doesn't flow when my eyes go up and down it. All those stacked boxes create visual "resets" when you move on to the next one. It's also very out-of-place in regards to its surroundings, which only exacerbates the visual problems. Also, that band around the bottom looks like a belt, which also completely clashes with the rest of the design.

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    In my opinion, the Jin Mao building plays a much better homage to traditional oriental design.

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    But if you want ugly, I think the hotel in Pyongyang gets that award:

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    It was such a bad design that they used to actually photoshop it out of the skyline in pictures. It was on hold for years due to questionable structural integrity.


    You judge too harshly, but your entitled to your own opinion and I can find some beauty in the Ryugyong Pyramid Hotel, It's unique and different and I appreciate that.
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    Jun 01, 2013 12:27 AM GMT
    Has anyone been to the ledge in the Sears Tower (now called the Willis Tower)?

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    I went a few years back---it's a strange feeling to stand on that glass and look down at the ground ~1,400 feet below.
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    Jun 07, 2013 12:52 AM GMT
    sears towers is my favorite sky scraper. i think always will be. the ledge was pretty neat addition to it as well.