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Old Posted Apr 13, 2010, 10:40 PM
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It IS rather attractive in it's own offensive way...
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I wish Chicago's Apparel Mart were that interesting, instead we get this crap:


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Atlanta's even comes with a sweet atrium, ours only has a Holiday Inn:


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Old Posted Apr 16, 2010, 9:26 PM
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Hey Deja Vu. I don't know if anyone else posted this yet, but how about Litchfield Towers, the group of 3 dorms on Pitt's campus about a block from the Cathedral of Learning? I believe that was built around the same time, around 1965-66 or so. It essentially is one big low-rise building with these 3 big cylindrical concrete towers rising up from that...
Yeah, I'd count that, especially because they're directly linked to the Barco/Posvar complex by the footbridge. . They were constructed in 1963 according to Wikipedia.
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I'm never exactly sure how to differentiate Brutalism from simple Modernism, most of the time, but I think the Michigan Capitol Complex in Lansing is an example of Brutalism.
Much of Modernism, like the International Style, was inspired but the Gothic. The aesthetic was light and thin; the preferred materials were steel and glass. Brutalism is heavy and thick; the preferred material was concrete with surprisingly few windows. It's the difference between a Gothic and a Norman/Romanesque church.

At best the style feels monumental; at worst it feels oppressive, even Orwellian.
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im not sure if it is actually brutalist because it has brick, but...
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You know, I was in Manhattan last weekend looking at this building and thought it was very ugly, but if it had a unique window pattern and interesting shapes it would be a classic. Still, it is just butt ugly.
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I love that building. It is like a FORTRESS! Sure, it is ugly as anything... but the sheer mass of it is stunning. The lack of windows helps add to that effect.
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^^^ It is a fortress made to withstand anything nature and most things man can throw at it...
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Considering that it houses vital international telecommunications infrastructure and was constructed to withstand a nuclear attack...
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ryresons a real brutalist building... I'm amazed i haven't posted it yet.
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Old Posted Dec 29, 2010, 6:08 PM
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Informative Website on Brutalist Architecture:

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