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It was posted by muppet. It's on post 491.
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fucking. sick.

who did this?




and muppet, no offense but why do you just post a ton of random pictures of projects with no order or organization? it really clutters up every page... especially because of the lack of information.
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Chicago spire is the best of them all hands down!
the chicago spire no doubt will turn out to be a great building... mainly for two reasons: the amount of money being sunk into it + calatrava.

but i doubt it will even be the best of all of his own work. structurally and aesthetically and conceptually and so on, turning torso BLOWS the chicago spire away... hands down... but we'll see i guess...
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fucking. sick.

who did this?
Jacques Ferrier. He's doing the French pavilion at the Shanghai 2010 Expo too.


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no surprise. that firm is pure talent.

...those hermitage towers in paris are amazing.
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the chicago spire no doubt will turn out to be a great building... mainly for two reasons: the amount of money being sunk into it + calatrava.

but i doubt it will even be the best of all of his own work. structurally and aesthetically and conceptually and so on, turning torso BLOWS the chicago spire away... hands down... but we'll see i guess...
Yeah, but Turning Torso would never work 2000' high,
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That's a brilliant location!
Shit, I spent four days in Budapest back in March but haven't even looked through my photos yet -- I should post a thread.
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The Infinity Tower in Dubai is probably my favourite twisting tower.
But there are many great ones.
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Yeah, but Turning Torso would never work 2000' high,
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it would look silly but it is a very nice tower at the size that it is.

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Not entirely. Although this design made for Shanghai will never be realized, perhaps a similair concept will be in the Paris' department of Issy les Moulineaux. I don't know the current status of this project, i assume it's still a concept but this one could become reality. Let's hope so.


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^Im sorry but that building is the most ugly thing i have seen.
and that facade and color for a skyscraper is just ugly.
Its just my opinion.
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^Im sorry but that building is the most ugly thing i have seen.
and that facade and color for a skyscraper is just ugly.
Its just my opinion.
And that massive plaza - apparently, ultramodern architects like '60s/'70s anti-urban "tower in the park/tower in the plaza" revivalism.
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And that massive plaza - apparently, ultramodern architects like '60s/'70s anti-urban "tower in the park/tower in the plaza" revivalism.
hahaha, have you ever been to la défense? if so, then the 'massive plaza' would make sense.
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That plaza is actually one of the most impressive streets in the world (check out whats in the distance). The view down from the Arc de la Defense:



It's basically a continuation of one of Paris's grand meridians:

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these anti-modernists on this forum are just TOO funny.

just because plazas in texas cities and other very non-urban cities are dead, vacant, and cold, doesn't mean every open space is by default the same. the reason they are that way in so many cities is because they don't make sense any setting other than a dense urban area. if you've ever been to berlin paris or copenhagen, cities that have a lot of GIANT open areas (plazas, squares, whatever you wanna call them) you'd understand how vital they are. or if you've ever been here to chicago, i'd think a person was crazy if they told me that daley or federal plaza are not two of the greatest urban spaces in the world. these great big open spaces allow a person to step back away from the dense world around them and take it all in.

i'm from houston, and as a kid i always thought the same thing and wondered why there were plazas at the bottom of every building. and then when i went out into the world, i discovered that the great urban cities of the world use those plazas in a way that is beyond words how wonderful they are.


here is a drawing by the master that very clearing illustrates the vitality of open space in a dense urban center:



also, Atomic Glee, you do know that huge plazas in front of buildings in NOT a modernist invention... it actually comes out of the classical world, which i thought you loved?

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here is a drawing by the master that very clearing illustrates the vitality of open space in a dense urban center:


also, Atomic Glee, you do know that huge plazas in front of buildings in NOT a modernist invention... it actually comes out of the classical world, which i thought you loved?
Plazas (Piazzas) were always done in the context of a dense urban grid, and then were only done for very important civic or religious buildings, or monuments, never commercial buildings.

Where is the vitality in that space? It looks more like the space between the projects at cabrini green than something desireable. The traffic circle creates many awkward shaped spaces around it that pedestrians don't find comfortable, ultimately wasting a lot of space that could have been organized more efficiently.

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