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post #31 of 136
Another Beauty here. The Pirelli Tower in Milan. Again, this shows restraint and proportion. Tons of both.

post #32 of 136
Matt, you seem to be something of a minimalist. I bet you use a Mac, hate the Empire State Building, and have a spare, uncluttered apartment with square uncomfortable looking modern furniture.

post #33 of 136
I hate Macs. I actually like a lot of non-minimalist architecture. The Seattle Library and the De Young Museum in San Francisco come to mind. Both are very beautiful, but certainly are not stripped down to their most essential parts. The result of each is quite powerful. On the other hand a skyscraper will always be powerful because of its size, so the true art is to make it subtle. It is something that is rarely done as few architects will make a name for themselves out of sheer simplicity.
post #34 of 136
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I hate Macs.
liar. You also only eat foods that are square and white. Must be served on a square white or black plate.
post #35 of 136
I've always felt for the Chrysler Building in NYC: Would love to get some pics, but for some reason I can't seem to resolve a DNS server or something, so no Google. Weird. ~ Huntsman
post #36 of 136
The Chrysler is nice, I've always liked it best at night.

post #37 of 136
Does Mexico City have any offerings of note?
post #38 of 136
Here are my obvious jokes about the Einstein tower, Potsdam, and the Erotic Gherkin, London. Great bio-morphic architecture.
post #39 of 136
more phallic symbols fatty !
post #40 of 136
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I've always felt for the Chrysler Building in NYC: Would love to get some pics, but for some reason I can't seem to resolve a DNS server or something, so no Google.
I love the Chrysler...here's a few photos, some of them from Matthew Barney's Cremaster cycle: And as costume: More from the Cremaster cycle:
post #41 of 136
I like The Gherkin a lot, my favorite of Foster's works. The HSBC Hong Kong building is not so great and the Millennium Bridge had that trouble with harmonic convergence. The Hearst Tower (New York) is pretty good:
post #42 of 136
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The Hearst Tower (New York) is pretty good:


And it's a Green Building...also, my point of reference when navigating my first days in NY.
post #43 of 136
Thread Starter 
I'll throw in James Howard Kunstler's rant about the pure ugliness of the Seattle Public Library-

http://www.kunstler.com/eyesore_200406.html

JB
post #44 of 136
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Number one for me...



Seagrams Building, NY
+1

I work a few blocks away and it is always a pleasure walking by
post #45 of 136
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yikes - fugly! what an eyesore

HSBC, Commerzbank and Swiss-Re are much better office building works by Foster + Partners (IMO)
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