Skyscrapers

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  1. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    Ryugong Hotel, Pyongyang

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    LH is beautiful - some of the art that resides in and around the building now is dubious though... too bad because it's a great building
    Agree. My father worked for Lever for fifteen years or so before he moved out to California, and when we used to go back East we would always stop by to visit old friends. It is a great building.
     


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    Ryugong Hotel, Pyongyang

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    Do you actually like this or is it just for laughs?
     


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    Agree. My father worked for Lever for fifteen years or so before he moved out to California, and when we used to go back East we would always stop by to visit old friends. It is a great building.

    The giant dissected pregnant woman outside the building on Park Ave is really not my cup of tea.
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    How I would have prefered a couple of Serra torqued ellipses!
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    Do you actually like this or is it just for laughs?

    I like what it represents.

    The building itself would have been a total disaster if completed--it's more fun as-is: a monument to stupidity.
     


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    While not as graceful as some of the others here, I like the BMW 4-cylinder building in Munich.

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    The Beamer building is just a neat idea.

    I've always had a weird fascination for North Korea, and the Ryugyong Hotel falls under that. Does anyone have any more info on that building? I know it's not completed (and may well never be).

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    How I would have prefered a couple of Serra torqued ellipses!
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    There is a local businessman here who bought a second adjoining house in Atherton to demolish and show some of his Serra sculpture collection. It is spectacular.
     


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    There is a local businessman here who bought a second adjoining house in Atherton to demolish and show some of his Serra sculpture collection. It is spectacular.
    Lucky guy. I once drove by a mansion in East Hampton that had a Serra (three torqued steel walls) on the front lawn, and a Calder a little further on the side... I wonder whose house that was
     


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    I do believe you passed my Hamptons mansion, in which I live for approximately 1.5 days per year. Tis quite the marvelous structure, indeed.

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    The Chrysler is nice, I've always liked it best at night.

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    Hey, thanks. That's a particularly nice shot -- I love it when twilight allows the sky to lapse into cobalt before surrendering to darkness. It's a more beautiful background to me than daytime sky blue. Whenever I am in the city I shoot that building, and have a few of my photos of it here on my walls. LS. not surprised you like it, that era seems quite in your province.

    I have unfortunately not been many places, and I almost find it hard to imagine what it must be like to see some of these edifices -- that Gherkin!? And the expanse of Tokyo? Astonishing.

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    Probably some hedge fund manager
     


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    +1 on Calatrava. this building deserves a repost. simply stunning. Calatrava would also throw down on a similar thread about bridges.

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    But perhaps my favorite contemporary architect is Calatrava.
    Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (Valencia):

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    ^^^ are any of these actually built?
     


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