Originally Posted by GreatTallNorth2
Originally Posted by MolsonExport
wow that thing is moving up fast....
Well, a new development in the world of the brutalist highrises that many here hate (as typified by the first comment), and the speed at which prefab construction can erect a building (as per the second observation):
220 stories. 838 metres. All prefab. Erection time 90 days
I'm not sure what others think, but to me this thing this is simply overwhelmingly oppressive. It is a visual version of an Ogre pounding on you 'till submission. All I can think of is Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty Four" or Gilliam's "Brazil".
This monstrosity makes the Renaissance seem like delicate lace sprinkled with fairy dust. And, the Renaissance isn't likely to fall down, as actual time was taken to assemble it. So, yes, the Renaissance could be much worse.