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Old Posted Sep 8, 2012, 10:33 PM
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I personally can't find a single thing about brutalist buildings that I like. Russia seems to have the largest amount of downright ugly building stock. I have a hard time looking at city pics without getting depressed.
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Yep, I never got the hype about Vancouver's skyline or buildings. It's almost all similar shades of the same bland building design. The quality of life and the natural beauty of the city are the only things that make up for it.
The man made skyline is on the bland side unless you're at street level precisely because building something spectacular would be a waste of breath so to speak. Even the Burj would be dwarfed in this setting.
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One Yonge Street in Toronto:


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Worst part is.. this was once the only tall building on the lakefront.
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Stillwell Towers in Savannah. Bluh! Tallest in the city too.
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How do I get the image shown? I tried copying and pasting the url.
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How do I get the image shown? I tried copying and pasting the url.
You had an extra "http://" that was screwing up the url.

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Stillwell Towers in Savannah. Bluh! Tallest in the city too.
Wow! is right!
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Here's another picture since the first one didn't show.
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Old Posted Sep 29, 2012, 3:08 PM
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^^ Don't use pictures from Emporis.
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So is this ever going to happen?
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^^ Nope. Kinda happy it won't, actually. I like the current structure as it is.
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Here's a real cutie from Kaliningrad (The House of Soviets), WARNING: not for the fainthearted!:

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love that building. that building say's "i'll break you" in ivan drago's voice
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Here's a real cutie from Kaliningrad (The House of Soviets), WARNING: not for the fainthearted!:

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This is what used to exist here.

http://canitz.org/site/images/kb_castle_pond.jpg

http://historyofkoenigsberg.blogspot...e-of-20th.html

The castle even survived the war and was not completely destroyed until 1969.

http://kaliningrad-eu.blogspot.fi/20...e-rebuilt.html
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All of Vancouver.
Agreed. Individually they are nice buildings, but they are all the same height and color and as a group looks like a modern version of Stuyvesant.
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Beauty or soul is all in the eye of the beholder. I found Stuyvesant interesting but found the multiple number of identical buildings gave it a soulless feel. I noticed that it has a lot more life to it now, then it did when I first saw it in 1994, but still just from a looks perspective, it doesn't feel like much soul.

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People are picking on Stuy Town? That place rocks-I'd live there in a second. It's not really fair to just post the aerial view. Stuy Town is actually the one very strong example of a successful modernist urban planning scheme.
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2012, 8:30 PM
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I've never liked this Calgary office tower.

http://www.emporis.com/building/fift...calgary-canada
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There are rumours that the building in Kaliningrad will be demolished for a replica of Konigsberg Castle.
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Well from far, Place Ville Marie in Montreal is pretty soulless. It's probably the most noticeable building in Montreal's skyline, apart from Le 1000 De La Gauchetiere...... I just wish there were more.... "unique" buildings here... oh well :/
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I disagree. I love that building, designed by the great I.M. Pei! Don't see too many '+' shaped towers, often, either...
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