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Old Posted Nov 12, 2010, 10:45 PM
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the windows are louvered?
not really but acting like it
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2010, 7:25 AM
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^ Wow! A real crime against architecture!

Not as bad as this, though:


(http://www.wrighton.com.ar/images/201007/costaguta.jpg)


(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_txw3NZ--j64/Sw...0/PICT3361.JPG)
That's the nearest thing I've seen to an architectural lobotomy. It would have been kinder to tear the old building down.
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2010, 7:32 AM
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OK, it had to happen. The UK's big reclad debate - do we or do we not reclad Guy's hospital?

Now:


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...ital_tower.jpg
Will Fox, Wiki.

Proposed:


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...418897&page=67
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2010, 1:13 PM
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^^^ The last building looks terrible.
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2010, 6:49 PM
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That London building is probably the ugliest damn thing in the whole world.
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2010, 8:32 PM
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The proposed reclad looks cool though, kinda like shimmering scales.
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2010, 10:42 PM
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i think Guy's look better now than that proposed half-fish-half-lizard facade.

I'd rather see a boring flat glass wall than that!
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2010, 11:00 PM
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yeeeaaa. the original guy's looks better.

glass curtain walls can look cheap imo. every building doesn't need a glass curtain wall. and that picture that kingofthehill posted is ridiculous! how does that kinda of thing get approved?
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2010, 3:29 PM
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Is tear down an option?
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2010, 10:35 PM
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^^^ Well, it's not listed, so it could happen. A lot of hospitals from the 60s and 70s are being torn down and replaced, but I believe this is mainly a teaching hospital, so has less of a priority.

Amanita has a good point - the proposed cladding would probably look better in real life than the picture, with light playing on it. All in all, though, I like the tower in all its current ugliness, if only because it's a big, concrete socialist fist raised in defiance at the growing number of shiny towers around it.
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speaking of reclads and renovations, an ongoing reclad going on at Paulista Avenue


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They should have at least kept the podium in its original mid-cnetury modern design! If people wanted to see fake brick structures they should live in the suburban sprawl.
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Better view of the proposed changes.
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Beginning in 2015, 800 Bell (ExxonMobil Building) will be redeveloped. Some love the new design, while others prefer the developer (Shorenstein) to leave it the way it is.

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/n...emerge-on.html







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Both old and new are good!
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