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Old Posted Aug 18, 2010, 5:11 PM
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oh guys, people here are complaining of wonderful good modern boxed shaped well maintained daily offices ones, immagine for this one in Sao Paulo
You seem to be misunderstanding "ugly" for "soulless". They do not mean the same thing.
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2010, 6:30 PM
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Source: Sao Paulo Abandonada, Oglobo ô bobo : http://saopauloabandonada.com.br/wp-.../saovito01.jpg
Edifício Sao Vito etc. all region is soulless...
What this edifice lacks in soul it makes up for in funk.
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Oh and calling other forumers "insane" makes you sound really classy and likable....
Have you ever read (or rather attempted to read) any of M.K.'s incredibly long-winded, convoluted posts? I rarely get halfway through his posts before I just give up and move on to the next poster. His English is so poor he creates his own words that are utterly unintelligible. That tells me that he can't even be bothered to learn English beyond it's most basic, rudimentary level. Resultingly, I often skim over his posts.

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See, again, I would have to disagree with that opinion. Those towers had a lot of soul and spoke very clearly about who the architect was. Minoru Yamasaki was afraid of heights and he couldn't understand why anyone would want to be that high up and having floor to ceiling windows, which is where the distinct facade of the towers came from.
Assuming that what you said is right about Yamasaki, I hardly think that designing buildings based on one's own personal phobias gives the building "soul". What it gives it, is neuroses.
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2010, 7:36 PM
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LDS Church Office Building: Not just soulless, but soul-sucking.

jpstanley's flickr http://farm1.static.flickr.com/26/63...ea756973_b.jpg
You know, I kind of like the look of that one. Maybe it's just the photographer getting a flattering angle.

That Verizon building that's being recladded looks kind of like a kitschily ugly building that in 20 years (with the current façade) would wind up getting a historic designation.
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ok elaborate,why do you think low incoming housing has soul and character?


http://s3.amazonaws.com/sfb111/image..._Town_20090910
In my honest opinion, if those buildings were to have a voice, they'd sound like Ben Stein...

Buildings I cannot stand, how about anything brutalist, especially some of those buildings on Pitt's campus? I know I posted that in an older thread, but I cannot believe that they removed a gem of a MLB ballpark for that monstrosity.

Yeah, I'd pass by that place there and think, "I cannot believe that at one point this was right field..."
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2010, 4:46 AM
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Im sure one day most of those will be torn down and hopefully the original street grid and density will be restored the way it should be.
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Guys hospital in london has so much potential to be a masterpiece with some new cladding it will be something any city would be glad to have just look at it here http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...513615&page=11
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ok elaborate,why do you think low incoming housing has soul and character?


http://s3.amazonaws.com/sfb111/image..._Town_20090910
Low income housing? http://www.petercoopernyc.com/availability.aspx

Incidentally, I feel that both Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town and other large scale housing projects are very often beautiful and soulful. Much more so than the sterile and literally soulless reservations for rich people being built everywhere nowadays.
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This (Newark, NJ)...


source: www.sbnation.com


And this (Flint, MI)...


source: www.flikr.com
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2012, 4:26 AM
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This turd in Downtown San Diego. It's a jail, so perhaps it's appropriate


From http://www.top-city-photos.com/san-d...hotographs.htm

And yes, the WTC absolutely had a soul. Despite its featureless exterior, it was a teeming city within a city. Thousands of people daily working in its offices (myself included), eating at its restaurants, shopping at its stores, sleeping in its hotel. Hardly what I'd call "soulless".
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And this (Flint, MI)...


source: www.flikr.com
I think this one is very fitting of the thread title, there's not a soul to be seen in this whole picture. Place looks like a ghost town.
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2012, 11:05 AM
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I think this one is very fitting of the thread title, there's not a soul to be seen in this whole picture. Place looks like a ghost town.
The building itself has also not been occupied for years.
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Here's a whole city of them.

Seadoo Skyline by J-a-x, on Flickr
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Don't get me wrong, I like the idea, but this thread is just a breeding ground for people to insult others.
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Here are 3 soulless, depressingly bland examples from Boise I'd love to see erased from existence:

Grove Hotel/CenturyLink Arena absolutely kills the street level interaction on this block:


Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown:


Civic Plaza Apartments:

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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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All of Vancouver.
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All of Vancouver.
^agreed
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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.
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I am going to nominate almost every skyscraper built after the 40s.
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