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Old Posted Mar 24, 2009, 9:42 AM
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Taipei | The Crystal Plaza | 150.8m | 41fl | U/C

Water Cube (水立方) 41 floors



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Which part of Taipei, William?
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Which part of Taipei, William?
Dan shui (淡水)
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wouldn't this look awesome in xinyi!
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that building sticks out like a sore thumb.

ya i just dont understand the taiwanese city planners. why do they build tall towers in places that shouldnt have tall towers like in danshui where it would ruin the natural mountainous scenery and yet they dont build tall towers where there should be tall towers like in xinyi. there's only 1 tall building and 2-3 semi tall buildings and the rest squat shopping malls in xinyi even tho it's supposed to be the "manhattan of taiwan." it's really pathetic.
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that building sticks out like a sore thumb.

ya i just dont understand the taiwanese city planners. why do they build tall towers in places that shouldnt have tall towers like in danshui where it would ruin the natural mountainous scenery and yet they dont build tall towers where there should be tall towers like in xinyi. there's only 1 tall building and 2-3 semi tall buildings and the rest squat shopping malls in xinyi even tho it's supposed to be the "manhattan of taiwan." it's really pathetic.
I think the government never think about this point, they just let developer go and never think about what it will effect the urban development around that area in the future.

We can see the problem from Taiwanese government that always focus on wrong considerations. When develpers want to build a new high tower in city center, it really hard to apply environmental effect application. In other side, when developer build a high tower next to scenic spot, it's easier.


Same here,


Can you believe that the council allow this kind of building occur in Sun Moon Lake?
This area must be low density development.

Does our government try to protect environment or just want to destroy it ?

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^ Taiwanese government.....not even metioning them letting yue mai theme park win the bid instead of the world-famous Disneyland. That was a pain in the neck,
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I think the government never think about this point, they just let developer go and never think about what it will effect the urban development around in the future.

We can see the problem from Taiwanese government that always focus on wrong considerations. When develpers want to build a new high tower in city center, it really hard to apply environmental effect application. In other side, when developer build a high tower next to scenic spot, it's easier.


Same here,


Can you believe that the council allow this kind of building occur in Sun Moon Lake?
This area must be low density development.

Does our government try to protect environment or just want to destroy it ?

OMG!! THAT'S HORRIBLE!!! how can the govt let such a tall building be built there? worse yet it looks like another typical dull boxy taiwanese style building with a water tower on top. it'll probably be brown and covered with tiles too. they really should force the developer to lower the height or just buy the property and tear it down before it's finished. can you imagine if the u.s. govt allowed a tall condo be built in the grand canyon or on lake tahoe?
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shocking... the water cube is designed by C Y LEE again... i just dont understand... he is like the shittiest and yet...

apparently there is a swimming pool on every single floor.
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I think the government never think about this point, they just let developer go and never think about what it will effect the urban development around that area in the future.

We can see the problem from Taiwanese government that always focus on wrong considerations. When develpers want to build a new high tower in city center, it really hard to apply environmental effect application. In other side, when developer build a high tower next to scenic spot, it's easier.


Same here,


Can you believe that the council allow this kind of building occur in Sun Moon Lake?
This area must be low density development.

Does our government try to protect environment or just want to destroy it ?
what's this holy shit!? it's scandalous! when taiwan officials go abroad for "study trips", they should do other things than the tourism!
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what's this holy shit!? it's scandanlous! when taiwan officers go abroad for "study trips", they should do other things than the tourism!
Parlez-vous francais? Ok, you are exactly right when you metion them doing "study trips" They copy this and that from other countries and never apply them correctly...
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Parlez-vous francais? Ok, you are exactly right when you metion them doing "study trips" They copy this and that from other countries and never apply them correctly...
Oui je parle le français, et mon anglais est désastreux...we can even affirm that some taiwan officials use "study trips" only as pretext to travel for free with public money!!
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Before I thought those 10 story buildings built around SM Lake were very bad already...
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shocking... the water cube is designed by C Y LEE again... i just dont understand... he is like the shittiest and yet...

apparently there is a swimming pool on every single floor.
taiwan needs to expand its contacts with the rest of the civilized world. china's political isolation of taiwan is keeping the island a relative cultural and intellectual cesspool where unsophisticated architecture, journalism, and politics fester. taiwanese society, though prosperous, is not cosmopolitan - it is not creative nor critical minded.
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taiwan needs to expand its contacts with the rest of the civilized world. china's political isolation of taiwan is keeping the island a relative cultural and intellectual cesspool where unsophisticated architecture, journalism, and politics fester. taiwanese society, though prosperous, is not cosmopolitan - it is not creative nor critical minded.
no taiwan's political isolation has never prevented nobody in taiwan who wish it from studying or having a trip in the so-called "civilized world" and nowadays, there is something magical, called "internet"...

i think the problem of taiwan is this society has lived in a culture of provisional since 1949. on the other hand, taiwan has become really properous since the 70's,80's, the period where the urban architecture in the west was really ...a disaster, unfortunatly, taiwan has partially copied such a model..

a parisian surburb's social housing complex built in the 70's.
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In Korea there are many farming villages that have single small buildings and then a tower or two. Thought it was smart....saving the land for food verses more houses.
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looks like lego houses...
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it actually looks taiwanese!! looks like taiwan copied alot of 1970s/80s architectural styles from the west. it needs to update and copy 2009 styles!
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haha...it does. Should they copy from Paris again?
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shocking... the water cube is designed by C Y LEE again... i just dont understand... he is like the shittiest and yet...

apparently there is a swimming pool on every single floor.
According skyscrapers.tw, they says that Lee only do the construction section, not the design.
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