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Old Posted Apr 22, 2010, 3:53 AM
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do they really have to be skyscrapers? Here's a rendering I found of a hong kong U building that never got built:



http://www.archdaily.com/38495/integ...-kong-urbanus/

there's also a cor-ten pool on flickr
http://www.flickr.com/groups/309747@N24/pool/
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2010, 5:21 AM
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The Spaniards seem to like Corten Steel as much as an American architect circa 1970!
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2010, 5:24 AM
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Never fear, the US is still building bizarre corten buildings too!

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the cor-ten on all of these contemporary european projects seems A LOT more orange than the cor-ten used on the US skyscrapers of the 60s & 70s. are they using a different formula for cor-ten these days? the color differences are so glaring as to make them not seem like the same material.

i'm no expert on cor-ten, but the daley center has a dark and brooding color, while still retaining shades of the inherent rustiness of cor-ten, but some of these contemporary applications that nowhereman posted are just straight up orange. does cor-ten darken over time?
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Knights of Columbus Bldg. and New Haven Coliseum (demolished)









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^^^ Wow, what a shame that was demolished! Seems like a lot of cool arenas and towers were made out of Corten and then demolished because they were "ugly".


Steely, I noticed the same thing about the color. I think that it might be an aging issue. I think I remember seeing some pictures of Daley Center within a year or two of completion in which it was much more orange. As the years pass I would imagine the rust becomes less fresh orange and more weathered brown.
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^ The tower is still standing. Just the coliseum was demolished... a couple years ago. I think it was structurally unsound. What was unique about that place was that the parking garages were on top of the arena... note the helical ramps leading up to the top parking platforms
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That Cor-Ten stuff is all so handsome!

I wish there were some Cor-Ten Philly skyscrapers--they would so totally rock.

Here's another photo of the Clothespin:
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^ The tower is still standing. Just the coliseum was demolished... a couple years ago. I think it was structurally unsound. What was unique about that place was that the parking garages were on top of the arena... note the helical ramps leading up to the top parking platforms
Yes, the parking garage was indeed structurally unsound.
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Even before the entire coliseum was demolished parts of the parking deck had to be disassembled so they didn't fall down on their own. I heard that the steel supplier had gotten the formula for the steel wrong so that the rust coating didn't form properly on the steel and thus the steel was rapidly corroding a lot more than intended.

Oh, the Knights of Columbus building is awesome, and right next to the site of the former coliseum.
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so what's so great about the Knights of Columbus building? IMO it's hideous... no aesthetic quality at all, and it doesn't fit in the environment it's in. Basically it towers over everything and just looks horrible while at it!

Seriously, what is there to LIKE?
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so what's so great about the Knights of Columbus building? IMO it's hideous... no aesthetic quality at all, and it doesn't fit in the environment it's in. Basically it towers over everything and just looks horrible while at it!

Seriously, what is there to LIKE?
First of all its massing is excellent. Its design is completely unique. Its completely dripping in details. Its made of a beautiful material. I could just keep listing things...

I don't see what's wrong with a building standing out on its own. Just look at the Sears Tower and Hancock Buildings when they were first built, there were 5 or more times taller than anything around them. There is nothing wrong with that especially in Modernism. The building itself is supposed to be a piece of sculpture, not some background infill building. Why does everything have to be muted and subdued? What is wrong with just raw power in a huge tower that dominates the suburbia around it.
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^^Knights of Columbus is downtown. But that doesn't stop it from being a powerful building given the relatively lowrise nature of New Haven. As a kid it made a big impression on me.
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[QUOTE=Cro Burnham;4835688]FreeMarkets Center (AKA One Oliver Plaza), Pittsburgh



That building is not CorTen, it simply changed its color of anodizing. It opened in 1968 with black anodizing, and now its red anodizing.
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First of all its massing is excellent. Its design is completely unique. Its completely dripping in details. Its made of a beautiful material. I could just keep listing things...

I don't see what's wrong with a building standing out on its own. Just look at the Sears Tower and Hancock Buildings when they were first built, there were 5 or more times taller than anything around them. There is nothing wrong with that especially in Modernism. The building itself is supposed to be a piece of sculpture, not some background infill building. Why does everything have to be muted and subdued? What is wrong with just raw power in a huge tower that dominates the suburbia around it.
The Sciences Library at Brown University in Providence has a similar design but uses concrete rather than cor-ten. Both are hideous. The design is not special nor unique, the only redeeming fact about the KoC building IMO is the quality materials you mention.

As someone already mentioned, the building is downtown. I don't want to say there's nothing wrong with a building standing out, but when it's scale is inappropriate for the neighborhood, it's not a good thing. What I don't understand is why everyone loves it so much.
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That building is not CorTen, it simply changed its color of anodizing. It opened in 1968 with black anodizing, and now its red anodizing.
I didn't think that was Cor-Ten either.

After reading the thread title, I wondered how long it would take before I'd find a pic of the US Steel Building... about 4 seconds!

That's one of my favorite buildings of all time.
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