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Dystopian Buildings

I've always been fascinated by modern dystopias. I think the world's slums are probably the ultimate dystopias but there are also some more advanced buildings that have a "Bladerunner" atmosphere. The Kowloon Walled City (dismantled in 1993) was a prime example.

The Ponte Tower in Johannesburg also seems like a modern dystopia:



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What other dystopian buildings or neighborhoods do you know?
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Hashima or Battleship Island has to be one of the most dystopian looking places on the planet, surreal.

Also pretty much any industrial landscape as photographed by Edward Burtynsky.
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Kowloon Walled City thread on SSP
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Copan building, Sao Paulo.



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Some housing projects in the Paris' suburbs have a dystopian look :

Noisy-le-Grand (used by Terry Gilliam in Brazil) :








Pics from this site : http://www.eos-numerique.com/sknum/p...icasso-110472/

More pics in this thread by olga :http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=172898



Cité Pablo Picasso in Nanterre :


http://lewebpedagogique.com/geotrouv...ages-nanterre/


http://www.quartierdete.com/category...es-a-nanterre/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tours_Aillaud

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^looks like a martian city.
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^looks like a martian city.
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The Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, or as I called it: The Temple of Hate. Very imposing, monolithic structure. Perhaps a bit too clean to be dystopic, but the shape and style definitely match. You can't see it in the picture, but there's a trench that goes around the building right at the base to give the appearance that the building is floating. It also makes it look like an impenetrable fortress. It's a pretty impressive building for such a small city (Brandon MB, pop 50k.)
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Even though I absolutely adore the Ryugyong Hotel (It's my favourite skyscraper of all time) I must say it looks quite evil and dystopian.



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Not that there's anything wrong with that...
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Even though I absolutely adore the Ryugyong Hotel (It's my favourite skyscraper of all time) I must say it looks quite evil and dystopian.
I prefered it when it has no cladding.


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Rogers Headquarters in Toronto:


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All it needs IMO is "ACME" in big red letters instead of "ROGERS" revolving around the top.
Though in all honesty, I kinda like it, if not just for its absurdity.
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It's hideous...^^
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That Roger's complex isn't dystopian. It's just a matter of taste on that one; I like it.
It would fit in perfectly in The Hague, Netherlands.

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It's only dystopian when you realize who's in it.

Rogers is like AT&T only more evil and inept.
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It's only dystopian when you realize who's in it.

Rogers is like AT&T only more evil and inept.
More than AT&T? Well that's an exaggeration..
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No. Imagine if AT&T had a larger market share and monopolies in many areas of business. That's rogers.
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