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Architecture on crack

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Some pie-in-the-sky concept for a "Eye-In-The-Sky" lookout tower for Oakland, CA. This is the work of a real architect, not just some kid messing around with markers and Photoshop. I can picture the property values of the surrounding neighborhood sinking and the urban blight setting in if this gets built.

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Yonkers, NY

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The French hated the Eiffel Tower when it was proposed and fought to tear it down, once the World Exposition was over.

Having said that - the tower looks like someone beat a flower lady with an ugly stick and then left the stick.

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The "Green Bird," London

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Maharishi Learning Center, Sao Paolo...cancelled

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That $h! is best left in Dubai. :nono:

Are those morons even aware that they just designed giant dongs?

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This Mayan Temple Skyscraper resembling the tower of Babilon is cool.

The rest odf the stuff in this thread sucks, esp. the ones that look like

a whale's penis or some kind of french made vibrator.

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But I do not care about architecture. It is true. This is what I do care about:

* burritos

* hedgehogs

* coffee

:rotflmao:

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What is everyone's opinion about Seattle's proposed Emerald City Center? :yuck:

It looks like someone buried the starship Voyager. :lol:

Still, better than a city that looks like it has a permanent hard-on.

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the comments from p-oed architects is even better.

I know! Some people take this profession way too seriously.

I like this comment:

Juxtaposition, fenestration, ‘the creation of an immortal monument to posterity’, ‘the philosophy of commonality and standardization’.

WTF Does all that mean?

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Gimme some info on this. When/whom/why? I've never heard of this, and as laughable as it is, I'd like some more info.

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What is everyone's opinion about Seattle's proposed Emerald City Center? :yuck:

I don't have a problem with the design of the arena, but the overall site plan isn't very pedestrian-friendly. This is just a very suburban site plan that is very out of place in both of the proposed locations, but less so on the waterfront. There need to be more reasons to go there. The "retail store of the future" sitting so far away from road access will not survive more than a few months due to lack of business. How many people are willing to walk across a sea of concrete all the way around an arena to get to a futuristic retail store? Yea I didn't think so.

The proposal lacks density and the land uses are segregated. There needs to be mixed-use development. Frankly, I'm shocked that something like this is being proposed in 2008 as it seems like a throwback to 1968 in terms of urban planning. This is far too auto-centric in design to be sustainable.

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