Cancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 13 Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1540 times:
last i heard of it it was supposed to be cone-shaped building. anyway, i think it would be eally cool if it actually was built! i doubt that anyone would really want to invest the money needed. if it failed they're be looking for a the highest roof they could find.
"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
Virgin744 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 903 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1416 times:
Take a look at the 'Glass gherkin' which is near completion in the City of London,
which is close to my house.
The company behind it has a website with some pretty cool pics, http://www.30stmaryaxe.com/ goto Information along the righthand side and click on construction images....Thats for all those who haven't seen London in a while!
Buckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1314 posts, RR: 21 Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1411 times:
Can anyone say: Terrorist Target?
Imagine what a building three times the size of the WTCs would draw in form of terrorist interest.
It would do us all well if you guys can confine the paranoia to your own country. I really don't see why everything has to be considered a terrorist target, unless if you really like OBL. If we all did things thinking about whether or not it will be blown up, OBL wins, and we'll never get anything done.
In any case, HK's skyscrapers are ugly enough as it is (except for I.M. Pei's BoC building). No need to stick that tampon in the middle of the harbour. So it's more appropriate that this tampon is actually proposed for Shanghai, as they don't have as many ugly skyscrapers. Yet.
Buckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1314 posts, RR: 21 Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1325 times:
Buckfifty- Have you been to HK? Man the buildings are amazing looking. One of the best skylines in the world. Especially at night with the lights on!
From my apartment in Kowloon, I can see them everyday. That's my opinion anyway, the new ones they keep putting up all look gaudy, sort of like a cheap imitation of a skyscraper. And what's with the trendy gold windows? Ugh.
AA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13975 posts, RR: 59 Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1320 times:
Well Buckfifty- Asian architecture is much different than anywhere else. When I think of "skyscrapers" I think of the Empire State building, but that's western 50's (I think) architecture. Architecture changes with the times.
Give me an example of what you think is a good looking building?
Don't say the Petronas towers.. They are quite gaudy.
Buckfifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1314 posts, RR: 21 Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1289 times:
IMO, the problem with Hong Kong is that the building designs often look really rushed, and built with whatever design feature seemed trendy at the time. More often than not, they don't seem to age well with time, and stick up like sore thumbs in the middle of HK's skyline. For example, some of the newer, and more well known buildings in Hong Kong:
The Center is quite bad, looks a bit tacky with all the angular protrusions. The gold windows don't help either.
The Bank of China building, by far, is seemingly the best design out of them all. It's won a few awards, and to this day, still looks like it was built yesterday. It is simple, elegant, and for a while, was a worthy symbol of the HK skyline, along with the HSBC building. The ones above haven't been, and probably never will.
In any case, the HK skyline now is cluttered with designs which date back from the mid 80's to early 90's, most of them now look incongruous and bland. Though perhaps because I've seen them on and off for most of my life, perhaps my opinions will be different from some of yours.