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Started by Anchorman on Feb 21, 2014 10:17:39 PM
Nominate your 5 best buildings built since 1900

Photo links encouraged

if you can't think of 5 post as many as you can

Why have you nominated the ones you have chosen ?

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Anchorman - 21 Feb 2014 22:17:48 (#1 of 223)

There are so many to choose from but here’s my first attempt



Pompidou centre

http://s11.photobucket.com/user/danperry/media/Fra
nce/Paris/Centre%20Pompidou/CentrePompidou-1982-01.jpg.html


One of the most innovative designs of the 2oth century . You either love it or hate it. I swing from one to the other

Lloyd’s building

Exterior

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34
/Lloyd%27s_building_from_Leadenhall_Street.jpg


Interior

http://www.seabreezes.co.im/images/content/feature
s/201106/LloydsBuilding.jpg


Sydney opera house

Exterior

http://knoji.com/images/user/Slide5%2810%29.jpg



interior

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-G61PeNE2chg/TlEMinoF_NI/AAAAAAAABjs/7QJ8SJLCgWg/s1
600/sydney_opera_house_concert_hall.jpg


Fallingwater house

http://skparrott.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/falli
ng-water-house-june-20101.jpg


Guggenheim Bilbao

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de
/Guggenheim-bilbao-jan05.jpg

carterbrandon - 21 Feb 2014 22:29:25 (#2 of 223)

Fallingwater's lovely, but you wouldn't want to stay there for more than a holiday weekend. Too damp. It's go to your chest. You'd pop over to the Farnsworth House.

Or you could go to Frank's place Taliesin. But I wouldn't advise watching The Shining on the video late at night.

Ravings_of_Gut - 21 Feb 2014 22:31:53 (#3 of 223)

I actually mean this but people will think I'm being insensitive or trying to make some political point. I'm not.

My favourite building(s) built since 1900 were The Two Towers. Awesome buildings when you stood at the bottom and looked up. An amazing achievement and just breath taking to see.

solomongursky - 21 Feb 2014 22:33:39 (#4 of 223)

The Two Towers.

Don't you think they're dull? Their only virtue was height, when you compare them to the Chrysler or Empire State? Boxes.

solomongursky - 21 Feb 2014 22:33:54 (#5 of 223)

Were dull, sorry.

xDiggy - 21 Feb 2014 22:34:55 (#6 of 223)

That I've actually seen and been in:

Chrysler Building NY (just a touch classier than the Empire State):http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=chrysler%20buildin
g


MAS Museum Antwerp:http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=mas%20museum

The Gherkin:http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=gherkin

The Bank of China in Hong Kong:http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=bank%20of%20china%
20hong%20kong


Also the Lloyds Building.

The obvious aside, my main memory of the Twin Towers was 60 seconds of abject terror on the rooftop viewing platform.

Ravings_of_Gut - 21 Feb 2014 22:35:50 (#7 of 223)

No, I liked their minimalistic, awesomeness.

Basically I liked their huge size too, which probably means I have a tiny penis or something.

Turkish - 21 Feb 2014 22:37:16 (#8 of 223)

Maison du Peuple Brussels

Hoover Building London

Villa Tugendhat, Brno

The city of Le Havre

La Tour Eiffel Paris

solomongursky - 21 Feb 2014 22:38:02 (#9 of 223)

Just beautiful, Twenty Fenchurch:

http://www.cityam.com/sites/default/files/styles/6
20px_wide/public/main/articles/001%20Walkie%201.jpg
?itok=xnCT-GHv


Organic, vibrant, hunched, protective.

xDiggy - 21 Feb 2014 22:38:24 (#10 of 223)

La Tour Eiffel Paris

Pre-1900, innit?

SGM1A1 - 21 Feb 2014 22:45:15 (#11 of 223)

Hundertwasserhaus, Vienna

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9nbbdVyvH1qipxe
xo1_1280.jpg

brooklyn - 21 Feb 2014 22:46:19 (#12 of 223)

I never liked the WTC towers. they were indeed (imho) ugly boxes. and riding the elevators toward the top was weird and a bit scary. the elevator cars moved around too much for comfort.

of course, that doesn't mean I enjoyed watching them come down.

I do quite like the look of the new "Freedom Tower," especially in comparison. naturally, I haven't been inside it yet.

gaudi's cathedral in Barcelona is amazing. I am not a fan of the outside, but the inside is light and stunning. e.g.,

https://www.google.com/search?q=gaudi+cathedral&am
p;source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=WtcHU9mP
I-P_0AHhgYLABg&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw
=893&bih=531#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=s1F
r8ilDnjtu2M%253A%3B5totew-zQlSHRM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Ffarm7.staticflickr.co
m%252F6036%252F5881735988_4761878a42_o.jpg%3Bhttp%2
53A%252F%252Fwww.flickr.com%252Fphotos%252Fsarah_ha
s_pix%252F5881735988%252F%3B3240%3B4320

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solomongursky - 21 Feb 2014 22:48:43 (#14 of 223)

Look at it, it's like a bouncer with a broken nose:

"No trainers":

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7377/12274744493_a93
f518d2c_b.jpg

Ravings_of_Gut - 21 Feb 2014 22:50:55 (#15 of 223)

So if the Twin Towers had melted a bit you'd have liked them?

solomongursky - 21 Feb 2014 22:52:07 (#16 of 223)

I just like its hunched, sort of protective shape, its sinuous and alive in the way straight lines aren't

JudgeMentalist - 21 Feb 2014 22:53:24 (#17 of 223)

The Gaudi Cathedral is one I've visited, and on many occasions passed by. It has a weird effect on me every time, I simply can't take my eyes off it, craning my neck in a car as we scoot past kind of thing.

YouGotTheMoney - 21 Feb 2014 22:53:58 (#18 of 223)

having a bit of a blank brain moment... but the empire state building's a good start.

so:

the empire state building

liège-guillemins train station

grand palais in paris

cn tower in toronto

there are more, there must be, but my brain's not quite up to this right now.

JudgeMentalist - 21 Feb 2014 22:55:06 (#19 of 223)

A tiddler by modern standards but I've always admired the Flatiron. http://www.newyorkarchitecture.info/NYAI/Images/Bu
ildings/FlatironBuilding-002a.jpg

JudgeMentalist - 21 Feb 2014 22:56:54 (#20 of 223)

And the Chrysler building mentioned above, so distinctive, I like shape and the materials used for their visual effect.

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