>When completed, it was the world's tallest marble-clad building, being sheathed entirely with 43,000 slabs of Italian Carrara marble.
>The marble used was thinner than previously attempted in cladding a building; this quickly proved to be a mistake.
>On December 25, 1973, during construction a 350-pound marble slab detached from the façade and penetrated the roof of the nearby Prudential Center.
>In 1985, inspection found numerous cracks and bowing in the marble cladding of the building.
>To alleviate the problem, stainless steel straps were added to hold the marble in place.
>Later, from 1990 to 1992, the entire building was refaced with Mount Airy white granite at an estimated cost of over $80 million.
Thoughts on these?
Sounds nice, I hope it actually happens. Also bumping with more pics.
Doesn't that article say they're still in the beta though?
Is Fazlur Khan the most based structural engineer of all time?
>be from rural childhood, never been around a building taller than 4-5 stories
>go to urban area (Dallas)
>constantly feel like shits about to fall on me
>doing anything other then brutalist architecture
>live in city for a long time
>literally never leave city limits for a year plus
>go out to rural area
>panic because its too much open space
tbqh WTC was pretty ugly the only thing it had going for it is that the two buildings looked kinda neat together . if only osama let people evacuate before rekking it he would be doing america and everyone a favor .
Huh, blue and white look so nice together but it makes the building look more cartoony at the same time. Still looks nice overall though.
How does pic related make you feel?
>not absolutely based structural expressionism
Autumn really is the nicest season.
>the only thing it had going for it
Any reason why? It looks to still be in working order.
>live in rural forested, mountainous area
>panic in city because buildings are fucking huge
>panic in flatland plains rural area because it's too fucking open
I'll stay in my dirty forest, then.
>not international style with a bit of structural expressionism thrown in
>murdermore tore this down
>mfw people prefer western architecture over eastern architecture
Most parts yeah, but a lot of these buildings are in the popular sections. The cheapest of apartments in those areas will run you at least 3.5k a month.
Post some then.
>mfw i quoted a post for no reason
I suppose I prefer the international style then.
>modern eastern architecture is the blandest of the bland
Depending on how you see it, that could be said for the whole world. Not many modern styles actually reflect the location they're in, and thus I'd say some of the modern architecture in Asia is more true to its roots than elsewhere.
>mfw people prefer western architecture over eastern architecture
>implying it can even compete
As beautiful as cathedrals are, you can't deny some Asian temples are pretty hardcore too.
How do I survive downtown? tfw move around my nice little suburb, rarley leave my apartment, only when I need to buy groceries or something. I have to go downtown tomorrow. Haven't for a year. What do I do with the anxiety?
Do you have bike lanes and bike rents in your city? We were infected with that cancer in recent years.
And dedicated bus lanes on weekdays.
Don't make eye contact with anyone you don't have to, just look straight ahead of you. Wear headphones so you can ignore beggars and people handing out flyers.
I don't know much about them
but the gardens look very cool
/urban/ + /architecture/
/urban + architecture/
What's the problem with encouraging more biking? And yeah, all cities have bike lanes, although most are really shitty hand-to-hand with traffic ones. Always pretty scary, especially when the markings are fading away as proof of traffic driving where bikers are supposed to be. And only the largest cities have bike rentals, as they're not exactly needed for sub-100k towns.
They steal space from normal people on cars. Biker hipsters often break traffic rules when use public roads and cause traffic accidents.
They annoy pedestrians too.
We have too cold climate for biking so it's all way to steal money.
> hey so this is our proposal for your skyscraper, its fully covered in marble
> and how much will that cosd me?
> around 100 million lol (cost of typical skyscraper)
> lol, deal
Might be a combination here, but I've seen my share of naughty night-time drivers who can't keep a proper eye on the road. I wish we could invest in more proper lanes, like they do in Denmark. Norwegians have always been huge on biking as mountainous our terrain is.
ours was, its simple af, not a world marvel like indias
>heavy stone infill with tiny ass open chambers
>large open spaced vaults supported by columns and buttresses
Norway can't see the huge gap in engineering knowledge and application.
I'm not saying eastern asian architecture isn't aesthetically appealing, but in terms of technological sophistication nothing can touch europe from the late middle ages on until the us starts making skyscrapers.
>tfw they built this monstrosity outside my window
>europe literally pushed stone to its very structural limits
>can't compete with a people who built viking like wooden """"""""""""""""""""""temples""""""""""""""""""""""
It looks like the building on the right is hugging the other one.
How's this senpai?
>41 meters tall
>beauvais has 47m vault height
>it can literally fit inside of this.
someone is mad his ugly boring buildings aren't even feng shui
I'm not saying cathedrals aren't impressive structurally, but to build a whole town of temples like these is quite the feat, and this was even before Gothic cathedrals had made their mark, and while churches were incredibly vulnerable to decay, these could stand for centuries with little to no attention. Europeans were at the top of the world when it came to architecture, but they were late bloomers.
>gay disco nightclub
u aving a giggle?
>mfw China beat the US in their very game they are building better and taller skyscrapers
>but they were late bloomers.
L O FUCKING L
They're building a new tennis stadium nearby, but I can't see it getting much use desu.
Remember that time you said that hong kong was outpacing nyc in skyscrapers and supertalls?
>9 supertalls U/C
>19 between 100-300m U/C
>no supertall U/C
>2 skyscrapers U/C
>mfw we paid around $900mil to build this shit
Really is the nicest modern pagoda. There are a few more "traditional" styled Asian towers out there, notably the Jin Mao tower and the Petrona towers, which are both worth looking into.
I'm not really sure why compact and dense cities are so loved. There doesn't seem to be any room.
Because it's best suited humans, not only on a social level, but also on a practical one.
There's plenty of room, it just looks packed. The streets are pretty wide and you have plenty of green space in a lot of them.
Southern Spain, in the province of Malaga. Plenty of white villages like it all over the country, especially in the south.
Which episode of StopHam were you on?
More bikelans -> less cars -> more fluent traffic
When you finally get out of the 50's and realise why modernist urban planing was wrong, please do read up on Braess' and Downs-Thomson paradox for a mathematical proof that wider roads and more lanes =/= better traffic flow.
Wew, province of Granada*
This one however is in Malaga. Presumably Super Mario 64 had a background based off of this one.
This one for instance.
There's something I don't understand about all these Indian architectural marvels. So they put the effort into making these very nice looking structures or art pieces, which is good. But then they surround them with garbage. Why?
>Asians carved gigantic faces into rocks 700 years before Americans
HOW CAN THEY EVEN
AND THE FULL BODY EXPERIENCE OVER A FULL MILLENNIUM BEFORE AMERICANS (now blown up by taliban may dog bless these statues)
because those are old structures that got swallowed in poor towns
Interestingly enough, Asian roof ornamentation is the same found on viking ships and later on stave churches. I wonder how this even reached Scandinavia in the first place.
Might be, but it's just so similar. It's only natural to think there might have been some connection at some point in time.
What's the name of that building?
Also, here's the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The campus features brutalist architectural style, and was built with concrete left over from the interstate highway project. Some of the buildings have flat roofs that are meant to serve as landing pads for hover cars, if they ever become a thing. There are large earth mounds blocking the views to the parking lots to keep students focused on either nature or on the architecture. The stairs are also deliberately made with a slow incline and wide steps to slow people down and make them look around. The benches all curl around themselves to facilitate conversation, but if you look at them on google maps, they look like they spell out "666".
HOW DO WESTERNERS EVEN COMPETE WITH THIS?
it was developed independently
>it was developed independently
Might have been so, but when they even had literal Buddha figures on their ships, one truly ponders.
My city is installing this bad boy. Does your city have light rail/thoughts on ligt rail?
or its so old that it was around during early human migration and trade
Yeah, the Sagrada Familia. Pretty amazing, and it'll be the tallest church in the world once completed around 2030.
Well, it will be just under 150 years since its groundbreaking once finished, which in ancient times would be nothing. Although of course, for a modern church, that is a while. The reason is simply that it's a church of an incredibly scope, built of difficult materials and with the most intricate design you can imagine. It would have been completed sooner, but work was halted numerous times during the 20th century. The Nidaros Cathedral here originally took 230 years to build, and 100 years to rebuild. Would have taken even longer if not for the whole medieval base still being intact.
DUDE LET'S JUST BUILD HORRIBLE LOOKING COMMIE BLOCKS EVEN THOUGH WE'RE RICH LMAO
That's actually an interesting thought, although I'm not sure who it would benefit. Churches/religious buildings in general were built for higher deities and everything spiritual, so it works despite the costs, but most other types of constructions are mainly for money there and then. Especially nowadays.