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Reforma business district in Mexico City
not bad, do you have daylight photos?
Slow shift tonight. Guess I'll dump old Norwegian churches. Here's one from 1100AD.
What do you think about tall buildings standing by themselves like this? This is something they're planning in Stockholm, the first concept was taller but the new plan has two slightly shorter towers. It kinda stands out compared to the surrounding houses
Another one, but in Oslo, with earliest datings going to 1080, but most likely being from the 12th century. Interesting thing about this one is that there's literal fossils engraved in the exterior walls.
Stavanger Cathedral from the early 1100's. Originally built as a Romanesque church, but later extended to a Gothic one. One of the best preserved churches in Norway, with very few alterations after the 13th century.
Göteborg forgot the memo, now they're talking about making this 300m+. But maybe that's just so they have some room to negotiate when they inevitably scale it back
St. Mary's Church in Bergen, completed in the late 12th century. A mix between Gothic and Romanesque style. It burned a few times early on after its construction, but it didn't see any significant damage after that until the 19th century, when the left tower collapsed. Otherwise, it's a very much intact medieval church, especially in appearance. It's closely related to the original Lund Cathedral in Sweden.
I'm not convinced about the design. This is the newest render, they look cheaper with every iteration. I'm just afraid they will look really dated in a couple decades like Merihaka. I think they'll start building the first buildings this year, will have to wait and see
Here's the concept for the whole area. Don't really know what to say about the taller buildings since they don't have any official design yet, they just started a competition for it. But as a concept it's pretty alright, they're not too tall and there's a decent amount of them so it looks pretty proportionate. The street level between the towers could be better though, since there aren't really any proper city blocks
Here's a larger picture of the south part. It's pretty wide open with some kind of meme walls to give it at least some structure. So I don't see that part having a lot of street life, but at least they'll look nice from afar. Not that Pasila has a lot of street life anyway
What's the latest on this, it's been in limbo for so long. At first they were supposed to finish this by 2012, now they're talking about 2020 ice hockey championships
India doesnt have that much of a pretty skyline, yet i love that place.
Skylines are overrated, or at least now that every place can build these things they're not that amazing anymore. But in 1930 this must have been something special
Forgot the most important one. Nidaros Cathedral, built from the mid 1140 to 1300 on top of the great St Olaf's burial ground, and one of Europe's most famous pilgrim destinations during the middle ages. It partially burned down only 30 years after initial construction, and then got further fucked up throughout history by more fires and even some lightning. Since the plague happened, and poverty followed, it wasn't rebuilt until the 1800's again. The majestic and ornate front wall was the most badly damaged, as in, completely gone for the most part, except for the lowest row of statues and entrance, so the present day one is a lose reconstruction, as little sources from the middle ages exist as far as its appearance was concerned. All that was known is that the wall had a large golden rosette and many statues all over. Inspiration for the reconstruction was mainly sought from English and French Gothic cathedrals, as Norway had deep ties to those countries back then and the cathedral was most likely based on those. But for all we know, the cathedral could historically have been prettier than it is now. It took between 1869 and 1968 to rebuild, with finishing touches going all the way to 2004.
wew lad, pretty colorful
reminds me a bit of this
>Skylines are overrated, or at least now that every place can build these things they're not that amazing anymore.
only large metropolies can actually build skylines, and only the very few of them can afford to build the actual ones, with decent planning (like NYC, Chicago)
They're kinda out of ideas huh, can't think of a way to reinvent a modernist box so they just start throwing random colors everywhere. Or maybe it's because there are more female architects now
Skylines only look "good" when you have at least 10 or so buildings.
Unlike traditional architecture where if the skyline is dominated only by a single church spire and a few smaller chimneys, it still looks nice. And of course you also have more developed ones like pic related.
Here are some modern commies being built in an Oslo suburb. Not sure why this is even allowed.
>i-it's fine becuz colours
May the random colour cladding phase come to a swift end.
I think even Modernists, with their ultra-low standard for aesthetics, started getting bored of the same old shit buildings being built everywhere, and so their big innovation was: we'll make the buildings with random colouring.
Pic related. It's different shades of blue. Amazing.
Korab, you left the trip on, you worthless tard.
youre not gonna see innovation in commercial buildings that look for cheap meme materials to uild with (like colored aluminum sheets for example)
the colors are a convergence of architecture with the graphic design aesthetic imo
I don't think it's the worst in the city, it just really sticks out since it's so much taller than other buildings
I personally think it's pretty bad, not because of height, but because of its unimaginative design. I know the architects actually set out to make the plainest tower they could, but I'm not sure if that's good for a landmark tower of those proportions.
Sears tower will always be the GOAT skyscraper
>people born in 98 are now allowed to post here
>look at skyscrapers under construction in Norway
>there are none
>>they're all skinny, ugly pieces of shit
reeee I hate when all these people from America talk like "LOOK AT THIS BUILDING BOOM IN NYC CHINA IS NOTHING LOOK WE STILL THE BEST WE ARE BUILDING MOST USA #1 USA #1 USA #1" when everything they build in NYC are slim tacky towers when in China they build monumental giants
Not very. Or rather, I think it was already fucked when they built tons of those big cubes
Yeah. Partially so that the streets would get sunlight, but I guess also because there wasn't a good way to light up the interiors of the houses so they couldn't be super wide. Then when that was technically convenient, they could just build boxes with a lot of floorspace
Oh wait that's not the picture I wanted to post. This is the one, it has the ones currently being built, or at least some of them
People buy those apartments as an investment and to hide their money, but they'll spend maybe two days a year in those apartments
They affect the skyline immensely but they dont have a huge effect on occupancy rate since the skinnyscrapers going up have like one unit a floor. The Penthouse owner of 432 Park says he never intends to live there Im not sure if he's even visited yet
no one is fucking destroying entire cities and building modern shit, people just want to make something NEW and they are fucking bored of all the same traditional architecture(most of which is just reviving the older architecture)
I don't even know how building something different is ignoring history and location lol you are just mad something doesn't fits in your narrow-minded vision of the world
if people thought like this we would never invent a fucking wheel
>people just want to make something NEW
Why are they still making modernist boxes that could have been made any time over the past 100 years then? And you've completely misinterpreted my post regardless. I wasn't talking about destroying cities when I talked about ignoring history and location, I was talking about purposefully ignoring lessons learnt over thousands of years of architecture and building glassy boxes in locations that aren't suited to them. Being called narrow-minded by a modernist is pretty hilarious though so thanks for that.
What do you think of this proposal for Brooklyn? Pretty weird location
no I think it's reall good they are starting to develop another parts of the city
I kind of like the project itself, someone in /urban/ once said it's very ugly but I don't really think so
it's much better than 432 avenue : ^ )
most skyscrapers in a city are lame, but then i think how cities without any skyscraper are boring unless they ahve historical buildings
cities with skyscrapers feel like every corner is its own world, theres always something to discover somewhere
Time for some Norwegian skyscraper proposals. This one is the current tallest at 140 metres, and part of a new area planned outside of Oslo, around where the Statoil Headquarters are.
Another one, but across the whole country, in Stavanger. It'll be 118 metres, just 1 metre taller than our current tallest.
Back to Oslo, with one seen in these threads before. It'll be about the same height as the second tallest tower in our cunt, which would be 110m.
Here's also in Oslo, just in front of the pictured """cluster""" there. Part of the new train station development, and probably going to be about 95 metres tall. Criticized by many for looking like a ramp.
Winner of a competition to redesign our second tallest (Postgirobygget). All green n shiiet, with increased height from 110 to 130m. I have mixed feelings about it, especially since even if it's technically taller, the redesign makes it look shorter.
Yeah, it's the only one I really want to see go through of these.
Shinjuku, Tokyo's busiest district, in 1930
breddy gud, but
>not the cocoon tower
shit's so mad alien
What can I say, it's a small nation and our nature doesn't make it easy, but at least we tried.
>this is the tallest building in my city
It's being joined by a bunch of other skyscrapers with similar heights. The place will even out. The buildings are pissing off the locals though because it's only increasing value for the ultra rich and blocking the sunlight from getting into central park. As much as I love skyscrapers and dense cities, I am with the poorfags on this one.
They're planning to build a kinda similar structure in Tampere railway station.
Here cleanse your palate with some nicer buildings.
Atm the area looks pretty much like this, they're going to cover all the tracks.
This one is a little strange looking, but I still like it.
How about antique urbanism ? Roman theatre
Still used for various events today
It's nice to see old structures still in use.
It's 2016 and they're building a shopping mall this unimaginative in the centre of our our 2nd largest city... Where's all the ambition?
Man these air conditioners look really ugly haging out of windows.
That is pretty bad. Looks almost like a warehouse from that pic.
>It's nice to see old structures still in use.
Those Roman arenas too are still used for concerts
This new residential area being constructed right now will also be dull af, those monotonous brick facaded soviet blocks are just meh...
Gentrification is taking its toll on Brooklyn; here's hoping the projects don't last.
Based, there's another thing to eventually do.
Last pic from me.
Sarona. First a German colony, then an army camp and as of last year an open-air mall with shops and restaurants, after years of construction that included moving entire buildings. The latest in a series of old compounds around the country turned into shopping districts.
Honestly, I'm disappointed. It's not worse than the soulless mall they would have put in if they had permission to tear the old houses down, but everything outside the houses is underwhelming. The streetlights, the footpaths, the gardening, it all looks like the default stuff you'd see in a recently renovated municipal park.
They are building these in Manchester.
Manchester wants to be our second city. But who will it attract when it looks like this?
I remember hearing a news story about some Mediterranean footballer moving to Manchestter to play for Manunited, and his girlfriend, and him, were saying how miserable it is and how offputting the miserableness of it is with regards to moving there.
But then, as I have said before, modernist architecture is about making things which looks like prisons or warehouses, so what do you expect.
Looks like outskirt housing, so not too bad. I visited Manchester, and it certainly felt like a proper second city. Everything was very large-scale, and things were constantly under construction.
Posting city i live close to:
”Örlogsstaden” Karlskrona, The city was founded in 1680 when the Royal Swedish Navy was relocated from the Stockholm area to the Trossö island (picture). The city name means Karl's Crown in honour of King Karl XI of Sweden.
The city has kept its street structure since its foundation. Since the streets all follow a grid pattern the winds can blow freely from the sea right into the heart of the city. Parts of the city (mainly the Naval Port) have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In October 1981 the Whiskey-class Soviet submarine S-363 (called "U137" by the Swedes) ran aground in the archipelago near Sturkö just outside Karlskrona.
The city is positioned at the south east corner of Sweden with excellent connections to the other side of the Baltic Sea. There is a ferry line to Gdynia in Poland (cheap as fug) transporting both goods and passengers.
Military Academy Karlberg, Stockholm
And all look like shit tbqh.
Also, post some Warsawa.
Very friendly reminder that Chicago is a shithole, a "city" catering to tourists and a blatant tourist trap at that. Almost all skyscrapers are unused (vacant office space is sky-high). Shitcago is shit.
So glad they ditched the 'spire' on Nordstrom.
It's more than that nowadays.
>93 cities of 5 million or more
lol this link you gave it's bullshit Zhoukou, Nanyang, Baoding are all small cities
These cities are for sure 10m+:
But probably some other cities like Chengdu have metro of 10m+
It depends on methodology, if you are talking urban, metro, conurbation, etc. By some counts they are definitely 10 million+.
I think if you used flexible counting there are probably 10 or more cities that qualify.
I just noticed on the Baoding page it says:
>13 Chinese cities with a population of over 10 million
Lots of disagreement among sources, but god damn China is populous.
none of these 3 cities have real metro of 10 million(desu I never even heard about any of these cities), they can be counted as conurbation at best, and it's just probably because of fucked up Chinese statistics, like they claimed Chongqing is "40 million city" when in fact most of it's area is rural
The shopping centre I posted is being built in Tampere, which has a nickname of "Manse" since it's like the Manchester of Finland :^)
I love those apartment blocks on the hills.
I love how absurd parts of Hong Kong look.
This building is my favorite.
The new massive building looks somehow creepy in a futuristic way.
yeah I'm this Pole though there is a second one now
A bunch of before and after pics in my city,most show the effect comunism had over city planing.
This area is called the ''cucu'' market, and that big grey thing is the palace of justice
I think this is tied with Steinway for best looking towers going up in NYC
Moscow. near Timirjazevskaja's station
Now they are building 4th house
These threads are so fucking depressing. I will never live in any of the places that are posted here.
Posting Oslo because it's the place I'm stuck in for the next six years.
Every morning when i go to college there is a trafic jam here
A change for the better. That area used to be really poor,and the comunists simply demolished it and made a park there. Now we have this office building
>These threads are so fucking depressing. I will never live in any of the places that are posted here.
Yeah desu all this vibe and energy and you will never experience it yourself. >:
This area used to be flooded every major rain,until they made the local river secure,building ditch