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Unusual view of Tokyo's skyline. Gives off a pretty different vibe like this for some reason.
There are some nice ones already, but they come too far between. Maybe in the future both height and design will improve.
Probably one of the few contemporary buildings here that I like. Especially the facade
De Rotterdam in... Rotterdam
I haven't been in Rotterdam in years, I should check it out soon. Rotterdam has a pretty interesting combination of 17th century and contemporary architecture (thanks to the extensive bombing in WW2)
They just started with this building in Amsterdam. Some guy bought the top floor for €15 million, kek. Apparently a lot of Chinese/Russians were interested in it as an investment object, but they were outbid in the end.
Big stones at the base of the building.
The park and gardens of the Château of the Dukes of Harcourt were constructed in 1635 by Odet d'Harcourt and expanded upon in 1714 and 1723.
It was during fierce fighting against the British 59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Division on 13–4 August 1944 that the German forces retreated from the town and set fire to the chateau, which had suffered little damage up to that point. The fire destroyed many public archives, a library of nearly 15,000 volumes, and hundreds of family records.
Should Germans be considered anti-European?
> sharing a wall with neighbor
i hate this, id rather have a moat
They never did much here, expect for razing a couple towns. Luckily no significant historical buildings were lost, except they almost tore down this old church because they claimed it promoted Anglo culture or some bullshit like that.
Well they're kind outside of the historic city center, and along the IJ-river is the only real place for expansion
Too wide to be a pencil.
Reminds me of this.
>there will be towers this thin within the next 20 years
Still not sure how I feel about it.
>this is Switzerland's tallest building
>this was completed just last year
>this is getting a taller twin
Kind of funny isn't it. Construction costs in NYC being 3-4x places like Dubai or China , and then they build these super thin buildings with double-height ceilings and wind break floors.
But people keep buying the apartments, so they keep building.
Why did Euroshits destroy so many African cities? Did they want to deprive us of cool architecture? Did they want future refugees?
Platinum Hotel project seems be alive and moving.
maybe it wasn't cancelled but it can be imo
all this slowdown in China, 700m+ tower doesn't seem really viable
remember China is not a small and rich country like UAE or Saudi Arabia, they can't really afford to make meme towers
New 300m tower starting construction in Shenzhen, along with 240m, 220m, 170m ,120m, in a complex.
lol so true
>meh only 300m
It was supposed to be taller but something to do with the airport and new restrictions. So nothing taller than 300 allowed in that area.
there will be new construction projects for china later on. small cunts construction boom are memes, once its over its over
i think there were a few towers taller than burj khalifa that got cancelled. we also had like 6 supertalls cancelled, now we have none
Another one, somewhere in the same area.
It honestly sucks to see countries with a rich and unique culture/history throw away all of that in exchange for gigantic glass structures.
There's nothing wrong with tall buildings -- it's just the boring plainness of it all that makes it hard to look at.
I think the best example of a 'good' East Asian skyscraper would be Taipei 101 -- tall and glassy but still maintaining the culture's architectural style.
Interesting to see steel skyscrapers making a comeback with this and 30 Hudson Yards in NY.
I like this one
It's a skyscraper lad it's not really like it's going to be that related to country's culture. Also traditional architecture and skyscrapers aren't really compatible excepts for yeah, pagodas but they aren't going all the towers look like pagodas
Sometimes I wonder what towers would look like if they actually did take inspiration from their respective countries respective styles. In our case, would a skyscraper with details like these look good?
Kind of a shame they're so spread apart, they would make an amazing cluster.
Why contemporary buildings be built like these.
Instead shit like this is built.
many chinese skyscrapers are designed by european and american firms, taipei was designed by a taiwanese
NYC in the 30's. Quite interesting how much it has changed.
and here's how it appeared over a 100 years ago.
Legit question. I know that many other states pumped money into fairly ornate transportation systems, but why are the soviet stations so much more decadent than say, the NYC or London subways?
These railroad hotels are so cool. I stayed at the Banff Hotel a few years back, hoping to stay at the Lake Louise place next time I get back up there. Quebec maybe in a few years.
Why can't our train stations look that nice
Pic related, my local station
>tfw midtown used to be considered a shit area to set up shop
Close enought desu, I always find these old puctures funny because they always have all the buildings as the same height.
This. In Detroit all we have is this toy train zooming around downtown
I mean NYC at least has pic related, but I assume they just didn't feel like keeping up the maintenance on so many nice stations.
That may be it. Subways are an abject hell to maintain. Also I suppose it may just be a cultural emphasis in NYC to exteriors. This is the building that houses the Avtovo station (one with the detailed pillars and chandeliers)
NYC has what is basically 24/7 subway service which makes it even harder.
On another note I always knew this cemetary was big, but apparently it's the biggest in the US at 3 million people interned.
None actually, but Don Corleone's funeral in the Godfather was filmed there.
Cemeteries are pretty interesting. Japanese ones almost look like they form their own skylines.
Nice. The French left some pretty good architecture behind.
m8 the Fushimi Inari is a crappy tourist trap.
It was a central idea of communism, public transport needed to seem luxurious and those stations were palaces for the ordinary worker
I hate it too, we really need more quality skyscrapers soon. At least Hudson Yard is pretty nice, I like its weird angled buildings.
While we're on the topic of New York, what do you guys think of this proposal at 41 west 57th street?
It's nice, but it feels a little too ornate.
It's not really a proposal, it was just a concept to stir discussion about aesthetics. With 3d printing it would easy to make ornamental modules and make houses more decorative again. Buildings are so sleek and sterile now. Like these for example >>54107877 they're alright but not particularly memorable. Eagle Tower is intentionally overdesigned so I wouldn't necessarily like to see it built as it is, but I would definitely like to see this type of stuff on a supertall. I think stone in general feels more inviting and robust as a material
I would like to see the return of ornaments myself, and while Eagle Tower might be over the top on purpose, it makes me wonder if any Art Deco style ornamentation at all is fitting for modern glass towers. Will be interesting to see how architects expand on this concept in the coming years. I would especially like to see the return of proper crowns and spires.
Maybe more buildings will start to be made from other materials again. This is going up next to Central Park, the design is pretty derivative but resembles the old highrises. Shame it will kinda be overshadowed by Central Park Tower since they're right next to each other
Oh yeah here's how close they are. Some contrast, an old school terra cotta style tower next to a glass one
Spoiler: People don't hate it because it looks that way. There are a lot of butt-hurt leftists and niggers who think that new skyscrapers/condos/apartments/buildings is somehow contributing to gentrification, since gentrification prices them out its not bad anyway.
America is really the only country with towers like this.
Is it bad that id wish that older buildings get demolished just so theres more space for Modernist buildings?
My area has a ton of new apartments that looks like this and i Love it since NYC is quite late to modernist styles and id prefer NYC looking more like Scandinavia.
>Is it bad that id wish that older buildings get demolished just so theres more space for Modernist buildings?
Yes, fuck off. We don't need any more soul-less cheap boxes. "Modernism" ruined American cities. Thankfully cities have enacted very strict preservation laws.
>Yes, fuck off. We don't need any more soul-less cheap boxes
This would probably be kind of good looking if they added 200 meters to them
we have plenty ""neoclassic"" skyscrapers, theres even one with the whole greek temple facade you posted. its interesting but its all kitsch
neoclassic already had its time in history... twice. what would be nice is a new standard of aesthetic, but thats not gonna happen since architecture is individualist now.
at least a return to craftmanship would be nice. seeing murals, sculptures, custom furniture, wrought iron, etc. in architecture
>260 metres tall wall by the sea
Ehh. I think a couple of the towers should have been ~85 metres, but I think their height is otherwise fine. I want to see towers ranging between 120 and 300 metres around Plaza and Postgiro. Barcode was kind of the start for a natural build-up into the real (hopefully) future cluster in the back.
I honestly don't think this tower is that bad.
It's not so tall that it will stand out in the overall skyline, and it's ugly, but the ugliest part is the bottom 2/3rds, which wont be that visible.
Same, this is the only photo I've ever come across from that angle. Which is a shame, because it's probably the only view that allows you to see downtown, midtown, Jersey, and Brooklyn in a single shot.
Damn the 10000x10000 limit.
It's only 1.5 MB ffs
For me it's a close tie between Toronto and Seattle.
1 and 2 obviously being NYC and Chicago.
Los Angeles looks like complete dogshit from the sky, but OK on the street.
>You will never afford living here
I'm okay with that tbhq
Cosy riverfront dwellings in London.
Reminds me a tad of the Netherlands.
I'd kill to live in an apartment in an old city centre on the 4th of 5th floor.
I lived in Bristol, pic related, on the fifth floor during my time in student accommodation. Most of the other building were probably around 3 or 4 stories, so I had great views looking out over all the different rooftops.
Having said that, the buildings in Stockholm central are mostly the same height, so you'd never really have a view over the top of them unless you went to the roof.
You'd be able to see my old student accommodation block if the damn Radisson wasn't in the way.
Well, if you want to live in central Stockholm you may have to wait up to 20 years.
Riddarholmen / The Knights' Islet