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The most badass historical symbols/buildings thread.

Hardmode : no swastikas or auschwitz
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do planned buildings count?
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>>57129
woah
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>>57159
Holy fuck thats awesome
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>>57159
Damn that would of been the greatest building ever constructed. That shit is something out of a fantasy
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I always wondered how this stood up on its own
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The Volkshalle would've been pretty cool
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>>57159

sure
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>>57159
>the Soviets blew up a cathedral to build this
>WWII happens = no materials/funds to go around
>foundations end up being the world's largest outdoor swimming pool

On that note, totalitarianism begets totally rad architecture
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>>57280
eh

for symbolic buildings sure but residential architecture was shit-tier. Even some government buildings were total shit. And 90% of statues are indecipherable blobs of concrete and metal
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>>57159
>>57280
this makes wish communism were a little more plausible and that humanity was more capable
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Daoist temple in China
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>>57232
Nobody really believes that it straddled the port anymore.

The modern view is that it stood somewhere overlooking the coast like the Statue of Liberty does.
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>>57369
>but residential architecture was shit-tier
Communism means everybody gets the same, which means everyone gets shit.
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>>57159
is that lenin's tomb on the steps?
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The remains of Neson's Pillar in Dublin circa 1966 when it was blown up by IRA.activists.
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>>57481
This is before.
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>>57478
yep
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>>57232
How was this actually designed, if at all. I have seen a spear that supports from the ground to the hand and a sword in the other. Some are like this with a bow and lucifer.
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>>57369
Russia has the most boring fucking residential architecture. It's worse than Japan and that's something
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>>57369

tbf to the reds that doesn't look much different from the housing estate I grew up on in England
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>>57435
Oh but communist architecture is ok?
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>>57232
They are building a new version
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>>57269
I hear that it was theorized that the Volkshalle would be so large the the breathing and condensation from many people inside would create it's own rain inside the bulding.
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The Church of Saint George, Lalibela, Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Late 12th century AD.
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>>57129
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>>57269
Completely inaccurate. The plan called for a 6 lane road through Berlin that no one could drive on.
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>>57129
Why is it repeating yes?
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>>57401
Gommies had plenty of cool designs that never saw the light of day
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What is the best statue ever made?

>inb4 cristo

that thing is ugly and formless

its like a middle school shop project
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>>57662
>>57662
I really dislike this building. It looks unfinished
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>>57707
is this the one in Romania?
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>>57730
yeah it's the Romanian parliament. Supposedly Ceausescu tore down half the city center to build it

>>57663
based Genghis
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>>57159
putin pls make this happen
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>>57369
That was built when Khruschev came in and declared war on "decadence" or whatever. The stuff built during Stalin was pretty damn awesome.
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>>57663
>inb4 cristo
>that thing is ugly and formless
>its like a middle school shop project
just shut the fuck up if your criticism is that petty
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>>57481

Call them terrorists
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>>57232
Did you think they constructed it anatomically correct?
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>>57481
fuck the IRA man
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>>57749
Yeah that guy was fucking mental. He was executed publicly iirc
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>>57749
Parliament, a conference centre, and 3 museums

When you have one of the biggest buildings in the world, why not? 70% of the building doesn't get used
and yes, Ceausescu demolished a bunch of buildings (including historically important ones and a stadiums) to build that monstrosity
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>>57159
>>57274
werent both of these things very likely to sink into the fucking ground if they actually got built
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>>57749
I like that the statue is surrounded by nothing
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>>57274
>Hitler wanted to build Anor Londo
Fucking based
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The sheer size of this university never ceases to amaze me.
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>>57903
7/10, not enough golden statues
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>>57663
pic related
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Mont Saint Michel.

A monastery built on a rock rising out of quick sand and half the time it's an island.
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>>57903
wow


it looks beautiful


kinda reminds me of Versailles
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>>57822
Knowing the Greeks, yes.
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>>57947
where is this?
>star
either china or russia
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>>57663
>not Christ the Redeemer
baka senpai baka
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would have been quite something had it ever been finished
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>>58030
a simple google search reveals it's Moscow State University
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>>58030
the moscow university
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>>57401
It is plausible, it just needs to be modified slightly to function, primarily by killing parasites instead of valuable members of society.
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>>58032
The only real choice.
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It's beautiful both on the outside
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>>58082
and the inside.
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>>57663
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>>58059
The Stone Ship.
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>>58099
I wonder how many Americans know it was made in France
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>>58099
>you will never see the statue of liberty not covered in shit
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>>57481
Best day of my life
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>>58128
Its taught in elementary school?
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>>58128
I think a lot of Americans know it was a gift from our greatest ally
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>>58128
Any American who went to middle school.
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>>57663
If it wasn't for Cristo's godly location it wouldn't be worth a damn. Imagine something like this overlooking Rio.
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>>57171
>>57207
>>57785
commie scum
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>>58063
That's the abomination I was referring to. If it wasn't for it's sheer size it would be some flyover monument. I seriously hope this thing was unfinished.

> it's simple form is a sign of humility
>build it 98 feet tall on a mountain
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NSDAP rallies are the best
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Ah here it is
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>>58433
That's concept art for the new Wolfenstein game, I believe.
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>>57969
I only know of that place because it was in an anime movie based on a little girls show
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>>58461
I don't think so.
You're thinking of a different picture.
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>>57663
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>>57467
What the fuck am I reading?
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>>57663
>>57968
wow, I never thought I'd fap to statues
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>>58580
the truth.
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>>58099
>>58592
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>>57555
>it's own
Lemme guess... american?
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>>57159
Fucking Nazis man.
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>>58835
>Nazis
wut
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>>58850
The construction was halted because Hitler wanted to get anally raped in both west and eastern front and the motherland needed steel to fight.
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>>57232
I'm sure it was, although it probably had a fairly massive 'counter-weight' between the legs.
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>>58433
that's literally wolfenstein concept art you retard
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neuschwanstein is pretty badass
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>>57129
The Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia
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It's not much to look at anymore, but Caerphilly castle when it was complete must have been quite a sight.
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>>59063

Beaumaris castle was never finished IIRC, but had it been, it probably would have been the most formidable castle of its time.
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People who have been say that this shit is pretty bad-ass.
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>>58580
>>58594
>>57467
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>>57171
>>57207
>>57269
>>57401
>>57662

I've seen these enormous Soviet vanity projects and it's always been a mystery why anyone would find them attractive. I guess if you have the aesthetic sensibilities of a 12-year-old, they'll seem like a good idea. To a functional adult, however, they're tacky and offensive.
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>>59380

I like their grandeur and vanity.
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>>57623
I lust so fucking hard after that palace. It's worth like 132b USD.

If I'm ever a dictator, that is my end goal.
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>>57929
Just like his empire desu senpai.
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>>59380
you're tacky and offensive
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>>59372
Republitards BTFO
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>>59380
That's the appeal
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>>59380
DC literally has a giant penis sticking out of the ground.
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>>59590
But it's a very simplistic penis.

A giant Soviet dick would have been covered in stone laurels and topped with a giant sickle and hammer at the top, probably with twenty layers of statues of Stalin.

>>59380
They're nice ego projects. But I find the best grand architecture to be nice when surrounded by buildings that share the same aesthetic.
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Statues of the four great reformists.
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>>57274
>>57269
The Volkshalle looked like a giant tit. Hitler clearly wasn't getting enough when he designed it.
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>>58819
Don't be "that guy."
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>>58146
Now that's a statue.
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>>57207
>That shit is something out of a fantasy
It makes sense, because that's exactly what communism is.
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>>59676
The Parc des Bastions is a nice place, but so badly frequented.
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>>57642
its affirming his right to rule over the italian people. It could also attempts to give the impression that people consented to his rule, it reminds me of a crowd shouting "yes! yes! yes" in answer to mussolini telling to the crowd "do you love your leader? do you want him to continue ruling? so you want me to stay in power?" its manufacturing consent even if it was or wasn't there. In other words, totalitarian mindfucking, though admittedly a lot of people did support Mussolini
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>>59795
Fucking love this.

Is there a story behind it? Or just a really angry guy throwing babies
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>>59941
The "babies" are apparently evil spirits of some sort from what I've read. Can't really find any links to it at the moment, but https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frogner_Park#History has a line about it, and it seems the sourced that bit, so you could check that.
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The only answer. I'm always fascinated by how well it was done without modern equipment.
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>>60150
Blood and time my friend.

Blood and time
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Library of Congress

absolutely gorgeous on the inside, second largest library in the world
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>>57159
This looks this complete shit. It's low fantasy setting architecture.

This picture is deviant-art tier.
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>>60289
The thing you have to remember about this shit isn't that it's a good looking building, it's that the crazy mother fucker running the country had it built because he's an egotistical madman with power and money to waste on an impractical building.

It's like if you had a really ugly dick, but it was the longest one in the world at the time. Regardless of it being ugly, you're still going to show it off because it's fucking huge and will make others embarrassed that their dick isn't as big.
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>>60354

skylight for the main entrance. rest of the ceiling is covered in mosaics featuring various Muses and other figures
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>>60354

main reading room.

these pictures really don't do it justice, if you're ever in DC you should really check it out
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>>60385
>>60354
>>60275
>>60400
Thanks anon it looks beautiful. They really don't make buildings like that anymore. When I'm next in America I would love to check this out. My favourite library in the world though has to be Trinity College Dublin. It's what the Jedi library from Star Wars was based on and it has that lovely wood smell throughout.
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>>60400
DC is one of the few places in the US I never want to visit, but I really would like to stroll though the library of congress.
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This one desu.
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>>60421

>DC is one of the few places in the US I never want to visit

How come? It's easily one of the most beautiful and touristy cities in the country.
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>>57623
that picture is beautiful
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>>60503
>It's easily one of the most beautiful and touristy cities in the country.
That very reason. I hate touristy things and generally don't like city site seeing, preferring site seeing in natural things/nature.

I live in Washington state, I can't stand being in many larger cities and prefer more densely wooded areas, and the coast.
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>>60503
It's a 90% negro on welfare shithole the second you step out of the federal government area. Even this area isn't that great. The BFI building is a disgrace, the white house doesn't move me beyond reason and some of the monuments are cringeworthy like the pseudo-antique imitations like the Jefferson memorial.

The library of Congress was god tier, but it's the exception.
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>>60289
>low fantasy setting

So, the real world?
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>>60550

sorry you feel that way. I'm originally from Tacoma and I'm of the opinion that west coast cities look like shit, but I think DC and a lot of east coast cities are gorgeous, soulful, and well-worth visiting.
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>>60641
You're entitled to your opinion, but I don't share it.

>I'm originally from Tacoma
I'm so sorry.
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Konarak Temple has thousands of carvings of sex acts and large breasted women being sluts
It's basically covered in them.
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>>60568

It's still a (dys)functioning city, so it's going to have its ugly parts. I think Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, and basically everything west of Georgia Avenue is some of the finest urban environment America has to offer.
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>>60678
There are thousands of these all over it, and they're all different
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>>57623
The amount of ridiculous wealth on display inside is awesome. But I found the gardens to be even more mind blowing.

The excess of royalty was truly on a scale a could not comprehend prior to visiting that palace.
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>>57129
Not even a fucking nazi, I'm actually a mutalist/commie but why the fuck would you limit the abilities to post history because of your fee'fees?
Nazi architecture was impressive.
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>>60678
>>60712

inspirational
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>>58177
>greatest ally
>not Israel
what are you doing?
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>>57369
socrealism was alright, but after stalin's death the architecture went to shit with the commieblocks
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>>57915
Yep, Berlin - like most European towns, are built on piles of old refuse.
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>>57663
It's a litmus test of good taste if you flinch a little when you see that abomination in real life.
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>>58433
And here is how it would turn out in reality.
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>>57467
>>59378
a) no, and b) considering the people in China and Russia had near nothing before the communist parties took over - those grey complexes were probably heaven.

A lot of their flaws are also intentional, they where built so that you wouldn't be able to construct barricades.

And some of them are pretty comfy desu
http://www.vice.com/read/bogdan-girboveanu-interview-photography-bucharest-communist-studio-flats-876
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>>57369
The soviets where hardly alone in the large complexes either, the welfare projects in Europe worked on the same premises. It's more a case state-founded "quick and efficient" before style.

>Swedish "Miljonprogrammet"
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>>57969
I've been there some years back, it really is incredible.
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If only the Nazi's won the war as they should have.
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>>61062
All buildings that were constructed during the 70 are so fucking ugly. My hometown is riddled with them.
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>>57274
Reading Speer's book really gives you a sense of how grand this was all supposed to be. The plan was to demolish part of the existing city to make way for this. I think they already started rerouting the train tracks in the south part of the city for it.
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>>57663
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At first it was like...
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>>61874
but then it was like :^)
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The Soviet had some of the best designs I've ever seen. Literally the only thing great about them. So many would have made it into futuristic films. That was the future I envisioned not the minimal, modern crap like today's architecture. The only thing that came close was Art Deco.
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>>57481
IRA did nothing wrong
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