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Old 09-24-2013, 01:49 PM
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South Korea's ugliest skyscrapers

Found this courtesy of the Dark Roasted Blend website. These two new building going up in South Korea remind me of a couple of trees with big knotty burls in them.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:18 PM
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Kind of reminds me of the WTC with smoke pouring out of it on 9/11. Who the hell thought that was a good idea?
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:29 PM
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While I trust the architects know what they're doing and that the building is structurally-sound I'd still be nervous as shit in one of the units that is suspended over nothing.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:09 PM
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First thing I thought of was the WTC towers blowing up.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:15 PM
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. . . remind me of a couple of trees with big knotty burls in them.
Really? That's what they remind you of?
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:24 PM
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While I trust the architects know what they're doing and that the building is structurally-sound I'd still be nervous as shit in one of the units that is suspended over nothing.
In all honesty, I'd love to live in one of those that's suspended, especially if I can get some floorlights (instead of skylights). I love heights, though, and I can imagine that I'd get few houseguests.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:59 PM
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That bit in the middle was clearly inspired by Habitat '67.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:04 AM
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In all honesty, I'd love to live in one of those that's suspended, especially if I can get some floorlights (instead of skylights). I love heights, though, and I can imagine that I'd get few houseguests.
Inch thick polycarbonate ought to do the trick. It would make a great dance floor for a Disco.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:36 AM
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Really? That's what they remind you of?
Honestly, yes. I see the resemblance to the WTC getting hit, but that was my second thought. My first thought was a tree with a big ugly burl in the middle of the trunk.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:50 AM
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Somebody has played way too much Minecraft.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:50 AM
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Inch thick polycarbonate ought to do the trick. It would make a great dance floor for a Disco.
Maybe. I mean, yes, that's plenty strong enough, if the span isn't more than ten feet or so. I can't think of anything worse than feeling it bow outwards, though. However, just think how often you'd have to clean it!
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:59 AM
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Somebody has played way too much Minecraft.
You rang?

Er, I mean, yes, yes I agree.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:47 PM
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Even without the pixelated cloud, those buildings are uuuuuugly. The irregularity of the structure is just off-putting.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:26 PM
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I was ready to click on the link and come back to say they weren't as ugly as advertised, but good god, they are ugly.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:29 PM
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I'm pretty sure that's malignant.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:44 PM
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I can't click on the pictures, but is this the story from 2 years ago? The skyscrapers that are attached by what is supposed to look like a cloud, but really looks like the world trade center after being hit by the planes?
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:59 PM
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Am I the only one who thinks it's beautiful? Two 8-bit peaks with Tetris windows, so high that that they're among the clouds.

From the perspective of the rest of the world, Americans are obsessed with 9/11. It's just one more unfortunate thing out of thousands that happened in the past. The design of the buildings would not have the same connotations to Koreans as it would to Americans.
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