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The "UGLIEST" skyscraper I have ever seen !!

Jan 31 '06 64 Last Comment
sporadic supernova
Jan 31, 06 12:35 am

Alright ... for all those people who hated calatrava's residential building ... take a look at this !!

http://www.ameinfo.com/70011.html
( sorry .. i still have'nt figured out how to post images)

Its one of them (Donald) Trump properties which he's constructing in Dubai.

By far the ugliest piece of architecture (skyscrapers) i have laid my eyes on.



 

sporadic supernova
Jan 31, 06 12:37 am

Oh .. and I dont know who the architect is ... i'd be very intrested if someone finds out !!!

will gallowaywill galloway
Jan 31, 06 12:56 am

enter like this, but with these [ ] instead of { }, and all on one line

{img}http://www.ameinfo.com/images/news/5/18585-
PalmTower.jpg{/img}

to get this...

sporadic supernova
Jan 31, 06 1:14 am

Aha…..

Thanks jump … now isnt that the ugliest thing that you have ever seen..

I mean just look at the freaking scale !!! all that gold staring down at you.

e
Jan 31, 06 1:42 am

hmm, some of the wtc entries maybe?

nicomachean
Jan 31, 06 2:07 am

behold the radially symmetric beetle-forms!

6nuew
Jan 31, 06 10:26 am

truly horrendous. has potential, though..

Nevermore
Jan 31, 06 10:35 am
liberty bell
Jan 31, 06 11:16 am

As a building it's really ugly: ungainly, stumpy, squat, and gold. Ugh.

It is also sort of an anti-phallus, no?

freq_arch
Jan 31, 06 11:30 am

I think it could stand some improvement.
Perhaps Per could improve it with his Uber-structural system.

And that bug pic reminds me of Fear-Factor. Maybe 'Joe' could do one of his beetle-eating contests on the rooftop of the 'beetle-hotel', then have all the contestants jump off into the moat around it.
Cool

myriam
Jan 31, 06 11:33 am

to be honest I'm more disgusted by the "urban design."

doberman
Jan 31, 06 11:52 am

guys i cant belive you the poetry and the metaphor in that wonderful proposal is lost on you.

mdler
Jan 31, 06 12:10 pm

the calatrava thing in NYC

Mission St.
Jan 31, 06 2:36 pm

well i think it's cute!

garpike
Jan 31, 06 5:23 pm

What's the metaphor, doberman? Broken condom?

upside
Jan 31, 06 8:31 pm

alien eggs

garpike
Jan 31, 06 8:41 pm

Shedding Swiss Re skin?

G-bot
Jan 31, 06 11:47 pm

I saw the word Trump and I didn't actually have to see the building to know that it was going to be ugly

mauOneâ„¢
Feb 1, 06 6:44 pm


this is the shame of my town :o(

vado retro
Feb 1, 06 8:37 pm

lb that description may be "antiPhallic" to you, but to others,well its our reality...

liberty bell
Feb 1, 06 9:18 pm

I see a metaphor of unfolding....flowering....opening....emerging from cloaked depths...

And those gold things are totally vesica shapes. (If you students don't know that word, look it up, it's a good one for architecture-types to use. And its a term for those plugs they put in plywood sheets to patch imperfections.)

Anyway I'm gettin' a strong female vibe off this so-called "tower".

upside
Feb 1, 06 9:47 pm


Dazed and Confused
Feb 1, 06 11:01 pm
Nevermore
Feb 2, 06 4:39 am
Cassiel
Feb 2, 06 5:14 am

I have some competitiors from my office view (in Shanghai)

Nevermore
Feb 2, 06 5:20 am

this is called "ugly"

Nevermore
Feb 2, 06 5:21 am

this too..

Nevermore
Feb 2, 06 5:24 am

and this..

Nevermore
Feb 2, 06 5:26 am

giant robot's dildo

Nevermore
Feb 2, 06 5:28 am

The inspiration for this classic piece, probably came from mushrooms on a rotting carcass somewhere in the amazon forest

Nevermore
Feb 2, 06 5:33 am

Finally,
this could very well pass off for the headquarters of a cult "Solar order of the shining bullshitters".

sporadic supernova
Feb 2, 06 5:59 am

ahhh ... i see you'vr taken a swipe at ol' hafeez ...

good .. good .. i would say that most of his buildings would qualify

J3
Feb 2, 06 9:02 am

try this!!! another quality trump project...

J3
Feb 2, 06 9:03 am

ok, that didn't work...maybe this:
http://acqualina.info/

sporadic supernova
Feb 2, 06 9:27 am

Yikes J3 !!!!

that is class A puke catalyst !!!

like I always say :-
"Taste is inversley proportional to wealth"

job job
Feb 2, 06 10:01 am

liberty, i see your vesica

and i raise you a fistula


the tower leaves aside, what's happening at the base? looks like sloppy geometry how the shells subdivide into the round bastions (which appear to be 5 stories)

liberty bell
Feb 2, 06 10:10 am

ugh, snowi...yuck.

"vesica" is a melodious term for a cool geometric shape.

"fistula" not only sounds gross, it is gross. Image google at your peril.

But agreed: the termination of those leaf (vesica) forms into the loopy plinth in the middle of a moat - the whole thing is silly.

sporadic supernova
Feb 2, 06 10:28 am

I just image googled "Fistula"
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AAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHH !!!!!

job job
Feb 2, 06 10:32 am

sorry!!! i misread vesica as 'bladder' or organ that contains fluid (my sciences background)

may i present for beautiful geometry

http://www.ezct.net/

job job
Feb 2, 06 10:40 am

although, architecturally a fistula 'An abnormal duct or passage resulting from injury, disease, or a congenital disorder that connects an abscess, cavity, or hollow organ to the body surface or to another hollow organ' is an interesting surface deviation where a permanent and new orifice connects exterior surface to interior.

just googled it, you should see (or not) some medical journals..... yeesh

SuperBeatledud
Feb 2, 06 12:34 pm

I read somewhere that the place is actual a hideout for Trump's secret identity, "THE BEETLE"



And myriam I completely agree. The building isn't nearly as bad as its urban context.

And does anywone else have a problem with creating artificial islands? Can we say natural (or unatural) disaster?

curt clay
Feb 2, 06 1:44 pm

I don't see how anyone can truly judge a building as ugly by looking at a rendering alone... you have no idea of what materials are being used, what the connections will be like, how the glass will look on the finished product or anything if the sort.

The rendering would allow you to comment on issues of scale and schematic form, but not much else. To have the ability to render a building "ugly" based on this rendering alone is very amateurish.

Do you think you could fully explain and sell someone on a design of yours in ONE arial rendering at 1:5000 scale? I know I couldn't.

sameolddoctor
Feb 2, 06 6:56 pm

curtclay, i hope you are kidding...

the materials to be used are pretty obvious on the rendering (and its pretty common knowledge that trump likes gold. Well even if those forms were made of concrete, it would look just as ugly.

Apurimac
Feb 3, 06 12:01 am

I cannot believe just how BAD trumps buildings are. The scariest thing is that people want to LIVE in them. They're the spinning chrome rims of architecture.

sporadic supernova
May 7, 06 2:44 am

it still looks weird ... if you ask me ...

looks like something out of the Alien movie

conniption
May 7, 06 7:31 am

okkkkkk nevermore....enuff of mumbai.

albob
May 7, 06 7:41 am

Here's a high-res rendering. Looks much better now I have to say.

[img]http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/6071/trumphoteldubai4pd9av.th.jpg[img]

sporadic supernova
May 7, 06 7:48 am
sporadic supernova
May 7, 06 7:49 am

yeah .. i does looks better
better than the old one atleast !!

albob
May 7, 06 7:50 am

The old one reminded me of this:

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