Modern Day Iconic Buildings - What Really Makes Them Iconic?

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  1. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I want to use the following article to start this topic off. However, I expect to post many unbelievable pictures of buildings that human beings have designed and built. Images that actually make me feel good about being a human. Because they highlight the creative power of human beings. If any of you have a favorite building please post it.

     
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    This is not a building you would associate with the London skyline is it? But how cool of a building, I could look at it for hours at a time.

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    Another view of the Gherkin building. makes you wonder where that other building came from, as it's nowhere to be seen in the previous picture.

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    Bro Ole Scheeren Beijing, This is currently a one of a kind building that many of us would just love to see up close and personal.

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    It's just off to the left!
     
  9. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I should have seen that clue. But from movies I always remember London, the way it used to look. But from the pictures I've seen it's getting a major makeover and I like very much.

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    Pinnacle Londons Skyline

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    Soumaya Museum

    Twisted and Squeezed. Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world, had this building constructed to house his art collections. The museum, located in Polanco, was opened to the public on 29th March and is free of charge.
     
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    wow I don't think I have really acknowledged the London sky line before. That is something.


    Why does it look all wiggle wangly ? It don't look like a grid at all from that angle . Kind of Hodge podge like Port-au-Prince . No offense San Fransisco looks kind of Hodge Podged too . I suspect it was caused by the hilly terrain .
     
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  12. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Well that's a very cool looking building, but I can't really get a sense of how big it is. Do you know?
     
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    National Bank of China Building, Hong Kong:

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    Richard Rogers' Lloyds Building:

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    I'm also quite taken with the interior of the new British Library:

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    Stunning use of space...

    Most pics are too large to post here, but this gives the Google images.
     
  14. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Have you seen it in person yet? The Pinnacle building is impressive but I think the Gherkin is going to become the London Icon. You know the one that always gets shown on the news when they want you to know they are talking about London.
     
  15. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I like San Francisco too.

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    San Franciscos One Rincon Hill Tower

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    San Franciscos Palace of Fine Arts

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    I should be able to tell you the story of that last structure as I take all Me kids there . I read the story several times how it came to be , can't remember now , but the the building that is part of the complex is I forget , Not the Smithsonian , but something similar. It show great scientific discoveries some hands on . You can watch someone live dissect a cows eye and any kid brave enough can do the cutting . Plop out cow eyes for the kids to play with . That is more fun than a bag of kittens at the top of a bridge! Not that that is fun , but the cow eye is
     
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    To answer the question; taste - which varies - habit and tradition, and marketing and PR.
     
  18. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    True, but do you have any favorites? I really like the following building as shown by the following two views. You got to love the way they connected the towers up with eachother.

    Triple Gigantic Towers Singapore

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    This looks like it will become an icon for Sweden.

    Turning Torso Malm Sweden

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  20. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Nothing says buildings have to be large to be iconic.


    Melbournes Iconic Theater

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    Melbourne Recital Centre with lights on

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    Melbourne Recital Centre

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    Wow I really like that Klown . Really like that . The visual effect is grand. It appeals to my primal self . I can't tell you why . It has some kind of wildness to it . Like a disorder ordered

    It is extremely surreal looking to Me
     
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    How about this one then?

    Experience Music Project Building in Seattle

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    I had a building in mind, then thought that it probably would not count as a 'Modern Day Iconic Building'.

    Yet when I googled the key words in the thread title, this building was on two of the top lists of such 'modern day icons'.

    Therefore, without apprehension of serious violation of the thread title, I am delighted to post Falling Water, by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2007/oct/19/architecture1

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