Modern Day Iconic Buildings - What Really Makes Them Iconic?

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  1. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Don't know if this one is iconic but it's a great concept.

    Hydropolis - Worlds 1st Underwater Hotel in Arabian Sea

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  3. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

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    FTFY

    While that is indeed the first underwater hotel in the Arabian Sea, there have been underwater hotels in other parts of the world for many years. The first one was opened off the coast of Florida back in the 1980's. The premier one these days seems to be the Poseidon in Fiji, although this Hydropolis looks set to give it a run for its money.
     
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  5. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Your right, lots of underwater stuff, all of it outside of my budget.

    HYDROPOLIS - Unter waster hotel

    World's First Underwater Restaurant

    Poseidon
     
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    What makes this iconic is the fact that it was a ground breaking use of reinforced concrete, it took Utzon and Ove Arup and Partners some five years to solve the roof. In their search for a solution, a variety of geometries were investigated leading to Utzon’s proposal for a spherical solution which was ultimately adopted as the simplest and least complex geometry for determining the roof shape.

    Ove Arup and Partners explored a range of constructions starting with Utzon’s suggestion for a single skin reinforced concrete shell with stiffening ribs. Double skin and space frame solutions were seriously debated before the present precast hollow ribbed vault was adopted.
     
  8. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Nice post, I did a search on Ove Arup and came up with the following link:

    http://www.arup.com/Global_locations.aspx

    It provide a global map that you can click on to see his creations in that part of the world. He has done some very amazing work. I'm extremely impressed.
     
  9. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    7-story building shaped like a basket is Longaberger's Home Office, Newark, Ohio.

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    While this may not meet your criteria for iconic, KJ, it still is rather unique on the skyline at night.

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  11. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I like it, it definately one of a kind I'd like to see more of. For some reason I'm not getting the picture just before this one. Maybe you can fix it?
     
  12. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Thank you for letting me know, as it was showing on this end. It may have been a copyright image that was hosted on the site that I was linking to.

    Here is a link to the site so that you can view the previous image and the somewhat entertaining copy.

    http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=baske...5&tbnw=142&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0
     
  13. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks, the picture finally came through, it just took it's sweet time. I think it was a good post for this topic. After all how many 10 story baskets do you ever get a chance to see?
     
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    It's Huge, It's Penislike, It's Canadian.

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