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Buildings is art for me. I'm really fascinated by buildings/Houses and old monuments. What about the 7 wonders of earth and things like Angkor, The Sfinx, Great Wall or Taj Mahal. A long time ago I made a thread for beautiful places on earth where I posted pictures. I think there are loads of beautiful art around the world, wether it is drawings or buildings or something completely diffrent.
If you're interested in architecture, monuments, ruins, you're home

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Old December 29th, 2004, 11:12
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Thank you Bonita

If you are interested in buildings check this site http://www.emporis.com

Where do I start. There are lots of interesting buildings to talk about. I guess NY is the Mecca of buildings, they have both quality and quantity. I'm fond of this one, cause of the way it was built. The Flatiron Building Built 1902 by D.H. Burnham & Company and located in Manhattan. It combined French and Italian Renaissance architecture it also Featured in the motion pictures Spider-Man 1 and 2. One of a kind.

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Don't know anything about architecture but I do know I really like Antwerp Cantral Station. even if I don't have to take a train I always walk in for a moment if I pass by it.




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Central Stations are always beautiful. This is the station from Milano. Built in the days of Fascism, but atleast they were interested in art.

Outside


Inside

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The Sage, Gateshead.

Fantastic concert hall that was recently completed and opened. Proving that the Quayside is a cultural hotbed of... stuff.



The Baltic Flour Mill, Gateshead/Newcastle... I forget which side of the river it's on.

It's old but it's an art venue. Go us! Built in the 50's an converted into an art factory.



The Millennium Bridge, Gateshead

Do bridges count? Who cares. This is class. Way better than the wobbly one in London. Fantastic design plus I opens up, hence the nickname 'The Blinking Eye'.

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So gOD, when we'll be able to see it again in full glory, without all the "workshit" around it?
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In central station the main work is finished. Now they are making a better connection with the metro and some work to get the HST through (that is the work at that building, the work in the rest of the city is planned to be finished in 3467 but it will make Antwerp even more beautful than it already is. BTW it is not true that it is a complete and inaccesible mess now). This last thing makes (not 100% sure) that the train from Amsterdam stops in Berchem. Still if I'm wrong or you are in Antwerp just hop in the building (also go to the "perrons" ) it really is amazing.

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Yeah, yeah, I've seen it already a few weeks ago when I went for Audrey to Antwerp. Perhaps I still had the image in my head from the previous trip when there was still a lot to be done.
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chrysler building, new york


guggenheim, bilbao



the renovated reichstag with the glass dome looks really good, a nice mixture of old and more modern architecture




The new bridge in Millau (?) in France looks impressive (especially the picture with the bridge above the clouds) and the Jewish museum in Berlin is really powerful.
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Guggenheim is great, one of a kind.

This is the world most famous hotel(Arguably). The Plaza Hotel of NY.


Here's the Chrysler Building again. I'm very fond of NY, so i'll start with NY building in this thread

I Time Square, More famous for it's decorating i guess.



And Empire State Building, the world's most famous skyscraper?




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I give the big thumbs up to the Centraal station. It is painfully beautiful, even if the Coke is watered down. Too bad the city council of Manhattan was so hot to build a place for Bon Jovi and the WWE to perform (Madison Square Garden) that they tore down the original McKim Mead and White Penn Station in NYC, as I think that is the only one that could have held its own against Anwerp in a battle of The Most Beautiful Train Station in the World as Judged by RIO.
I will find some pictures of California Arts and Crafts (Greene and Greene/Julia Morgan etc.), and the goofy house I'll buy should I ever win the Lotto, which was built by the great Bernard Maybeck(and currectly retails at over 2 million dollars).

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Milan - Duomo (The Cathedral)
Simply an awesome piece of architecture :thmbup:







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Robert Smithson was an artist who created earthworks in the United States. His SPIRAL JETTY, completed in 1970, was one of my favourites. It is located on the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Using black basalt rocks and earth from the site, the artist created a coil 1500 feet long and 15 feet wide that stretches out counterclockwise into the translucent red water.

The monumental earthwork has often been submerged; as it has been for most of its existence. Realizing, after its completion, that he had built it at a time when the level of the lake was unnaturally low, Smithson considered adding further material to ensure that his artwork would be visible more often. As yet this has not been done. In 1973, Smithson died in a plane crash while inspecting a work in progress.

In mourning those who lost their lives, loved ones and livelihoods in the earthquakes and tsunamis in South and South East Asia on December 26, 2004, I present Robert Smithson's SPIRAL JETTY.


Photo © Estate of Robert Smithson.

Other images of SPIRAL JETTY by Robert Smithson (American, 1938-1973)

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here's a great link

http://www.delmars.com/wright/flwright.htm

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question: which style is it?



and an additional point, if you guys know where it is.

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Hala Madrid ... y nada mas.

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my guess bauhaus?
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great Che. and where??? (tip: one of the 3 places Bauhaus was "at home")

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