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Old 03-07-2010, 02:26 PM   #41
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I hope they start with this as inspiration.

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Old 03-07-2010, 07:35 PM   #42
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^ Would fit in pretty well on the BU campus in that state.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:33 PM   #43
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Hmm, we already have a ziggurat hotel across the river in Cambridge.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:52 PM   #44
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That building looks quite nice now that the cladding is almost done. I wouldn't be against having it in Boston (or more trolleybuses)

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Old 03-08-2010, 04:36 PM   #45
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egad, is that a screen shot of Ridley Scott's remake of American Beauty? I'm not down with that thing being on earth, let alone Boston.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:05 PM   #46
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Wow! I didn't know they ever planned to clad it in anything. I thought exposed concrete was intended to be the look. Is that glass or alucobond?

I remember reading somewhere that when North Korea stopped work on this project it had been consuming something like 3% of the country's GDP.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:30 PM   #47
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It's actually the secret North Korean space exploration/nuclear weapons development facility, and it takes up a lot more than 3% of the GDP. [/Sarcasm]
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:54 PM   #48
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It's AZN totalitarianism, so of course it has to be shiny.
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:21 PM   #49
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No leaning against those doors -- that bus look like it's about to disintegrate!
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:16 PM   #50
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I like the little fenced gardens. Nice touch of American suburbia, right in the heart of NoKo.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:30 PM   #51
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I found a great landscape solution for this building

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Old 03-08-2010, 10:10 PM   #52
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That building is a lot like what my minds' eye pictured the Miniluv to look like.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:22 PM   #53
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Me too...but since it didn't exist in the 1940s, Orwell had this place in mind instead:

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Old 03-24-2010, 12:09 AM   #54
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Can't wait for this fucker to go:

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Old 03-24-2010, 10:33 AM   #55
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^Agreed...but now where will I entertain my clients?
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:34 PM   #56
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^Agreed...but now where will I entertain my clients?
Midtown Hotel?
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:46 PM   #57
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It once helped me in a pinch... had a chance to raise capital from some visiting Europeans staying in the Back Bay, didn't have too high hopes and didn't want to spend too much on meeting facilities. Midtown Hotel gave us an entire afternoon in a large basement conference room for the right price of $99.

The deal eventually fell through, which I blame on the bad lighting.

Interesting note though that the Midtown looked better on the inside than one might expect.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:11 PM   #58
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Midtown Hotel is a superior business location...
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:03 PM   #59
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The design isn't too terrible from that angle. You can see some very slight Bauhaus influence. It might look decent in a field in Lincoln or something.
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:40 PM   #60
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The design isn't too terrible from that angle. You can see some very slight Bauhaus influence. It might look decent in a field in Lincoln or something.
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