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Old 10-31-2016, 01:57 PM   #1
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Most Disliked Buildings

If you could completely remove any 10 buildings in Boston, which ones would they be and why?
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Old 10-31-2016, 02:11 PM   #2
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Harbor Tower one, Harbor Tower two, City Hall, Every Parking garage in the city (except for the Motor Mart Garage), the Zinc in Cambridge, the IRS building next to City Hall, most of the West End neighborhood.
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Old 10-31-2016, 02:23 PM   #3
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1. State House - A no-brainer. hotbed of cronyism, should've been put in Worcester or Springfield anyway.
2. Old State House - The original mistake.
3. Paul Revere's house - A dilapidated eyesore and nowhere near up to code.
4. Faneuil Hall - World's most boring field trip destination.
5. Fenway Park - Removal would much improve my Green Line commute for a large part of the year.
6. Trinity Church - Ugly.
7. Bunker Hill Monument - How did this phallic abomination ever get approved in this Puritan city?
8. Custom House Tower - Same as above.
9. Boston Public Library - Hello, did anyone hear about the advent of this beautiful thing called the internet?
10. Kennedy Library - Same as above.
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Old 10-31-2016, 02:27 PM   #4
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^^ Ha! I was going to make a very similar list.
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Old 10-31-2016, 02:29 PM   #5
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1. State House - A no-brainer. hotbed of cronyism, should've been put in Worcester or Springfield anyway.
2. Old State House - The original mistake.
3. Paul Revere's house - A dilapidated eyesore and nowhere near up to code.
4. Faneuil Hall - World's most boring field trip destination.
5. Fenway Park - Removal would much improve my Green Line commute for a large part of the year.
6. Trinity Church - Ugly.
7. Bunker Hill Monument - How did this phallic abomination ever get approved in this Puritan city?
8. Custom House Tower - Same as above.
9. Boston Public Library - Hello, did anyone hear about the advent of this beautiful thing called the internet?
10. Kennedy Library - Same as above.
You sir win the internet!
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Old 10-31-2016, 02:54 PM   #6
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Sometimes sarcasm has a thread of truth id say #1 is true not from an architectural standpoint but a noone cares about anywhere else in the state standpoint.
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:16 PM   #7
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:28 PM   #8
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We must demolish the entire city.
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:52 PM   #9
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The homes of the 10 biggest NIMBYs, to be replaced with multifamily housing with zero off-street parking :-P
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:57 PM   #10
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Trump Tower (if you ask which one i'll respond all of them).

And yes I know that this isn't in Boston but i'm gonna be the guy that derails every f-ing thread on this forum today.
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Old 10-31-2016, 04:14 PM   #11
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Which one?
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Old 10-31-2016, 04:19 PM   #12
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Trump Tower (bad taste), Trump World Building (boring), Trump International Hotel and Tower (cheap precast), Trump Tower Toronto (ew).

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Old 10-31-2016, 04:29 PM   #13
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I cant lie I like trump world tower a lot. It has a simple unbroken elegance somewhat like the hancock or wtc. Trump chicago is close but no cigar and the toronto tower is hot garbage.
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Old 10-31-2016, 04:38 PM   #14
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I forgot about the Las Vegas Trump tower. That one is a turd. Gold doesn't signify luxury, it signifies bad taste.
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Old 10-31-2016, 04:53 PM   #15
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We must demolish the entire city.
It's the only way to save it.


(↑ totally not terrorscape)
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Old 11-01-2016, 12:51 PM   #16
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^^^
Awesome pic----Looks like Skyscraper world.
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Trump Tower (if you ask which one i'll respond all of them).

And yes I know that this isn't in Boston but i'm gonna be the guy that derails every f-ing thread on this forum today.
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Trump Tower (bad taste), Trump World Building (boring), Trump International Hotel and Tower (cheap precast), Trump Tower Toronto (ew).
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I cant lie I like trump world tower a lot. It has a simple unbroken elegance somewhat like the hancock or wtc. Trump chicago is close but no cigar and the toronto tower is hot garbage.
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I forgot about the Las Vegas Trump tower. That one is a turd. Gold doesn't signify luxury, it signifies bad taste.
Trump Tower
Trump Tower in New York City
Completed/in use

Trump Tower, New York City
Trump Tower Baku, Azerbaijan
Trump Towers Pune, India (in development)
Trump Tower Mumbai, India (in development)
Trump Towers Istanbul, Turkey
Trump Towers (Sunny Isles Beach), Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Trump Tower (White Plains), White Plains, New York
Trump Tower Manila (also known as Trump Tower at Century City), Makati City, Philippines (in development)

Cancelled/never completed

Trump Towers Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

Trump International Hotel and Tower
Trump sign on his Chicago Hotel and Tower
Entrance to Trump's Toronto Hotel and Tower
Completed/in use

Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago)
Trump International Hotel and Tower (Honolulu)
Trump International Hotel and Tower (New York City)
Trump International Hotel and Tower (Toronto)
Trump International Hotel and Tower (Vancouver)
Trump International Hotel Las Vegas
Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C., also known as Old Post Office Pavilion

Planned but never built

Trump International Hotel and Tower (Dubai)
Trump International Hotel and Tower (New Orleans)
Trump International Hotel & Residence (Phoenix)

Trump Plaza
In use

Trump Plaza (New York City)
Trump Plaza (New Rochelle)
Trump Plaza (Jersey City)
Trump Plaza (West Palm Beach)[1][2]

Closed

Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

Other buildings
Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada
In use

Trump Bay Street, in Jersey City, New Jersey
Trump World Tower, in New York City
The Trump Building, in New York City
Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower, in Panama City
Trump SoHo, hotel condominium in New York City
Trump Parc and Trump Parc East, Manhattan
Trump Park Avenue, Manhattan
Daewoo Trump World, in South Korea[3]

Abandoned/never completed

Elite Tower, formerly known as Trump Plaza Tower, and Trump Elite Tower, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel
Trump Taj Mahal, in Atlantic City, New Jersey (no longer owned, operated or administered by the Trump Organization)
Trump Ocean Resort Baja Mexico
Trump Tower Europe, Stuttgart, Germany
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:24 PM   #18
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We must demolish the entire city.
"Urban renewal" tried that back in the 1960's.
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:35 PM   #19
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MGH Revere:



and 495 Summer Street:



Both of these look like something that a 1990s Tier 3 Chinese city would build to prove their modernity.
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:51 PM   #20
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It looks very 80's. Padded shoulders and big hair come to mind when I see this.

It is indeed hideous.
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