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  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2006 at 12:13 am
    Link: Cool Architecture in China - Why don`t they build cool stuff like this in the West any more?
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    Warmcheese Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2006 at 2:24 am
    Doesn`t work but I`ll give it a Four anyway!
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    TJNII Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2006 at 2:27 am
    It works if you click "remove frame." The IMB frame breaks it.

    "Why don`t they build cool stuff like this in the West any more?" - Because we no longer have an endless supply of expendable labor. The workers probably made $3/week making those.

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    lolz99999999 Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2006 at 2:27 am
    ok never mind it just started to work
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    Warmcheese Male 30-39
    71 posts
    January 10, 2006 at 2:32 am
    It tastes like not nice
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    halifax_girl Female 18-29
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    January 10, 2006 at 2:37 am
    I like the Linked Hybrid style.
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    notapervert Male 13-17
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    January 10, 2006 at 3:07 am
    ?
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    jtc970 Male 13-17
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    January 10, 2006 at 3:42 am
    Why don`t they build cool stuff like this in the West any more?Ever been to Vegas?
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    Jon1984 Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2006 at 5:57 am
    Some ineteresting designs, notice how most of them aren`t designed by Chinese firms. I wonder if people will look back in 50 years time and think they look dated like the buildings o fthe 50`s and 60`s in europe from post WW2 reconstruction.

    Central Chinese TeleVsion or CCTV, lol, how Orwellian

  10. Profile photo of youth
    youth Female 18-29
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    January 10, 2006 at 6:18 am
    that ecocity one looks like alot of light pollution. on the upside- it is pretty- who needs to see the stars?
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    TiclkedPink Female 18-29
    215 posts
    January 10, 2006 at 8:06 am
    I liked the linked hybrid, but the stadium looked like a toilet seat:P
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2006 at 8:08 am
    As for stuff not being built like this in the West anymore... come to England! Places like Birmingham have stuff like this, but especially Manchester, which has many buildings that look like this.
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    Enohead Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2006 at 10:31 am
    BigBonny - I thought Birmingham was mostly industrial. Has it become more cosmopolitan recently?
    I want to come to Manchester so badly. Anyplace that birthed The Smiths and Happy Mondays (among countless others) has a large place in my heart.
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    Youphoric Female 18-29
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    January 10, 2006 at 10:34 am
    "Some ineteresting designs, notice how most of them aren`t designed by Chinese firms."
    Yep, Kohn Peterson Fox has designed many recognizable towers in Times Square.
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    TabooPoison Female 18-29
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    January 10, 2006 at 11:56 am
    I liked the last one.
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    bobbyo Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2006 at 2:10 pm
    Look for a coming conflict with China over oil, a conflict where the US will get their asses kicked. All you young kids in school still would do well to learn how to speak chinese.
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    guardateciel Female 18-29
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    January 10, 2006 at 3:34 pm
    meh not very impressive to me...I didn`t like that architecture style that`s all
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    I_love_ska Male 13-17
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    January 10, 2006 at 4:46 pm
    Pretty sweet.
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    blackrice Male 13-17
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    January 10, 2006 at 4:56 pm
    ???? i only saw approx. 2 pictures of actual buildings, and they wern`t all that extravagent. The rest were all designs and concept drawings using a computer
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    GypsyCassie Female 18-29
    880 posts
    January 10, 2006 at 5:05 pm
    neat
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    cutbullocks Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2006 at 5:53 pm
    yet another reason to bomb china other than the fun factor, we can get rid of their wierd buildings and everyone will b happy...except the chineese, they`ll b sad :(
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    AVDPhoenix Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2006 at 7:13 pm
    Ok... Now let them build it! You can draw or make a model as you want but build it that`s other stuff.
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2006 at 7:59 pm
    I studied some of these projects briefly last term in a course on contemporary architecture. There actually are buildings like this being built in the West, it`s just that China is experiencing a construction boom for its 2008 Olympics. Norman Foster, the guy who designed the Beijing International Airport, is the same guy who designed the Swiss Re Building, Milennium Bridge, and the Great Court of the British Museum, all in London.
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    Bananaaa Female 13-17
    132 posts
    January 12, 2006 at 3:56 am
    Asian pride =D
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    dazzyl Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 12:01 pm
    those are AWESOME! I <3 cool building designs
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    MeiChooTan Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 4:12 pm
    Sweet! I just so happen to be doing an Art project on architecture, should come in useful.
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    unintrasting Female 18-29
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    January 23, 2006 at 10:45 am
    That was awesome. I want something like that here evrything here is ugly... The stupid country is ugly.
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    mochasista Female 18-29
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    January 27, 2006 at 3:27 pm
    The airport is sweet.
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    bravo514 Female 13-17
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    February 17, 2006 at 8:44 pm
    ummmm..Maybe it`s because we no longer have slave labor like the ChiComs. Thank God.

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