Cool Architecture in China

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Why don"t they build cool stuff like this in the West any more?
There are 29 comments:
Female 6
ummmm..Maybe it`s because we no longer have slave labor like the ChiComs. Thank God.
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Female 79
The airport is sweet.
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Female 1,120
That was awesome. I want something like that here evrything here is ugly... The stupid country is ugly.
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Female 145
Sweet! I just so happen to be doing an Art project on architecture, should come in useful.
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Female 67
those are AWESOME! I <3 cool building designs
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Female 132
Asian pride =D
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Male 1,407
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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Male 1,521
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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Male 393
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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Female 879
neat
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Male 52
???? 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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Male 419
Pretty sweet.
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Female 727
meh not very impressive to me...I didn`t like that architecture style that`s all
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Male 318
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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Female 1,062
I liked the last one.
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Female 39
"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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Male 1,586
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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Male 2,216
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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Female 215
I liked the linked hybrid, but the stadium looked like a toilet seat:P
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Female 882
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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Male 210
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

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Male 337
[quote]Why don`t they build cool stuff like this in the West any more?[/quote]Ever been to Vegas?
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Male 2,567
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Female 2,244
I like the Linked Hybrid style.
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Male 71
It tastes like not nice
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Male 26
ok never mind it just started to work
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Male 62
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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Male 71
Doesn`t work but I`ll give it a Four anyway!
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Male 10,115
Link: Cool Architecture in China [Rate Link] - Why don`t they build cool stuff like this in the West any more?
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