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Posted: 5/9/2003 2:10:18 PM EDT
The one under siege right now. Hope it looks better from the inside than the outside. Also hope all the people come out safe.
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Link Posted: 5/9/2003 2:35:12 PM EDT
It is ugly and probably cost a fortune to build and is inefficient, etc., etc. And the architect probably thinks he did a good job and has a model or photo of it on his desk.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 2:38:22 PM EDT
It looks like a plane crashed into it.With fusilage sticking out all over the place.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 5:02:10 PM EDT
Peter Lewis is the pres of Progressive ins. He's a super liberal who advocates the use of marijuana. Maybe his architect was on a LSD trip when it was designed. That's the only explanation I can come up with. He came up with the $$$$$$$ for that monstrosity...
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 7:34:23 PM EDT
I heard Lewis is so pissed off about the building design he won't give CASE any more money till the board steps down. I also just saw some of the webcam footage of the SWAT team inside the building.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 7:37:58 PM EDT
Not a 90 degree angle in the joint... Should make SWAT's sweep interesting... Scott
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 8:32:06 PM EDT
I like Gehry's buildings, especially the Bilbao Guggenheim. The Rock n' Roll museum in Seattle is pretty hideous though.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 2:05:43 AM EDT
The hell y'all talkin' about?
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 2:35:35 AM EDT
I agree. That is one uglyass artsy-fartsy abomination of a building.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 3:37:58 AM EDT
What's the tin-foil shite hanging all over it?? They get the guy yet?
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 3:39:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 5:06:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DoubleFeed: Pictures, people! Some of us don't have televisions.
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Must be Amish.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 5:13:19 AM EDT
You couldn't give me that place!!!
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 5:22:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/10/2003 5:22:45 AM EDT by M4_Aiming_at_U]
Art buildings are cool and all, plus its always good to see something different once in a while even if you dont like it. However, all that planning and work to make the roof different looking, they could have done something better with the Brick foundation, just looks stupid and doesn't match the crazy roof. I guess its like having a Rolex with a cheap rubber wrist band.
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Link Posted: 5/10/2003 1:17:58 PM EDT
When we turned the news on my wife, & I thought they were showing the tornado damage in OKC, then they showed the swat team headed in.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 1:43:46 PM EDT
[img]http://www.weatherhead.cwru.edu/lewis/photosHome/bellflower.jpg[/img][img]http://www.weatherhead.cwru.edu/lewis/photosHome/southwest.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.weatherhead.cwru.edu/lewis/photosHome/west.jpg[/img][img]http://www.weatherhead.cwru.edu/lewis/photosHome/south.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 2:06:06 PM EDT
You know, somebody had to stand back and look at a drawing of that thing and say "Yeah baby, I love it. Lets spend millions building it". [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 3:46:16 PM EDT
Frank O. Gehry is a fucking genius! Even if you don't like the looks of that building you have to appreciate the complexity of the structure.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 3:51:09 PM EDT
Well, I'm an architect, and I can appreciate what Gehry was trying to do. He's like some indie filmaker - trying to change our preconceived notions of what a building should be. The red brick box is a reference to a cliche.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 5:09:16 PM EDT
That is cool as fuck !
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 5:22:48 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/11/2003 9:57:06 PM EDT
One of my architecture profs worked with Louis Kahn. From the stories I heard about Kahn, I would say that he was truly an asshole too.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 10:55:31 PM EDT
The first time I saw that building, I didn't know where it was or what it was about, but thinking it was damaged, I commented to the wife, "Look what the tornados did to that building, Honey." Of course, much to my surprise, I later found out where it was located and that it was built that way on purpose.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 11:18:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bung: Even if you don't like the looks of that building you have to appreciate the complexity of the structure.
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Link Posted: 5/11/2003 11:59:34 PM EDT
Sucks from the word "go"!
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 12:26:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2003 12:30:35 AM EDT by Johnphin]
This is apparantly his house: [img]http://www.greatbuildings.com/gbc/images/cid_1042767014_Gehryhouse.150.jpg[/img] Found it on greatbuildings.com: [url]http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Gehry_House.html[/url] [Edit: It wont let me add the big picture. Click the link and then the small picture, then click "Continue to image" or something like that, in order to see the big picture.]
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 12:34:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By USPC40:
Originally Posted By bung: Even if you don't like the looks of that building you have to appreciate the complexity of the structure.
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No I don't.
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To each his own. *shrug*
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 1:43:14 AM EDT
And now, for something completely different.
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