Museum Plaza: Possibly the wierdest building around

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  1. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    http://www.museumplaza.net/ This thing is for real... When they were in the planning stages for a new skyscraper in downtown Louisville, they brought this one up. I really thought that it was joke and wasn't going to go anywhere, but whadda ya know. It seems we're trying too hard to stand out from every other city.

    We definitely will be standing out and not in a good way. Coming in 2010...
     

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    wow.....

    this is our newest "skyscraper" here in atlanta

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  5. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I like it - very unique.
     
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    Reminds me of some of the things my 3 year old builds with his Bristle Blocks.
     
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    Oh man, I used to have Bristle blocks when I was a kid. I totally forgot about those things. I didn't even know they still made them!
     
  8. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    I think it's a fantastic looking building! Can't wait to see some real life photos or even see it in real life when it's finally built...
     
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    Fascinating building. The world's first skyscraper composed of leftovers?
     
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    Geez, really makes you respect how hard Michael Graves worked to try to get the Humana Building to fit in with it's surroundings. Compared to this, the Humana Building looks like a gem.
     
  11. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Reminds me of one of the Arcos from Simcity 2000:

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  12. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Wow... That looks so silly.

    I'd think an upper tier architect culd come up with something a bit more creative. It's really nothing more than a bunch of smaller skyscrapers glued together with an awward looking support beam on the side.
     
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    Although by no means new, I love the phallic/yonic balance of the CN Tower and the Skydome (Rogers can kiss my bleep) on Toronto's skyline. Very hermaphroditic.
     

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    Interesting article from John King, the SF Chronicle's architecture writer that features Museum Plaza.
     
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    If you think this is weird, I'm guessing you haven't seen this building then?

    Toronto OCAD.
     
  17. OutThere macrumors 603

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    That's exactly what I thought of actually.

    Those were decent but they made big problems with crime in the nearby area, iirc. My trillion-dollar city (4 fusion reactors :D), that somehow I still remember in detail today, had a few, and they had to have police stations all around them.

    That city was awesome until a tornado took out everything :(
     
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    Nice read. Its ironic that the distruction of NYC's twin towers is causing a boom in "iconic" buildings, as opposed to shying away from such attention grabbing structures.
     
  19. it5five macrumors 65816

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    I love unusual buildings. My favorite building on the ASU campus is the Coor Building. It is a building surrounded by a sort of frosted glass. There are foreign languages etched into the glass so it sort of reflects onto the building itself.

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    It looks sort of normal-ish from that view, but it's a really interesting building. This sort of shows what the corridors look like.

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    The picture really doesn't do it justice, but to me some of the underground corridors look like some strange dystopian sci-fi future. You're either surrounded by concrete and low lighting or frosted glass. Now I'm going to have to take my own pictures.
     
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  21. Bobdude161 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Everyone wants a WTC nowadays. I thought the were building this in vanity. To show how Louisville is open minded to all things and to shy away from all the hillbillyness that KY is associated with. BTW there are A LOT of rednecks south of Louisville who are furious about the structure.
     
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    That's why I don't live in Kentucky anymore. Whew! :cool:
     

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