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Re: Glass skyscraper proposal for Venice...
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 10:55:15 AM »
And as if it could end up sinking the whole city...

Architecturally, I've seen far worse.  :)  We're getting it here in Dundee.

This is our new pigeon and seagull nesting site.
http://vandaatdundee.com/your-future/the-winner-is/

But they've already decided to move it inland.
You can see how disabled-friendly the entrance hall isn't as the pics go on...
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Re: Glass skyscraper proposal for Venice...
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 10:42:21 PM »
Urrrgghhhhh, Sue, it looks like a derelict ship's hull, who thought that was a good idea?

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Re: Glass skyscraper proposal for Venice...
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2012, 12:39:25 AM »
Or a giant whale's tail.

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Re: Glass skyscraper proposal for Venice...
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2012, 01:12:43 AM »
I wonder how many folk in Venice would prefer $2.6 billion to be spent on restoration of the city?

As for the Dundee project - wonderful. They really should put it back to the coast. It looks good for all sorts of birds. Maybe peregrine will find the uppermost levels very suitable. And herring gulls and lesser black-backed gulls may well take a liking to the rooftops. And there is so much space for kittiwakes and possibly gannet with guillemot nestling amongst them. At the lower levels, swifts and swallows and martins might find the recesses very comfortable. Oh, and all those wonderful covered ledges for the pigeons, too. In a few years, all the guano and other droppings will have created a marvellous variegated effect over the boring grey turning it into a sort of enormous slag glass effect. Brilliant. ;D
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Re: Glass skyscraper proposal for Venice...
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2012, 10:22:56 AM »
It's being kept on the coast, Kev. The orginal notion was that it was going to be over the river. The river Tay. The biggest river in the British Isles - at the point where it is most decidedly tidal. We've sailed along it backwards!

Give things a few years and it would be floating away on the rising seas.
I have not a clue who decided it would be suitable. I reckon a complete lack of good taste is the major qualification for those in charge of awarding building contracts here. I don't understand it at all.
Dundee and its environs are a very major centre of artistic merit.
Maybe they want something to contrast all the real talent with?

I do agree that saving and shoring up Venice as a whole would be a far better project.
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Re: Glass skyscraper proposal for Venice...
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2012, 12:39:50 AM »
OMG that's it. It's the great Tay whale! What came to sport and play and will be remembered for many a day! (With thanks to Mr. McGonagle)  ;)

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Re: Glass skyscraper proposal for Venice...
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2012, 10:43:11 AM »
 :o

Jings, crivens an' help ma boab, Carolyn!
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Re: Glass skyscraper proposal for Venice...
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2012, 11:11:46 AM »
Calm down, it will not happen. Italy is as broke as broke can be.

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Re: Glass skyscraper proposal for Venice...
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2012, 12:14:57 AM »
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Jings, crivens an' help ma boab, Carolyn!

Huh? :)

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