Architecture Show: Bad Architecture

Location
Switzerland
Real Name
Matt
I'd love to see that one! And this is just part of an eyesore, currently being erected where I live...

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Right at the waterfront. Nobody except the "democratically elected decision-makers" and the Saudi owned property company wanted a giant hotel/congress center blocking the view.

Obviously they were not in on the Covid-19 conspiracy 😂
Sorry, so would I, but the last couple of weeks and the ongoing pandemic have made casual travel not feasible for me. That may (or may not) change during the next couple of weeks - though I'm rather pessimistic (Switzerland pushes absurdly high case numbers ...).

M.
 

ErichH

Veteran
Sorry, so would I, but the last couple of weeks and the ongoing pandemic have made casual travel not feasible for me. That may (or may not) change during the next couple of weeks - though I'm rather pessimistic (Switzerland pushes absurdly high case numbers ...).
M.

I'll wait for it. 🙂 Glad to hear that the Swiss aren't neutral in the Virus Wars!

It looks like the local builders merchants had a special offer on steel tubes that month.
-R

I'm suspecting architectural kickbacks.

Fun facts:

1) MIDROC (Mohammed International Development Research and Organization Companies) is a company owned by Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi.

He was one of the many high ranking Saudis indicted in the November 2017 anti-corruption drive of Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, when MBS was consolidating his hold of power in Saudi Arabia.

He was released in January 2019.

2) the mayoral equivalent in our city, Peter Danielsson, is, like everyone else nowadays, a staunch supporter of the environment.

On one occasion, when asked by the local newspaper what mode of transportation he used to get to the soccer stadium (a couple hundred meters from City Hall), for an important game during the week, he answered: "Naturally, I walked! Bla bla blabla, environment!".

Unfortunately he was also spotted getting out of a car at the stadium at the day of the game.

When asked to comment, a few days later, his reply was: "I forgot that! But it wasn't my car. I got a ride with a colleague!".

Some things you remember.
Some things you forget.

Completely unrelated, he was pushing very hard to get this MIDROC project, with the new conference center, to completion.

As he said: "This will cost our citizens absolutely nothing, and will make our beloved city a beacon of progress!"

I'm paraphrasing here, but just a little bit.

Big fry.
Small fry.
 
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rayvonn

Hall of Famer
Location
London
Sorry, so would I, but the last couple of weeks and the ongoing pandemic have made casual travel not feasible for me. That may (or may not) change during the next couple of weeks - though I'm rather pessimistic (Switzerland pushes absurdly high case numbers ...).
A macro lens should sort that Matt. I *think* things are about to get pretty bad here in Sydney, so I'll be using mine around the house assuming I'm locked in. In the meantime, here's another bad building from a Chinatown stroll yesterday..

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Location
Switzerland
Real Name
Matt
A macro lens should sort that Matt. I *think* things are about to get pretty bad here in Sydney, so I'll be using mine around the house assuming I'm locked in. In the meantime, here's another bad building from a Chinatown stroll yesterday..

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Ray, I was basically out of time and in no mood to mix with people - we're not forbidden from leaving the house at least, though sometimes I think it would be for the better, seeing as many people around here just don't take enough precautions and the pandemic is accelerating again a week before Christmas. As the situation deteriorates, things get more and more strained - and people get more and more anxious and short-tempered; not a good time to be in any crowded areas, I feel. However, the shops will be closed completely over the upcoming holidays, as well as all restaurants, so city centers will be basically deserted - a better time to try my luck.

I have, however, prepared the light tent for serious exploration - you never know what may happen. After all, one of my closest colleagues tested positive this Wednesday. Once I find myself confined to my own four walls, I'll certainly heed your advice ... But we're not quite there yet.

M.
 

Graham Moore

Regular
Location
Vancouver BC
Real Name
Graham
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