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    Daily double - a comparison of two buildings

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    Variations on a Theme

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    Moderator note:
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    Same function, diferent form. What are the locations? One appears to be a resort type and the other an overpacked tenement. Probably a considerable diference in living cost as well.

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    UAE and Brazil.

    I have no idea

    Edit-scratch brazil, China

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    Yuck....

    What a lousy beach to have that monster building on......The middle east is a good guess....That other one could be anywhere in Eastern Asia.....Next April 1, I'm going to show the 2nd photo to our local fire chief and suggest that we have a developer interested in doing this sort of thing here.... ....Ha ha ha ha.....would be a funny reaction, he's such a serious fellow....Maybe show it to the neighborhood at their meeting as well.......BWa ha ha ha ha.......
    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
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    The One. I hope you have a good health plan, he will probably stroke out on you! Right about ruining a perfectly good beach but at least it isn't Myrtle Beach, which seems to be Disney on crack to me.

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    Picture #2:

    Hyper-Flavelism. I cannot beign to perceive the kind of quality of life that would entail.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Every day is today. Yesterday is a myth and tomorrow an illusion.

    You know...for kids.

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    Maybe....

    I was going to say that picture #2 is of Skelton's condo in Santiago......snicker.....BWA HA HA HA HA HA......just messing with you Skel....
    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
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    The second is PLO troop housing. Right?

    Bob

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    Pic 1: - icky
    Pic 2: Are those mobile homes stacked on each other?

    Mendelman: What is this Hyper-Flavelism of which you speak?

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    The top three stories are there for water run off filtration, so they can advertize as having "running water".

    Bob

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    Pic 2 looks like a neighborhood in Hong Kong, Kowloon Walled City, but I thought it got torn down recently...

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman
    Picture #2:

    Hyper-Flavelism. I cannot beign to perceive the kind of quality of life that would entail.

    EDIT: sorry that would be "Hyper-Favelaism"
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Every day is today. Yesterday is a myth and tomorrow an illusion.

    You know...for kids.

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    Ugly, ugly, ugly

    That crap looks just like the condos that they're putting up all over Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Shame, shame, shame...

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    #1 is obviously intentional for a marine metaphor /concept
    #2 looks like it's not designed like this, but built incrementally over time.

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    Quote Originally posted by jenniplans
    That crap looks just like the condos that they're putting up all over Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Shame, shame, shame...
    Which pic? lol
    There sure is a lot of crap going up down there.

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    Quote Originally posted by mentarman
    Which pic? lol
    There sure is a lot of crap going up down there.
    Both of 'em represent the atrocity that's going on at the Lake!

    Don't even get me started on the Camden Co Commission and their stance on environmental issues. I've met the planner down there and I can imagine his frustration.

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    At least both are "green buildings" with plantings on the roofs.

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    Number One is a luxury hotel on the French Riviera; it charges around $1000 a night.

    Number Two is indeed the Walled City of Kowloon, and is now gone.

    For a little more on both: http://p217.ezboard.com/fskyscraperg...icID=246.topic

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    Barf!!!

    Quote Originally posted by ablarc
    Number One is a luxury hotel on the French Riviera; it charges around $1000 a night.

    Number Two is indeed the Walled City of Kowloon, and is now gone.

    For a little more on both: http://p217.ezboard.com/fskyscraperg...icID=246.topic
    I guess only a frenchman would pay that much a night for a dump like that.....
    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
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    Pic 2 puts a whole new meaning in having the niebors over for dinner.

    bob

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    If i was a giant using them as a bed to lay on, the first one looks more comfortable.

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