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GOD111

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#1 11 years ago

Germany's cities today are utterly boring and the architecture is disgusting...

BUT I found some nice pictures of pre-war Germany. And I must say that its a damn shame that it's gone:uhm: Berlin

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Hamburg

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Dresden

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#2 11 years ago

That's some very nice architecture right there. It's quite sad to know so much was lost in the war(s). :( War doesn't only effect us humans but also our precious world, nice landscapes being turned into ruins and dust. And then often to be rebuild with some new, cheaper and less nice looking "replacement". Some cities (Dresden not?) did rebuild a lot though in the old style which certainly is nice! :nodding:




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#3 11 years ago

Yeah, those Germans sure could build stuff good before they discovered the art of encasing steel girders in concrete. One of my favourite buildings in the world actually is the Wurzburg palace.




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#4 11 years ago

*SW3D3*;4034743Germany's cities today are utterly boring and the architecture is disgusting...[/quote] :(

There are some nice cities anyway. Aachen, for example, was partially rebuild to look the way it did before the war. It's a small city though, so it doesn't have lots of impressive large buildings (except for the cathedral and residence of Charlemagne).

[quote=Mr. Matt;4034757]Yeah, those Germans sure could build stuff good before they discovered the art of encasing steel girders in concrete. One of my favourite buildings in the world actually is the Wurzburg palace.

We may have invented it, but the Russians certainly perfected the art of creating steel-reinforced concrete-monstrosities.




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#5 11 years ago
Admiral Donutz;4034753That's some very nice architecture right there. It's quite sad to know so much was lost in the war(s). :( War doesn't only effect us humans but also our precious world, nice landscapes being turned into ruins and dust. And then often to be rebuild with some new, cheaper and less nice looking "replacement". Some cities (Dresden not?) did rebuild a lot though in the old style which certainly is nice! :nodding:

Just look at America. We are the major offender of lackluster architecture (at least in St. Louis).

Perhaps in New York or Boston there isn't just cheap, square looking buildings...




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#6 11 years ago
MrFancypants;4034781We may have invented it, but the Russians certainly perfected the art of creating steel-reinforced concrete-monstrosities.

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Mr. Matt makes no claims to know who invented any of the aforementioned components or processes, and merely meant to refer to the time when the aforementioned components and processes achieved popular usage in German construction.

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#7 11 years ago

MrFancypants;4034781:(

There are some nice cities anyway. Aachen, for example, was partially rebuild to look the way it did before the war. It's a small city though, so it doesn't have lots of impressive large buildings (except for the cathedral and residence of Charlemagne).

Yeah I know some cities have made an effort to look as much as possible like they did pre-war, but looking at cities like Berlin and Hamburg, they are no way near what they used to be, especially Berlin.

Going to post a few more cities in a bit...




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#8 11 years ago

*SW3D3*;4034859Yeah I know some cities have made an effort to look as much as possible like they did pre-war, but looking at cities like Berlin and Hamburg, they are no way near what they used to be, especially Berlin.

Going to post a few more cities in a bit...

This is a bit of an issue in lots of places though. Birmingham, for example, is often nicknamed the concrete city, and many places in Britain are tarnished by hideous 1960s concrete monstrosities. I figure that most building contracts these days are stated to be functional, cheap and quick to build, with very little aesthetic consideration (unless some people actually like those concrete blocks), and they're not really built to last either.




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Mr. Matt;4034870This is a bit of an issue in lots of places though. Birmingham, for example, is often nicknamed the concrete city, and many places in Britain are tarnished by hideous 1960s concrete monstrosities. I figure that most building contracts these days are stated to be functional, cheap and quick to build, with very little aesthetic consideration (unless some people actually like those concrete blocks), and they're not really built to last either.

Well it's a good thing they aren't build to last, which could mean that they might be replaced by something pleasing to the eye (or an other ugly office block build at minimal costs...).




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#10 11 years ago
Admiral Donutz;4034896Well it's a good thing they aren't build to last, which could mean that they might be replaced by something pleasing to the eye (or an other ugly office block build at minimal costs...).

That's a good point...