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Does anyone commission anyone to create large beautifully stylized architecture anymore?

Asked by _Whitetigress (4354 points ) November 14th, 2012

Once in a while I hear about Dubai in the news and how it’s going through a sort of revolutionary architectural revamp.

Are there any places where you live where this is going on?

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janbb's avatar

Frank Gehry has designed several very unique museums and concert halls on commission throughout the world.

rooeytoo's avatar

They are building an addition to a city owned structure and the architecture is expansive and expensive. I personally think that the craftsmanship of the old buildings just cannot be reproduced today. The craftsmen are all dead and gone so today’s attempts are sad and futile. I would rather preserve the old and for new build energy efficient and cost effective. I actually prefer the clean, lean lines of modern architecture, inside and out. The intricacies of plaster and fretwork of days gone by is too damned hard to keep clean!

FreshlyBaked's avatar

I don’t live in New York City, but I am an American. I believe this qualifies as large, beautifully stylized architecture in my opinion.

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thorninmud's avatar

Aqua Tower here in Chicago comes to mind. I also love the Harold Washington Library. It’s refreshing to see attention to ornamentation make a revival.

_Whitetigress's avatar

@FreshlyBaked I wonder if anyone knows the progress on when there will be replaced towers?

FreshlyBaked's avatar

@_Whitetigress The Wikipedia article on One World Trade Center says it’s slated to open next year. That seems quick.

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