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So what do you think of the pretty original buildings in London, like the Lloyds headquarters (done I think by the same guy as Beaubourg in Paris, his name escapes me right now, with all the "entrails" on the outside) or the Gherkin, or a number of others?

And what do you think of La Grande Arche in Paris?

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by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Jan 4th, 2006 at 05:53:58 PM EST
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The Loyds Building would be Richard Rogers if I remember correctly, who, as you said did the Beaubourg with Renzo Piano. Of the two, I must say I prefer the Loyds headquarters, as a building, but find it less well integrated with its surroundings than the Centre Pompidou. It's like something out of "Bladerunner" fell out of the sky and crushed an old bank while threatening to devour the neighbouring ones when it's done digesting.

As regards the arch, I'm conflicted. It does fit the surroundings though.

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by Alexander G Rubio (alexander.rubio@gmail.com) on Wed Jan 4th, 2006 at 06:07:33 PM EST
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That the inspired part... and the expensive one. The Arch was expensive for sure, and I don't know for the the Lloyd's, but I could have added The Gherkin, where every single piece must have the right curvature, no standards...
That is exactly what I intend with computer value added instead of computer value substracted.

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by lacordaire on Thu Jan 5th, 2006 at 04:20:17 AM EST
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