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the heaviest building in the world is..
« on: May 23, 2020, 10:43:39 AM »


The Palace of the Parliament is the seat of the Parliament of Romania, located atop Dealul Spirii in Bucharest, the national capital.

The building was designed and supervised by chief architect Anca Petrescu, with a team of approximately 700 architects, and constructed over a period of 13 years (1984–97) in Socialist realist and modernist Neoclassical architectural forms and styles, with socialist realism in mind.  The Palace was ordered by Nicolae Ceaușescu (1918–1989), the dictator of Communist Romania and the second of two longtime autocrats in power in the country since World War II,  during a period in which the personality cult of political worship and adoration was noticeably increased for him and his family.

As of 2008, the Palace of the Parliament is valued at €3 billion ($3.4 billion), making it also the most expensive administrative building in the world.  The cost of heating and electric use and lighting alone exceeds $6 million per year, comparable to the total cost for powering a medium-sized city

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 10:44:23 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 01:48:32 PM »


(Stalin's) Palace of Culture and Science. Warsaw, Poland.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_Culture_and_Science


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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 05:15:24 PM »
(Stalin's) Palace of Culture and Science. Warsaw, Poland.

Perhaps took some inspiration from Woolworth Building in NYC (1913) must step in the lobby if visiting NYC 











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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 08:44:16 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 05:02:40 AM »
Perhaps took some inspiration from Woolworth Building in NYC (1913) must step in the lobby if visiting NYC
No doubt. Architecture was just another front on which the Cold War was fought. 

https://www.azw.at/en/event/cold-war-and-architecture/

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« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 09:57:19 AM »
No doubt. Architecture was just another front on which the Cold War was fought. 

https://www.azw.at/en/event/cold-war-and-architecture/

It is a good thing communism lost on this front.   Socialism produced some awful architecture generally and Romania is an example of this taken to extremes.     They have the grandiose heavy institutional buildings but also they did wholesale destruction in small towns and villages replacing historic buildings with concrete slabs lacking any historical references.        I'm still bitching about this regarding my home town so I feel for the people of Romania who went through this.
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« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 07:08:04 PM »
So many things influence architecture here's a short primer on London's Sightlines.



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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 09:54:34 PM »
Speaking of architecture I came across this gem today:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._P._Smith_Shoe_Company_Plant

Very cool. I've been trying to find out more about the J. P. Smith Shoe Company but haven't been able to find much.

I did find The Chicago School of Shoe Making. I think I'm going to take a class.

I have gotten into heritage boots. Viberg. Truman. Good stuff, along with Japanese denim.