Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Bad Taste Of The 80s


The town of Oeiras is (gladly!) almost tower free. These are the tallest and ugliest condos.

21 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

I was discussing today how high rise changes the character of a place. These sure would make a statement and not a positive one.

Tanya Breese said...

but that sun flair helps!

Sharon Anck said...

These might be your standard apartment towers but, your photo of them is quite striking.

Judy said...

They seem out of place in such a beautiful old city but you caught the light just right.

belohorizontedailyphoto said...

Just looking at this photo I wouldn't say that. You made them pretty.

Halcyon said...

I much prefer smaller dwellings than large condo towers. These are not the worst I've seen, but also not the best.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I do agree with you, Jose!! I really dislike buildings like this -- whether they're condos or offices!! Great capture tells the whole story of why!!!

VP said...

I hate this kind of buildings, but those built in the Sixties and the Seventies were even uglier!

Lowell said...

It isn't the belle of the ball, but it appears that certain residents will be able to see either sunrises or sunsets. That's something.

The whole east coast of Florida is comprised of these types of condos. Some are very beautiful; some are very ugly!

orvokki said...

... But the picture is beautiful.
Every place is built towers. For example "the bosses" of Helsinki are in love with them :)

Rhodesia said...

They are not exactly pretty are they! Have a good week Diane

cieldequimper said...

Yet naturally you manage to make them look good...

Jane Hards Photography said...

This is what I love about the island I live and blog from, we just don't have high rises. You've managed to find the beauty in the sky, to offset the ugliness of the building.

Randy said...

Design was a little awkward in the 70's and 80's.

William Kendall said...

Well, they contrast well against that sky.

I was writing a post for a blog a few days down the line, and it reminded me of how a lot of architecture from around the Sixties looks awful. Toronto has two city halls. The old one, more than a century old, looks impressive. The one dating back from the 60s looks tedious.

Jack said...

Your negative opinion about towers is something I spend time thinking about. In big cities like New York, high-rise towers are a necessity and add to the feeling of the place. But places like Washington, D.C. and Paris have put controls in place to limit the height of buildings, and those places benefit from the lower scale. Even though I prefer to live in a lower structure, I think that in most places it is OK to have a small number of well-sited mid-rise buildings -- 5 stories? 6? 8?

Mersad said...

Beautiful. Love how the sunlight hits the windows.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Sami said...

You made them look good though! I also wish big towers weren't allowed to be built outside the city centres.

RedPat said...

I heard on the radio that Toronto has more high towers than any other city in N America except New York and I have to say they are everywhere. It's difficult to get a view without a tower in it although some of them are quite attractive.
I disagree with William about our New City Hall - I love it. ;-))

Gunn said...

I guess I can say the same thing is happening here in Stavanger as the comment from Helsinki.

It probably looks better in the light that shows here.

Stickup Artist said...

Well, you made them look good with that reflected flare! That's why your city looks so amazing; strict aesthetic standards!