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I like it. It reminds me of a visceral Tatlin tower: http://z.about.com/d/architecture/1/0/N/u/TatlinsTower.jpg
not sure. does it have to go right next to the stadium tho? makes the site look a bit busy.
and charge people for it, rather than the public. I think it looks crap.
he's my mates dad. good stuff. i like it now.
It's just a lump of metal that's just going to...be there. Fair enough.
Not bad, not good, just...there.
That's what it reminds me off. Like someone's tried to build THE FUTURE and then it's been left to rot in a nuclear war. Just...sitting there.
I love it :D
I love you x
thats quite a depressing place. "heres where a really nice palace used to be!".
It's like modern art is reminding me that it will always exist.
THE OLD STUFF WAS BETTER
Not sure I like the silhouette. From far away I imagine it'll look like a formless blob, which is a shame, considering you'll be able to see it from lots of places. Better reserve judgement until it's more than a 3D render.
Can I repaint it please?
In other exciting news, I've just realised that Tatlin's tower has to be part of my Art Of The 1920's costume on saturday!
Kind of like buildings in Manchester.
I already gave away my Mondrian one yesterday too.
all of kapoor's rubbish is that colour
it is an awful colour
colour colour colour
bursting forth from the ground before it lays waste to all about it.
I like it.
I love you x
but I'll probably like it when i see it in real life.
I like stuff
i don't like kapoor much so don't hold out much hope
wasted oppurtunity i think
This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. Not only does it look like someone put a glob of bollock cancer under the microscope and decided the results would look better towering over Leyton, will it bring money, employment or a worthy public service to the area? No.
Boris could have blagged Mittal and his 90 gigatons of cheap Romanian metal to build a new library to replace the one that's been closed to all but Catherine Cookson enthusiasts since 1999, extend Draper's (right next to all the Olympic construction, natch) playing fields so that the public could have the benefit of more than one measly astroturf pitch and an overgrown, locked down patch of almost-jungle.
He could have requested the tower not be so fucking ugly and devoid of practical use in an area that could use amenities. He could have asked it not be called the ARCELOR-Mittal tower so that every time a Londoner looks at it he doesn't have to be reminded of "Oh, that guy who bribed Blair that time. And the word 'arse' LOL.".
These fucking plums.
and I'm the expert after all.
I generally always think Anish Kapoor things will be crap from their initial designs and then I see them in real life and I spend hours with my jaw on the floor wondering how man is capable of creating such things. Anyone who saw his turbine hall exhibit OUGHT TO concur.
You're easily impressed by random tossed-off bullshit.
Perhaps you have a case of Edifice Complex?
Hey, my taste in films is a deliberate reaction to the Neo-McEwanist Post-English Patient western ideal of what constitutes a worthy film: Invariably consisting of yuppies talking about having affairs, in France. Plonked down lazily on the usual 35mm; Polish technicians waiting to get paid so they can go back to working on something trashy but technically innovative; grossly inflated with lottery money, Mike Leigh floating around with a copy of the script and a Tony Blair facemask and an Anish Kapoor floating metal orb thing in the background of the denouement scene where Keira Knightley and Colin Firth finally get to have an awkward hug...
Despite the many good reasons not to.
even though it looks like what i imagine the shipthings the Martians in War of the Worlds were mincing about in.
I'd can't wait to see it actually built.
I think "visceral" is a good word to describe it. It's sort of jarring but in a good way.
Be stripped for parts and sitting on piles of bricks within 3 nights of opening