Saturday, July 28, 2012

Curvaceous indeed!

I note that the almost-completed Absolute Towers in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada has been awarded the title of Best Tall Building in the Americas for 2012.  It's certainly a departure from your average skyscraper!

Due to its curves, it's been dubbed the 'Marilyn Monroe' building.

There are many more (and much larger) photographs of these unique buildings at the link.  Very interesting from a design standpoint.



John Peddie (Toronto) said...

I pass them often, and wonder if a life sentence to Devil's Island would be a severe enough punishment for the architects.

MSgt B said...

I wonder how those hold up to high winds.

BobG said...

The first thing I thought when looking at that picture was that they looked like a couple of beer cans dented from being thrown out a window of a moving car.