Flashback of Wrongness

From the Bad Futurist Pantheon: The End of Tall Buildings

Not that they don’t make a convincing case, but if anything we have entered an accelerated period of tower construction since 9/11. Even in LA, home of the earthquake, we’re racing up as fast as we can. An example of the wonderful city of tomorrow, […]

Flickr: Skyscrapers

Ohhhh, pretty shiny things!

Mostly this Flickr group is definitive proof that no matter how garish the building, it will look cool as a 3-point perspective. I mean, check this out:

Photo by syd delicious. Thanks!

A pretty boring box made compelling and dramatic by perspective (though that column capital is sweet detailing). Which […]

Where the phallacies have no name

…except, possibly “U2 Tower.” <Cringe>

It’s like the gods could tell I was looking for content and sent Pax Corey, prophet that he is, along to proclaim the wonder attrocity that is this planned Dublin development. Of course it’s not so much phallic as cheese-grater-ish, but regardless represents a huge departure (at least in this […]

Virgin Galactic Spaceport

I know I see body parts everywhere in buildings, but tell me this doesn’t look like labia:

The facility is being design by Norman Foster to be built in New Mexico, and according to Good:

Flights would (will?) begin in 2009 and cost somewhere between $100,000 and $200,000. Just to be clear, the ships […]

Drowning the Patriarchy…or something

Before this site was founded with the goal of becoming the web’s #1 source for phallic building news, Litbrit was on the case. From back in July, she brings us mocking of the Hydropolis Underwater Hotel, which breaks with the angular phallacy of the past to explore a more organic kind male structural forms. The […]

Ultimate Yonic

I’d like to take a break from my phallic series to bring you the cutting edge of skyscraper design: Vaginas.

This is the CCTV Tower by OMA and is currently under construction in Beijing. This is one of my favorite new projects, not because of its anatomical references, but because the density of the […]

Ultimate Phallus*

*Until they build Next Big Thing next year.

Above is the Burj Dubai, the biggest building in the world. I’m glad the profits of petroleum resource exploitation are being well spent. I mean, the tower’s obviously a bargain at $800 billion.

Of interest to me (if no one else), it appears to use a […]

Monday Morning Compensation

I’m not sure what the right word is for how I feel about unfortunate towers. Part horrified, part impressed…I mean, it’s a giant train wreck suspended in midair! People watch Nascar for hours waiting for a crash, and here’s one continuously displayed for the joy of all.

Anyway, your new headquarters for Gazprom, Russia’s national […]

More Phallacy

Because they’re so silly:

Florida’s Capitol Complex Barcelona’s Agbar Tower

Phallacy

Is that a banana in your skyline…or are you just happ—no, no. It’s definatly a banana. Hopefully, allegations that the tower is a to scale version of developer Sandor Shapery’s anatomy are unfounded.

Unfortunately for the residents of San Diego, I doubt the project will be built as long as Shapery offers this defense of […]