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  • redteam 3y

    Magnificent!
  • dalioPhoto 3y

    OUTSTANDING. A brilliant one-of-a-kind photo, as far as I'm concerned. Congrats!
  • Philippe Brysse 3y

    nice one Ben
  • Ben Lepley 3y

    thanks everyone! more to come
  • orhan ayyuce 3y

    best picture of this building yet!
  • seier+seier 3y

    damn, this is good.

    but seriously, did koolhaas and co. realize that they were creating such a striking image of state surveillance? is this irony?
  • Ben Lepley 3y

    I have a tee-shirt of this building from OMA which has a picture of a hand shake as symbolic gesture.

    Beijingers frequently associate this building as someone bending over to take a dump, two legs and an ass. So pervasive is that critique, that a lot of people consider the building a failure. For me I can't get enough of this building, it fills me with excitement and awe every time I see it.
  • Ben Lepley 3y

  • seier+seier 3y

    nice link :)

    I follow you on the excitement, and it would only be stronger if I was in beijing, but the immediate image this building projects...well, in star wars, the republic would be in the house in front and the dude in the black mask, he would be in the OMA building.
  • Ben Lepley 3y

    I have fallen to the dark side over the course of this winter.
    :)
  • seier+seier 3y

    I know, luke. I mean, ben...
  • Evan Chakroff 3y

    looks like they've finally moved in - is there any part of this that's publicly accessible?
  • Ben Lepley 3y

    not public yet, I think because the hotel still has a long way to go.
  • Javier 3y

    Este es un premio desde Uber Cool Graphic/Architectural Image, por tu aportación al Grupo!!
    This is a prize from Uber Cool Graphic / Architectural Image, for your contribution to the Group!

    Uber Cool Graphic/Architectural Image! Please experimentally submit to the AAUbercool Group
  • Fabio Gaglini 3y

    stunning contrast, beautiful composition

    Este es un premio desde Uber Cool Graphic/Architectural Image, por tu aportación al Grupo!!
    This is a prize from Uber Cool Graphic / Architectural Image, for your contribution to the Group!

    Uber Cool Graphic/Architectural Image! Please experimentally submit to the AAUbercool Group
  • Tripletreat 3y

    Really clever shot.
  • orhan ayyuce 2y

    hi ben, can i use this for an article i am working on? with credit of course.
  • orhan ayyuce 2y

    never mind i just noticed you licensed to getty..
  • Ben Lepley 2y

    orhan ayyuce
    The Getty license is voluntary and is available for licensing, though is not actually licensed by Getty now.

    I would be very grateful for you to use the image with credit!
  • Nacht und Nebel 2y

    Great
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