Why do all new buildings in America look like this?

Since links are being taken down. I will upload images for safekeeping. Like this excellent interior which I believe should set the standards very high
good idea. It may sound crazy now - but it's not unrealistic to think that beauty will literally become a crime under globalism - Lenin overtly said that Raphael must be destroyed for Bolshevism to succeed.

Ugliness is literally part of their ideology and beauty is literally their enemy - remember the reaction to Trump's federal buildings push? A howl of outrage saying it represented 'facism' the foundation architecture of the American republic.
 
good idea. It may sound crazy now - but it's not unrealistic to think that beauty will literally become a crime under globalism - Lenin overtly said that Raphael must be destroyed for Bolshevism to succeed.

Ugliness is literally part of their ideology and beauty is literally their enemy - remember the reaction to Trump's federal buildings push? A howl of outrage saying it represented 'facism' the foundation architecture of the American republic.

God who is the perfection of beauty(Psalm 50:2) and the Author of Paradise must be torn down for there to be true Paradise in Lenins' eyes.

Yet God being the fountainhead of all goodness cannot but create paradise by his very existence. Removing God is removing the source of Paradise.

Its like removing the fountainhead from a fountain and expecting water to flow.

Lenin had it exactly backwards. That's why the promises of communism in Soviet Russia failed. Except in forcing a delusion on the populace and inverting perception of objective reality.

What people desire in their various Utopia's must have God to fulfill the promises of the return to Eden.

Their cry of Fascism

Isaiah 5:20
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
 
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It's a fictional city, looks based on a Spanish town with a touch of ancient Rome.

Looks real enough when I zoom in. Has the fine-grained details of a real town existing in real life. And I think the poster don't want tourists visiting.

The upscaled version of the photo in the latest tweet I quoted makes this more obvious.
 

ScannerLIV

Woodpecker
The materials used in such construction would be cost prohibitive. However we wasted trillions on wars and corporate bail-outs (thefts more like, with covid packages) so theres that. Could probably renovate the whole of California size area in that type of construction with the money wasted on top of generating real economy and jobs (millions). I wonder what the count is now. 10 trillions? 20?
 

Vasily Martian

Pigeon
Orthodox
Speaking of modern things that look like (degenerate) things, I've noticed in my part of the world that the front of a lot of newer model cars look like serpents. See what you think. All of these are Japanese makes, btw, with the exception of the Italian Alfa Romeo. I don't say this is necessarily intentional - although it could be - but it's at least inevitable given the 'zeitgeist' of the times.
 

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The Penitent Man

Woodpecker
Speaking of modern things that look like (degenerate) things, I've noticed in my part of the world that the front of a lot of newer model cars look like serpents. See what you think. All of these are Japanese makes, btw, with the exception of the Italian Alfa Romeo. I don't say this is necessarily intentional - although it could be - but it's at least inevitable given the 'zeitgeist' of the times.
They’ve been trying to make cars look angry for the better part of a decade. Some of the newer Ferrari’s and Lamborghinis look sort of like insects. The angry face headlight theme extends to sedans, SUVs and trucks. I think it looks cartoonish, for the most part, and is getting a tad boring.
 

Thomas More

Hummingbird
They’ve been trying to make cars look angry for the better part of a decade. Some of the newer Ferrari’s and Lamborghinis look sort of like insects. The angry face headlight theme extends to sedans, SUVs and trucks. I think it looks cartoonish, for the most part, and is getting a tad boring.
Most new cars look very similar to other brands in the same category. If you put up the side profiles of multiple brands in a given category, like small crossover SUVs, or midsized four door cars, you'll see that the basic shapes are nearly the same. This is because wind tunnel testing to limit wind resistance always drives the design to the same basic shape.

So, the only thing the car companies can do is change the headlights and tail lights, adjust the window shape a little, and put little creases and bulges in the body shape. It's very hard to avoid being boring when you do this, so they end up going with bold headlight shapes and other features, to try to overcome the boring basic shape of the vehicle. I can see why you would see the look of a serpent, but they also look like a jet fighter, or a cat, a wolf, a hawk, or a shark. These are the kinds of natural shapes that will look aggressive, powerful, and sporty.
 

The Penitent Man

Woodpecker
Most new cars look very similar to other brands in the same category. If you put up the side profiles of multiple brands in a given category, like small crossover SUVs, or midsized four door cars, you'll see that the basic shapes are nearly the same. This is because wind tunnel testing to limit wind resistance always drives the design to the same basic shape.

So, the only thing the car companies can do is change the headlights and tail lights, adjust the window shape a little, and put little creases and bulges in the body shape. It's very hard to avoid being boring when you do this, so they end up going with bold headlight shapes and other features, to try to overcome the boring basic shape of the vehicle. I can see why you would see the look of a serpent, but they also look like a jet fighter, or a cat, a wolf, a hawk, or a shark. These are the kinds of natural shapes that will look aggressive, powerful, and sporty.
I don’t want to divert this into a car thread but I agree with you only in part. I think there is a lack of innovation in some of the designs and that a lot of manufacturers are just copycats. An outlier will be the forthcoming T50 by Gordon Murray, which looks to me to be a more pure car that ditches a lot of the BS they include on modern vehicles. It takes queues from the old F1 and doesn’t look like a Transformer. Additionally, all the new cars are fat because they include all the same tech crap. At less than 2,200 lbs, this car will run circles around them. It’s a marriage of simple function and form.

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Thomas More

Hummingbird
I don’t want to divert this into a car thread but I agree with you only in part. I think there is a lack of innovation in some of the designs and that a lot of manufacturers are just copycats. An outlier will be the forthcoming T50 by Gordon Murray, which looks to me to be a more pure car that ditches a lot of the BS they include on modern vehicles. It takes queues from the old F1 and doesn’t look like a Transformer. Additionally, all the new cars are fat because they include all the same tech crap. At less than 2,200 lbs, this car will run circles around them. It’s a marriage of simple function and form.

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Sports cars are the only exception to the rule. The Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger all have unique body styles, and so do all the other manufacturers' sports cars. However, they only make a few percent of all vehicles sold. I've had a four door pickup as a rental when I was traveling, and when I came out of a store, I went up to the wrong truck in the parking lot and tried to open it. The truck I went to wasn't even the same brand, but it was the same color and form factor, and I easily mistook one for the other. This is typical of pickups, SUVs, crossovers, fullsize, midsize, and compact cars.

That T50 is definitely a sharp looking car.
 
The materials used in such construction would be cost prohibitive. However we wasted trillions on wars and corporate bail-outs (thefts more like, with covid packages) so theres that. Could probably renovate the whole of California size area in that type of construction with the money wasted on top of generating real economy and jobs (millions). I wonder what the count is now. 10 trillions? 20?
Instead of bombs. Plenty of work for craftsmen to do fine artistic work, classical/art deco architects, builders, plumbers and so forth. As well as maintenance.

Far more permanent value imho.
 
Speaking of modern things that look like (degenerate) things, I've noticed in my part of the world that the front of a lot of newer model cars look like serpents. See what you think. All of these are Japanese makes, btw, with the exception of the Italian Alfa Romeo. I don't say this is necessarily intentional - although it could be - but it's at least inevitable given the 'zeitgeist' of the times.

In everything built and made. May there be beauty. As it once was universally in all advanced civilizations.
 

Vasily Martian

Pigeon
Orthodox
In everything built and made. May there be beauty. As it once was universally in all advanced civilizations.
While some cars might look better than others, I don't think any - not even the older or oldest ones - can be described as beautiful. And if this isn't totally correct, then the window for beautiful cars must only be small. This is very different to other older things, including buildings. This says a lot, I think, about the ugliness mechanisation has brought into the world. Think about it; very few if any machines could be described as beautiful; and seeing as we undoubtedly live in a machine dominated world, I wonder if the ugly, modern architecture referred to by the OP could basically be described as the mechanical equivalent of buildings.
 

Nordwand

Kingfisher
While some cars might look better than others, I don't think any - not even the older or oldest ones - can be described as beautiful. And if this isn't totally correct, then the window for beautiful cars must only be small. This is very different to other older things, including buildings. This says a lot, I think, about the ugliness mechanisation has brought into the world. Think about it; very few if any machines could be described as beautiful; and seeing as we undoubtedly live in a machine dominated world, I wonder if the ugly, modern architecture referred to by the OP could basically be described as the mechanical equivalent of buildings.
Tell me you wouldn't (assuming you could fit in it) :

 
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