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Old February 19th, 2010, 07:09 AM   #1
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Favorite Building in the Midwest?

Whats your favorite building in the midwest?

Mine:
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Old February 19th, 2010, 08:13 AM   #2
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Really? That's my least favorite of Minneapolis' three biggies.

My favorites:

1. LeVeque Tower - Columbus
2. Key Tower - Cleveland
3. Wrigley Building - Chicago
4. Wells Fargo Center - Minneapolis
5. Penobscot Building - Detroit
6. 909 Walnut - Kansas City
7. PNC Tower - Cincinnati
8. Milwaukee City Hall - Milwaukee
9. First National Bank Tower - Omaha
10. Southwestern Bell Building - St. Louis
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Old February 19th, 2010, 05:57 PM   #3
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LeVeque is my favorite as well. Central Trust-PNC (Cincinnati), Fisher (Detroit), Wells Fargo Center (Minneapolis), Willis and Tribune Tower (Chicago), and Key Tower (Cleveland) are also up there.
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Old February 19th, 2010, 06:00 PM   #4
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Cincy's PNC is probably my fave! I also love Fort Wayne's Lincoln Financial Building
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Old February 19th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #5
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1. David Stott Building (Detroit)
2. Book Tower (Detroit)
3. Guardian Building (Detroit)
4. Terminal Tower (Cleveland)
5. Penobscot Tower (Detroit)
6. PNC Tower (Cincinnati)
7. Key Tower (Cleveland)
8. Fisher Building (Detroit)
8. Carew Tower (Cincinnati)
9. National City Tower (Toledo)
10. Leveque Tower (Columbus)

Stott is also my favorite building in the world.
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Old February 19th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #6
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There are soooo many! My favorite buildings are not skyscrapers or other commercial structures. The ones I'm drawn to are those that are more intimate, have interesting spaces, are built with real architectural ideas and capture the light in poetic ways. Many of them are houses.

Here are just a few random ones that I have seen in person. I could list dozens more.

Taliesin compound in Spring Green, WI, by Wright:




The Nelson-Atkins Museum (Bloch building) in Kansas City, by Steven Holl:




St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, MN, by Marcel Breuer:



Robie House in Chicago, by Wright:



Nicol House in Kansas City, by Bruce Goff:


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Old February 19th, 2010, 07:42 PM   #7
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not only my favorite building in the midwest, but my favorite building in the entire universe.

Richard J. Daley Center, Chicago


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Old February 19th, 2010, 09:00 PM   #8
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I'm sorry for posting more than one.

Milwaukee Art Museum:
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Capella Tower:
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St. Josephat's Basilica:
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Old February 19th, 2010, 09:01 PM   #9
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That tall white one behind it is interesting.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 01:49 AM   #10
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outside Milwaukee, I would probally say that Book Tower in Detroit is my favorite looking building. That building is awesome.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 09:14 AM   #11
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And just imagine what it will look like once it's been cleaned up and renovated.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 10:06 AM   #12
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I'm a big fan of the Tribune Tower:

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Old February 20th, 2010, 04:37 PM   #13
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Tribune Tower and Trump International and Hotel Tower both in Chicago.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 08:13 PM   #14
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The midwest is so beautiful, how could I possibly pick one building I love?
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Old February 21st, 2010, 04:23 AM   #15
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not only my favorite building in the midwest, but my favorite building in the entire universe.

Richard J. Daley Center, Chicago


source: http://www.emporis.com/application/?nav=image&id=523382
What a gorgeous building with that sparkling brown exterior! I would put that up there with the Chrysler Building!
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Old February 21st, 2010, 06:34 AM   #16
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other than MAM, definitely the Mitchell Building in Milwaukee
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Old February 21st, 2010, 11:16 PM   #17
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And just imagine what it will look like once it's been cleaned up and renovated.
yeah, I think it will look great! The renovations will be nice too, with added residental and retail elements.
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 10:14 AM   #18
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Gotta be Key Tower... Followed by the Fifth Third OI building in Toledo
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That MW building....
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 09:00 PM   #20
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I'm going to try to avoid homerism, here:

1.) First National, Omaha



2.) Key Tower, Cleveland



3.) Marina City Hotel, Chicago (might have something to do with the Wilco album...)



4.) Milwaukee County Courthouse, in um...Toledo, I think?



5.) Plummer Building, Rochester

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And, since I don't consider St. Paul to be my hometown, an honorable mention to First National Bank Bldg.:


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