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Old May 13th, 2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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Nominate your favorite skyscrapers for induction in the Skyscraper Hall of Fame

The Skyscraper Hall of Fame (http://www.skyscraperhalloffame.com) is a tribute to all skyscrapers that stand or stood out, literally and figuratively! It just opened up with the induction of 15 skyscrapers that at one point were the tallest building in the world.

Once a year you all get a shot at inducting a skyscraper and now is the time to start pointing our your suggestions. The top 16 suggestions will go into a tournament to see which one will make it.

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- 3 skyscraper nominations max
- skyscraper must be over 10 years old

Happy nominating!
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Old May 13th, 2013, 07:46 PM   #2
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Shun Hing Square
CITIC Plaza
Jin Mao Tower

dominated their representive skylines that are now amongst the world best. All three are architectural masterpieces that still are eye-catching in their skylines despite being of the first wave of towers.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 09:52 PM   #3
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Blergh. It'll just be yet another Chrysler vs. Petronas. What's even the point? No other towers get to be appreciated.

Over 10 years old:

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Trump World Tower, NYC: One of the most confident looking buildings in history.

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Wells Fargo Center, Minneapolis: One of the best Deco Postmodernist builings on Earth
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Toronto Dominion Center, Toronto: Modernist heaven
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Old May 13th, 2013, 10:17 PM   #4
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both the WTC and Woolworth are already on the list.

i nominate:
Bank of China Tower, HK.

GE Buiding, NYC.


Emirates Towers, Dubai
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Old May 14th, 2013, 01:26 AM   #5
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My nominations:

1. Tour Montparnasse (Paris)


- Marina City (Chicago)


3. 30 St. Mary Axe (London)
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Old May 14th, 2013, 01:35 AM   #6
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Old May 14th, 2013, 09:11 AM   #7
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Gherkin, London.


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Old May 14th, 2013, 09:59 AM   #8
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Blergh. It'll just be yet another Chrysler vs. Petronas. What's even the point? No other towers get to be appreciated.
These are already inducted as former world's tallest buildings, so no worries.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 10:04 AM   #9
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Torre del Agua, Water Tower, Zaragoza


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Old May 14th, 2013, 10:13 AM   #10
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Aon Center, Chicago



John Hancock Center, Chicago
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Old May 14th, 2013, 10:40 AM   #11
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i want to nominate

Trump World Tower


two international Finance centre


jin mao
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Old May 14th, 2013, 11:24 AM   #12
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- 570 Lexington Avenue, New York
- 70 Pine Street, New York
- Trump World Tower, New York
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Old May 14th, 2013, 12:04 PM   #13
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two international finance center hong kong




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Old May 14th, 2013, 12:32 PM   #14
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For me:

1) Transamerica Pyramide



2) An other Trump Tower but this one is at Chicago

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3) And, for Paris, the First

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Marina City, Chicago



TransAmerica Pyramid, San Francisco



Genex Tower, Belgrade as the best brutalist tower in the world

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Old May 14th, 2013, 01:40 PM   #17
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1) 30 St Mary Axe - The Gherkin - London (Built 2003, so JUST about fine for the year rule)

2) Empire State Building - New York City

3) Bank of China Building - Hong Kong

My list would be totally different if it weren't for that 10 year rule, but the Gherkin is definately the greatest in my opinion.

Happy voting everyone!
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Old May 14th, 2013, 02:24 PM   #18
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gherkin london

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The Flatiron Building is still one of the coolest buildings ever constructed:


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New York Life Insurance, Montreal, 1887-1888
It's considered the first skyscraper built in Canada. Not very tall by today's standards, but one of the oldest skyscrapers still standing.



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Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto, 1967-1969
It's the largest collection of Mies van der Rohe office buildings in the world.

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Royal York Hotel, Toronto, 1929
When constructed it was the tallest building outside the United States and remains the largest structure built in the Chateau Style.


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