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Old January 31st, 2007, 03:01 AM   #61
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woah. That's a courthouse? Is it the tallest courthouse in the nation? Could very well be...
Right behind Steely Dan's Daley! Richard Daley Center is the tallest in the world, Eagleton is second.
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Old January 31st, 2007, 03:31 AM   #62
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Old January 31st, 2007, 06:15 AM   #63
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Right behind Steely Dan's Daley! Richard Daley Center is the tallest in the world, Eagleton is second.
awwwww, you stole my thunder.

i read that post on the last page and i was all ready to burst in boasting about the daley center. well, i don't know if the daley center is the tallest courthouse in the world, but it certainly has to be one of them being 650' tall.

also, it's the most beautiful building in the world to boot! let's have another look at them purdy pictures again.



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Old January 31st, 2007, 07:44 AM   #64
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Favorite local buildings would be Gaurdian in Detroit, Book Tower in Detroit, National City in Toledo (my all-time favorite art deco skyscraper), and One Seagate in Toledo (pretty much the only boxy skyscraper I like, it's got sleek and sexy glass for the Glass City).

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Favorite skyscraper in all the Midwest- Key Tower in Cleveland. It's just a beautiful, dominating structure.
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Old January 31st, 2007, 08:12 AM   #65
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Least favorite Midwest skyscraper

Alright, let's switch gears here:

Now you can tell me which Midwest skyscrapers you find absolutely detestable.

I hate Indy's City-County Building. I'd post a pic but I'm too tired right now.
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Old January 31st, 2007, 10:11 AM   #66
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I am completly biased, cause I love Milwaukee so much, but this has to be my favorite skyscraper by far.



The Milwaukee City Hall

Its a bit short by todays standards, but still is amazing in my book.

Im also a big fan of the Milwaukee Center. I dont know what it is about this building, but I have always liked it.

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Old January 31st, 2007, 03:13 PM   #67
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Biased or not, no one can deny Milwaukee's city hall as being one of the most beautiful "skyscrapers" in the Midwest. The Milwaukee Center though? It's a nice building but I wouldn't place it too high on my "great" list. Maybe if it lit up better at night...

To address Naptown's segway though, I'd have to say that my least favorite skyscrapers in the Midwest would include the Fifth Third Tower on Walnut in Cincinnati, US Bank in Milwaukee (sorry hometown), and another US Bank building... US Bank Plaza I in Minneapolis.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 12:47 AM   #68
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Sorry Steely. I'll try to wait a day or two next time!

And, I was wrong about the tallest courthouse in the world. According to Emporis, "...The Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse is the second-tallest court/judicial building in the world, surpassed only by the Richard J. Daley Center in Chicago."

I guess court/judicial building is different than courthouse, if you wanna get technical.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 04:27 AM   #69
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I love the Sears Tower also because of its design and it for the fact it is so dominating.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 10:03 PM   #70
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For my money, I've liked First National Center in Omaha since it was built a few years ago. I think someone posted images of it a page or two back, but it's a really impressive tower in person.

And outside the midwest, I'd go with the Wells Fargo building (Cash Register) in Denver, CO, and Library Tower in LA.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 11:06 PM   #71
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I really like Aon too. And, I might get slapped by some of my fellow STLians because I know some people hate it, but I really love the Eagleton Courthouse in St. Louis too.
Whether it's the tallest Court House or not it has been my favorite St Louis scraper and one of my favorites nation wide.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 06:45 PM   #72
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Tribune Tower in Chicago.

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Old February 7th, 2007, 02:23 AM   #73
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awwwww, you stole my thunder.

i read that post on the last page and i was all ready to burst in boasting about the daley center. well, i don't know if the daley center is the tallest courthouse in the world, but it certainly has to be one of them being 650' tall.

also, it's the most beautiful building in the world to boot! let's have another look at them purdy pictures again.
Steely, may I ask what about this tower makes it your favorite building in the midwest? I remember you mentioned that it was in a previous thread as well. I'm a huge fan of these kinds of towers myself, but might be going out on a limb if I ever called it my favorite tower in the midwest.

For me, its Sears followed by the JH. I love how the JH looks at night with the lighting going around the top. It almost looks like a Chicago's crown coming from the North.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 08:23 PM   #74
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overriding my previous post to say wausau's dudley tower is my favorite.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 09:16 PM   #75
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Steely, may I ask what about this tower makes it your favorite building in the midwest?
it's more than just my favorite skyscraper in the midwest, it's my favorite work of architecture in the known universe. i love its rusty cor-ten steel. i love its 87' long 6' deep massively over scaled spandrel beams. i love it's 20' floor-to-floor height; the building is only 32 floors, yet stands 650' tall! that's friggin awesome! everything about this building is just bigger than it needs to be. hell, everything on this building is just bigger than it even should be. its overscaled structure is just so beautifully expressed. it's an overall image of muscular, austere strength the likes of which i have never seen in any other work of archtitecture at this massively overblown scale.


it is not a pretty builidng. pretty is for housewives and little girls.


it is a strong building. and that's what makes it my favorite.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 01:20 AM   #76
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Old February 8th, 2007, 05:45 AM   #77
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My favorite is the Guardian Building in Detroit.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:35 AM   #78
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I have two more. I'm a fan of awkward historic high-rises, for reference.

McKay Tower: The second tallest office building in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the McKay Tower was built in phases, which is why you see the disjointed styles.

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Book Tower - one of Detroit's earlier skyscrapers, the Book Tower and Building was completed in three phases. Gotham City, bady!

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It's all Chicago for me: JHC, 2 Prudential and the Wrigley Building are my tops.

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Coming in 4th is Minneapolis's 225 South Sixth.

Aon Center easily gets my vote for worst in the midwest.

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I also love, love, love Book Tower. The fire escape is so cool.

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