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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:15 AM   #21
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im still mad at cleveland for stealing Key tower from us
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Old February 24th, 2010, 02:28 AM   #22
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It's not stealing if you never had it in the first place.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 05:25 AM   #23
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other than MAM, definitely the Mitchell Building in Milwaukee
Yeah, the Mitchell is my second favorite after the MAM too.

John December







For skyscrapers:
Key Tower Cleveland
IDS Minneapolis
Tribune Tower Chicago
Book Tower Detroit
Jackson County Court House in Kansas City by PumpkinStalker

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Old February 24th, 2010, 05:44 AM   #24
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It's not stealing if you never had it in the first place.
touche, but it was designed for Minneapolis
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Old February 24th, 2010, 05:55 AM   #25
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Personally I like Wells Fargo better.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 12:10 AM   #26
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Personally I like Wells Fargo better.
It would be even better with a little more height, though
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Old February 25th, 2010, 06:24 PM   #27
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Which design do you prefer?

Wells Fargo Center, Minneapolis






OR


Rockefeller Center, New York City




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Old February 25th, 2010, 06:56 PM   #28
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if we're gonna talk about deco-echo towers in the midwest, we also have to throw NBC tower in chicago into the mix. it's one of the most authentic deco-echo skyscraper around. random trivia: it was designed by adrian smith, architect of the burj dubai.

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Old February 25th, 2010, 08:11 PM   #29
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my favs in detroit...

Dorthy Turkel House
http://turkelhouse.com/





Ransom Gillis House
http://www.63alfred.com/chapter1.htm - not the most current





im also a big fan of the original gm headquarters in new center

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Old February 25th, 2010, 09:14 PM   #30
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my favs in detroit...

Ransom Gillis House
http://www.63alfred.com/chapter1.htm - not the most current



THAT is a This Old House™ project if I have ever seen one!



For me, (no particular order):

-The Milwaukee Art Museum Calatava addition
-John Hancock Center (Chicago)
-BankOne building (originally First Wisconsin Bank building) (Milwaukee)
-Wisconsin State Capitol (Madison)
-Tribune Tower (Chicago)
-AON Tower (Chicago)
-Sears/Willis Tower (Chicago)
-Saint Joshephat's Basilica (Milwaukee)
-S.C.Johnson Co. headquarters (Racine, WI)

AND, in my own hometown:

-222 W College Ave (originally Aid Association for Lutherans/AAL) (Appleton, WI)
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=4...2.95,,0,-15.21
(I am also kind of partial to the older tall building, the Zeulke Building, on the right a couple of blocks farther away
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=4...9.56,,0,-22.62 )

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Old February 26th, 2010, 06:22 AM   #31
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im still mad at cleveland for stealing Key tower from us
I'm not.

Key Tower is beautiful. Pelli recognized that he had a great design for a major office tower and its evident that he didn't want that design to languish. The fact that Key Tower is the realization of that dream is wonderful. Pelli came back and re-designed the building for Minneapolis. The result is the beautiful Norwest Center:

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Old March 22nd, 2010, 04:24 AM   #32
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^ Wonderful modern tower.
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 06:37 AM   #33
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I personally have always loved the IDS center... here's a picture from when it was known as "the finger". It was truly a marvel of engineering and new style at the time (1972)

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Old March 22nd, 2010, 05:03 PM   #34
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Milwaukee Center
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 04:06 AM   #35
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I wish Indy would get something like a Pelli type, or really just move up from the usual. Minneapolis is really looking great. I still have reservations about that outdoor baseball stadium though.
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 04:24 AM   #36
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Trump Tower- Chicago
Capella Tower- Minneapolis
Terminal Tower- Cleveland
Penobscot- Detroit
Guardian Building- Detroit
Old GM Headquarters- Detroit
Marina Tower- Chicago
Mueseum Park Tower- Chicago
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Old March 24th, 2010, 07:20 AM   #37
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Civic Opera Building Chicago



LeVeque-Lincoln Building Columbus



Terminal Tower Cleveland



Aqua Chicago

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Well Fargo Center Minneapolis

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Old March 25th, 2010, 05:07 AM   #38
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How about a shout out for the beautiful, majestic Park Plaza in Saint Louis' Central West End (the big mama on the left of the photo)...

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Old March 29th, 2010, 10:48 PM   #39
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One of my favorites is the Rand Tower in Minneapolis. It is little known and doesn't get much attention, but i look at it every day out my office window and it is a really good example of art deco. It is 26 stories and was built in 1929.






There are lots of little details all over this building which make it really special in my opinion.



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Old March 31st, 2010, 09:03 PM   #40
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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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Steely... it's a box. Really? This?
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