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Old June 9th, 2010, 02:37 PM   #21
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Old June 9th, 2010, 05:10 PM   #22
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USA, Chicago, Home Insurance,1885, 138ft=42m?
Canada,Montréal, New-York live insurance, 1887,50m
Australia,Melbourne, Finks Building, 1888,43m
The Netherlands, The white house, 1897,45m
Spain,Madrid,Telefónica,1929,89m
Belgium,Antwerp, Boerentoren, 1931,95.8m
France,Lyon,Tours de Villeurbanne,1931,72 m
Poland,Warsauw, Prudential,1934,66m
Brazil, Sao Polo,Edifício Martinelli,1934, 130m

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Old June 9th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #23
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Spain,Madrid,Metropolis,1911,45m.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #24
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I see a lot of beautiful buildings here!

Not the first in Belgium, that was the 'Boerentoren' in Antwerp (post1) but the first in Brussels:

Brussels, Belgium. Residence de la Cambre/Ter Kameren Residentie - 55 meter - 1938-1939

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Old June 10th, 2010, 06:10 PM   #25
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[QUOTE=Benonie;58357681]I see a lot of beautiful buildings here!

Not the first in Belgium, that was the 'Boerentoren' in Antwerp (post1) but the first in Brussels:

Brussels, Belgium. Residence de la Cambre/Ter Kameren Residentie - 55 meter - 1938-1939

I have seen this building several years ago when I was in Brussels . I have also seen it in a lot of posts from you Benonie. You always make such great photo's of our capital!!! Your tread: Brussels the capital of the EU is just amazing!
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Old June 10th, 2010, 06:15 PM   #26
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Spain,Madrid,Metropolis,1911,45m.
I've surched that building down, Is it really al skycrapper?
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Old June 10th, 2010, 06:45 PM   #27
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It's a building located at central Madrid, you'll find it searching for "Edificio Metropolis" in Google.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 10:33 PM   #28
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I have seen this building several years ago when I was in Brussels . I have also seen it in a lot of posts from you Benonie. You always make such great photo's of our capital!!! Your tread: Brussels the capital of the EU is just amazing!
Thanks Joshsam! Feel free to leave a comment there.
By the way, the picture above is not mine, comes from Wikipedia.
I have an own picture of this oldie, but quality is rather bad because of the rainy weather.



As you can see, the tower was under renovation at that time. I think it's finished now.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 10:41 PM   #29
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Then socialistic realism after the war


Now building is abandoned, has been sold and will be restored to pre-war form Works start this year i think.
I like the present day socialistic realism version the best. The pre-war version's cladding looks a bit boring.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 01:17 AM   #30
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For Serbia it would be the Albania building in Belgrade, built 1939-1940... 13 stories, 55 m.
It was designed in the minimalistic early modernism style and placed at the front of Terazije square, a very prominent position.

During construction (the buildings has a concrete skeleton)

[IMG]http://i45.************/2ywfy55.jpg[/IMG]

It was damaged during WW2



Today:



[IMG]http://i27.************/33otvfr.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i31.************/25ho18n.jpg[/IMG]

a project of a 4 storey extension exists ( made by the original architect) but it's not going to happen soon..

also... this one was under construction in 1940 but soon put on hold because of the war

[IMG]http://i36.************/24qv51u.jpg[/IMG]
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Old June 11th, 2010, 01:59 AM   #31
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First skyscrapers in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Comega Edificio
Year: 1931
Height: 90 mts










Safico Edificio
Year: 1932
Height: 93 mts




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Kavanagh Building
Year: 1934
Height: 120 mts


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Old June 11th, 2010, 02:47 AM   #32
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it depens what do you consider a skyscraper,
in MEXICO oficcialy the first skyscraper is La Nacional 55 mts and 13 stories



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but i think that the torre latinamericana is our fisrst real skyscraper

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Old June 11th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #33
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I suppose these two are neighbours?
I was on top of Torre Latinamericana some 15 years ago and man oh man did I love that building. I think it's the nicest one of Latin America.
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Old June 12th, 2010, 10:33 AM   #34
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Asakusa skyscraper 1890
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Old June 12th, 2010, 11:10 AM   #35
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Is this trhead abous Skyscrapers or highrises??

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Old June 12th, 2010, 04:55 PM   #36
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The definition of 'skyscrapers' changed throughout the years. It's about the first buildings they called "skyscrapers" in your own country.
Most of the towers here wouldn't be called 'skyscraper' if built today. But they were enormous at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Most buildings in that time only had a few floors. So a new building with elevators, a steel or concrete structure and 12 floors was called a 'skyscraper'.
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Old June 12th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #37
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The Royal Liver Building is 90 metres (295 feet) in height and has thirteen floors. When it was completed in 1911, the Royal Liver Building was Britain's first skyscraper. It was built using a revolutionary steel and concrete structure.

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Old June 12th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #38
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Ireland: Liberty Hall, Dublin, 1965, 60m.

[IMG]http://i45.************/16ic0x.jpg[/IMG]

It was this building that caused the Dublin planning board to ban high rises until only a few years ago. It will be demolished and rebuilt soon.
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Old June 12th, 2010, 07:48 PM   #39
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I suppose these two are neighbours?
I was on top of Torre Latinamericana some 15 years ago and man oh man did I love that building. I think it's the nicest one of Latin America.
yes they are neighbors
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One of the first skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur - 1957

Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang


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