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Old July 5th, 2011, 02:31 AM   #101
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And for a last. The geil General Electric Building, Manhattan, NYC.

The crown of Art Déco:
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Electric power!
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In its whole beautiful slender appearance. Ja, I'm in love.
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Old July 5th, 2011, 03:13 AM   #102
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500 Fifth Ave. NYC



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Old July 5th, 2011, 03:43 AM   #103
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^ Again, beautiful details. But I'm not too fond of the Art Déco highrises that don't offer much more than this and a slender, well-proportioned appearance with setbacks. Besides, the greyish color doesn't make a too lively impression.

For a contrast: One of my favorites, the red bricks David Stott Building in Detroit. Constructed in 1929, as part of the Capitol Park Historic District.

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The top of the Stott.
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Lookthrough.

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Old July 5th, 2011, 03:44 AM   #104
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More of the David Stott Building in Detroit.

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A LEGO model of the Stott Building.
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As seen from Washington Boulevard.

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Old July 5th, 2011, 05:01 AM   #105
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The more I see of Dubai the more i realize that Ive never seen such a collection of Post Modern architecture. All of the white lines/ stripes are disturbing. I like the height and variation though.
I love Post Modern arquitecture, but I can't find a building with good taste in Dubai. They just are too Kitsch.
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Old July 5th, 2011, 05:46 AM   #106
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So much beauty in the art deco skyscrapers. On the page I like the General Electric Building the most. Awesome peace of art.
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Old July 5th, 2011, 09:33 AM   #107
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Another one that I can't believe hasn't been posted yet is the American International Building (I call it the Batman tower). Like Chrysler and ESB, it's a perfect art deco rocket:



A miniature impression of the building is incorporated above its own entrance. The miniature impression contains its own miniature impression:



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Old July 5th, 2011, 12:17 PM   #108
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^ Yeah, I love it too. But again, greyish limestone... I wish they would have gone for silver-shaded bricks like they used at Chrysler Building or red, yellow, black bricks (Carbide and Carbon Building!) more often.


By the by, another round to defend Art Déco and classic skyscraper architecture:

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Old July 5th, 2011, 01:40 PM   #109
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voted for that as well as the Chrysler these buildings are pure "skyscraper", all soaring ambition. The contomporary postmodern plastic and glass value-engineered shambles are "high-rise". Just tall, but they'll never capture my imagination.

For what it's worth, the closest we have to deco "skyscrapers" in Glasgow:

Beresford Hotel - 1938 (now apartments)
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Former warehouse buildings - various dates (now residential/offce)
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voted for that as well as the Chrysler these buildings are pure "skyscraper", all soaring ambition. The contomporary postmodern plastic and glass value-engineered shambles are "high-rise". Just tall, but they'll never capture my imagination.
Very, very well said. I hope you don't mind that I just made this my facebook status!
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Standard Life Building Jackson Mississippi

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Awesome, awesome, awesome

The top is pretty unique. Any interiors?
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art deco is bad taste..its old and ugly..its only appears beatiful at 80',,for today and future..is very out to date
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art deco is bad taste..its old and ugly..its only appears beatiful at 80',,for today and future..is very out to date
Did you take your pills today? Please think before posting such idiocy again.
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^ Agreed. If something is of astonishingly great taste, it's Art Déco. It pleases the taste of both classicists and modernists. That's why expressionism, Art Déco and the likes actually should be the dominant styles for buildings today.


Desertpunk: Thank you! Those interiors are really flashy, love them. Didn't really expect so much color on the inside.
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More Niagara Mohawk:



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Pure architectural porn.
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