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Old November 30th, 2011, 12:09 AM   #1
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Photo's of Famous Skyscraper Moments

Thought it would be fun to do an exercise on famous skyscraper photo's. Here is a quick overview of images that come to mind.

Lunch atop a Skyscraper


William van Alen and collegues as the New York Skyline


Plane flying into the Empire State Building


Philippe Petite in between World Trade Center towers


Alain Robert scaling Petronas Towers


World Trade Center attacks


Opening Burj Khalifa
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Sands Implosion
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Old November 30th, 2011, 12:34 AM   #2
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I'm sorry I can't contribute, but that Burj Khalifa picture is AMAZING.
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Old November 30th, 2011, 01:16 AM   #3
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Old November 30th, 2011, 02:02 PM   #4
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That must have been a concrete building since it didn't collapse. A steel building would collapse from such fires. What happened to it? Was it demolished?
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Old December 1st, 2011, 09:19 AM   #5
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Epic photos!! What a great idea for a thread!
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Old December 1st, 2011, 12:44 PM   #6
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Fictional but famous:
King Kong on the ESB

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Pirelli Building in Milan after a plane crashed into the building:

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Old December 1st, 2011, 05:16 PM   #7
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That must have been a concrete building since it didn't collapse. A steel building would collapse from such fires. What happened to it? Was it demolished?
It catched fire due to restauration works. As you can see it had big concrete core, the upper steel structure collapsed around the concrete core... It's demolished now.
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 05:27 PM   #9
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Epic photos!! What a great idea for a thread!
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 10:25 PM   #10
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Too bad most of the famous pictures of skyscrapers are about disasters.

Here something positive:

Fog in Dubai


Fireworks in Hong Kong
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Berenice Abbott New York in the 1930s

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Manhattan Skyline: I. South Street and Jones Lane, Manhattan... by New York Public Library, on Flickr

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Berenice Abbott 109 by laconstrucciondelamirada, on Flickr



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Old December 3rd, 2011, 11:02 PM   #12
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The Flatiron Building by Edward Steichen 1904

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1904 - The Flatiron by Edward Steichen by straatis, on Flickr
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Old December 6th, 2011, 03:03 AM   #13
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Epic thread!
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CK (Usce tower), Belgrade

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Old December 6th, 2011, 02:32 PM   #15
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Old December 11th, 2011, 09:52 PM   #16
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Sarajevo's office towers after Bosnian war:


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