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Old March 15th, 2013, 09:27 AM   #221
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Admittedly, my tastes tend to shift and be jingoistic but here they are:

(1) Chrysler Building, New York City, USA
(2) Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(3) GT Tower, Makati, Philippines
(4) Bank of America, New York City, USA
(5) IFC, Hong Kong, China
(6) HSBC Building, Hong Kong, China
(7) Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE
(8) The Gherkin, London, United Kingdom
(9) Bank of China Building, Hong Kong, China
(10) Tower Verre, New York City, USA (Planned)
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Old March 15th, 2013, 09:29 AM   #222
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Dang, I forgot about Aqua in Chicago and the Flatiron in NYC.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 01:30 PM   #223
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Been around a long time and rarely mentioned... but gorgeous and timeless.

Not bad for a 35 year old skyscraper.

Plus the real gold in the glazing, is not an urban myth: 2,500 oz (71,000 g) of gold used in the 14,000 windows.

At today's gold prices, that's $4 million of gold to tint the windows.

Royal Bank Plaza


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Old March 17th, 2013, 03:06 PM   #224
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I don't like gold coloured buildings, but besides that, the design is good.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 05:18 PM   #225
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I remember seeing that building during my visit to Toronto, when I was younger, and being astounded since I'd never seen gold glass before.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 05:33 PM   #226
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I absolutely love Sears as well. My favorite from the 1970s by a long shot.

I wonder if it could have looked better if they decided to go with the original 16 tube design. What do you think?
Aye? I'm embarressed to say but I've never heard of the 16 tube design. Anyone have a render of it?
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Old March 17th, 2013, 07:44 PM   #227
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real gold glass? wow... that must be expensive... how they maintain the glass? what is the colour of light if the sun hit the window? gold colour light inside the window?
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Old March 17th, 2013, 08:21 PM   #228
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Aye? I'm embarressed to say but I've never heard of the 16 tube design. Anyone have a render of it?
Yeah, it was going to include residential units as well. The thing would have been the largest building in the world easily had they stuck to it. However, they abandoned that for some reason I can't remember and stuck with a 9-tube design. I'll see if I can find a link for it.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 02:39 PM   #229
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The Troika,Kuala Lumpur

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Old March 19th, 2013, 02:51 PM   #230
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TM Tower,Kuala Lumpur



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Old March 19th, 2013, 03:57 PM   #231
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I don't like gold coloured buildings, but besides that, the design is good.
I used to find them vulgar and tacky, but I changed my mind after looking at Royal Bank Plaza in person. It's an elegant building; the colour adds warmth and layering to the city.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 03:59 PM   #232
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Petronas Twin Towers of course !!
We've The Zenith,Busan
Marina Bay Sands,Singapore
Petronas HQ,KL
Felda HQ,KL

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Shanghai Tower
Kingdom Tower
IB Tower
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Old March 19th, 2013, 06:38 PM   #233
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1. Burj Kalifa, Dubai
2. Petrona twins, Kuala Lumpure
3. Chrysler, NY
4. Sears "Willis" tower, Chicago
5. Trump tower, Chicago
6. Bank of China Tower, HK
7. Tokyo Mode Gakuen Coccoon, Tokyo
8. HSBC Building, HK
9. Turning Torso, Malmo
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Old March 19th, 2013, 10:57 PM   #234
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I really like this ones.

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Old March 19th, 2013, 11:24 PM   #235
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Ah yes, one of the older skyscrapers in Dubai but still among my favourite ones.
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Old August 4th, 2013, 08:02 AM   #236
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PPG PLACE pittsburgh,pa
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Old September 17th, 2013, 12:51 AM   #237
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One Wall Street is one of my favorites





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Old September 17th, 2013, 01:05 AM   #238
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Lever House is another one of my favorites



Here is a video of photographs of Lever House taken in the 1950s: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtUK9IzjNNc

And here is an article written on Lever House: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/01/ny...idnt.html?_r=0
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Old September 17th, 2013, 01:40 AM   #239
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I can't wait to see that building realized! Amazing! Transforming!

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Old September 17th, 2013, 01:41 AM   #240
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oh, I LOVE that design!
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