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Old July 8th, 2012, 02:47 AM   #1
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Favourite International Style buildings?

Many skyscrapers from the mid-century era are in the International Style. It is defined by rectilinear forms and clean modern glass and steel (or stone/concrete) facades. What are your favourite skyscrapers of this underrated architectural style?

Examples: Toronto Dominion Center, Toronto



XYZ Buildings, NYC


One Shell Square, New Orleans
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Old July 8th, 2012, 03:20 AM   #2
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I love this style...some of my Atlanta favorites:

One Georgia Center
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Equitable Building
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Trust Company of Georgia Building
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Old July 8th, 2012, 10:13 PM   #3
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I think my examples won't be anything revolutionary. I have no idea why, but the brown skyscrapers of Los Angeles are my absolute favourite. I was passing by the Universal City Plaza every day and this building is gorgeous, even its parking lot looks good.
As for the Wells Fargo Center, it's basically the same. Everything is perfect - the diamond shape, the color, the reflectivity and the facade.
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Old July 8th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #4
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Nice ones!
My favourites are the World Trade Center, of course.


But my favourite International Style buildings still standing are these ones in Toronto:

First Canadian Place
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TD Center


Commerce Court West, Toronto


I also like Chicago's AON Center
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Old July 9th, 2012, 02:20 AM   #5
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Winston Tower, Winston-Salem NC
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Old July 10th, 2012, 11:55 PM   #7
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The Aviva Tower in London resembles many American International-styled buildings.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #8
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One of my favourites is Republic Plaza in Denver


1 Libery Plaza, NYC

The now-gone Deutsche Bank Building


One Chase Manhattan Plaza



Sears Tower


John Hancock Center, Chicago


Tour Montparnasse, Paris
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One of the oldest examples, the UN Headquarters in NYC
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Old July 18th, 2012, 08:01 AM   #9
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AON off course.

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Old July 20th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #10
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Hmph, looks like I'm an international fella even more than I am a brutalist. All the buildings posted here are incredibly beautiful. There aren't many more buildings that I know and that I could add, but one comes to my mind and that is 432 Park



And since the link to the AON Center pic doesn't work I will post that one too



And to be patriotic also one of ours, the STV Tower

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Old July 20th, 2012, 11:54 PM   #11
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I think it's settled then, 432 park is International Modernist.

This is probably the most underrated I.M. building of all time, WTC7
People hate it because the lunatics of the 9/11 truth movement keep using it to shove their bullshit down peoples' throats. Also because it was a bit awkward to drive around.



Verizon Building is also underrated

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On a brighter note, the Seagram Building!



And Los Angeles's stunning City National Plaza!

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Canadian pacific plaza in Minneapolis:


also, not sure if this fits the bill or not, But Minneapolis' IDS center is a classic!:
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wow those are really tall buildings
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 08:38 PM   #15
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also, not sure if this fits the bill or not, But Minneapolis' IDS center is a classic!:
That building dominated over the entire skyline for quite some time!
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a couple in The Netherlands

robeco, Rotterdam


Achmea, Leeuwarden


europoint, rotterdam
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Old July 25th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #17
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The stunning US Steel Tower in Pennsylvania


Ruan building, Des Moines


Federal Center, Chicago


IBM Building, Chicago

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Westmount Square, Montreal


W.R. Grace Building, NYC
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Solow Building, NYC


US Bankcorp Tower, Portland


Lever House, NYC


BOK Tower, Tulsa


AON Center, Los Angeles


Picasso Tower, Madrid

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One of my favourites is the CNA Center in Chicago, for its unusual colour.
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A great revival of this style is 250 West 55th Street in NYC.
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One Battery Park Plaza, NY


Paramount Plaza, NY


HSBC Bank Building, NY (1 Liberty Plaza in the foreground)


Olympic Tower, NY


US Bank Center, Wisconsin


Tour Telus, Montreal


Georgia Pacific Tower, Atlanta


JP Morgan Chase Tower, NY


BMA Building, Kansas City


55 Water Street, NY


JP Stevens Tower, NY


General Motors Tower, NY


Tour CIBC, Montreal
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