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Old September 22nd, 2012, 06:58 AM   #1
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Which building(s) made you interested in skyscrapers?

Which buildings brought out your love for skyscrapers and even architecture, in general?
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 07:26 AM   #2
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I was in love with skyscrapers since i was 6 years old. i live near kuala lumpur malaysia and Petronas Twin Towers was just completed at that time. I was very impressed with its scale but not only PTT, I dont know why im so curious to study the shape, design and arts in each building in the city. I think that I have to know every buildings that are built and going to be built in the city, also in the other cities around the world, and thats why I was here.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 07:46 AM   #3
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I grew up around these towers and for as long as i can remember, i've always found tall structures fascinating because they always gave me a sense of grandeur and greatness nothing else can really compare.

I only became interested in the structural aspect of skyscrapers when the Twin Towers in NYC (AKA the epitome of grandeur and greatness) were destroyed, allowing me to dig further into what comes into play in order for a skyscraper to be able to erect tall and strong and gain the trust of it's occupants.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 11:55 AM   #4
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The Twin Towers and their destruction made me interested in skyscrapers. I asked myself why did they collapse? As I watched documentaries about them I became interested in engineering and that was just one step away from becoming interested in skyscrapers in general. This interest changed my life since I'm now planing and preparing myself to study engineering. I'm relearning math and physics from high school right now since back then I didn't care much about learning stuff. Well, pretty much all I cared about at high school were girls and how to lie to the teachers when I didn't show up at school the previous day. My approach to learning changed drastically when I decided that I want to learn more about buildings and how they work.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 12:27 PM   #5
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when i was 14 years old i started love skyscraper.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 02:01 PM   #6
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petronas twin towers. i live in a rural area in germany, so i never really saw skyscrapers, but at one point heard about petronas being the tallest in the world and things and saw images in books and loved it.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 03:42 PM   #7
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 05:51 PM   #8
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The construction of the Eureka Tower, in Melbourne.

Saw it rise from the beginning, and have been interested in skyscrapers ever since, wanting to become an Architect when I'm older.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 06:05 PM   #9
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 06:12 PM   #10
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I only used to be interested in low-rise architecture for a few years and didn't care much about skyscrapers, but then I decided to watch a few documentaries on the destruction of the old WTC (which were my favourite tall buildings for as long as I could remember) and wanted to find out more about their future replacements.
I was also extremely fascinated with the reconstruction of the Ryugyong Hotel, because of how amazing the change of cladding made it look.

So basically, the redevelopments of the WTC and the Ryugyong Hotel made me interested in skyscrapers.
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 07:27 PM   #11
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Old September 24th, 2012, 04:11 AM   #12
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not a specific building, but the general Toronto skyline. I remember driving into Toronto and taking a bend in the highway towards the skyline, and just gazing in awe as a 10 year old kid. I knew all the largest buildings in the down town core by heart, and of course loved the CN tower. I was captivated when I looked down on the city from the CN tower when my parents took me there when I was young.

found the forums by google imaging pictures of trump Toronto when it was under construction.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 11:29 AM   #13
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Can't say definitively, but likely the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. I was 11 and my family had just emigrated from London, England to Canada. We flew to Halifax, Nova Scotia and later took the train to Toronto.

My first glimpse of Toronto was emerging from Union Station and being utterly stunned by the monumentality and grandeur of the Royal York Hotel in front of me. I'd never seen anything like it and it remains one of the most impressive buildings I've ever seen.

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Old September 25th, 2012, 01:27 AM   #15
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Quote:
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The Twin Towers and their destruction made me interested in skyscrapers. I asked myself why did they collapse? As I watched documentaries about them I became interested in engineering and that was just one step away from becoming interested in skyscrapers in general. This interest changed my life since I'm now planing and preparing myself to study engineering. I'm relearning math and physics from high school right now since back then I didn't care much about learning stuff. Well, pretty much all I cared about at high school were girls and how to lie to the teachers when I didn't show up at school the previous day. My approach to learning changed drastically when I decided that I want to learn more about buildings and how they work.
For me it's nearly the same story.
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Old September 25th, 2012, 02:13 AM   #16
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Probably the original WTC. The first time I ever saw them was in 1984 at the age of seven, the first "real" skyscrapers I'd ever seen in person. I'll never forget getting off the plane at JFK, walking to the window that faced towards Manhattan, and just being in awe at these two monoliths at the prow of the island, towering over everything else. One of my fondest memories.

Other buildings that have also interested me are the U.S Bank Tower, Aon Center (Los Angeles and Chicago), Empire State Building, Radiator Building, Metlife/PanAm Building (I love midcentury office buildings), One Chase Manhattan Plaza, and Citicorp Center.
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Old September 25th, 2012, 02:35 AM   #17
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The original World Trade Center in NYC. To me those were "skyscrapers." Nothing fancy, just tall, efficient, what I expected a skyscraper to look like!
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Old September 25th, 2012, 03:09 AM   #18
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Passing the Birmingham skyline on the M6 viaduct on my way to Wolverhampton to visit family. As a kid seeing that skyline fascinated me. At the time Birmingham had a lot more tower blocks than it does now. Not massively tall, but impressive.
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Old September 25th, 2012, 06:33 AM   #19
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The Godzilla Movies and Power Rangers it made me want to build a train set with five foot tall skyscrapers in that one day I would like to use it as a back drop to film giant monster movies.
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