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Old November 6th, 2012, 07:26 AM   #1
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Let's talk Facades

Which are some of your favorites?



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Old November 6th, 2012, 08:19 AM   #2
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[IMG]http://i48.************/ff382e.jpg[/IMG]

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NYC_scans_WTC2C by BrianLibby, on Flickr

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(both buildings )

From: http://www.steverosenbach.com/blog/p...-and-met-life/

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older by Dreamer7112, on Flickr

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Old with the New by thebqe, on Flickr
(3 great façades in one!)


From: http://friendsofsdarch.photoshelter....0007.YTrak0jWw

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The Art Deco facade of the Chanin Building, NYC by LuciaB, on Flickr
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Old November 6th, 2012, 04:11 PM   #3
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Wow that last one is absolutely marvelous - those carvings are beautiful !

I will contribute the one that rules them all



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It's easy to see that it aged a bit now, but still it's very nice and on a clear day looks beauitful.

Next one is Wells Fargo Center from Los Angeles (two towers).



What I like about these two is the fact that there are lots of windows and they don't stick out from the facade, making for a rather smooth surface when viewed at an angle.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #4
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Best facade I've ever seen on a skyscraper is on the Ryugyong Hotel. Up close, there are very few waves and it is extremely reflective.
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2. The WTC, of course. (Like in Chapelo's picture)

3. Mercury City Tower


4. I love the smoothness, and the colour of Trump World Tower


5. Woolworth Building


6. KLI 63, Seoul shines brilliantly in the sunset


The Place, (Smaller building next to the Shard)

There are more I can't bother to list.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 11:40 PM   #5
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as a New Yorker i'm a big fan of limestone facades


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Flatiron (Fuller) Building (1902), view #1, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York by lumierefl on Flickr

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Met Life North Tower Entrance by rockmixer on Flickr
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Old November 7th, 2012, 04:53 AM   #6
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this is my fav


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Old November 7th, 2012, 10:02 PM   #7
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Talking about smooth facades I immediately think of the Citigroup Center in NYC, another tower there with a very nice facade is 8 Spruce street.
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111 w 57th will likely be SHoP architects' masterpiece.

438 meters of this!

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Old September 22nd, 2015, 07:40 PM   #9
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Evolution tower in Moscow has to has the best glass façade I've ever seen
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What building is that? Looks like the World Trade Center with added windows
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Old September 27th, 2015, 10:09 PM   #11
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I think, this is the World Trade Center.
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No it is not, the WTC twins in NY did not have windows in the chamfered corners.
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Old September 30th, 2015, 10:47 PM   #13
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Old September 30th, 2015, 10:52 PM   #14
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Some of my favorites:

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That last one is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!!! Care to let us know what building it is and where it is located?
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Youth Olympics Center Twins in Nanjing, you can also click the arrow in the quote, which brings you to this thread. Visited them myself last winter, so beautiful!
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Old October 1st, 2015, 03:22 AM   #17
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Aqua, Chicago


Aqua Light by rushdi13, on Flickr


Chicago, Aqua Tower, Abstract (Architect: Jeanne Gang) by Mary Warren, on Flickr
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Old October 1st, 2015, 08:50 PM   #19
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Penobscot Building in Detroit. My all-time favorite art-deco facade.


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