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Old July 3rd, 2013, 04:22 AM   #341
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I like a lot Comerica Tower, in Detroit. Opened in 1993, 189 m, 43 floors:


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20 Exchange Place is a great one in my eyes. Often overlooked because of taller, more famous NYC Art Deco skyscrapers like ESB, Chrysler, GE, 70 Pine, and 40 Wall, but there's something about it that's so amazing. It has really interesting setbacks due to the weird shape of its lot, fantastic ornamentation, perfectly spaced proportions, and it's white. Also, it overshadows my favorite intersection in NYC.

I totally agree! I love this building and people hardly ever mention it.
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 06:14 AM   #342
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so right. It's the I beams that make the facade of this building. People may also be a bit deterred by its brutal appearance.
Funny enough I was actually intrigued by its appearance when I went there a few years ago. I found, it had some sort of 'character' that no other skyscraper seems to have.
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Old July 4th, 2013, 08:17 PM   #343
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The Gas Company tower is the 4th tallest in LA, and one of my favorites, but I never hear it mentioned.

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Old July 4th, 2013, 09:27 PM   #344
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Comerica Tower looks nice indeed.
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Old July 4th, 2013, 09:42 PM   #345
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One Woodward Avenue in Detroit (Minoru Yamasaki, 1963)


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A Modernist masterpiece with Gothic hints, clearly a Yamasaki trait.

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Old July 4th, 2013, 11:05 PM   #346
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I agree. That facade is great. Pic 3 is just brilliant.
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Old July 4th, 2013, 11:34 PM   #347
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I love that building I just love the facade, and it's the right height as well
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Old July 9th, 2013, 10:19 PM   #348
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Kingkey 100 in Shenzhen looks pretty much perfect, but it does not get much attention


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Old July 9th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #349
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That's a great one. Beautiful building, especially the entrance.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 09:33 PM   #350
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The front view is the best IMO. Great reflection of the blue sky. The entrance looks very cool as well.

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Old July 10th, 2013, 11:41 PM   #351
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Talking of China...



Tomorrow Square, Shanghai, looks awesome! I only heard about it pretty recently. I don't think it gets much coverage considering it's apparently the cities 5th tallest building
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Old July 11th, 2013, 05:51 AM   #352
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You know, I think this is actually the skyscraper that looks the most like a villain's headquarters, even more than the Ryugyong!



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Old July 11th, 2013, 12:55 PM   #353
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The Conrad Hotel, Beijing, P.R. China seems to be underrated here

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The Conrad Hotel, Beijing, P.R. China seems to be underrated here

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20 Exchange Place is a great one in my eyes. Often overlooked because of taller, more famous NYC Art Deco skyscrapers like ESB, Chrysler, GE, 70 Pine, and 40 Wall, but there's something about it that's so amazing. It has really interesting setbacks due to the weird shape of its lot, fantastic ornamentation, perfectly spaced proportions, and it's white. Also, it overshadows my favorite intersection in NYC.


Since we're on about Downtown Manhattan skyscrapers...

How about 1 Wall Street?




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Oh, how I'd love to see more retro-classic designs with setbacks.
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Here's some other Wall Street masterpieces rarely spoken of





To think the latter was going to be ripped down.
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To think the latter was going to be ripped down.
How could the commit such a crime? :O

When was that?
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Old July 12th, 2013, 03:28 PM   #358
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Kingkey 100 in Shenzhen looks pretty much perfect, but it does not get much attention


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I agree; I saw this building as I drove through Shenzhen and it looked fantastic. Doesn't get much recognition though.
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Not a skyscraper, but I feel this building (3 Columbus Circle, NYC) is far, far too hated and underrated simply because it was reclad. The old building, in my opinion, looked horrible and dilatpidated,
but after the reclad it looks modern and fresh. The horizontal lines ad a certain industrial character to it and the CNN sign on top adds a bit of a landmark.

Old worn brick that lost its vibrancy ages ago...
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...reclad with new, fresh glass
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Old July 13th, 2013, 04:51 AM   #360
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i can't see the old, but the new looks really good. I've never seen it before, believe it out not. I'll be in Columbus Circle in five days though! : colgate:
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