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View Poll Results: please vote
willis (sears) tower 26 56.52%
world trade center 18 39.13%
aon center chicago 11 23.91%
first canadian place 7 15.22%
citigroup center 9 19.57%
renaissance tower 2 4.35%
water tower place 1 2.17%
aon center los angeles 6 13.04%
transamerica pyramid 17 36.96%
US steel tower 3 6.52%
IDS tower 5 10.87%
john hancock tower 9 19.57%
sunshine 60 2 4.35%
commerce court west 8 17.39%
one penn plaza 4 8.70%
1251 avenue of the americas 3 6.52%
MLC centre 1 2.17%
one astor plaza 3 6.52%
one liberty plaza 3 6.52%
centerpoint energy plaza 3 6.52%
parque central caracas 1 2.17%
shinjuku mitsui building 5 10.87%
bank of america plaza los angeles 2 4.35%
shinjuku center building 2 4.35%
carlton centre 4 8.70%
detroit marriot at renaissance center 9 19.57%
westin peachtree plaza 8 17.39%
one shell plaza 2 4.35%
city national plaza 5 10.87%
one shell square 3 6.52%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

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Old May 5th, 2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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The best 70's skyscrapers


http://joannaechelonro.deviantart.co...70-s-172903980

willis (sears) tower 1974

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

world trade center 1973

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Trade_Center

aon center chicago 1973

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

first canadian place 1975

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ings_in_Canada

citigroup center 1977

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=902748&page=2

renaissance tower 1974

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

water tower place 1976

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

aon center los angeles 1974

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

transamerica pyramid 1972

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

us steel tower 1970

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

ids tower 1973

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

john hancock tower 1976

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

sunshine 60 1978

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine_60

commerce court west 1972

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commerce_Court_West

one penn plaza 1972

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

1251 avenue of the americas 1971

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1...e_Americas.JPG

mlc center 1977

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mlc_centre

one astor plaza 1972

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

one liberty plaza 1973

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

centerpoint energy plaza 1974

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

parque central caracas 1979

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parque_Central_Complex

shinjuku mitsui building 1974

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinjuku_Mitsui_Building

bank of america plaza los angeles 1975

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

shinjuku center building 1979

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinjuku_Center_Building

carlton centre 1973

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlton_Centre

detroit marriot at renaissance center 1977

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

westin peachthree plaza 1976

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

one shell plaza 1971

http://houstontunnellady.blogspot.co...ell-plaza.html

city national plaza twin towers 1972

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_National_Plaza

one shell square 1972

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Shell_Square

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Old May 5th, 2013, 09:03 PM   #2
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My faves: Sears Tower, WTC, Aon Center (Chicago & L.A.), First Canadian Place, Transamerica Pyramid, Commerce Court West, John Hancock Center, Center Point Energy Plaza, Shinjuku Mitsui, Renaissance Center, City National Plaza, One Shell Square.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 10:16 PM   #3
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Finally there's a thread about 70's skyscrapers!

Anyway, A L L of them minus the Renaissance Tower.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 11:18 PM   #4
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World Trade Center 1 - 1970
World Trade Center 2 - 1971
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Old May 6th, 2013, 12:45 AM   #5
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Too many nice towers to vote for just one! Love 70s skyscrapers...

My faves are the WTC, City National Plaza Towers, John Hancock Tower, and Sears.

The ones I don't like are Renaissance Tower, One Astor Place, Sunshine 60, Parque Central, MLC, Shinjuku Center and Centerpoint.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 01:25 AM   #6
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WTC, Aon (Chicago and LA), Sears, City National Plaza, Citicorp.

It's not on here, but another one of my favorites from the 70s, 55 Water Street, completed in 1972. Tall, imposing, no-nonsense design, just my style.

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I like that one too.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 02:42 AM   #8
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Cityplex Towers in Tulsa is another good one that many people forget about.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 03:27 AM   #9
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The 70s was such a high point is skyscraper history. Buildings were elegant, modern, and efficient.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #10
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Considering the WTC's design was finalized in 1964, and the development of many of these buildings date to the preceding decade, it's relatively disputable whether they're 60s skyscrapers, 70s skyscrapers, or 60s skyscrapers completed in the 70s. Will we consider the Sagrada Família a structure of the 2020s?

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Old May 8th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #11
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If at least the first 25% of their construction time is in the previous decade, I would list it as being from then previous decade. For example, I consider the WTC as 60s skyscrapers. For long constructions like the Sagrada, I would list them as being from the decade they are designed.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 07:17 PM   #12
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Lot of great buildings in the thread but if I was picking a Toronto tower to include it would be one of the most spectacular skyscrapers ever built... still gorgeous after 37 years: Royal Bank Plaza (avec real gold in the glazing).



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Old May 9th, 2013, 11:42 PM   #13
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Difficult one, but I'll give it to WTC and city national plaza twin towers.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 04:42 PM   #14
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Willis Tower
World Trade Centre
Aon
Commerce Court
Transamerica Pyramid

I would have put Royal Bank Plaza in 4th, but that wasn't in the list.

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this should cover and give an idea of most of the buildings in comparison: http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=59408409

i voted for willis tower, but there are quite a lot iconic towers in this list.
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Old May 21st, 2013, 04:50 PM   #16
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I voted all ( great decade ) except the Water Tower Place, Aon Center LA, Sunshine 60, MLC Centre, Parque Central and Shinjuku Center Building.
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 09:16 PM   #17
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I like 55 Water too, that one should have been on the list. It's big, broad shouldered, and looks like it could kick ass and take names, big time.
Here's the ones on my list that I voted for:

willis (sears) tower-Another one that looks like it came to kick ass and chew gum

world trade center- I saw a pic of these as kids and it was love at first sight. Still heartbroken over not getting to meet them up close

aon center chicago- Sleek and elegant, a pale beauty even after her skin graft.

first canadian place- Related to Aon, another skin graft survivor, and another handsome tower. (the antennae are a nice touch)

citigroup center- Gorgeous, and I love her stilts, sleek skin, and crown

aon center los angeles- Tall, dark and handsome, or tall, thin, and sexy? Either way it rocks.

transamerica pyramid- An initially controversial tower that's won the hearts of San Francisco

john hancock tower- Another survivor which has become a city icon.

commerce court west- a silver skinned beauty, I used to hang out on the plaza

one penn plaza- This one doesn't get the love it deserves- due to the lack of other tall towers close by, it really stands out. I love its lit roof sign, it gives it good skyline presence, and adds color. Oh, it also inspired a cosplay outfit of mine!

1251 avenue of the americas- I like this tower together with her two siblings. They work well as a group, and I also like her plaza fountain.

one astor plaza- I love the spiky crown on this one, it just stands out so much from the flat roofs that were in vogue then. And this one is on my cosplay list too, it's got serious character.

one liberty plaza- a 9/11 survivor which looks like it could kick serious ass.

city national plaza- I like sibling towers, what can I say?

westin peachtree plaza- this tower really stands out, and looks hella cool. Too bad they got rid of its original lobby!
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john hancock tower- Another survivor which has become a city icon.
A survivor of what?
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Quite a few of its windows fell out early in its life- it had so many plywood panels as replacements that it was called the plywood palace for a while. Scroll down to the section of this article titled "Engineering flaws"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hancock_Tower
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I think this photo properly defines the City National Plaza Towers


And one of 1 Liberty Plaza
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