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View Poll Results: please vote
john hancock center 22 59.46%
chase tower chicago 8 21.62%
one chase manhatan plaza 6 16.22%
metlife building 6 16.22%
555 california street 6 16.22%
prudential tower 3 8.11%
toronto dominion centre 9 24.32%
jp morgan chase new york 7 18.92%
general motors building 3 8.11%
hsbc building new york 3 8.11%
277 park avenue 3 8.11%
1221 avenue of the americas (mcgraw hill building) 6 16.22%
245 park avenue 3 8.11%
richard j daley center 4 10.81%
lake point tower 13 35.14%
one new york plaza 2 5.41%
345 park avenue 3 8.11%
safeco plaza 5 13.51%
home insurance plaza 2 5.41%
burlington house new york 3 8.11%
elm place 3 8.11%
tour de la bourse 7 18.92%
611 place 4 10.81%
place ville marie 3 8.11%
tour CIBC 3 8.11%
credit lyonnais building 3 8.11%
exxonmobil building 3 8.11%
republic center towers 3 8.11%
1000 lake shore plaza 2 5.41%
erastus corning tower 3 8.11%
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Old May 5th, 2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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The best 60's skyscrapers


http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/i-love-t...love-60s-photo

john hancock center 1969

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

chase tower chicago 1969

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

one chase manhatan plaza 1961

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

metlife building 1963

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

555 california street 1969

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

prudential tower 1964

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

toronto dominion centre 1967

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto-Dominion_Centre

jp morgan chase new york 1960

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

general motors building 1968

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

hsbc bank building 1967

http://www.aviewoncities.com/buildin...nkbuilding.htm

277 park avenue 1962

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/277_Park_Avenue

1221 avenue of the americas (mcgraw hill building) 1969

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1221_A...f_the_Americas

245 park avenue 1967

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/245_Park_Avenue

richard j daley center 1965

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_J._Daley_Center

lake point tower 1968

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

one new york plaza 1969

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

345 park avenue 1969

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/345_Park_Avenue

safeco plaza 1969

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1001_Fourth_Avenue_Plaza

home insurance plaza 1966

http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/new-...surance-plaza/

burlington house 1969

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burlin...w_York_City%29

elm place 1965

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

tour de la bourse 1963

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

611 place 1969

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/611_Place

place ville marie 1962

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

tour cibc 1962

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

credit lyonnais building 1964

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

exxonmobil building 1963

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exxon_..._%28Houston%29

republic center towers 1964

http://www.dallasarchitecture.info/republ-2.htm

1000 lake shore plaza 1964

http://skyscraperphotos.com/photopages/00035.htm

erastus corning tower 1966

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erastus_Corning_Tower
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Old May 6th, 2013, 12:02 AM   #2
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I like all of them, especially John Hancock, Tour de la Bourse, Lakepoint, Dominion Centre, JP Morgan Chase, Metlife, One Chase Manhattan, Burlington House & Place Villle Marie.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 12:37 AM   #3
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TD Center is my favourite of them all, but I vote for most of them. 60s was the era of clean lines, minimalism, open, clean spaces, and modernity in a time of old stuffy brick and war. I don't understand why there is so much hate for these buildings?

The only ones I don't like are Home Insurance Plaza because of its massive blank concrete extension, and One New York Plaza, due to it being kinda tacky.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 12:49 AM   #4
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A L L of them minus the Home Insurance Plaza.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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Lake Point Tower and TD Centre are good examples of architecture from the 1960s.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 12:35 PM   #6
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John Hancock, 555 California and Chase Manhattan are among my all time favs
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Old May 6th, 2013, 04:37 PM   #7
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John Hancock and Lake Point the best!
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Old May 6th, 2013, 06:21 PM   #8
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Hyatt Regency Atlanta


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Old May 7th, 2013, 06:35 PM   #9
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lately you are quite thread-happy, aren't you, highcliff
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Old May 9th, 2013, 11:50 PM   #10
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A lot of great box designs! But I'll go for chase tower chicago
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Old May 10th, 2013, 11:03 AM   #11
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60's? Meh... Age of boxy boxes. International style, not my favorite.

John Hancock, 555 California & Lake Point Tower still are quite interesting.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 07:56 PM   #12
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^ even worse, those pyramids in Egypt. Marginally better than those North American boxes but falling apart.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 12:18 PM   #13
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lake point tower from the year 1968 is by me the most interesting building with good architectural solutions and it is not so standard for '60..
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I hope everybody appreciates how mind-blowing the early international modernist towers looked to the rest of the public. That was their vision of the future, and I hope people can look past the "box" title that the classicists pasted on them. Many of them, including all of Mies Van Der Rohe's buildings, still look modern to this day.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 03:05 AM   #15
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Prudential Tower is the best, followed closely by the ExxonMobil Building and Safeco Plaza.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 04:23 PM   #16
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TD Centre, although that photo doesn't capture it's beauty very well. These are much better:


Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto, 1967-1969
It's the largest collection of Mies van der Rohe office buildings in the world.

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TD Centre by john fitzgerald in toronto, on Flickr

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I always like buildings with darker claddings.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 03:45 PM   #18
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I prefer darker finishes as well; especially black. There's something very sumptuous and lavish about black buildings. Besides this one's a Mies. It's a classic; like owning an Armani suit.
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Seeing all those 'international style' skyscrapers next to each other really accentuates where the quality of their design lies. It's a minimalist elegance, that is often not recognized. Not in the least because of the flock of alike buildings in the style of minimalist cheapness.
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John Hancock Center is a different league.

diagram of 60s towers: http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=59408358
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