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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 19th, 2013, 04:02 AM   #21
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what do you mean different league?
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Old May 19th, 2013, 04:14 AM   #22
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first of all sizewise, i mean this thing is massive and on top of the high roof are two gigantic antennas making it look even taller. the cladding and style makes it stick out even in the chicago skyline and as of today it still is a skyscraper people will recognize and think of chicago. Most of the other towers in the list are rather just buildings, not iconic landmarks with the exception of a few. the building is easily comparable with the empire state building which was the tallest in the world by then. the roof is lower, but thicker and instead of one antenna it has two as massive ones. no other building before the 90's can get close to it. also i love dark cladding so damn much xD
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Old May 19th, 2013, 04:27 AM   #23
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I agree in some parts
for example: one chase manhatan plaza is very iconic in lower manhatan, isn't it?
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Old May 19th, 2013, 04:34 AM   #24
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it kinda gets lost in manhattan though. the fact that i have to look up what it looks like and not having an image popping in my head when hearing the name quite shows that already :p also it would just be parts of manhattan it is prominent in. john hancock is one of the most notable landmarks in whole chicago, probably just second after Willis Tower. Also it is a lot more unique than One Chase, which is a nice glassy scraper, but not more, yet not less than that.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 05:04 AM   #25
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I know it exactly when someone mentions it
When I looked upwarks at it from its base, I was astounded.

Another great skyscraper from the 1960s (and in general) is St Helens Tower in London


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Old May 19th, 2013, 04:00 PM   #26
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ohhh....I haven't known that....my pony master is a great teacher for us...
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Old May 19th, 2013, 06:09 PM   #27
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Toronto Dominion Centre.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 08:59 PM   #28
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John Hancock Center is a different league.
John Hancock does have size going for it, but to say its in a different league is a massive over reach. They don't study John Hancock in architecture school. Seagrams and other Mies skyscrapers do hold a special place in the field, however.

It's no shock that a skyscraper forum would emphasize height and put Hancock in 1st. If this were an architecture site, other buildings would likely place ahead of it.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 01:02 AM   #29
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John Hancock does have size going for it, but to say its in a different league is a massive over reach. They don't study John Hancock in architecture school. Seagrams and other Mies skyscrapers do hold a special place in the field, however.

It's no shock that a skyscraper forum would emphasize height and put Hancock in 1st. If this were an architecture site, other buildings would likely place ahead of it.
Wasnt it the first building to build the tubular system or whatever? Its pretty significant architecturally.
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Old May 25th, 2013, 06:45 AM   #30
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John Hancock's the undisputed victor for me. Yet another incredibly inspirational tower. One of my all time favorites. Most of them are great once again. Love these Highcliff, keep them coming!
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Never in a million years. Sao Paulo claims the tallest building from that decade, believe it or not.
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