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Old May 14th, 2013, 05:30 PM   #21
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New York Life Insurance, Montreal, 1887-1888
It's considered the first skyscraper built in Canada.


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Wow, skyscraper in Lilliput! And you are the Modern Gulliver!
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Old May 14th, 2013, 06:55 PM   #22
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Wow, skyscraper in Lilliput! And you are the Modern Gulliver!
Skyscrapers have certainly come a long way since their inception, but it's important that we not forget their humble origins. They paved the way for what followed.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 07:54 PM   #23
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TransAmerica Pyramid, San Francisco
Gherkin, London
Bank of China Tower, HK
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Old May 14th, 2013, 08:49 PM   #24
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Bitexco Financial Tower, Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
One of world's most iconic skyscrapers featuring an elegant lotus flower (national symbol of Vietnam) and a nice helipad. It's the main feature of Saigon's skyline.



Wells Fargo Center, Minneapolis, USA
One of the best post-modernist examples in history, a really nice building. (left)


IFC, Hong Kong, China
Just truly amazing.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 10:01 PM   #25
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bitexco was build after 2003, but beautiful building, i do agree
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Old May 14th, 2013, 10:35 PM   #26
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Oops, no Bitexco then. I´ll choose another one... Trump World Tower, NYC. It´s so elegant.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 10:41 PM   #27
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Flatiron Building, NYC.
Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai.
US Bank Tower, LA

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Old May 14th, 2013, 10:48 PM   #28
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Over 10 years old, eh? Fair enough...
I suppose you can't go wrong with One Canada Square.
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MesseTurm, Frankfurt.


The Gherkin, London.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 11:05 PM   #29
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They must be older than 10 years...
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Old May 14th, 2013, 11:41 PM   #30
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Wisma 46 - Jakarta, Jakarta S.C.R., Indonesia :
Currently the tallest building in Indonesia | completed: 1996

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Old May 15th, 2013, 01:17 AM   #31
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Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
John Hancock Center, Chicago
Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai
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Old May 15th, 2013, 03:42 AM   #32
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Torre Mayor, Mexico City

At the time it was built, Torre Mayor was the tallest building in Latin America with over 225m. Torre Mayor is also known as the strongest building on Earth, due to its tremendous earthquake resistance. It was designed to withstand earthquakes measuring 8.5 on the Richter Scale. Even Discovery Channel did an especial episode on the contruction of this amazing tower. Is known as a landmark in all Latin Amercia.. Built in 2003

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Old May 15th, 2013, 04:36 AM   #33
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Menara Telekom, Kuala Lumpur
Built: 2001
Height: 310 meter
Floor: 55
Architect: Hijjas Kasturi

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Reason: The 2nd tallest building in Malaysia after the twin. A supertall. Original design that was copied/enhanced by Saigon's Bitexco and Ironman's Stark Tower.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 04:41 AM   #34
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Menara Maybank, Kuala Lumpur
Built: 1988
Height: 244 meter
Floor: 50
Architect: Hijjas Kasturi



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Reason: Tallest building in Malaysia before the twin is completed. Imposing, commanding and timeless.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 04:47 AM   #35
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Menara KOMTAR, Penang
Built: 1985
Height: 232 meter
Floor: 65
Architect: Team 3

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Reason: KOMTAR was the 2nd tallest building in Asia when it was topped out. It remained the tallest building in Malaysia before Menara Maybank is completed. It is one of the few real life towering inferno and survived the raging fire.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 02:40 PM   #36
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1) IFC,HK
2)Bank of China,HK
3)Menara Maybank,KL
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Old May 15th, 2013, 05:33 PM   #37
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Moscow State University, Europe's talllest from 1953 until 1990


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Messeturm Frankfurt, Europe's tallest from 1990-1997:


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Old May 15th, 2013, 05:48 PM   #38
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1. Burj al Arab, Dubai
2. Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco

And although not a skyscraper, it is worthy of a mention as it is the first 'modern building' due to it being the first built with a metal framed glass curtain wall, without this many other candidates would not have been possible:

3. Oriel Chambers, Liverpool
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Old May 15th, 2013, 08:25 PM   #39
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Burj al Arab - Dubai
Wells Fargo Center - Minneapolis
Moscow State University - Moscow
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Old May 15th, 2013, 09:19 PM   #40
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NatWest Tower, London
1 Canada Square
Trump Tower, Chicago
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