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moscow state university 21 50.00%
palace of culture and science 9 21.43%
ukraine hotel 6 14.29%
one prudential plaza 3 7.14%
1271 avenue of the americas 4 9.52%
kotelnicheskaya embankment 10 23.81%
socony mobil building 3 7.14%
ministry of foreign affairs 9 21.43%
sheraton dallas hotel 1 2.38%
torre latinoamericana 4 9.52%
kudrinskaya square 3 7.14%
three mellon center 1 2.38%
seagram building 13 30.95%
1407 broadway 2 4.76%
united nations building 12 28.57%
tishman building 4 9.52%
edificio banco do brasil 4 9.52%
torre de madrid 4 9.52%
red gate square 2 4.76%
metropolitan life north building 6 14.29%
1065 avenue of the americas 3 7.14%
hotel leningradskaya 4 9.52%
edificio moreira salles (barão de iguape) 1 2.38%
750 third avenue 2 4.76%
edificio alas buenos aires 1 2.38%
calyon building 2 4.76%
110 william street 1 2.38%
pirelli tower milan 11 26.19%
2 broadway building 4 9.52%
grolier building 3 7.14%
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Old May 18th, 2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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the best 50's skyscrapers


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moscow state university 1953

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

palace of culture and science 1955

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_...re_and_science

ukraine hotel 1957

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_Ukraina_%28Moscow%29

one prudential plaza 1955

http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/...tial-Plaza.php

1271 avenue of the americas 1958

http://www.rockgroupdevelopment.com/ny/1271.html

kotelnicheskaya embankment 1952

http://causticjelly.blogspot.com.br/...-building.html

socony mobil building 1956

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1570247

ministry of foreign affairs 1953

http://people.cs.nctu.edu.tw/~whtsai...s/image97.html

sheraton dallas hotel 1959

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

torre latinoamericana 1956

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

kudrinskaya square 1954

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_...quare_Building

three mellon center pittsburgh 1951

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/525_William_Penn_Place

seagram building 1958

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

1407 broadway 1950

http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/Bu...etail/2550.php

united nations building 1952

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:UNO_New_York.JPG

tishman building 1957

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

edificio banco do brasil são paulo 1955
the left
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RK- Edifícios na Av. São João- São Paulo por RDKalman, no Flickr

torre de madrid 1957

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi..._Madrid_01.jpg

red gate square 1953

http://www.arl.wustl.edu/~gorinsky/a...n_Sisters.html

metropolitan life north building 1950
the left

http://decoarchitecture.tumblr.com/p...life-buildings

1065 avenue of the americas 1957

http://www.newyorkarchitecture.info/...e-Americas.php

hotel leningradskaya 1953

http://www.hotel-online.com/News/PR2...tonMoscow.html

edificio moreira salles (barão de iguape) 1959

http://img294.echo.cx/img294/4425/baraodeiguape9po.jpg

750 third avenue 1958

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2013/03/...-third-avenue/

edificio alas buenos aires 1955

http://www.latidobuenosaires.com/san...tinafotos.html

calyon building 1951

http://wikimapia.org/3939553/Calyon-Building

110 william street 1958

http://nl.phorio.com/?t=overview&cha...58222&company=

pirelli tower milan 1958

http://www.aviewoncities.com/gallery...?key=kveit0763

2 broadway building 1959

http://genetechsys.com/bkup/2broadway.asp

grolier building 1958

http://en.phorio.com/?t=overview&cha...pany=506680672
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2 broadway building,grolier building, UN building ,seagram building
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Old May 18th, 2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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Moscow University, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Seagram, Palace of Culture and Science, UN HQ
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Old May 19th, 2013, 01:48 AM   #4
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Interesting fact: The Metropolitan Life North Building was meant to be the tallest building in the world at over 1450ft, but due to the great depression it never happened. Construction started in 1928 and only finished in 1950
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Old May 19th, 2013, 03:37 AM   #5
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moscow state, the tallest is also the best this time

edit: also this makes for good comparison: http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?...9408338&page=1
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Old May 19th, 2013, 09:09 PM   #6
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Seagram Building. And you forgot the quintessential glass-box skyscraper, Lever House, completed in 1952.

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Old May 19th, 2013, 09:27 PM   #7
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In my opinion the weirdest decade in skyscraper history. So much variety can be seen above, and so many styles were dominant in different areas of the globe. Call me crazy, but my vote went to 1 Prudential Plaza. One of the most unique buildings on the planet with a bulky bottom, nice setback at the top, and a tall, off-center spire. It definitely has personality, and it is a really nice addition to Chicago.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 10:01 PM   #8
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Moscow State University, Palace of Culture and Science, Seagram Building, United Nations, 666 Fifth Ave (Tishman), Metropolitan Life North, Pirelli, 2 Broadway.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 10:04 PM   #9
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In my opinion the weirdest decade in skyscraper history. So much variety can be seen above, and so many styles were dominant in different areas of the globe. Call me crazy, but my vote went to 2 Prudential Plaza. One of the most unique buildings on the planet with a bulky bottom, nice setback at the top, and a tall, off-center spire. It definitely has personality, and it is a really nice addition to Chicago.
Pssst Lanier, that is actually 1 Prudential Plaza. 2 Prudential Plaza was built in 1990... :$
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Oops, I meant 1PP. Thanks.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 09:32 PM   #11
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Edificio España, Madrid. 1953.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 11:35 PM   #12
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The decade the US had a break.
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 11:13 AM   #13
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What are you talking about? The most stellar examples of International Style architecture are from the 1950s.

With that, I voted for the Seagram Building. I can't believe that it's tied with communist crap like Moscow State University.
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Yeah, there were some nice ones, but there were very few buildings built then. That's probably what Tim was getting at. Not much other than a few modernist towers here and there. Many more were built in the '60s, and in my opinion internationalist buildings reached their height in popularity in the '60s, and continued being built through the early '70s.

If you're going to judge buildings based on the system of government responsible for their construction, you don't need to be voting.
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Unless you mean towers which had been planned since the 1960s, International Style stopped dead in the 1970s in favor of more flexible modernist styles and postmodernism.

The thing is, if I were to say I liked Albert Speer's works, I would likely be called a Nazi sympathizer. So many double standards exist on this forum, warranting me to act equally as arrogant to those who don't understand both said governments did the same "stuff."
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What are you talking about? The most stellar examples of International Style architecture are from the 1950s.
I only ment that decade the US wasn't as dominating in quantity as others, still great architecture.
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Only the ignorant will judge a building based on its country/politics and only the absolute dimmest minds of society would call one a 'sympathizer' of their politics for simply for liking their architecture.
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Old May 25th, 2013, 04:06 AM   #19
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Liked them ALL except 1407 Broadway & 1065 Avenue of the Americas.
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