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Old March 1st, 2006, 01:20 AM   #21
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Old March 1st, 2006, 03:26 AM   #22
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 05:04 AM   #23
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Hong Kong building is a classic scraper in HK and it's still post modern even to this day.

But I prefer The US Bank Tower in Los Angeles as the best for this decade. It defined LA's skyline and put the city on the skyline map!

US Bank Tower (Downtown Los Angeles)
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Old August 30th, 2006, 06:48 AM   #24
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Yes The US Bank aka LibraryTower is pretty good. Another Pei Cobb Freed masterpiece
HSBC in Hong Kong is also amazingly unique. I remember that the steel was actually produced in Scotland??????
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Old September 10th, 2006, 12:00 PM   #25
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Bank of Cina and Bank of America in Seattle.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 07:32 AM   #26
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PPG caught my eye and is quite an innovative design :





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Old September 15th, 2006, 05:28 PM   #27
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Mooiste wolkenkrabber is.....

Absoluut the international finance centre in hongkong
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Old October 1st, 2006, 12:44 PM   #28
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baiyoke tower(1987) : bangkok.the best of colour full in 80's ...



the baiyoke 1 and 2
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Old October 2nd, 2006, 02:27 AM   #29
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Lip Stick Biulding NY

I don't have a picture of my favorite 1980's Skyscraper. But it is in New York City, 53rd at Third. I call it the Lip Stick Building, it was completed in 1985, designed by Philip Johnson.
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Old October 3rd, 2006, 06:32 AM   #30
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I don't have a picture of my favorite 1980's Skyscraper. But it is in New York City, 53rd at Third. I call it the Lip Stick Building, it was completed in 1985, designed by Philip Johnson.




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Bank of China and HSBC. You gotta love HK!
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Old January 25th, 2009, 06:09 AM   #32
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Absoluut the international finance centre in hongkong
Completed 2002.

This might seem nationalistic, patriotic, biased, whatever the word is...but HK takes top 3 for me here:

1. Bank of China
2. HSBC
3. Lippo

If we're counting BoC as 90s, then the US Bank Tower in LA comes 3rd.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 03:05 PM   #33
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cityspire center (NYC)
bank of china (HK)
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Old January 26th, 2010, 10:06 PM   #34
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I consider BOC to be 1990s, because that was when it was completed. I would say one of if not the best 90's skyscraper
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Old January 26th, 2010, 11:44 PM   #35
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1- AT&T Building - New York
2- Bank of America Center - Houston
3- Lippo Center - Hongkong
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Old January 27th, 2010, 10:26 AM   #36
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Scotia Plaza, Toronto

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Old January 29th, 2010, 05:43 PM   #37
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Many people have mentioned Bank of China. I agree that is a wonderful building (one of my all-time favorites), but it was completed in 1990, so that is the best 90's Skyscraper, not the best 80's.

My votes for best of the 1980's:
1. Lippo Centre in Hong Kong (designed by Auburn University grad Paul Rudolph)
2. One Liberty Place in Philly
3. Williams Tower in Houston
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Old January 30th, 2010, 03:40 PM   #38
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best 90s skysraper: BOC - HK. but of the 80s:

#1 one liberty place (philadelphia), it's a real beauty...
#2 bank of nova scotia (TO)
#3 US bank tower (LA)
#4 lippo center (HK)
#5 bank of america (seattle)
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:01 AM   #39
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Old October 9th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #40
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Bank Of America Center Houston is the best!



...or One Atlantic Center!
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