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Old January 5th, 2016, 10:19 PM   #1
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Black Skyscrappers, do you like them?

I do love them, they are misterious and classy







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Old January 7th, 2016, 12:39 AM   #2
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Old January 7th, 2016, 01:41 AM   #3
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John Hancock Center, Chicago


The Magnificent Mile and Gold Coast by Brule Laker, on Flickr


Chicago.. by Thanasis Alatsidis, on Flickr


John Hancock Center Michigan Ave Chicago by Gary Eckstein, on Flickr
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Old January 7th, 2016, 01:56 AM   #4
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There aren't many black skyscrapers I dislike. It's an elegant colour for tall buildings.
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Old January 7th, 2016, 07:45 PM   #5
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There aren't many black skyscrapers I dislike. It's an elegant colour for tall buildings.
i agree, i think every cluster should have one
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Old January 7th, 2016, 08:56 PM   #6
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My absolute favourite: Trump World tower NY.


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


http://www.elegran.com/nyc/buildings...mp-world-tower
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Old January 7th, 2016, 08:58 PM   #7
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Columbus Center, Seattle, WA, USA (1985)


Also any tower by Mies.
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Old January 8th, 2016, 02:39 PM   #8
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I like the Willis Tower
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Old January 8th, 2016, 03:17 PM   #9
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Sears Tower, Chicago

The king of black skyscrapers! (In my opinion)


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One of my favourite NY skyscrapers. Has an awesome steel facade and cool imposing presense. It's currently undergoing exterior restorations.











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Old January 8th, 2016, 07:10 PM   #11
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They tend to seem imposing to me - and that's not always a bad thing. I agree that they can also look classy. I like Pennzoil Place in Houston:

(Foreground, right side of photo)
Downtown Houston Skyline - The West Side by Mabry Campbell, on Flickr


"EQUIVALENTS I -Pennzoil Place, Houston" by Julia Anna Gospodarou on 500px.com
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Old January 9th, 2016, 12:23 AM   #12
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I like black for skyscrapers, especially black glass and steel. Modernist boxy towers by van der Rohe are fine buildings for example.
Chicage in general has just lots of great black buildings.

IBM Plaza, Chicago.


Chicago Federal Center



But also curved towers look good in black.

Harbor Point and Lake Point Tower, Chicago.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 10:39 AM   #13
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I really like it. In smaller cities where most people live in individual houses, skyscrapers are mostly government and commercial offices, some are hotels.
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Toronto circa 1970 - i guess black was 'in'


Toronto Skyline - 1970 by Waddellz, on Flickr
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Not to mention the largest collection of Mies buildings in the world. There are 6 structures in total, although only the first 3 structures were part of Mies' original plan. The first tower built in the TD Centre complex is 47 years old and still looks spectacular and elegant. Here's a better shot of them. As you can see, the complex is undergoing a paint job:


Toronto skylinie from the CN Tower in Toronto by shirley elliott, on Flickr


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Wells Fargo Tower in El Paso, a slender black beauty since 1971:


Wells Fargo Tower by Look Up, America!, on Flickr
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Main Place Tower Buffalo:


Buffalo, NY Main Place Tower by army.arch, on Flickr
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US Steel Building Pittsburgh


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Seafirst Bank Building Seattle


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Lots of good looking buildings here.
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