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Old April 16th, 2005, 04:17 PM   #1
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DISCUSS: Best Cylindrical Skyscraper

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Old April 16th, 2005, 04:33 PM   #2
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Would Swiss Re be counted as a cylindrical tower?
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Old April 16th, 2005, 04:47 PM   #3
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^Nah. It's a parabolic tower if anything.

Ones to think about:
Azrieli Center Circular Tower, Tel Aviv
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles
City Gate, Ramat Gan
Hopewell Centre, Hong Kong
International Place, Boston
Kenyatta Conference Center, Nairobi
Main Tower, Frankfurt
Marina City I & II, Chicago
Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit
Ponte Building, Johannesburg
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Tokyo
Temasek Tower, Singapore
Tour Credit Lyonnais, Lyon
Westin Peachtree, Atlanta

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Old April 16th, 2005, 05:04 PM   #4
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From that list I like Hong Kong's Hopewell centre, the Marriot Renaissance in Detroit, and Westin Peachtree Atlanta. There must be more in the world but I can't think of any at the moment though.
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Old April 16th, 2005, 05:09 PM   #5
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^I added some more to it.
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Old April 16th, 2005, 05:13 PM   #6
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Would Swiss Re be counted as a cylindrical tower?
No, SwissRe has a conical shape.

A cylindrical skyscraper is basically defined as having the same floorplate from the base of the tower to the top.
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Old April 16th, 2005, 05:14 PM   #7
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Also the Hilton Hotel in Nairobi



The Rotunda (soon to be reclad), Birmingham

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Old April 16th, 2005, 08:30 PM   #8
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I nominate the Westin Peachtree. It holds a special place in my heart.

1. Westin Peachtree Plaza - Atlanta
2. Marina Towers - Chicago
3. Main Tower - Frankfurt...if that counts.
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Old April 16th, 2005, 10:59 PM   #9
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1. Marina City I & II, Chicago
2. Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit
3. ?
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Old April 20th, 2005, 10:08 AM   #10
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Westin Peachtree Atlanta

Temasek Tower Singapore (the tallest cylindrical building in the world)
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Old April 20th, 2005, 12:27 PM   #11
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Remember, this is the discussion thread. If you want to nominate you have to use the other thread.
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Old April 22nd, 2005, 04:33 PM   #12
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Someone told me Burmingham was a dark and sad city... is it true?
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Well isnt petronas towers a cylinder?
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Old May 17th, 2005, 10:17 PM   #14
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ChryslerTower, Buenos Aires





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Old May 18th, 2005, 02:48 AM   #15
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Australia Square Tower Sydney. Completed 1967 @ 46 levels, 170m/558ft




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Old May 20th, 2005, 07:32 PM   #16
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Someone told me Burmingham was a dark and sad city... is it true?


I'm gonna post this in the Brum forum, so you'll get a hounding from them

Lets just say its improving a lot
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Old May 21st, 2005, 03:08 PM   #17
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Someone told me Burmingham was a dark and sad city... is it true?
You couldnt be more wrong ...

Check out Birmingham Forums or Birmingham Thread which is going to be put on Cityscapes and Skylines soon

Or if you want to see the city now visit http://www.**************************/...ery/albums.php



Rotunda, with its reclad it will be stunning.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 06:07 AM   #18
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Torre Agbar, Barcelona.
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The Bonaventure in Los Angeles.
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Old August 30th, 2005, 01:37 AM   #20
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^ That reminds me of Detroit's Renaissance Center.
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