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Old July 2nd, 2005, 01:24 AM   #1
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DISCUSS: Best 70's Skyscraper

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Old July 2nd, 2005, 04:01 AM   #2
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Buildings from the Top 200 list that are from the 70's:

4 - Sears Tower, Chicago
14 - Aon Center, Chicago
32 - First Canadian Place, Toronto
50 - Citigroup Center, New York City
55 - Renaissance Tower, Dallas
68 - Water Tower Place, Chicago
69 - Aon Center, Los Angeles
72 - Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco
81 - U.S. Steel Tower, Pittsburgh
118 - IDS Tower, Minneapolis
121 - John Hancock Tower, Boston
128 - Sunshine 60 Building, Tokyo
131 - Commerce Court West, Toronto
162 - 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York City
163 - One Penn Plaza, New York City
170 - MLC Centre, Sydney
175 - One Astor Plaza, New York City
180 - One Liberty Plaza, New York City
184 - Centerpoint Energy Plaza, Houston
192 - Shinjuku Mitsui Building, Tokyo
195 - ARCO Center, Los Angeles
198 - Shinjuku Center Building, Tokyo
200 - Carlton Center Office Tower, Johannesburg

Some pretty good buildings from this era, including #4, #14, #32, #50, #55, #72, #118, and #170.
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 04:01 AM   #3
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I think we should be able to nominate the WTC, even though the towers are no longer standing.
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 04:03 AM   #4
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^Good point. I forgot about those, since they weren't on Emporis' list.

I think the criteria is "best building finished in the 1970's", so the WTC would certainly qualify.
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 05:04 AM   #5
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I nominate the WTC, Sears Tower and OCBC Centre in Singapore.

I feel these have innovative and unique structural systems.

For the OCBC Centre (200m) by IM Pei, it consists of 2 cores, with the floor spaces supported in the middle, like rungs on a ladder.

Some construction pics from the 70s:







and today:

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Old July 2nd, 2005, 05:08 AM   #6
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why the Renaissance Tower Dallas?
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 05:15 AM   #7
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I nominate Commerce Court West completed in 1972 by I.M Pei in Toronto. It was the largest stainless steel-clad building in the world when completed.

Height (struct.) 239 m 784 ft

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Old July 2nd, 2005, 06:19 AM   #8
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how about Jardine House(159m) in Hong Kong
it was the tallest in Asia when it was built in 1973

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Old July 2nd, 2005, 08:11 AM   #9
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The Transamerica Building


hometown bias i guess
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Old July 2nd, 2005, 08:57 AM   #10
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why the Renaissance Tower Dallas?
Good point, I was getting it confused with another skyscraper, lol.

I do think that the OCBC Center is a great building though. Nice choice.
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Old July 4th, 2005, 04:20 PM   #11
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Not my fav decade... no real style and boring, unprogressive architecture... Transamerican is okay and the WTC one of the great classics!
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Old July 22nd, 2005, 10:58 PM   #12
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Don't forget the tower "credit lyonnais in LYON Part-Dieu
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Old September 27th, 2005, 03:00 PM   #13
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aon chicago
sears
hancock
montparnasse(Paris)
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Old December 4th, 2005, 07:31 AM   #14
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The Transamerica Building


hometown bias i guess
My pick too. This in my opinion is the most creative sky scraper of the 70's. No disrespect to the others though.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 08:56 AM   #15
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World Trade Center - New York, NY
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Old December 4th, 2005, 12:08 PM   #16
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1) World Trade Centre
2) Sear Tower
3) Transamerica Pyramid
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Old December 4th, 2005, 04:54 PM   #17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WANCH
1) World Trade Centre
2) Sear Tower
3) Transamerica Pyramid
Same list for me.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 06:23 PM   #19
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Dubai World Trade Centre

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Old December 4th, 2005, 07:40 PM   #20
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1)Sears tower-chicago
2)world trade center-NY
3) FCP-toronto -gotta put one from my home town
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