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Old January 24th, 2009, 05:47 PM   #61
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WTC, hands-down.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #62
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sears, its epic and still one of the biggest.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 05:30 AM   #63
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WTC, hands-down.
totally agree... it was such an impressive piece of architecture
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Old March 13th, 2009, 06:22 AM   #64
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What was besides their height and masse so impressive? I also love them somehow, but all in all it were just two gigantic boxes with many many many vertical steal beams and arches at the bottom. I think we all overrate their appearance after 911 (including me)! During their construction time they were hated after they were completed many architectural papers wrote bad critics about them.

My favourites are the Citygroup Center, the Transamerica Pyramid errrr and if i remember more towers from this era i will write another post.

more SHoP less BIG
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Old May 21st, 2009, 06:21 AM   #65
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Old May 21st, 2009, 06:57 AM   #66
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Very similar to Buenos Aires !
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Old November 12th, 2009, 01:08 AM   #68
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1) Westin Peachtree Atlanta (tallest hotel in the world for a couple decades, revolving restaurant on top and high-speed scenic elevator outside the building). I've slept in the luxury suite on the 58th floor, near the top (72nd). It's a charm inside the building. Tallest building in Atlanta for nearly 15 years.

2) Transamerica pyramid, San Francisco --It's in a class of its own

3) Sears Tower, Chicago -- tallest roof in the world until a couple years ago

4) Citigroup, NYC -- still such a modern building 3 decades later

5) Jardine House, HK -- all those laundry washing machine windows! An HK icon for a decade before the skyscraper boom of the 90's

Honorable mention: Parque Central, Caracas (although it looks so desperately in need of renovation)

WTC which no longer exists -- the most impressive skyscraper of the 20th century

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Old November 12th, 2009, 01:41 AM   #69
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Citigroup Centre, NYC is my choice as well. It looks so modern, I didn't even know it was completed in the 70s. Could have easily been a product of the 90s.

Sears and World Trade are my runner ups.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 01:49 AM   #70
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William R Snodgrass Tennessee Tower!
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Old December 24th, 2009, 09:03 PM   #71
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Boston's John Hancock. Possibly the world's most elegant "box". It's actually a parallelogram, and depending on the angle can look 2-dimensional. Completed in 1976 and remains Boston's tallest building today.

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Old January 26th, 2010, 02:59 PM   #72
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citigroup center (NYC)
1 liberty plaza (NYC)
transamerica piramide (SF)
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Old January 27th, 2010, 10:58 AM   #73
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Old January 29th, 2010, 05:54 PM   #74
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Not the best decade overall, but some nice buildings. My personal favorites are:

1. CitiGroup Center

2. Westin Peachtree

I also like the Jardine House and TransAmerica fairly well. I respected the WTC of course, but never really liked the design. Same goes for the Sears Tower.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 11:13 PM   #75
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my top 5:
#1 WTC - need i say more?
#2 sears tower - still one the tallest towers
#3 the transamerica pyramid - unique design
#4 citigroup building - still modern
#5 royal bank plaza south - shiny!
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:05 AM   #76
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1. Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto
2. Parque Central, Caracas
3. World Trade Center, NYC
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Old February 12th, 2011, 07:40 AM   #77
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1. Citigroup Center
2. Renaissance Tower
3. Aon Center
4. Water Tower Place
5. Hancock Place
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Old June 13th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #78
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1. World Trade Center
2. First Canadian Place
3. Sears Tower
4. AON Center (Chicago)
5. Citigroup Center
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Old July 18th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #79
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they think this tower lima civic center

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Old August 14th, 2012, 10:58 PM   #80
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Here are some of my favorites in no particular order

Jardine House, HK, 1973

Sompo Japan Building, Tokyo, 1976

Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo, 1971

Shinjuku Sumitomo Building, Tokyo, 1974

OCBC Center, Singapore, 1976

Tour Gan, Paris, 1974

IDS Center, Minneapolis, 1972

1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, 1971


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