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Old August 10th, 2005, 11:55 PM   #1
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The First Building That Got You Interested in Skyscrapers?

Mines a bit weird, when I was visiting NYC a few years ago I stayed in my cousin's apartment at the Confucius Plaza apartments in Chinatown. It was about 460ft. tall, it doesn't stand out at all in NYC's huge skyline but it towers over Chinatown. The building isn't anything special architectural wise and looks very dull and bland now that I know more about skyscrapers. Back then I didn't know anything about skyscrapers, I used to call the Chrysler Building, the ESB. I didn't care about it when I was in NYC, I started to care about it when I got back home to Toronto and I was bored so I typed in "Confucius Plaza NYC" on google, and it directed me to Emporis (back then it was skyscrapers.com). Yeah and I got hooked on that site and started to really get interested in skyscrapers.



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Old August 11th, 2005, 12:12 AM   #2
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Mine was not only one but a whole city...NEW YORK CITY!!
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Old August 11th, 2005, 12:15 AM   #3
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Mine would have to be Burj Dubai
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Old August 11th, 2005, 12:28 AM   #4
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Mines a bit weird, when I was visiting NYC a few years ago I stayed in my cousin's apartment at the Confucius Plaza apartments in Chinatown. It was about 460ft. tall, it doesn't stand out at all in NYC's huge skyline but it towers over Chinatown. The building isn't anything special architectural wise and looks very dull and bland now that I know more about skyscrapers. Back then I didn't know anything about skyscrapers, I used to call the Chrysler Building, the ESB. I didn't care about it when I was in NYC, I started to care about it when I got back home to Toronto and I was bored so I typed in "Confucius Plaza NYC" on google, and it directed me to Emporis (back then it was skyscrapers.com). Yeah and I got hooked on that site and started to really get interested in skyscrapers.



My story is exactly the same!! I was looking up emirates towers on googl e and skyscrapers.com got me hooked up and after i found SSC!
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Old August 11th, 2005, 12:32 AM   #5
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Don't know how I came on Emporis, but it interested my immeadetley. Wow worlds tallest hotel, wow worlds tallest residential, wow worlds tallest hospital. Not a long time after I discovered ssc.
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Old August 11th, 2005, 12:51 AM   #6
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went to Vilnius beliving that Tallinn was the centre of the earth (well.. atleast Baltics ), and seeing they created a kick ass skyline on the place that was a hamburger stand 2 years ago really made me dig deep in the internet to find out more about scrapers planned in my city to reclaim the title One thing lead to another and here i am
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Old August 11th, 2005, 03:28 AM   #7
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Mine was 1 Canada Square at Canary Wharf. When its was by itself and not surrounded by other tall buildings.

From where i used to live i could see it all the time (although from a distance). And we used to call it "the Pencil point" (silly nickname i know)

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Old August 11th, 2005, 04:03 AM   #8
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Hmmm good question. When I was little I remember I read a book about a family travelling from London to America. It had pictures in it, and as they flew into New York you could see lower Manhatten (this was made before the WTC was built). There was also a great picture of just the ESB, it looked awesome. I think that's probably what triggered my love of skyscrapers.
I also remember being amazed by Tower42 in the 1978 edition of Guiness Book of Records
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Old August 11th, 2005, 04:12 AM   #9
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Its more like a game that got me interested... and the game is Simcity3000
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Old August 11th, 2005, 05:35 AM   #10
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The skyscraper that first got me interested was the Ren Cen in Detroit. I think mostly because its the tallest in the city. I dont like the building as much as I used to probably because Ive seen more skyscrapers and I know now what looks good and what doesnt. GM has made improvements though.
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Old August 11th, 2005, 12:34 PM   #11
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Old August 11th, 2005, 02:39 PM   #12
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Canary Wharf and the Bank of China tower.
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Old August 11th, 2005, 10:37 PM   #13
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Can't believe no one's is Sears Tower. Made me drop my jaw in awe when I was a kid.
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Probably famous landmarks of New York and Chicago, as well as the computer game Sim City 2000.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 06:11 AM   #15
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I live in T.O and i used to be in awe of the CN tower and its massive height, that and the statue of Liberty. I used to think that they were the same size because I had never seen teh statue before.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 06:20 AM   #16
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Old August 12th, 2005, 01:22 PM   #17
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the Twin Towers in NYC.

from the time of 9/11 until now....
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Old August 12th, 2005, 04:25 PM   #19
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i think the Shanghai skyline (i'm very impressed with their building)(year 2001)

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Tower 42, London.

Actually, it was known as the NatWest Tower when I first saw it.



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