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Old August 12th, 2005, 06:51 PM   #21
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Although Haifa and Tel Aviv had skyscrapers when I was in Israel for a few years after being born, it was NYC that got my interested in skyscrapers, especially the Twins.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 07:18 PM   #22
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I really got into SKYSCRAPERS after 9-11.

But I did have a phase in the 80s when I was really into tall hotels, especially those with tacked on revolving restaurants on top
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Old August 12th, 2005, 07:41 PM   #23
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mine was the big Twins NY
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Old August 12th, 2005, 08:08 PM   #24
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Defently the trade center in NYC

althghou i have never see them....
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Old August 13th, 2005, 09:30 AM   #25
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mine was the city of NY. a lot of poeple start with NY
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Old August 13th, 2005, 09:58 PM   #26
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One Canada Square (aka Canary Wharf and Tower 42 (I love the way the base is smaller and you can stand right underneath the tower.




The buildings that got me interested in architecture was Vauxhall Cross (home of MI6), the Llyod's Building and the London Docklands.
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Old August 14th, 2005, 10:54 AM   #27
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That's a few Kuala Lumpur skyscrapers that got me hooked in 2001. Although I went through a few skyscraper cities before, I didn't really pay a lot of attention to the tall buildings.

Here are the two main culprits ;-)

(2001 shot)

Menara Telekom got my interest as I saw it from KL tower and it looked so tall and mysterious in the haze. It can actually be seen from many places in KL but at that time, no one was able to tell me what it was. So I googled "Kuala lumpur skyscrapers" to solve the mystery, and found skyscrapers.com and the now defunct worldskyscrapers forum.

The second one that got my long term interest is Berjaya Time Square.


Here you see it from KL tower in 2005 ;-)
But in 2001 it was an unfinished empty and sinister concrete shell looming over my hotel (the short yellowish tower that you can see below Time Square's right tower - at that time it was a Novotel but it's not anymore). It was so amazingly gigantic and it beared the project name "Berjaya Starhill" that made me wonder what and why and when, etc

Although the building structure was finished in 2001, it took three more years for it to resume, and now it's a great monstrously oversized shopping mall with an excellent hotel and the crazy indoor roller coaster

Of course, Petronas Towers did contribute to my interest as well, and I keep thinking they are the most beautiful towers in the world and one of the most amazing monuments ever built (and few skyscrapers can claim the title of monuments ;-) ).
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Old August 15th, 2005, 01:08 AM   #28
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Centre Point, London

Built 1964
117m




It's an ok building, but you have to remember that London was a strictly low to mid-rise city until the 1990's. 7 of the 10 tallest buildest buildings in London have been built in the last five years, so in the 60's and 70's Centre point was a revelation. Not only was it tall, but it was actually not too bad. The majority of the tall buildings built in London pre-1990 were complete rubbish. The designer (Richard Seifert) more or less invented decent tall building design in london, also being responsible for the Tolworth Tower and Tower 42.

p.s. The blobs on the right-hand side of the tower are people abseiling down it. I came across this by chance, but I wish I'd known about it in advance., would love to have had a go
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Old August 15th, 2005, 09:50 AM   #29
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probably both the empire state and tower42
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Old August 15th, 2005, 09:57 AM   #30
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The New York City World Trade Center. They just simply stood out in the NYC skyline because they are just so tall and big... And the fact that they are featured in almost any American movie.........................................
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Old August 15th, 2005, 11:23 AM   #31
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Mine was the almighty Rialto Towers in Melbourne after my trip to Melbourne in 2001. I wanted to find out more about them when i got back home, and so google led me to this.....
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Old August 15th, 2005, 06:32 PM   #32
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Growing up in NYC as a kid I was always fascinated by skyscrapers, the Empire State, Chrysler and the Twin Towers as we called them, were basically the only ones I could name. For some reason I would always stare at the skyline in amazement. After 9/11, I wanted to see more and learn more about the World Trade Center, leading me to skyscraper sites like these and I got into it all after that.
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Old August 16th, 2005, 03:08 AM   #33
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US Bank Tower AKA Library Tower AKA "Birthday Cake Building" for my own amusement when I was 10.





Passing by at 2 in the morning is magical when the offices are barely lit up and the top is prominent.

Actually, I just realized what made me interested in skyscrapers... The movie "Independence Day" when aliens blew up ESB and Library Tower. That girl was right, "It's so beautiful..." *bam dead*

I hope Nightfly releases this..
http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread...18#post5037218
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Old September 18th, 2005, 04:10 AM   #34
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It was cca. 10 years ago, when I somehow came accross Pudong photos. It seemed so surreal to me. I'm hooked since then.

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Old September 18th, 2005, 04:28 AM   #35
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love at first sight glance:
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Old September 18th, 2005, 04:30 AM   #36
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LOL
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Old September 18th, 2005, 04:36 AM   #37
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Old September 18th, 2005, 04:41 AM   #38
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I liked skyscrapers for as long as I remember. When I was about four, my mom and sister took me up to one of the top floors of 1 World Trade Center (where Windows on the World was). I think that's the view that really sealed my interest in skyscrapers, because I was COMPLETELY awe-struck. If there hadn't been a floor, my jaw would have dropped 1,350 feet straight to the ground.
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Old September 18th, 2005, 06:35 AM   #39
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This building when it was only proposed:



Then i realized that i like skyscrapers when i saw this skyline:



my appreciation of skyscrapers only to be strengthened by this skyline:

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Old September 18th, 2005, 07:13 AM   #40
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When the Sears Tower got built in the 1970's.

So ya, the Sears Tower.
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