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Old August 14th, 2005, 03:31 AM   #1
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Underrated/ least known skyscrapers?

What are some or a skyscraper that has a nice design which IS underrated or not well known.
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Old August 14th, 2005, 03:41 AM   #2
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99 Bishopsgate, London

The design is nothing special, but the cladding is superb - lovely smooth and shiny, easily the best in London.

Oh wait a minute... you're an anti-London troll - why should I bother posting this here?
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Old August 14th, 2005, 03:42 AM   #3
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I'll start it off with a building from miami,this building is one of the main reason why i'm fascinated with skyscrapers.this building is not widely known because its not that tall,most people in miami don't know it even exist.
anyways it was design by kohn,pederson,fox and its most intresting aspect is its parabola which curves making the building seem hollow

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Old August 14th, 2005, 03:46 AM   #4
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99 Bishopsgate, London

The design is nothing special, but the cladding is superb - lovely smooth and shiny, easily the best in London.

Oh wait a minute... you're an anti-London troll - why should I bother posting this here?
I'M NOT AN ANTI LONDON TROLL,i just dislike some london forumers.but anyways 99 bishop along with swiss re have always been one of my favorite london towers..99 bishopgate really reminds me of tour montparnesse in paris.

anyways another london tower that doesn't get some respect is tower 42,but i only like it from certain angles.
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Old August 14th, 2005, 03:50 AM   #5
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anyways tour montparnesse(sp?)

this tower is pretty much hated by most parisians but from the first time i saw it noticed how simple yet dominating the design was. the black glass and the fact that the tower is in the middle of nowhere make it look like a sore thumb,but i like it.
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Old August 14th, 2005, 07:21 AM   #6
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The Aon Center, almost 350m tall, yet no one outside of skyscraper fans and people that work in the building even know its name.



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Old August 14th, 2005, 07:58 AM   #7
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Yes the AON Center is my favourite Chicago biggie, certainly overshadowed by Chi-Towns two famed superstar scrapers.

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Old August 14th, 2005, 08:09 AM   #8
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Two other windy city scrapers that come to mind

CNA Plaza: Great desert colour


Marina City: World's best car park


Also probably forgot is the SantaFe Building
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Old August 14th, 2005, 08:14 AM   #9
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New York City I have a few

Sony Tower (Once AT&T)


53rd at Third- The Lipstick Building
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Old August 14th, 2005, 08:26 AM   #10
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Other US cities

Modis Tower: Jacksonville, FL


Columbia Seafirst Center: Seattle, WA


PacWest Center: Portland, OR



1000 Broadway: Portland, OR
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Old August 14th, 2005, 05:04 PM   #11
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Enel Towers in naples - 123m
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Brescia a small city in near Milan
Chrystal palace - 110m
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Cap Tower - 82m
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Mercurio Tower
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Torre Velasca in Milan
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Old August 14th, 2005, 06:11 PM   #12
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^crazy looking tower,very futuristic
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Old August 14th, 2005, 06:16 PM   #13
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this one looks almost the same as Intraco 2 in Warsaw

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Old August 14th, 2005, 07:08 PM   #14
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citigroup,something about it just makes it standout mainly the slanted roof and the shiny facade.but very underrated because of the other new york buildings.
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Old August 14th, 2005, 07:42 PM   #15
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frost bank tower,austin
unusual crown,the glass for the crown has never been used in any other building and it really standsout in austin because its the tallest building at 514ft,but virtually unknown to most of us.although it gaining popularity from all the skyline shots being shown on mtv's series real world austin.

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Old August 14th, 2005, 08:14 PM   #16
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The Citibank (or Citigroup) Bldg in Queens is actually the tallest skyscraper in NYC outside of Manhattan and long Island. It stands at being 201 m (658 ft) and 50 floors and was finished in 1990. Sometimes it is reffered to as 1 Court Sq. It is the second tallest tower in the US for being outside a CBD in which only the Williams Tower in Houston is bigger. It is underrated b/c it is located in Queens, and is oftenly cofused for being part of Manhattan b/c it can be seen from the streets in midtown's eastside.












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Old August 14th, 2005, 08:29 PM   #17
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The tall building is 801 Grand which I think is a very cool looking structure.

Sorry I don't have any closer pictures.
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Old August 14th, 2005, 08:45 PM   #18
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I'll start it off with a building from miami,this building is one of the main reason why i'm fascinated with skyscrapers.this building is not widely known because its not that tall,most people in miami don't know it even exist.
anyways it was design by kohn,pederson,fox and its most intresting aspect is its parabola which curves making the building seem hollow



yes the Esperito Santo in Miami is very underrated, imo









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Old August 14th, 2005, 09:11 PM   #19
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langham place tower,hongkong
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williams tower,houston
tallest tower outside of a cbd,over 900ft
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