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Old October 10th, 2005, 10:43 AM   #21
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HSBC Building in Hong Kong is the US Embassy in Spygame.
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Old October 10th, 2005, 10:50 AM   #22
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2IFC Hongkong in Tomb raider
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Old October 10th, 2005, 11:42 AM   #23
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US Robotics building in I Robot, oh how it would be cool if it were real
Found some photos of Chicago in 2035 from I,Robot:





How tall you reckon the USR building is? I'm thinking less than Burj Dubai.
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Old October 10th, 2005, 02:31 PM   #24
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There is an old French film (1975) titled "Peur Sur la Ville" (Fear over the city) starring Jean Paul Belmonto, directed by Henri Verneuil. There climax scene where Belmonto who is a renegade cop with a special forces background literally lands, while tied to a helicopter on the Tour Avant-Seine to fight the ever-present villain.

Worth watching, even by today's standards with many jaw dropping stunts performed by Belmonto himself.
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Old October 10th, 2005, 02:49 PM   #25
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cant forget Q THE WINGED SERPENT! It had a nest on top floor of Chrysler Bldg. great movie, especially if you like Chyrsler bldg!

The 1982 movie started David caradine


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Old October 10th, 2005, 06:45 PM   #26
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Also, do not forget the "Entrapment" (1999) starring Sean Connery and Catherine -Zeta Jones where the climax of the action takes place in the Petronas Towers:


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Old October 10th, 2005, 07:54 PM   #27
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all the important buildings in the world have been in a movie.
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Old October 10th, 2005, 08:16 PM   #28
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One of the Tudor City Apts was shown as a residence for Norman and Harry Osborne in both Spiderman movies as well as residence for the criminal in US Marshalls.

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Old October 10th, 2005, 08:48 PM   #29
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let's push to have the USR building officially proposed lol, it would be great with that huge atrium. and yeah i think it would be shorter than burj dubai
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Old October 12th, 2005, 03:21 AM   #30
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There's another remake of King Kong coming - check out: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0360717/

It's set in the 1930's so King Kong will just have to climb ESB again but even if it was set toady ESB is still the tallest building in NY post 9/11. It's interesting that both previous versions were made soon after ESB and WTC were built - they should have waited 5 years so that he could climb Freedom Tower.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 04:40 AM   #31
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One of my favs is the fictional skyscraper in San Fransisco in "Towering Inferno" (1974)






It's supposed to be 138 stories.

EDIT: Damn, this makes me want to find out where I put the movie. Maybe I should take 3 hours out of my weekend and watch it yet again...
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Old October 12th, 2005, 05:46 AM   #32
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They've even got the building from Towering Inferno on SSP. It's supposed to be 559m to roof.

In Independence Day (1996), US Bank Tower in LA is the first thing destroyed by the aliens. Here's a poster with ESB about to be destroyed by a 'death ray'. Damn aliens
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Old October 12th, 2005, 05:49 AM   #33
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^ Haha, I didn't know that SSP had a diagram of that! Awesome!
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Old October 12th, 2005, 07:14 AM   #34
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off shown lots of Chicargo's skyline.............
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Old October 12th, 2005, 05:11 PM   #35
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Actually the first thing the aliens destroyed was a satellite orbiting the earth
Then a group of scientists flying towards a descending ship( at that time it was not known yet that it was a ship) crashes into one
Okay : that was just stuff flying at them
But : they do shoot at a helicopter trying to communicate with them (boy, even if they were friendly, they still would have shot them because if seemed a lot like an attack)
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In Mr & Mrs Smith (2005) Mrs Smith (Angelina Jolie) has her offices in 570 Lexington Avenue, New York (195m) - in the buildings magnificantly intricate crown to be exact - there are lots of great views of the building throughout the movie.



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Old October 31st, 2005, 03:49 AM   #37
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One of the Tudor City Apts was shown as a residence for Norman and Harry Osborne in both Spiderman movies
Also in both Spiderman movies (probably the ultimate movies featuring skyscrapers), the Flatiron Building is featured as the the offices of the Daily Bugle.

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Old October 31st, 2005, 07:29 AM   #38
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In Mr & Mrs Smith (2005) Mrs Smith (Angelina Jolie) has her offices in 570 Lexington Avenue, New York (195m) - in the buildings magnificantly intricate crown to be exact - there are lots of great views of the building throughout the movie.



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I think they also show the Bloomberg tower when Brad Pitt goes plummeting down an elevator.
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Also, watch for glimpses of Chicago skyline in "Batman Begins" presented as part of Gotham city in the latest installment of the "Batman" movie series. ...
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