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Old December 1st, 2005, 08:01 AM   #1
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King and Queen of your city's skyline

I just thought of this one:
New York has 2 of the most striking skyscrapers that dominate its skyline, namely the Empire State (the King) and Chrysler (the Queen).
Which 2 buildings in your city could be described as the King and Queen of the city?
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Old December 1st, 2005, 08:12 AM   #2
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In Hong Kong, 2IFC can be considered the King and Central Plaza, the Queen

But I still think The Central Plaza is The King and Bank Of China, the Queen
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Old December 1st, 2005, 08:13 AM   #3
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The Sears Tower (King) and John Hancock (Queen).
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Old December 1st, 2005, 08:20 AM   #4
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How about San Francisco? I consider The Bank Of America tower to be the King and Transamerica Pyramid, The Queen though The Transamerica is taller!
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Old December 1st, 2005, 09:38 AM   #5
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Perth: Central Park Tower (249 m) and the BankWest Tower (214 m)



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Old December 1st, 2005, 07:01 PM   #6
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Though I live a long way from London, I would say most would agree Tower 42 is the king, Swiss Re the Queen.
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Old December 1st, 2005, 09:22 PM   #7
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This is what the king and queen of NYC look like from the East River.

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Old December 2nd, 2005, 01:36 AM   #8
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Though I live a long way from London, I would say most would agree Tower 42 is the king, Swiss Re the Queen.
Yeah, with St Paul's cathedral as the queen mother!
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 02:29 AM   #9
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Present:
Sears is an unwed King
JHC is the grandfather looking at his legacy
Aon is the forgotten son

In the future:
Fordham is the Queen
Trump is the new flashy brother
Waterview is the forgotten child
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 03:37 AM   #10
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Quote:
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Present:
Sears is an unwed King
JHC is the grandfather looking at his legacy
Aon is the forgotten son

In the future:
Fordham is the Queen
Trump is the new flashy brother
Waterview is the forgotten child
or The Sears Tower is the king and the JHC is the queen.
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 03:44 AM   #11
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Houston:

King: JP Morgan Chase Towerl;

[IMG]http://************/i3au7d.jpg[/IMG]

Queen: Williams Tower;

[IMG]http://************/i3aubq.jpg[/IMG]
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 03:47 AM   #12
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keep in mind: The King and Queen aren't necessarily the two tallest buildings, just the tallest classy ones. For example, Sears is Chicagos King and Hancock is Queen. Amoco/Aon Center isn't quite as classy as the other two

In Hong Kong, id definately say Central Plaza and Bank of China... two class acts. 2IFC really blows, im sorry but it does
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 03:55 AM   #13
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Both Sears and Hancock are masculine though. Can't have a male Queen, can you?
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 07:55 AM   #14
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The king of Boston would be the John Hancock because it is the tallest and it has a male name though it looks more elegant than the queen, the Prudential. When they "mate" in 2001, 111 Huntington Avenue is born (the blue building next to the Prudential) with the glass of the John Hancock and the lights of the Prudential (both are bright at top I guess).

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Old December 6th, 2005, 05:58 AM   #15
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Nice pic. Is that river frozen?
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Old December 6th, 2005, 07:25 AM   #16
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The King is now First Canadian Place , the Queen in red is Scotia Plaza


The old King, Commerce Court North (467 ft. 1931) is still impressive though.
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Old December 6th, 2005, 02:29 PM   #17
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This is what the king and queen of NYC look like from the East River.
The thing that can drive me crazy about most pictures of NYC is knowing that the skyscrapers there are so much taller than they appear. It isn't anything for a 650 ft. building in Midtown Manhattan to go completely without notice in the skyline, and amazing as that is, having all the skyscrapers takes away even from the taller ones such as the King and Queen of the skyline. The ESB especially, is so incredibly tall, tall, TALL!



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Old December 6th, 2005, 02:54 PM   #18
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OK, the elderly king of Dubai [soon to be succeeded]


by Krazy


And his fat queen...



two young princes....

[IMG]http://************/biwcbd.jpg[/IMG]
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and the up and coming pretender to the throne!

[IMG]http://************/i3uj5s.jpg[/IMG]
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Old December 9th, 2005, 05:12 AM   #19
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Liberty Place for Philadelphia


One Liberty Place with the king's crown, Two LP with the tiara
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Both Sears and Hancock are masculine though. Can't have a male Queen, can you?
Good Point!
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