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Old February 3rd, 2006, 02:01 PM   #1
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Best looking box-type skyscraper

Which box-type scraper do you like the most?
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 02:03 PM   #2
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Mine is the Cheung Kong Centre in HK

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Old February 3rd, 2006, 02:37 PM   #3
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woah it is stunning
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 03:01 PM   #4
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Torre Picasso. Madrid. 157 meters. 43 floors

Arquitect: Minoru Yamasaki 1989.




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Old February 3rd, 2006, 04:02 PM   #5
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the towers in canary wharf, i really like them.
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 04:11 PM   #6
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Cheung Kong Centre and AON Chicago.
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 04:12 PM   #7
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Oh and WTC Of course!
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 05:13 PM   #8
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Oh and WTC Of course!
yeah
WTC is it


this is Istanbuls BOX
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 05:26 PM   #9
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Seagram, no doubt



for Warsaw
Intraco II - 1979 - 140 m

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Old February 4th, 2006, 12:09 AM   #10
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Seagram in NY and the IBM Tower in Chicago
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Old February 4th, 2006, 12:26 AM   #11
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The father of modernism and the International Style is Mies van der Rohe... any of his projects take the top-10, in my opinion. His craft isn't simply about giving form to a tall building, but to follow his principles through every single detail of the building. He coined the terms 'God is in the details' and 'Less is more'. His work shaped 20th Century architecture.

Any of his buildings will do, but I'll post his work in Toronto. The Toronto-Dominion Centre is the only place I know of where there are multiple Mies towers (there are 5 in total). They actually create an urban context.

The Toronto-Dominion Centre





By the way, anyone refering to such buildings as box-style or box-type buildings is just displaying a lack of knowledge of modern architecture (particularly when used in a condescending manner). Or perhaps it's just lost in translation.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 12:59 AM   #12
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I'm sure he was just trying to make it clear for people to attract thread users, Algonquin.

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Old February 4th, 2006, 02:11 AM   #13
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It's gotta be the Seagram for me.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 05:57 AM   #14
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Lever House, NYC

And Mies Van der Rohe stuff is gorge too
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Old February 4th, 2006, 05:58 AM   #15
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Aon Center, Chicago

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Old February 4th, 2006, 06:12 AM   #16
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These boxes will always be my favorite.

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Old February 4th, 2006, 06:59 AM   #17
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You said it TalB
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Old February 4th, 2006, 12:12 PM   #18
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I like the Mies van der Rohe buildings in Chicago. Sears Tower in Chicago as well.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 12:17 PM   #19
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Cheung Kong Centre HK for me. I see no problem with the thread title as curtain wall or 'international style' skyscrapers aren't the only box shaped buildings out there.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 12:27 PM   #20
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My favourite "box" is the 150 meter high Midi Tower in Brussels:



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