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Old February 4th, 2006, 02:20 PM   #21
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I'm going to have to say both the WTC and also Mies van der Rohe's tower in Chicago.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 04:12 PM   #22
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I liked the WTC especially the cladding! It's platinum
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Old February 4th, 2006, 05:19 PM   #23
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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.
That's certainly true, I just felt I needed to make a statement. If I had a dollar for everytime some moron on SSC referred to a good example of IS as 'just a box', I could afford to go and get a masters degree in architecture.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 05:27 PM   #24
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I liked the WTC especially the cladding! It's platinum
It just shows that even boxes know how to soar.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 07:28 PM   #25
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Old February 4th, 2006, 10:18 PM   #26
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Pure box -- Citigroup Tower on Pudong, Shanghai.

Semi Box -- Scotia Plaza, Toronto

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Old February 4th, 2006, 10:53 PM   #27
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Old February 4th, 2006, 11:52 PM   #28
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Old February 5th, 2006, 03:57 AM   #29
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That's certainly true, I just felt I needed to make a statement. If I had a dollar for everytime some moron on SSC referred to a good example of IS as 'just a box', I could afford to go and get a masters degree in architecture.
I see your point, and you're right it's a bit of a derogatory term for IS scrapers, when used by morons on SSC in an incorrect context.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 06:23 AM   #30
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8 Canada Square - HSBC Tower, London.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 11:53 AM   #31
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wachovia in Raleigh. Not a true box but i think it counts!

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Old February 5th, 2006, 04:04 PM   #32
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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.
I second this post whole-heartedly, and echo your admiration of the father of the modern high rise. I find people who know something
about architecture would not use the term box-style as it is condescending
and dismissive.
Thanks for an all 'round excellent post!
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Old February 5th, 2006, 08:10 PM   #33
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^I forgot the HSBC HQ. I pass it everyday that I didn't even think of it!
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Old February 6th, 2006, 12:31 AM   #34
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This has turned out to be a great thread.

I would have never thought of the John Hancock tower as a 'box' in any way, but since someone posted it, I have to say it's my favourite building by a long shot.
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Old February 6th, 2006, 01:19 AM   #35
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The John Hancock can be considered a box though it has a trapezoid shape than rectangular.

By the way, one thing about Toronto is most of it's skyscrapers in the downtown area are boxed
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Old February 6th, 2006, 12:36 PM   #37
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Year, i was just about to post that one. A truely modern box and a favorite of mine...

I also like the Ferring international Center in ěrestaden, Cph.

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Old February 6th, 2006, 03:03 PM   #38
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The John Hancock can be considered a box though it has a trapezoid shape than rectangular.

By the way, one thing about Toronto is most of it's skyscrapers in the downtown area are boxed
That is true in most cities that built during the 60's/70's.. you will find
a lot of the so-called 'boxes' in cities like New York and Chicago, too.
It is a hallmark of the International style.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 04:05 AM   #39
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Trump Tower New York is pretty nice too.
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Old February 7th, 2006, 05:07 AM   #40
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[QUOTE=philip]Trump Tower New York is pretty nice too.
QUOTE]

Funny you should mention that. A Donald Trump Biography
was on A&E this aft, and they had footage of when it was
new, and it brought back memories of my travelling to New
York just after it was built and staring in awe up at all the
"goldness"!! LOL! I thought it was pretty darn swank.
Not quite so keen on it today, but it made a statement
when it was new. As did The Donald...
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