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Old February 14th, 2006, 05:38 AM   #1
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Old Skyscrapers

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Old February 14th, 2006, 05:39 AM   #2
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Heres the Manchester Unity Building in Melbourne

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Old February 14th, 2006, 05:43 AM   #3
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Empire State Building (quite obvious isn't it?)





Flatiron Building



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Old February 14th, 2006, 05:53 AM   #4
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A few oldies in Toronto

Victoria Tower


Richmond-Adelaide Centre III


302 Bay St.


National Building


357 Bay St.


Sterling Tower


67 Yonge St.


69 Yonge St.


Victory Building


Commerce Court North


Princess Margaret Hospital


Optima Business Centre


Whitney Block


Bank Of Nova Scotia Building


Lumsden Building


Royal York Hotel

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Old February 14th, 2006, 06:01 AM   #5
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Here's some from Shanghai

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Old February 14th, 2006, 06:04 AM   #6
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A few more from Shanghai's The Bund :







There actually aren't that many tall buildings along the water's edge.
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Shanghai's art-deco skyscrapers aren't that tall compared to NY or Chicago but they're some of the tallest in Asia!
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Old February 14th, 2006, 06:12 AM   #8
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Chrysler .. how could I forget about you?



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How about the Woolworth Building

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Old February 14th, 2006, 06:26 AM   #10
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... or 20 Exchange Place





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Old February 14th, 2006, 07:07 AM   #11
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Foshay Tower, Minneapolis.









Can you see it in this one?




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Old February 14th, 2006, 07:40 AM   #12
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The Barringer Building (1903) in downtown Columbia:



The Palmetto Building (1912) in Columbia:



On the right, the old American Sentinal Life, now Number One Main Street (1911) building:

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How about some old scrapers that don't exist anymore like Singer Building in NY?

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Old February 14th, 2006, 05:51 PM   #14
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More from Canada

Marine Building Vancouver


National Bank Building Winnipeg


Pigott Building Hamilton


Édifice Price Quebec City


Édifice de la Sunlife Montreal


Tour De La Banque Royale Montreal


Aldred Building Montreal


Bell Telephone Building Montreal
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Old February 14th, 2006, 06:19 PM   #15
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So that's Sunlife! I was wondering what that building was outside my hotel room.



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Old February 14th, 2006, 08:07 PM   #16
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KBC-tower or Boerentoren (Antwerp, Belgium)
1932, 97 m / the first skyscraper in Europe









And of course, perhaps my favourite classic tower of all: the smith tower in Seattle:

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Old February 14th, 2006, 09:05 PM   #17
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The first skyscraper in Europe is built in Rotterdam The Netherlands. It was the white house almost 50 m high and completed in 1898.
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Old February 14th, 2006, 10:20 PM   #18
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Mikep beat me to it, but heres some more of the pigott building in hamilton


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Old February 15th, 2006, 12:32 AM   #19
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Hold on just a second.....

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Old February 15th, 2006, 01:10 AM   #20
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Chicago has a few.

The Chicago Board of Trade. 1930









Civic Opera Building 1929





Chicago Temple Building 1924





Pamolive Building 1929



One North Lasalle 1930




Mather Tower 1928



Carbide & Carbon Building 1929



Tribune Tower 1925





Wrigley Building 1922



333 North Michigan 1928





Merchandise Mart 1931



Skyline Century of Progress 1930





London Guarantee Building 1923



Marquette Building 1895



Reliance Building 1895



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Bankers Building 1927



Pittsfield Building 1927



Lasalle-Wacker Building 1930



Willoughby Tower 1929



Metropolitan Tower





One North Dearborn 1905

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=116854

North American Building 1912

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6 North Michigan 1899



The Powhatan 1929



Victor Lawson YMCA 1931



The Coyote 1928



10 West Elm



Marquette Building 1895



Reliance Building 1895



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1540 North Lakeshore Drive 1925



The Rookery 1888





309 W. Washington 1922

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