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Old February 15th, 2006, 01:43 AM   #21
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Some I haven't even seen before. Great pics, Hecago!
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Old February 15th, 2006, 02:22 AM   #22
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Buffalo City Hall (1931)

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Old February 15th, 2006, 08:24 AM   #23
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Buffalo's city hall looks colossal!
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Old February 15th, 2006, 06:26 PM   #25
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Ellicott Square Building, Buffalo (1896) right at 10 floors according to Emporis :

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Old February 15th, 2006, 06:29 PM   #26
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Wilhelm-Marx-Haus in Düsseldorf!
Built in 1924, Wilhelm Marx House was the first skyscraper to be built in Germany.





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Old February 15th, 2006, 06:47 PM   #27
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This was the first scraper in europe:
The white house(witte huis), 47m completed in 1898.


A pic from 1912:
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Old February 15th, 2006, 06:52 PM   #28
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But these towers from yemen are probably the real first scrapers in the world:







If we go way back in time, Alexandria had a scraper to:
The alexandria light house:



Some more ancient hi rise, this isnt tha tallest of its kind btw:
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Old February 15th, 2006, 07:58 PM   #29
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Some historic German Skysrapers:

Chilehaus, Hamburg (1924)




Tagblatt-Turm, Stuttgart (1928)





Shell-Haus, Berlin (1932)


Anzeiger-Hochhaus, Hanover (1928)




Hansa-Hochhaus, Cologne (1925)


Ernst-Abbe-Hochhaus, Jena (1936)

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Old February 15th, 2006, 11:04 PM   #30
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kungsgatan, Stockholm, Sweden

Kungstornen built in 1924 and 1925 are the first skyscapers in Europe.

situated on opposite side of kungsgatan in stockholm they where supposed to be the begining of a "manhattan" of Stockholm but where the only tall builiding built.

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Old February 16th, 2006, 05:03 AM   #31
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A couple more Chicago buildings.

Old Colony Building 1894







The Auditorium Building 1890





Sheridan Plaza 1920



Aquitania Apartments 1923

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=130840

Uptown National Bank

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Old February 16th, 2006, 06:02 AM   #32
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The Auditorium Building is a thing of beauty!

Always loved Buffalo City Hall, such a stern, powerful structure.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 09:58 PM   #33
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The Potter Bldg is said to be NYC's first skyscraper, but it doesn't get mentioned very often.

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Old February 16th, 2006, 10:51 PM   #34
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Other than New York and Chicago, Detroit is the place to go for Classic Skyscraper Architecture.

This is the skyline in the early 1930's:


Here's a closer shot:


The Book Tower:


Broderick Tower:


Cadillac Tower:


Guardian Building:


Penobscot Building:


Here are a just a few of the buildings as they are now:

Book Tower


Buhl Building


Cadillac Tower


David Stott Building


Dime Building


First National Building


Fisher Building


Guardian Building


Penobscot Building


Penobscot Annex


SBC Building


Waterboard Building
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Old February 17th, 2006, 12:57 AM   #35
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More Chicago.

Monadnock Building 1893







Santa Fe Building 1904





The Patricians 1928





40 East Delaware 1926



Mentor Building 1906





Ward Memorial Building 1926











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Old February 17th, 2006, 01:13 AM   #36
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Great pics of Detroit, hudkina. Cadillac Tower seems ahead of its time, great structure, and man do I love the Dime Building. I'm jealous.
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Old February 17th, 2006, 01:48 AM   #37
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São Paulo:
Sampaio Moreira, 1924:




Rolim, 1928:


Martinelli, 1929:




Banco de São Paulo, 1938:


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Old February 18th, 2006, 05:53 PM   #38
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Another 19th century skyscraper in NYC is the Park Row Bldg, which is more recognized than the Potter Bldg.

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Old February 19th, 2006, 12:19 PM   #39
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first skyscrapers in Warsaw:

Cedergren/PAST building, 52m, built in 1908

picture taken in 1932:


nowadays:



Prudential building, 66m, built in 1931-33


picture taken in 1935:


nowadays:
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Old February 19th, 2006, 01:12 PM   #40
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"Neboticnik" ("Skyscraper") in Ljubljana/Slovenia, 1933:





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