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Old February 15th, 2006, 08:30 AM   #1
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Famous scrapers when they were under construction

Got images of known skyscrapers when they were still under construction?

Here are some

John Hancock (Chicago)


Bank Of China (Hong Kong)




Woolworth Building (New York)
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Old February 15th, 2006, 08:48 AM   #2
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cool idea. this is like before they were stars kind of a thing
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Old February 15th, 2006, 08:54 AM   #3
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You can also see that type of frames they used to construct the skyscrapers.

Anyway, more images

World Trade Centre (New York)


Chrysler Building (New York)


Sears Tower (Chicago)


Cityhall Tower (Tokyo)


Swiss Re (London)
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Old February 15th, 2006, 09:32 AM   #4
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One of the oldest skyscraper construction pics - the MetLife Tower in New York, taken 1908!



The Flatiron, taken around 1901

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Old February 15th, 2006, 10:36 AM   #5
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There's a neat pic somewhere in the forum of a half-finished CN Tower too.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 12:48 PM   #6
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There's a neat pic somewhere in the forum of a half-finished CN Tower too.
Here's one pic that I found
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Old February 15th, 2006, 12:54 PM   #7
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Transamerica Pyramid (San Francisco)





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Old February 15th, 2006, 01:27 PM   #8
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OCBC Centre 1970s


Skyscraper boom, 1970s

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Old February 15th, 2006, 01:32 PM   #9
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OUB Centre



Temasek Tower


Swissotel the Stamford, former world's tallest hotel


UOB Plaza One


CPF Building, DBS Centre, UIC Building


Republic Plaza

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Old February 15th, 2006, 05:15 PM   #10
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2 IFC, HK











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Cool thread

Here's the Gherkin, a.k.a. SwissRe: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=315471
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Old February 16th, 2006, 12:51 AM   #12
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Great thread. Cool to see how little was around Sears at the time of construction.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 12:53 AM   #13
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Some I found:



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Old February 16th, 2006, 01:15 AM   #14
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Quote:
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One of the oldest skyscraper construction pics - the MetLife Tower in New York, taken 1908!



The Flatiron, taken around 1901


Metlife is amazing. Still the most beautiful skyscraper ever
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Old February 16th, 2006, 01:21 AM   #15
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Cool thread
Seems I will save all photos in this thread
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Old February 16th, 2006, 01:23 AM   #16
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cool thread!

1 Canada Sq, London


Seattle Space Needle, Seattle



BT Tower (ex-Post Office Tower), London



Pearl Orient TV Tower, Shanghai


Burj Al Arab, Dubai


Petronas Towers, KL



Taipei 101, Taipei


Eureka Tower, Melbourne

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Old February 16th, 2006, 01:42 AM   #17
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Old February 16th, 2006, 01:54 AM   #18
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Not exactly a "skyscraper", but an interesting (and very old) photo of one of London's most famous landmarks:


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Old February 16th, 2006, 02:00 AM   #19
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Hmm, I allways thought it was much older than that.
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The Eiffel Tower (Paris)







Cityhall (Los Angeles)

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