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Old March 12th, 2006, 08:28 AM   #1
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World's Best Classic Skyscrapers

My favorite skyscrapers are ones from the early 1900's. New York has the best collection of them by far. Chicago has a few. However, can you post photos of such buildings (of at least 30 stories) from your city?

Here are some of my favorites in NY:

40 Wall Street



The Municipal Building




The old city hall which dates from 1802 sits across the street from it


The San Remo


20 Exchange Place


Federal Courthouse


While not skyscrapers, the Surrogates Court and the Tweed Courthouse across the street are awesome



120 Broadway



Bankers Trust

Bankers Trust at ground level (on right hand side)


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Sherry Netherland and the Pierre

Woolworth





The Beresford


Metlife




New York Life





The Flatiron


The El Dorado (which looks a lot like the San Remo (also on CPW))



American Radiator




General Electric



Standard Oil




The Trinity Building (named after Trinity Church next door)



Trinity Church with the Trinity Building in the background


No introduction needed



The Crown Building




55 Liberty Street




The Helmsley



The Carlyle



The Ansonia


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Old March 12th, 2006, 09:08 AM   #2
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Detroit ranks behind only New York and Chicago when it comes to pre-depression skyscrapers. The three greatest are the Fisher Building, the Guardian Building, and the Penobscot Building. Other greats include the David Stott Building, the Book Tower, Cadillac Place, and Broderick Tower.

Here are all of Detroit's pre-depression skyscrapers in the 30-floor range:

1. Penobscot Building - 1928 - 565 ft - 47 floors
2. Guardian Building - 1929 - 496 ft - 40 floors
3. Book Tower - 1926 - 475 ft - 38 floors
4. Fisher Building - 1928 - 444 ft - 30 floors
5. Cadillac Tower - 1927 - 437 ft - 40 floors
6. David Stott Building - 1929 - 437 ft - 32 floors
7. J.L. Hudson Building - 1928 - 410 ft - 29 floors
8. David Broderick Tower - 1928 - 369 ft - 35 floors
9. Buhl Building - 1925 - 366 ft - 29 floors
10. Book-Cadillac Hotel - 1924 - 351 ft - 29 floors

Here are all of Chicago's Pre-Depression Skyscrapers in the 30-floor range:
1. Chicago Temple Building - 1924 - 568 ft - 23 floors
2. Palmolive Building - 1929 - 565 ft - 37 floors
3. Civic Opera Building - 1929 - 555 ft - 45 floors
4. Pittsfield Building - 1927 - 551 ft - 38 floors
5. Morrison Hotel - 1925 - 526 ft - 45 floors
6. 35 East Wacker Drive - 1927 - 523 ft - 40 floors
7. Mather Tower - 1928 - 521 ft - 41 floors
8. Carbide & Carbon Building - 1929 - 503 ft - 37 floors
9. Bankers Building - 1927 - 476 ft - 41 floors
10. Metropolitan Tower - 1924 - 475 ft - 37 floors
11. American Furniture Mart - 1926 - 474 ft - 29 floors
12. Hotel Intercontinental - 1929 - 471 ft - 42 floors
13. Randolph Tower - 1929 - 465 ft - 45 floors
14. Tribune Tower - 1925 - 463 ft - 34 floors
15. Roanoke Building - 1925 - 452 ft - 37 floors
16. Wrigley Building - 1922 - 438 ft - 27 floors
17. Willoughby Tower - 1929 - 438 ft - 38 floors
18. 333 North Michigan - 1928 - 396 ft - 34 floors
19. Allerton Crowne Plaza - 1924 - 360 ft - 25 floors
20. Drake Tower - 1929 - 347 ft - 30 floors
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Old March 12th, 2006, 09:37 AM   #3
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Nice thread, wrong subforum!
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Old March 12th, 2006, 09:56 AM   #4
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Here are some others. I'm sure I've missed a few cities, but here's an idea of other cities. Basically, I listed any building built before 1930 that was taller than 347 ft (the shortest building that had at least 30 floors).

Philadelphia:
1. City Hall - 1901 - 548 ft - 9 floors
2. Wachovia Building - 1927 - 405 ft - 29 floors
3. Lewis Tower - 1929 - 389 ft - 33 floors
4. The Drake - 1929 - 375 ft - 33 floors

Los Angeles:
1. City Hall - 1928 - 454 ft - 32 floors

Houston:
1. JPMorgan Chase Building - 1929 - 428 ft - 36 floors
2. Niels Esperson Building - 1927 - 410 ft - 32 floors

San Francisco:
1. Russ Building - 1927 - 435 ft - 32 floors
2. PacBell Building - 1925 - 435 ft - 26 floors
3. Shell Building - 1929 - 378 ft - 29 floors

St. Louis:
1. Southwestern Bell Building - 1926 - 399 ft - 26 floors
2. Civil Courts Building - 1929 - 386 ft - 13 floors

Pittsburgh:
1. Koppers Building - 1929 - 475 ft - 34 floors
2. First National Bank Building - 1912 - 387 ft - 26 floors
3. Oliver Building - 1910 - 347 ft - 25 floors

Dallas:
1. Magnolia Hotel - 1923 - 430 ft - 29 floors

Boston:
1. Custom House Tower - 1915 - 496 ft - 32 floors

Minneapolis:
1. Foshay Tower - 1929 - 448 ft - 32 floors

Baltimore:
1. Bank of America Building - 1924 - 509 ft - 37 floors

Cincinnati:
1. PNC Tower - 1913 - 495 ft - 31 floors

Milwaukee:
1. City Hall - 1895 - 353 ft - 15 floors

Buffalo:
1. Rand Building - 1929 - 351 ft - 26 floors

Hartford:
1. Travelers Tower - 1919 - 527 ft - 24 floors

Providence:
1. Bank of America Building - 1927 - 428 ft - 26 floors

Miami:
1. Miami Dade County Courthouse - 1928 - 360 ft - 28 floors

Seattle:
1. Smith Tower - 1914 - 467 ft - 38 floors

Columbus:
1. LeVeque Tower - 1927 - 555 ft - 47 floors

Kansas City:
1. Oak Tower Building - 1913 - 379 ft - 28 floors

Cleveland:
1. Ohio Bell Huron Building - 1927 - 365 ft - 24 floors
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Old March 12th, 2006, 07:29 PM   #5
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Hudinka,

THanks for posting the list. It's very comprehensive. Do you have any photos?
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Old March 12th, 2006, 07:38 PM   #6
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Wow nice buildings!
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Old March 12th, 2006, 07:51 PM   #7
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the "boerentoren" in Antwerp, the first european skyscraper
97.75 meter high
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Old March 12th, 2006, 08:00 PM   #8
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Wrigley Building, Chicago, 1922

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Old March 13th, 2006, 07:32 AM   #9
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I don't have any photos of skyscrapers in other cities, but I do have some of Detroit:

1. Penobscot Building - 1928 - 565 ft - 47 floors


2. Guardian Building - 1929 - 496 ft - 40 floors


3. Book Tower - 1926 - 475 ft - 38 floors


4. Fisher Building - 1928 - 444 ft - 30 floors


5. Cadillac Tower - 1927 - 437 ft - 40 floors


6. David Stott Building - 1929 - 437 ft - 32 floors


7. J.L. Hudson Building - 1928 - 410 ft - 29 floors*
(IMAGE IS NOT MINE)


8. David Broderick Tower - 1928 - 369 ft - 35 floors
(IMAGE IS NOT MINE)


9. Buhl Building - 1925 - 366 ft - 29 floors


10. Book-Cadillac Hotel - 1924 - 351 ft - 29 floors
(IMAGE IS NOT MINE)


*Hudson's was demolished in 1998.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 07:36 AM   #10
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Thanks for posting them. I like the Book Tower.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 07:48 AM   #11
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I like the Chrysler Building though The Empire State has a mightier appearance. I also like The Woolworth and Singer Building as well.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 07:59 AM   #12
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Quote:
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the "boerentoren" in Antwerp, the first european skyscraper
97.75 meter high
I like that tower. Thanks for the photo.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 09:51 AM   #13
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i'm a fan of classic skyscrapers! glad to see this thread
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Old March 13th, 2006, 04:20 PM   #14
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Here are some more of my favorites. Unlike the others, these buildings are in the 15 to 20 story range. There are 1,000's of buildings like this in New York.

The St. Urban


The Kenilworth


The Langham


The Chatsworth

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Old March 13th, 2006, 07:56 PM   #15
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The Bullocks Wilshire Building in Los Angeles.




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Opened in 1929 just before the stock market crash, Bullocks Wilshire was one of America's first suburban department stores and is regarded as one of the finest Art Deco buildings in the U.S. Clients who visited the store included Mae West, Alfred Hitchcock, John Wayne, Greta Garbo, and Clark Gable.

The building was purchased by the Southwestern University School of Law in 1994 who restored it to its former glory and is now the university's library housing over 365,000 volumes.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 12:50 AM   #16
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One of my personal favorites:

Tribune Tower, Chicago, 1925

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Old March 14th, 2006, 01:18 AM   #17
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these buildings could use a good power washing!
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Old March 14th, 2006, 01:28 AM   #18
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NY simply has the most beatiful buildings of the planet
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Old March 14th, 2006, 01:56 AM   #19
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A few possibly unknowns (less known) in Chicago:

Edgewater Beach Apartments:


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