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Old March 14th, 2006, 02:49 AM   #21
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Chicago:

Chicago Board of Trade.



Bankers Building



Civic Opera Building



Chicago Temple Building



Palmolive Building.



Pittsfield Building.



Lasalle-Wacker building



100 North LaSalle



Lasalle Bank building



State of Illinois Building.



Central office Building



Engineering Building.



333 North Michigan Avenue



Mather Tower



35 East Wacker Drive



Willoughby Tower



Carbide and Carbon Building



Metropolitan Tower



680 North Lakeshore Drive



Tribune Tower



Wrigley Building.



Chicago Hilton and Towers

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Old March 14th, 2006, 03:14 AM   #22
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Some more Chi-town classics.

Skyline Century of Progress



London Guarantee Building



Fisher Building



6 North Building



Old Republic Building



Peoples Gas Company Building



Monroe Building



30 North Michigan Avenue



Intercontinental Hotel



The Powhatan



Marquette Building



Reliance Building



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1540 North Lake Shore Drive



Burnham Center




The Coyote

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Old March 14th, 2006, 03:35 AM   #23
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Forget what this building is called, but on the Gold Coast


10 West Elm


Blackstone Hotel (is being heavily renovated)
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Old March 14th, 2006, 03:52 AM   #24
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I hate doing this, but there are no good images on Google so I'll link to Emporis

Park Edgewater
http://www.emporis.com/files/transfe.../06/151299.jpg

The Renaissance
http://www.emporis.com/files/transfe.../07/126310.jpg

Uptown National Bank


You know, Chicago only has a few
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Old March 14th, 2006, 06:10 AM   #25
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BTW, I heard that some of these old scrapers are rennovated in the inside. It's hard to explain but what I meant is they look old in the outside but modern on the inside.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 06:21 AM   #26
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Yeah that's true a lot of times. Many of these towers were actually office buildings first so they needed to be converted into residential units but they still usually keep and restore the very big things like the lobbies and such while modernizing the rest.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 06:34 AM   #27
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Modernization is needed to bring in the technological infrastructure that companies need to function. However, renovations can only go so far in the older buildings since they were never designed for fiber optic cables and such.
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Modernization is needed to bring in the technological infrastructure that companies need to function. However, renovations can only go so far in the older buildings since they were never designed for fiber optic cables and such.
Even with iconic ones such as The Woolworth, Chrysler or Empire State?
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Old March 14th, 2006, 07:02 AM   #29
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You know, Chicago only has a few


Whatever happened to the forumer "TPE"? He used to post some nice shots of classic Chicago.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 07:06 AM   #30
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Chicago has only an extremely small number compared to New York. It's one of the reasons why I don't like its skyline nearly as much as New York's.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 07:08 AM   #31
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Chicago has only an extremely small number compared to New York. It's one of the reasons why I don't like its skyline nearly as much as New York's.
Well, seeing how chicago only has a fifth as many skyscrapers total, that easy to understand.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 07:15 AM   #32
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Randolph tower



the Oriental Theater

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Old March 14th, 2006, 07:28 AM   #33
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Quality over quantity I suppose.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 02:52 PM   #34
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Well, seeing how chicago only has a fifth as many skyscrapers total, that easy to understand.
But Chicago doesn't have remotely close to one-fifth of the old skyscrapers that NY does. If one were to include buildings the height of the ones that you posted, there are areas in NY like the Flatiron District, the Upper West Side, SoHo, etc. that has block after block of buildings that height with nothing new amidst them.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 10:30 PM   #35
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But Chicago doesn't have remotely close to one-fifth of the old skyscrapers that NY does. If one were to include buildings the height of the ones that you posted, there are areas in NY like the Flatiron District, the Upper West Side, SoHo, etc. that has block after block of buildings that height with nothing new amidst them.
I never stated otherwise, what Meant was that since chicago has only a fifth as many scrapers and the majority of New york's are older, therefore New York is gonna have heck of alot more oldies, do the math.

Besides, age doesn't equal better.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 10:59 PM   #36
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Also, one of the things I like about Chicago is that it isn't block after block after block of the same style. It's a little bit of everything all together to make a big happy skyscraper family.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 12:10 AM   #37
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Quote:
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Well, seeing how chicago only has a fifth as many skyscrapers total, that easy to understand.
Not to mention it's two centuries younger.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 04:02 AM   #38
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More Chicago:

Merchandise Mart.



Lake-Michigan Building

click for image ----> http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=275293

Concord City Centre

click for image----> http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=112496

Insurance Exchange Building

click for image----> http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=102245

Socony-Vaccum Building

click for image----> http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=115379

Bank of America Building

click for image----> http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=128632

Riverside Plaza

click for image----> http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=197525

School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Wolberg Hall



1500 North Lake Shore Drive

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=201864

MDA City Apartments

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=110648

5000 East End Building

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=157925

Loop Center Building

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=114318

Harris Bank Building

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=117738

Madison Square Building.

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=101228

Chicago Athletic Association Annex

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=106753

Palmer House Hotel

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=117265

Victor Lawson YMCA

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=216799

The Eddystone

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=116854

209 East Lake Shore Drive

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=119533

Wacker Tower

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=148674

5000 south cornell

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=282377

U.S. Post Office

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=207699

Edgewater Beach Apartments

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=126157

2440 North Lakeview

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=114423

Maurice L. Rothschild Building

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=130914
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The Powhatan
http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=226149

Midwest Apartments
http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=127163

Jackson Towers
http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=263008

5421 South Cornell
http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=149027

Shore Line Condominium
http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=112511

7000 South Shore Drive
http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=111121

7321 South Shore Drive
http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=126199

The Coastland
http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=207279

Windermere House
http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=151303
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Even with iconic ones such as The Woolworth, Chrysler or Empire State?
Definitely yes. Companies need internet connections these days. It's a standard feature. Hence even the older buildings need to be retrofitted to provide such basic services.
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