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Old March 17th, 2006, 02:15 AM   #41
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Old March 17th, 2006, 09:38 AM   #42
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Old October 13th, 2007, 12:29 AM   #43
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Nice forum, but more New York skyscrapers would be nice.
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Old October 13th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #44
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without a doubt NY has by far the most beautiful skyscrapers in the whole world..
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Old October 13th, 2007, 02:04 AM   #45
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Stuff that only NY has can never be reproduced and is truly the best.

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Old October 13th, 2007, 12:02 PM   #46
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Tribune Tower's by far my favourite, although whatever Ebola has posted may soon become a new favourite - what is it Ebola?

Strangely enough, this building in Hong Kong isn't exactly an old tower - built in 1993, but it looks like it should have been built some time in the 1950's. It's not entirely prominent in the Hong Kong skyline, although if you look closer you can spot it - it's 186m.

The Entertainent Building in Central:



And of course, the old Bank of China tower, which was built in the 1950's (1950 to be exact) - has a very Chinese look to it...it's a shame it isn't taller, although if it were taller it would look strange in Hong Kong's glassy skyline. Reckon it would fit in well in NYC or Chicago though.





Can't ignore the Peninsula, the main building was built in 1928 - the upper extension was added in the early 90's.







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Old October 13th, 2007, 12:23 PM   #47
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the salvo palace, in Montevideo, Uruguay

Palacio Salvo (English: Salvo Palace) is a building in Montevideo, Uruguay, located at the intersection of 18 de Julio Avenue and Plaza Independencia. It was designed by the architect Mario Palanti, an Italian immigrant living in Buenos Aires, who used a similar design for his Palacio Barolo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Finished in 1925, Palacio Salvo stands 100 metres high with the antenna included and was the tallest building in South America at the time. [citation needed]

It was built on the site where the Confiteria La Giralda was once located, a place renowned for being where Gerardo Matos Rodríguez wrote his tango La Cumparsita, in 1917. [1]

The building was originally intended to function as a hotel, possibly mixed with some private residential units. This did not work out, and it never functioned as a hotel. There is now a mixture of offices and private residences in the building. [2]



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Old October 13th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #48
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Ideal House in London has always been a favourite of mine...







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Old October 13th, 2007, 04:01 PM   #49
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^ Where do we have to search for the "skyscraping"-aspect?

Btw: Great photos mates, cordial thanks. I just love scrapers of the good old days
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Old October 13th, 2007, 05:30 PM   #50
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Despite attempts to wean myself of these buildings they remain my favourite forms of architecture.

Here's a few, there are some repeats but I think they deserve it.

American International NYC


Bit hard to find photos that do this building justice as that area is so densely packed. It's hard to pick out how it's lower massing beautifully tappers up into the slender tower, but never mind.

500 Fifth Avenue




The fuller building is an often overlooked art deco tower in NYC.

(The Ritz tower is also nicely in the background.)


Detroit has arguably the best selection of pre war skyscrapers, just out of sheer quality, not quantity, in the world. No amount of whinging about the city's current condition can change that.

Here's the David Stott Building, possibly my favorite all brick skyscraper.
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The glorious fisher building:
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The Guardian Building:



Since Chicago has been pretty well covered I'll just post a few of my favourites.

333 North Michigan on the left is with the Mather tower on the right.
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Here's the Seattle Tower, in, unsurprisingly, Seattle.



Toronto Star has been demolished but I think it was one of the best pre war skyscrapers in Toronto.


The famous Aldred Building in Montreal:
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Minneapolis is home to the Qwest Centre, perhaps not the most eye catching tower, it is nonetheless a perfect example of 1930's American skyscraper design, with its strong vertical lines and metal spandrels. The black thing at the top was added in the 1950's.
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There are so many more I would love to post, but this'll do for now.
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Old October 14th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #51
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heres a sort of forgotten one, the bank of america, baltimore (thats just a recent name)

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Kansas city also has a great collection of them

I also love this building in Buenos Aires, the Kavanagh Building

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Old October 17th, 2007, 08:47 AM   #52
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Despite attempts to wean myself of these buildings they remain my favourite forms of architecture.
I totally agree

Keep this thread growing please
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Old October 18th, 2007, 03:52 AM   #53
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whatever Ebola has posted may soon become a new favourite - what is it Ebola?
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that the General electric building aka 570 lexington avenue
located in Midtown manhattan
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Old October 18th, 2007, 04:09 AM   #54
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Some in Toronto.


Royal York Hotel




Commerce Court North




Canada Life Building

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Old October 18th, 2007, 07:43 AM   #55
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Yep Ny has a great collection but...

Chicago has got more than just a "few", oh Chi-town does it's thing..


Wish I knew the name: This one is a stunner and really struck me.







One of my all time favorites anywhere Carbide and Carbon.




The beautiful Pittsfield up there.








Mather Tower



333 North Michigan



and again..


Wrigley- Intercontinental- Chicago Tribune Tower. I mean... Helloooo


Chicago Temple Buildings



35 East Wacker



To me, that right there just says " Good Morning, welcome to Michigan Avenue". That beauty on the right is called the London Guarantee Building.



The Palmolive contending



Chicago Board of Trade



Mather Tower again



Palmolive still contending



Willougby and Pittsfield holding there own infront of the more modern monsters behind them.



Randolph



Dahhhhhh Merchandise Mart



and I'll leave you with the Intercontinental

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Old October 18th, 2007, 08:38 AM   #56
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The first one is the University Club.
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Old October 19th, 2007, 04:40 AM   #57
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^ Thanks. I'd imagine that if you didn't live in Chicago ( and I am only assuming) that you would have no clue about this extraordinary building. Maybe, Idk. Eitherway, it's a gem and I rarely hear about it nor recognize it when looking at the Michigan Avenue skyline. Only when I stood under it.

Also note the picture of Chicago Temple Building. I didn't even really photograph the ones behind it but there really is so much more. Chicago is certainly not lacking in classic skyscrapers and they have some of the most ornate and interesting buildings in the loop.
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Old October 19th, 2007, 05:33 AM   #58
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No love for Raymond Hood's other NY towers? McGraw Hill, Daily News, Rockefeller Center?

Also, is anyone familiar with the exact location of Hood's City of Towers proposal for Chicago? I'm trying to figure out if it roughly occupied the same boundries as LSE, and haven't been able to turn up any information online.
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 05:21 AM   #59
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Aguas Argentinas Building
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 03:57 PM   #60
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The Royal Liver Building- Liverpool







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