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Old May 17th, 2009, 12:11 AM   #81
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Düsseldorf (Germany), Wilhelm-Marx-Haus

It was built in 1924 and one of the 1st true highrises/skyscrapers in Europe





Music Pavillion in front of the Wilhelm Marx House:




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Old May 17th, 2009, 12:45 AM   #82
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Senate House: London (1932-1937)


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Part of the University of London, this building was earmarked by Hitler, who intended it to be his headquarters in London, once he had invaded Britain.

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Old May 17th, 2009, 01:31 AM   #83
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Westminster Cathedral: London (1895-1903)





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Not to be confused with the much older Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic community in England and Wales.

Not a typically English building!
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I always found the Westminster Cathedral to be really interesting, but I don't think it fits here


Btw, does London have another historical highrise, apart from the Senate House?
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Not sure it fits here either, but still an interesting one:
Pharos, lighthouse of Alexandria, 146m, built around -250BC, destroyed in 1303 by an earthquake. Tallest building on Earth for about 1500 years.

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I always found the Westminster Cathedral to be really interesting, but I don't think it fits here


Btw, does London have another historical highrise, apart from the Senate House?
Ha ha, Fair enough! Ok, I wasn't going to include Westminster Cathedral but then I saw that someone had included a highrise art deco church and thought that I could get away with including it. Technically it has a large tower, so perhaps it could count as a skyscraper.............perhaps ;-)

I think that Senate House may well be London's only pre WW2 highrise building, I can't think of any others off the top of my head. It's a shame really.
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Indeed. Even many German cities that were/are far smaller as London have 2 or more historical highrises. Thinking about Dresden, Munich, Leipzig, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart a.s.o.


Would have been too great if London got the Albert Memorial Tower eh Probably one of the greatest classical highrises if they (had) build that one.

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Old May 18th, 2009, 07:13 PM   #88
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The Albert Memorial Tower would have been a great building, but I'm not so sure about the location - I think that it woud have dwarfed Westminster Abbey too much. There's no denying the fact that it would have been a great tower though.

I'm not sure why we never really got any of these towers in the UK - I mean we got a fair bit of art deco and some great early twentieth century midrises e.g. the Liver Building in Liverpool & Lancaster House in Manchester, just not proper highrises. Perhaps highrises were as controversial in the UK then, as they are now!
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Strange enough, since the Empire already built lots of highrises in their colonies back then, eh?

Thinking about many Canadian or Australian cities, Shanghai, Hongkong or Singapur.
But well, those places were 'dark horses' back then, they could plan anything from scratch.
No old towns "constricting" the progress through highrises, boulevards or whatever
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Damn, that Albert Memorial Tower looks awesome...

What's the reason why isn't build?
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Strange enough, since the Empire already built lots of highrises in their colonies back then, eh?

Thinking about many Canadian or Australian cities, Shanghai, Hongkong or Singapur.
But well, those places were 'dark horses' back then, they could plan anything from scratch.
No old towns "constricting" the progress through highrises, boulevards or whatever
Exactly ;-)
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That probably is because the Freedom Tower was built after the Giralda one
Exactly and it's not the only building. There is a great thread in the Spanish section from Marp on the Giraldas in the world:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=854570
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Not necessarily "best" but interesting.

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Central Terminal, Buffalo, New York (currently vacant)

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Central Terminal from the rear.

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Electric Tower (on the right) and the Buffalo Savings Bank (now M&T) on the left.

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The Guaranty/Prudential Building. My photo doesn't do it justice.

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So maybe Bazylika Mariacka (Marienkirche) from Gdańsk, Poland. It's biggest brick-church in the world and one of the biggest in general (but not the tallest one ). 82m height. Construction: 1343-1502

Pics doesn't show its greatness, it's really huge ;D





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It looks really massive.The houses look like puppet houses!
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I adore this church as I adore Gdansk/Danzig, but this definitely doesn't belong here.


Besides, you didn't even credit your sources!
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I adore this church as I adore Gdansk/Danzig, but this definitely doesn't belong here.


Besides, you didn't even credit your sources!
Why doesn't belong? Churches' images were posted here before.

Credit? Use google, I found these pics in 1 minute, everyone can. Besides, you can find a link in images' properties.
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Witte Huis, Rotterdam

Het Witte Huis (lit. "the white house") was build in 1898 and is one of those early European skyscrapers known as "first skyscraper in Europe". In fact, it is a really old one and by its time it was the tallest office building in Europe, on the other hand the height of 43 meters might be not enough to call it a real skyscraper.



Build in 1898, the building is one of the few pre-war structures in the innercity of Rotterdam (Rotterdam was bombed in 1940). It is a UNESCO-monument.



The walls were decorated with statues. Some statues did not survive the great fire of 1940 (caused by the bombings), others still stand.



The White House surrounded by the modern skyscrapers of Rotterdam:




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