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Old July 23rd, 2009, 06:56 AM   #121
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There's a group on those: the Traditional Skyscrapers. You're welcome to join and post some of the American classics.

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Old July 23rd, 2009, 07:15 AM   #122
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Columbus Ohio Leveque Tower- Was once one of the tallest in the World when completed in 1927.


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Old July 23rd, 2009, 02:58 PM   #123
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How is the KBC used today, btw? I heard it was almost vacant for quite some time.
As far as I know, it's still in use as office tower of the Belgian KBC-bank.
It used to be a tower with mixed use. (residential & office)

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Old July 25th, 2009, 08:57 PM   #124
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Nebotičnik ("The Skyscraper") in Ljubljana, 1930-1933, 70m - It was, upon completion, ninth-tallest highrise in Europe:





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Old September 1st, 2009, 12:49 PM   #125
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The Telefonica Building in the background eh. One of the most amazing European skyscrapers ever built.

Madrid has another classical one, just can't think of the name right now. Anyone else?
There are two quite old buildings in "plaza de españa"



The one in the left: Torrre de Madrid (Madrid tower) 142m, built in 1957
The one in the right: Edificio España (Spain building) 117m, built in 1953
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Old September 1st, 2009, 02:28 PM   #126
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Altino Arantes-São Paulo

1947 - 161m/528ft


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Edifício Martinelli-São Paulo

1922 - 130m/426ft


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Old September 1st, 2009, 03:37 PM   #127
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Mihanovich Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina



Minetti Building in Rosario, Argentina



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Old September 1st, 2009, 04:38 PM   #128
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The Telefonica Building in the background eh. One of the most amazing European skyscrapers ever built.

Madrid has another classical one, just can't think of the name right now. Anyone else?
The Edificio Telefónica is a really beautiful skyscraper
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There are some classic skyscrapers more in Madrid, for example the petit palace hotel:

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Old September 2nd, 2009, 02:47 AM   #129
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"Alas Building"
Its a classic skyscraper in Buenos Aires.


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Old September 3rd, 2009, 09:42 PM   #130
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PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL

SULACAP Building not very tall but nice, it`s located in the amazing `Borges de Medeiros Canyon` , a canyon formed by buildings with 15, 20 floors, uninterrupted for almost 1 mile, located in the southernmost capital of Brazil.



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Old September 6th, 2009, 09:01 PM   #131
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Another Belgian classic from 1939: Boekentoren ('Books tower'), by groundbreaking modernist architect Henri Van De Velde. 64 m.

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Old October 18th, 2009, 01:23 PM   #132
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As it's currently undergoing a major renovation, one of my favorite towers should be mentioned again:


Helmsley Building, 230 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York City

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Sadly it's overshadowed by the modernist MetLife Building, which looks sort of grotesque.
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This lantern is nothing but absolutely amazing
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Some additional photos of Helmsley Building:



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An exceptional beauty, isn't it?
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Old October 18th, 2009, 02:10 PM   #134
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what about this one?
123m







Or this one?
97m, build in 1929. One of the first skyscrapers on the mainland of Europe



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Old October 18th, 2009, 02:59 PM   #135
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We argued about churches/cathedrals and decided to don't include them.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:23 PM   #136
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Classic Skyscaper?

Is there such a thing as a classic skyscraper?
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Old July 18th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #137
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there are so many, i nominate these:

Lever House:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lever_House

Seagram Building:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seagram%27s_Building

Woolworth Building:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolworth_Building

MetLife Building (Pan Am Building):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Building
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Old August 13th, 2010, 07:36 AM   #138
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Great thread I just love these old classic skyscrapers. The remind me so much of old european gothic cathedrals and Castles Keep'em coming
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Old August 14th, 2010, 01:23 PM   #139
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POLAND, Katowice

Drapacz Chmur

1934


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http://www.wiezowce.katowice.pl/images/drapacz4.jpg


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Old September 8th, 2011, 03:12 AM   #140
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Belgrade
It is the first skyscraper built in Southeast Europe. It was finished in 1939.
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