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Old April 6th, 2006, 02:41 AM   #1
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Stunning Skyscraper Designs

What are some of your favourite skyscraper designs that you have seen around the world?

Seoul's Tower SK has a very 'messy' facade is quite interesting. I wonder how they can clean all the windows with all those corners.



Seoul's Jungro Tower looks like a spaceship has just landed :





Shanghai's Jin Mao is a huge building. It really does look like a modern glass pagoda :





Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, of course!



Hong Kong's L'Hotel Repulse Bay went from luxury residential to serviced apartment, and to this day is still not occupied. It has a very flowery feel :





Climbing koalas inspired Hong Kong's Lippo Centre :



The Bank of China will definitely make it to my list!



London's Swiss Re has a very unique shape that makes it so bold in the historic City :



These Vancouver residentials around False Creek incorporate a lot of green glass. While each individual building isn't so special, when they all come together, it gives a very unique look :



Vancouver's Sheraton Wall Centre has a simple design, yet elegant :



Pittsburgh's 1 PPG has a pointy top :

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Old April 6th, 2006, 07:05 AM   #2
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How about The HSBC Building in Central?

HSBC Building (Hong Kong)

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Old April 17th, 2006, 02:36 PM   #3
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I like Jin Mao Tower and Petronas Towers, cuz of their height and reflection of culture of that country in which they are situated
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Old April 17th, 2006, 05:52 PM   #4
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Yes, Jin Mao reflects the Chinese pagoda style while Petronas incorporates Islamic elements.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 06:40 PM   #5
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Bahrain Financial Harbour- all the buildings are unique!


Bahrain Bay (Four seasons Hotel in the centre)


Bahrain World Trade Centre
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Old April 18th, 2006, 12:29 PM   #6
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Another design that I like is the Cityhall Tower in Tokyo. It's designed by Kenzo Tange and has some influence from the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. The building also has a contemporary Japanese feel to it.

Cityhall Tower, Shinjuku



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Old April 18th, 2006, 12:59 PM   #7
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Bahrain Financial Harbour- all the buildings are unique!
OMG that's awesome - I absolutely love it!


Personly I tend to prefere the modern Arabian skyscrapers, but China and Hong Kong certainly has some nice ones too!

When it comes toodinary highrises I'm more of a US EU kinda guy, but that's not relavant here... great thread!
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Old April 18th, 2006, 06:29 PM   #8
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My favourites are the more classic, restained ones with clean lines.
I like a building based on form and function. I like some novelty shaped
buildings, but I don't necessarily like a building just because it is a novel shape.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 02:47 AM   #9
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Hearst Tower, New York


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Old April 19th, 2006, 04:39 AM   #10
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Old April 19th, 2006, 07:39 AM   #11
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always loved the American radiator building by raymond hood


and of course the prudential building in Buffalo NY by Adler and Sullivan






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I also like the US Bank Tower in Los Angeles. It has that unique coronet style with a crown on top. It suits well for LA's tallest building.

US Bank Tower, Downtown Los Angeles

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Old April 19th, 2006, 05:31 PM   #13
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Although the Flatiron isn't the prettiest building in New York, its shape certainly has caused a big stir and today remains a major architectural landmark :





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and of course the prudential building in Buffalo NY by Adler and Sullivan

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That's one the my favourites buildings at world, i love the shape and decoration in the building facades
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Old April 19th, 2006, 09:23 PM   #15
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WOW - There are some pretty cool designs
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Old April 20th, 2006, 08:33 AM   #16
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anyone here knows about the building somewhere in asia that has a big hole in it? Shanghai something is the name....
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anyone here knows about the building somewhere in asia that has a big hole in it? Shanghai something is the name....
That's the Shanghai World Financial Centre
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Old April 20th, 2006, 04:03 PM   #18
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i Loved the baherin proyects...
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Old April 20th, 2006, 04:50 PM   #19
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@ WANCH

thanks a lot....i've been dying to see photos of it.
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Old April 20th, 2006, 05:48 PM   #20
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Shanghai WFC Rendering



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