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Old January 18th, 2007, 12:21 PM   #21
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Yea, I can't decide between ESB or Chrysler. Empire State is bolder and looks more imposing so I choose it.
Nothing beats Chrysler in modern skyscrapers but I was voting for contemparary structures as I understood the first post
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Old January 18th, 2007, 12:31 PM   #22
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The IFC in Hong Kong
Ripponggi Hills in Tokyo
Four Seasons Hotel in New York City
Centre Pompidou in Paris
Twisted Torso in Malmo
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Old January 18th, 2007, 07:49 PM   #23
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ye the tower 42 used to be called the natwest tower
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Old January 19th, 2007, 03:36 AM   #24
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Chrysler Tower and Empire State Building are both old... they aren't 'modern buildings'. Sorry guys

I just made the thread this way so that it's not all old buildings, which are obviously the "classiest" buildings around. The challenge is to see if modern buildings can match this class using modern materials.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 04:00 AM   #25
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I'm not a big fan of weird shapes, and exotic structures. But,in this case i highly valorate the intervention without compromising the historical and cultural value from its ArtDeco base.

I was going to say the Chrysler Bldg. anyways but i think the Hearst Magazine Building in Manhattan, NYC, has been unconsidered in many opportunities.





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Old January 19th, 2007, 04:28 PM   #26
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Old January 19th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #27
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the IFC in Hong Kong is the best, so sleek, so elegant. and its surrounding is great - the hills, the water, it sooooo nice
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Just as others have stated here before me, it has got to be the IFC
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Old January 20th, 2007, 09:37 PM   #29
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I agree with 2IFC in HK. That Pelli masterpiece blew me away more so than any other skyscraper. Simple, refined, massive and soaring...especially with it being right on the waterfront and that wonderful backdrop.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 12:57 PM   #30
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1 Canada Square, London, UK

I realy love the modern classy image this building gives out and is a realy aset to London... (the centre one)

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Old January 28th, 2007, 08:12 PM   #31
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Swiss RE building in London and Sydney Opera House.
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the argitecture is classy indead, but it already stands there since 1936 or so. thats a bit to old I guess. Despite the renovations of the last 5 years.

I nominate the bank of China building in Hong Kong. the first I think with such architecture. a beauty.
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