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Old May 21st, 2007, 02:13 AM   #1
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NOMINATE: Best "Box" Skyscraper

Best "Box" Skyscraper

Nominate what you think are the best "box"-style skyscrapers in the world. These must be cuboid-shaped towers with a square floorplate running from base to top - no setbacks or pinnacle features - just a pure box shape. You are allowed 3 choices.

Please use this thread for nominating only, and preferably a maximum of 1 or 2 pictures per nomination. If you wish to
discuss the topic in detail, or post larger numbers of pictures, then please use the "DISCUSS:" thread.



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Old May 21st, 2007, 02:18 AM   #2
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Here are my choices.


Aon Center, Chicago





Trump World Tower, New York City





HSBC Tower (8 Canada Square), London

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Old May 21st, 2007, 06:04 AM   #3
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Cheung Kong Centre, HK



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Old May 21st, 2007, 06:30 AM   #4
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It's actually Cheung Kong Center. The convention 're'/'er' is not uniformly applied throughout Hong Kong.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 02:44 PM   #5
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Seagram Building, New York City
Completed: 1958
Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe




Secretariat Tower, United Nations Headquarters, New York City
Completed: 1952
Architect: Le Corbusier (and others)

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Old May 21st, 2007, 03:04 PM   #6
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Cheung Kong Center
Aon Center, Chicago
hmmm... Trump World Tower
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Old May 21st, 2007, 10:57 PM   #7
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HSBC Tower London
AON Chicago
Secretariat Tower New York

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Old May 21st, 2007, 11:03 PM   #8
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TD Tower, Toronto
Cheung Kong Centre, HK
Aon Center, Chicago
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 08:37 AM   #9
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Seagram Building, New York

OCAD, Toronto



Not the conventional box, but although lying on the other axis, is still a box.
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Hmmm...
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 10:50 PM   #11
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Aon Chicago
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 12:44 PM   #12
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chase manhattan bank...New York City, USA

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Old May 23rd, 2007, 03:20 PM   #13
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Shinjuku Mitsui Building (Tokyo)
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 06:20 PM   #14
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Can people include the city/location in their choices please?

Makes it easier when I'm counting up the nominations. Thanks.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 06:40 AM   #15
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Can people include the city/location in their choices please?

Makes it easier when I'm counting up the nominations. Thanks.
Look at the title of his post. It says Chase Manhattan Bank.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 11:21 AM   #16
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Colpatra Tower, Bogotá, Colombia





Seagram Building, New York, USA



Mirador de Sanchinarro, Madrid, Spain

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Old May 24th, 2007, 01:34 PM   #17
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Look at the title of his post. It says Chase Manhattan Bank.
Yes, but I might not necessarily know what city it's in.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 04:00 PM   #18
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Yes, but I might not necessarily know what city it's in.
i added it...by the way he is just trying to show off that he knows where Manhattan is...
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Old May 24th, 2007, 06:53 PM   #19
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It would easily be the AON center in Chicago.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #20
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Obviously I know where Manhattan is ...!

Just because a building or company is named after a city though, doesn't necessarily mean it's in that city. Anyway, the point is that I don't want to spend time checking or looking up where towers are... because setting up the contest takes long enough as it is.
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