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Old March 26th, 2014, 04:17 AM   #1
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Big Ass Buildings

Not the tallest or the fanciest, just the biggest and baddest. Particularly large and imposing buildings.

I'll start with some big ones in North America.

One Chase Manhattan Plaza - NYC

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One New York Plaza, Two New York Plaza, 55 Water St. - NYC

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30 Hudson Street - Jersey City

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7WTC, Goldman Sachs World Headquarters, World Financial Center - NYC

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Chase Tower - Chicago

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Merchandise Mart - Chicago

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Sears Tower - Chicago
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Paul Robert Lloyd

Rennaissance Center - Detroit
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First Canadian Place - Toronto
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Old March 26th, 2014, 04:50 AM   #2
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I love imposing buildings.

Ryugyong Hotel, North Korea


Palace of the Parliment, Romania


Moscow State University


Met Life Building, NYC


Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Moscow
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Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen


And the former WTC, NYC
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Old March 26th, 2014, 02:16 PM   #3
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The winner of this category is certai. Abby in Mecca is both the biggest and most imposing building in the world. Actually it's so imposing that it's quite creepy



But if Broad can deliver what it promissed there will be an even far more imposing building in the near future, namely the Changsha Sky City. In it's old design I would not hesitate to call it the most imposing structure ever concieved by men

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Old March 26th, 2014, 03:20 PM   #4
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ECB Headquarters 185m Frankfurt

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Old March 26th, 2014, 03:58 PM   #5
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De Rotterdam



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Old March 26th, 2014, 04:14 PM   #6
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Olympic Stadium, Montreal


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Old March 27th, 2014, 06:23 AM   #7
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Great China International Exchange Square
Height- 195m
Floor area- 308,365 mē (1 WTC is 241,548 mē in comparison)






Shenzhen Stock Exchange Plaza
Height: 246m




Shenzhen United Plaza
Height: 195m
Floor Area: 215,600 m2

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Old March 27th, 2014, 06:43 AM   #8
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111 Eight Avenue in Manhattan, 18 floors, 2,900,000 sqft

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Old March 27th, 2014, 02:09 PM   #9
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Chengdu Global Center | 100m | 1.76 mln sqm



New Century Global Center is world's largest freestanding building capable of fitting 20 Sydney Opera Houses inside
The massive glass dome fits in a shopping centres, hotels, a water park and a village on 19m sq.ft
The 100metre high glass ceiling comes with its own artificial sun which will keeps visitors warm 24 hours a day
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Now that's big!
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IMB Center, Chicago


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John Hancock Center, Chicago


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I noticed you used my pic in the original post I think I really captured the bad-assery of those three Skyscrapers quite nicely!

And now to nominate a Big-Ass Building of my own- One Penn Plaza! This skyscraper is huge, with about 2 million square feet of floor space. It's also got a lot of elbow room, so it really stands out. But surprisingly, it doesn't get much attention, and is all but ignored most of the time

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Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center




Shenzhen Citizen Center

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The Pentagon, it's as massive as it is iconic - 6,636,360 sqft floor space

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Chengdu Global Center. The largest building in the world with a beach resort among other things. It could fit 3 PENTAGONS under its roof!!


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Old March 28th, 2014, 12:31 PM   #16
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XYZ Buildings, New York City.




Four WTC. NYC




General Motors Building, NYC.

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Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Tokyo.




Midtown Tower, Tokyo.

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Landmark Tower, Yokohama.

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Budapest Parliament


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