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Old February 18th, 2008, 01:15 AM   #21
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My heart cries when I see those pictures. Especially the Singer Tower, what a wonderful piece of architecture...
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Old February 18th, 2008, 04:22 AM   #22
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The Singer Bldg is tallest building in NYC under a planned demolition.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 01:15 AM   #23
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There's 20 Fenchurch Street in London which is just over 300 feet high which is currently being demolished. Here is the thread about it: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=321409
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Old February 21st, 2008, 02:16 AM   #24
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There's 20 Fenchurch Street in London which is just over 300 feet high which is currently being demolished. Here is the thread about it: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=321409
glad to see there getting rid of it thats one ugly building
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Old March 17th, 2008, 01:46 AM   #25
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In Sao Paulo, there's the 102-metre 26-floor twin-towered Sede CESP office complex. It was imploded in august 1987 after a major fire consumed both buildings. It was probably constructed in the early 60s. They built Nova CESP in its place, probably in the same height and floor count as the old one.

And in Singapore, there is also the Ardmore Park (Old) apartment complex. There are three 137-metre, 36-storey towers with in this complex. They were constructed in 1978. I do not know much about this complex. I also don't know when or how they were demolished. Perhaps the old towers got their heights reduced by 6 floors, because there are 30-story towers that are in their place today.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 12:50 AM   #26
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Most of these buildings weren't replaced with exactly aesthetically pleasing buildings either.
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Old May 10th, 2008, 07:43 AM   #27
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I don't even know what is going to be proposed for the site of the Tokyo sofitel Hotel.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 12:34 AM   #28
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Rebuild the Singer Building.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 01:00 AM   #29
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The Singer Bldg is tallest building in NYC under a planned demolition.
In fact the tallest in the world.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 10:10 PM   #30
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No need to grieve for, some of the presented buildings were really ugly... some were ok though.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 03:04 PM   #31
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Do you want me to remove the photos of the dead skyscrapers in the first post or should I let them remain on the post?
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Old May 30th, 2008, 06:47 PM   #32
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Sport Hotel, Moscow, 1979-2004. ~300ft (exact height is unknown), 22 floors. Pulled down in 2004 to build new hotel complex on its site (but nothing was built and nothing is been building)


Photos of 1980, 2000, 2004; hotel Sport is on the right

Video of implosion
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Here is the Manhattan Life Insurance Building. It was 348 ft (106 m) to the roof. Construction started in 1893 and finished in 1894. It was demolished in 1930 for the construction of One Wall Street, which was the Irving Trust Company Building at the time, but is now the Bank of New York Building since Irving Trust merged with the Bank of New York in 1989.





Here is the Singer Building (even though it has already been posted). I wish One Liberty Plaza was built somewhere else. The Singer Building is such a loss.

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Old May 31st, 2008, 03:03 AM   #34
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The Tower Building in Baltimore was such a loss. they said it had structual problems, but i know it could've been saved. A parking lot now occupies the site


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Here is the Manhattan Life Insurance Building. It was 348 ft (106 m) to the roof. Construction started in 1893 and finished in 1894. It was demolished in 1930 for the construction of One Wall Street, which was the Irving Trust Company Building at the time, but is now the Bank of New York Building since Irving Trust merged with the Bank of New York in 1989.





Here is the Singer Building (even though it has already been posted). I wish One Liberty Plaza was built somewhere else. The Singer Building is such a loss.

i never thought the Singer Building building was anything amazing by looking at thoughs pics the outside of the building looks so grimey and dirty and unkeeped but hey One Liberty Plaza isent anything amazing as well
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If the Singer Building and the City Investing Building were still alive, I would convert buth buildings into residential use and demolish the 6-story red brick building. And I have noticed that one of the Hudson Terminal Buildings remained alive for some time after its twin was demolished in 1968 for the World Trade Center. The twin was demolished sometime in the early 70s.
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Old June 1st, 2008, 09:38 PM   #37
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i never thought the Singer Building building was anything amazing by looking at thoughs pics the outside of the building looks so grimey and dirty and unkeeped but hey One Liberty Plaza isent anything amazing as well
They could have cleaned it up real nice! It was unkempt and had no historical value at the time of its destruction. I look back at it now as historical because it was an early skyscraper, the world's tallest for a period, and it housed the headquarters of the Singer sewing machine manufacturing company.
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Old September 20th, 2008, 06:26 PM   #38
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Is there any chance they would replace One Liberty Plaza in some time?

Would be amazing to see the reconstruction of a skyscraper. I don't think anyone did something like this so far, eh?

Bring back the glory - Reconstruct the Singer Building!

[IMG]http://i37.************/1zluk3l.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i33.************/2dtr95k.jpg[/IMG]







An interior view
[IMG]http://i38.************/11l0fmb.jpg[/IMG]

A skyline view - majestic Singer to the right
[IMG]http://i34.************/11s1a1z.jpg[/IMG]


For more images of the Singer building: Click here!


And another somewhat strange yet wonderful tower had to make room for awful One Liberty Plaza...
City Investing Tower! It stood right next to the Singer Building...
[IMG]http://i36.************/30c7iw4.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i37.************/mlhv6u.jpg[/IMG]


And this is what we got in exchange for pure beauty... A box. A black box. Wow.
[IMG]http://i34.************/96gb4w.jpg[/IMG]

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Old October 3rd, 2008, 11:31 PM   #39
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The Singer Building strikes back!

2 skyline views, found in this phenomenal thread:


[IMG]http://i38.************/2j33445.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i38.************/120rp51.jpg[/IMG]


It was one remarkable highlight of Big Apple's skyline!
[IMG]http://i34.************/24o6eqp.jpg[/IMG]

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Old October 5th, 2008, 03:13 AM   #40
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The Singer Building is a sad loss but imagine what it would look like among the gleaming towers of Lower Manhattan today.....
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