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Old May 16th, 2008, 04:59 PM   #1
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Favourite architectural element in your (nearest) City?

Post your favourite (one modern, one old) from the city you live in. Maximum of 4 photos please.

Apeldoorn:
Pop: 150,000 Location: Gelderland, Central-eastern Netherlands.

Walterboschcomplex (Tax offices):




Het Loo; the Palace and older Castle (former home of the dutch royal family):



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Old May 16th, 2008, 06:09 PM   #2
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In Philadelphia
I am fond of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

and the Comcast Tower

City Hall
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Cira Center
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Old May 16th, 2008, 07:41 PM   #3
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I take literally what you say here: to name some of our favorite architectural elements in our city. I therefore focus on elements of specific buildings/structures, rather than the buildings/structures themselves.

Pylon, Michigan Avenue Bridge, Chicago:

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Owls atop the pediment of Chicago Public Library (Harold Washington Library Center)




Assyrian-style Consecration frieze, Medinah Athletic Club (now Hotel Intercontinental) Chicago

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Dome, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of Chicago

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Old May 17th, 2008, 03:35 PM   #4
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The Ironbridge is my favourite in Telford



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Old May 17th, 2008, 04:33 PM   #5
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Some beautiful pictures, guys! Interpret architectural elements as you wish - i purposefully stated it like that. Personally i feel that the term architectural 'element' can be understood quite broadly; from a roof decoration, to a development of structures forming a cohesive whole. Feel free to post either, or anything in between!
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Old May 18th, 2008, 12:28 AM   #6
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Hiram Walker HQ 1894
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Caesars Hotel 2008
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Old May 18th, 2008, 02:56 PM   #7
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Modern: The Black Diamond
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More here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=569700

Classic: Rosenborg Castle
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Old May 18th, 2008, 08:32 PM   #8
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our Ottheinrich-Castle:

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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:12 AM   #9
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Mosteiro dos Jerónimos in Lisbon



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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:35 AM   #10
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The Traveler's Building here in Hartford, built in 1919...our first skyscraper:








For Modern, I like the Phoenix Building:

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What's the connection between Phoenix and this building? Is it the name of a company?
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Old May 20th, 2008, 09:36 PM   #13
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There are many project U/C right now so when they're completed things will change a bit, but for now my favourite piece of architecture in Zagreb is Eurotower I... it's the completed skyscraper in this pic:



My favourite old building in the city is the St. Mark's Church currently under renovation




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Old May 21st, 2008, 03:49 AM   #14
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Very cool roof.

How old is that church and it's roof?
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Old May 21st, 2008, 04:22 AM   #15
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The church was built in late XIV century. The roof represents coats of arms. The left coat of arms represents 3 historic regions of Croatia (Dalmatia, Istria and Slavonia). The right one is coat of arms of Zagreb city engraved with the year 1499. on it.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 09:28 PM   #16
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Buenos Aires, Argentina:

Congereso de la Nación


Puerto Madero:



Avenida 9 de Julio:


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Old May 22nd, 2008, 09:43 PM   #17
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Roanoke, Virginia (USA)

My favorite would have to be:

Art Museum of Western VA
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Looks pretty much like a rendering
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 11:16 PM   #19
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Looks pretty much like a rendering
You're right, that was the finalized rendering..

Its under construction right now and is nearing completion (supposed to open in the late fall). I couldnt find any recent pictures so that Is why I used those renderings.

I will try to search for some recent pictures.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 12:00 AM   #20
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City: Edinburgh, Scotland

New: The Glasshouse Hotel:




Old: The Scottish National Portrait Gallery:


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