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Old February 14th, 2009, 04:10 PM   #21
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probably first "real skyscraper" i got up close to was the natwest tower in london (now tower 42), at 600ft it was by far the tallest struture i had ever seen prior to that, looked gigantic standing under it

before that the tallest building i had seen in person was the 200ft liberty hall in dublin

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Old February 14th, 2009, 10:52 PM   #22
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When I was 13 years, beginning in 2008, I was in the Tower Building Altino Arantes, in central São Paulo. It is the fourth tallest building in Brazil, and it is possible to see the Mirante do Vale Building and Italy, first and second largest respectively.

Altino Arantes building, the building known as Banespa, in center of picture. Right, the Martinelli Building, the first skyscraper in south america, and left the building of the Bank of Brazil.

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Old February 15th, 2009, 02:50 AM   #23
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CN Tower
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But the first ones that I actually "WOW" to are the Lippo Towers in Hong Kong
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Old February 17th, 2009, 12:35 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by Darhet View Post
My first skyscraper (s) (I was about six/seven years old -1987-1988)
Marriot Hotel and Elektrim Tower (oxford Tower) in Warsaw
Me too, but first I saw another Warsaw's towers but now I do not remember which but then I saw Marriott and this tower impress me the most so in practice the answer for topic of this thread - it was Marriott. I was 10-12 years old. And it was start of my fascination of skyscrapers.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 12:58 AM   #25
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my first one was in lisbon: Torre de S.Jorge e S.Rafael

remmebers me a boat lol
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Old February 17th, 2009, 10:19 AM   #26
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ok..my first skyscraper is Jiahua Hotel in Kunming(a southwest city in China)

it used to be the tallest building in the city when I was little
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Old February 18th, 2009, 10:24 AM   #27
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my first highrise was probably hotel Kyjev in Bratislava, built in 70s

and first real skyscraper was Tour Montparnasse


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Old February 18th, 2009, 06:18 PM   #28
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first highrise: Continental Hotel. (now under renovation)

first skyscraper: Torre Picasso.

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Old February 19th, 2009, 06:17 PM   #29
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Back to me was 4 years old or something. This building is so stand out and become memorable ever since...
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Old February 21st, 2009, 10:55 PM   #30
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Bank of China isn't just my favorite skyscraper ever, but it was for this building that I loved what this forum is about....from skyscraper to urban planing and the future ....

Anyway my first skyscraper, Tower of Athens

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Old February 22nd, 2009, 09:40 AM   #31
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Tokyo Tower, or the Tokyo Metropolitan Goverment building. Used to go up that when I lived in Japan. See the city below, it was AMAZING! I remember going to Shinjuku on weekends, and we sometimes went up the TMGB. I also remember as we drove on the expressways, just gazing at Tokyo Tower. I was also very fond of the Rainbow Bridge, the first bridge I probably seen.

it counts, it scrapes the SKY!

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Old February 22nd, 2009, 11:01 AM   #32
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I guess these ones:

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Old February 23rd, 2009, 04:51 AM   #33
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Old February 25th, 2009, 10:57 PM   #34
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The City Plaza in Orange, CA
CA, NV, AZ, UT, ID, MT, ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, WI, IL, District of Columbia, VA, WV, IA, MO, CO, WY, Canada, Mexico....
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 10:26 AM   #35
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The Firstar Center in Milwaukee. Sorry, I can't find a good pic with the old signing on it. Actually back then it may not have had any. We went in to the city fairly often when I was little.
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 11:42 PM   #36
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I dont know the first high rise or skyscraper i ever saw growing up in Lower Manhattan

but the first skyscraper that got me interested was either the

Empire State Building or Chrysler Building

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Old April 8th, 2009, 05:12 AM   #37
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I remember going on a family holidays which included Brisbane, but I didn't really notice the skyscrapers there, maybe it was because of the density none of them really distinguised themselves, or my attention was focused on the street level activity, but when we went to the Gold Coast I really started noticing them and I made my head against the window looking up at all the towers. The one building I specifically remember was the Aegean Resort, which isn't even that tall, at 32storeys/97 metres, but I guess its more colourful then a lot of the highrises on the Gold Coast (at that time anyway)

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Old April 9th, 2009, 02:56 PM   #38
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This is the one that comes to mind. It has always been a hotel as far as I can remember back. Doubletree now and Hilton before. Pictures of Merv Griffon all over the place. A huge water feature in the lobby area that I have elevated to mythical status in my memory and by which I judge every water feature I come across. It had a tunnel connecting it to the convention center which was in turn connected to a desolate...but cool...little underground shopping area. The building itself had an observation deck on the roof that was the coolest thing in the world to me when I was young. I used to skip school and take the bus downtown and just wander around with this building as my base. Good times.

The white block on the NE corner of the intersection there. This building also solidified my obsession with hotels which continues to this day.

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Old April 9th, 2009, 03:12 PM   #39
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Carlton Center Jhb, South Africa, 50F

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The Gasunie Building in Groningen (The Netherlands) in 1994

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