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Old April 9th, 2009, 10:17 PM   #41
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My first was when I lived in London and saw Tower 42, when I was only 3.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 10:31 PM   #42
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I got interested at the age of 8,9 years old when a saw the empire state building and Chrysler building for the first time on a old picture. When I saw rotterdam for the first time I was amazed be all the buildings aswell. The real first skyscraper was Tour Montparnasse in paris.
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Old April 11th, 2009, 11:47 PM   #43
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This is slovak bank ( NBS )
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Old April 12th, 2009, 03:31 AM   #44
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The first skyscraper that made me fall in love with skyscrapers is the NBC Bank tower in Jeddah Saudi Arabia when i was around 8 -9

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Old April 12th, 2009, 08:21 AM   #45
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The first tower I really knew about was One Moody Plaza in Galveston, Texas at 109m (Once was the tallest building there). I always use to look out the kitchen window at the age of 8, and the building would stare at me a lot lol. My grandparents in Houston say that I would point at the buildings there when I was 5 and 4, I don't remember though. Im 14 now :P

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Old April 12th, 2009, 09:36 AM   #46
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Mine were these twin towers, in my homecity, Tijuana...



The word in Spanish for skyscraper is rascacielos, and i always liked its spanish literal meaning... I also remember asking my dad if those were skyscrapers, but he used to say they weren't tall enough... the left one is 22 floors, the right 28 floors.
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Old April 12th, 2009, 10:13 AM   #47
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THIS (below) 20-story " savings tower ", completed in 1969, in Downtown Peoria IL (USA)....I didn't really pay it attention until I was about 10 years old.... several decades ago.

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Old April 14th, 2009, 02:49 PM   #48
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My First one, back in the early 80's, when I was, very, very young, I remember specially its centennial year in 1989 (I was 10/11).

Colorful Tour Eiffel





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The second one (but I didn't really like it, as every Parisians)

Tour Maine-Montparnasse
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Old April 14th, 2009, 02:59 PM   #49
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(but I didn't really like it, as every Parisians)
What gives you the right to speak on behalf of all parisians?
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Old April 14th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #50
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What gives you the right to speak on behalf of all parisians?
OK !

Like many Parisians...................................

Do you like it ? It's one of the loneliest skyscrapers in the World and maybe the biggest mistake of the 70's in Paris, that's the reason why Parisians don't want skyscrapers anymore inside the city of Paris !

Some of us are waiting for its demolition !!
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Old April 14th, 2009, 08:45 PM   #51
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This building is my first. saw it when I was 8 and when I needed to get to high school(close by), I see it every day.

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Old April 15th, 2009, 05:13 AM   #52
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OK !

Like many Parisians...................................

Do you like it ? It's one of the loneliest skyscrapers in the World and maybe the biggest mistake of the 70's in Paris, that's the reason why Parisians don't want skyscrapers anymore inside the city of Paris !

Some of us are waiting for its demolition !!
I like it..
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Old April 16th, 2009, 03:20 AM   #53
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I like it..
OK, but it needs to change its colour ! And Paris municipality have to allow others skyscrapers next to it, because this Tower is so lonely......

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Old April 16th, 2009, 03:58 AM   #54
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I remember it distinctly. I was with my father, we were walking down a street in, perhaps, 1992, and were discussing cobblestones. I was inquiring as to when they were laid down there, because they looked old. Then, I noticed this brand new bank, which was just 8 or so floors high, but it looked quite tall and modern to me, this was in old city center of Kyiv.

That was the marking point of my interest in modern highrises and city history. I was about 6 years old.

Another marking point was a picture of a skyline of Toronto in an album that my parents bought me. I was enthralled by it.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 04:36 AM   #55
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I grew up in New Jersey and frequently visited my grandparents in New York City. I always looked for the Chrysler Building as we approached Manhattan, but I often got it confused with the Empire State Building as a child. The Twin Towers were also under construction at the time and I remember getting excited about seeing their progress.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 05:07 PM   #56
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I grew up in Heerlen (The Netherlands). The first skyscraper I have ever saw was the World Trade Center on television when they were attacked and collapsed.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 02:31 PM   #57
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La Tour Bretagne, in Nantes, France.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 11:53 PM   #58
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I grew up in Heerlen (The Netherlands). The first skyscraper I have ever saw was the World Trade Center on television when they were attacked and collapsed.
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that's not a very nice introduction
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Old April 18th, 2009, 12:56 AM   #59
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I grew up seeing this highrise in my city

Parque do Sol

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Old April 18th, 2009, 01:36 AM   #60
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First time I saw the highrise stuff:

Relatively close:
Provinciehuis North Brabant in Den Bosch - 105m


Delftse Poort of Nationale Nederlanden in Rotterdam - 151m


Rembrandttoren Amsterdam - 150m
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