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Old September 25th, 2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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Does anyone build classical skyscrapers anymore?

Some of the un-argubily best-looking skyscrapers are the old one's of New York; Empire State, Flat-Iron Building, Chrystler Building and soforth.

Yet it seems that all skyscrapers today are built in post-modern style?
Am I missing something? Are there any newly built classical scrapers around?

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Old September 25th, 2009, 06:35 PM   #2
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good question
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Old September 25th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #3
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umm...

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Old September 25th, 2009, 07:32 PM   #4
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It's rare we had a nice looking proposal here that never went through.

Best render I could find quickly.

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Old September 25th, 2009, 08:13 PM   #5
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Some of the un-argubily best-looking skyscrapers are the old one's of New York; Empire State, Flat-Iron Building, Chrystler Building and soforth.
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Perhaps,but at the time they were considered modern. We'll probably be saying the same thing in another 100 years time when were all building crazy futuristic blobs. + its easier and cheaper to build straight forward glass boxes than it is the build decorative stone or brick buildings and much faster.
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Old September 26th, 2009, 03:47 AM   #6
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don't tell that to the guys who built the ESB
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Old September 26th, 2009, 01:00 PM   #7
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Some of the un-argubily best-looking skyscrapers are the old one's of New York; Empire State, Flat-Iron Building, Chrystler Building and soforth.
Yet, it seems that all skyscrapers today are built in post-modern style?
Am I missing something? Are there any newly built classical scrapers around?

Edit: Perhaps this one should be in the Architecture-forum.
Depends what you mean by 'classical' though.

I've always found the Jin Mao to be an interesting modern variation of the classic 1930s American skyscraper. There are buildings that resemble American classics in cities in China.

If by 'classical', you mean a building that will live through time, well there are plenty of those being built.
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Old September 26th, 2009, 01:19 PM   #8
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Parkview Square in Singapore, believe it or not built in 2003:





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Old September 26th, 2009, 01:20 PM   #9
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This is actually a modernist building, but the restaurant at the top, known as The Dome, is neo classical - Bangkok:




www.outnext.com

also in Bangkok, this building:

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Old September 26th, 2009, 01:36 PM   #10
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Neoclassical building on the left in Guangzhou, with the twin domes is new:

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Old September 26th, 2009, 01:55 PM   #11
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The China Safe Building, was once scheduled to look like this, a neo-Gothic cathedral:





but the developer changed the design last minute to a neo-classical monstrosity. Already one of the most hated buildings in the city even before completion:



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Old September 27th, 2009, 07:45 AM   #12
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AT&T Corporate Center in Chicago.
Completed in 1989, but I always thought it looked like a 20's or 30's skyscraper.

But I guess this doesn't really qualify as newly built, but it's nearly 60 years after the Empire State Building.

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Old September 27th, 2009, 07:57 AM   #13
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Parkview Square in Singapore, believe it or not built in 2003:
Not so sure about the exterior, but that interior is beautiful!!

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The China Safe Building, was once scheduled to look like this, a neo-Gothic cathedral:
Wow that would have been so classy
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Old September 27th, 2009, 09:33 PM   #14
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There's the Triumph Palace in Moscow (completed 2005), but its only classical in a kitchy way.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 02:34 AM   #15
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Toronto has a few:

One Saint Thomas - Completed in 2007

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Uptown - Under construction




In Mississauga - Chicago




One Park Tower - More gothic than classical though

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Old September 28th, 2009, 10:07 AM   #16
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Here we go!
Alot more than I thought, nice!

By classical I meant "classical architecture".
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Old September 29th, 2009, 04:43 PM   #17
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Don't even talk about it!! Brazil's "new riches" love this kind of "neo-neo-classical" architecture, whilst everybody else (specially architects) simply HATE IT!

The most horrible example is the "Cidade Jardim" Complex, in São Paulo:



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Old September 30th, 2009, 12:10 AM   #18
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I had hoped to never see that complex of buildings again.

The 'Uptown' posted by marcanadian is a keeper. Those setbacks at the bottom and the tall tower above look nice
its proportions remind me of RCA building in Midtown manhattan
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Old September 30th, 2009, 12:00 PM   #19
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