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Many skyscrapers from the mid-century era are in the International Style. It is defined by rectilinear forms and clean modern glass and steel (or stone/concrete) facades. What are your favourite skyscrapers of this underrated architectural style?

Examples: Toronto Dominion Center, Toronto



XYZ Buildings, NYC


One Shell Square, New Orleans
 

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I think my examples won't be anything revolutionary. I have no idea why, but the brown skyscrapers of Los Angeles are my absolute favourite. I was passing by the Universal City Plaza every day and this building is gorgeous, even its parking lot looks good.
As for the Wells Fargo Center, it's basically the same. Everything is perfect - the diamond shape, the color, the reflectivity and the facade.
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One of my favourites is Republic Plaza in Denver


1 Libery Plaza, NYC

The now-gone Deutsche Bank Building


One Chase Manhattan Plaza



Sears Tower


John Hancock Center, Chicago


Tour Montparnasse, Paris




One of the oldest examples, the UN Headquarters in NYC
 

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Hmph, looks like I'm an international fella even more than I am a brutalist. All the buildings posted here are incredibly beautiful. There aren't many more buildings that I know and that I could add, but one comes to my mind and that is 432 Park :drool:



And since the link to the AON Center pic doesn't work I will post that one too



And to be patriotic also one of ours, the STV Tower

 

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I think it's settled then, 432 park is International Modernist. :)

This is probably the most underrated I.M. building of all time, WTC7
People hate it because the lunatics of the 9/11 truth movement keep using it to shove their bullshit down peoples' throats. Also because it was a bit awkward to drive around.



Verizon Building is also underrated
 

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The stunning US Steel Tower in Pennsylvania


Ruan building, Des Moines


Federal Center, Chicago


IBM Building, Chicago



Westmount Square, Montreal


W.R. Grace Building, NYC


Solow Building, NYC


US Bankcorp Tower, Portland


Lever House, NYC


BOK Tower, Tulsa


AON Center, Los Angeles


Picasso Tower, Madrid
 

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One Battery Park Plaza, NY


Paramount Plaza, NY


HSBC Bank Building, NY (1 Liberty Plaza in the foreground)


Olympic Tower, NY


US Bank Center, Wisconsin


Tour Telus, Montreal


Georgia Pacific Tower, Atlanta


JP Morgan Chase Tower, NY


BMA Building, Kansas City


55 Water Street, NY


JP Stevens Tower, NY


General Motors Tower, NY


Tour CIBC, Montreal
 
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