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I had a look through (granted only a few) pages of the Architecture forum and didn't see an art deco related forum i even looked in classic architecture.

So i decided that i needed to create an art deco thread all about your favourite art deco highrises, skyscrapers and supertalls.

Just post your favourites and it's always nice to see pictures:)

so my favourite 5 have to be:

Empire State Building, New York City NY: 381m/1250ft, 102 floors


http://www.grands-inone.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/empire_state_building1.jpg

The Chrysler Building, New York City NY: 318.92m/1046ft, 77 floors


http://www.earthdocumentary.com/new-york-city/chrysler_building-01.jpg

Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo NY: 115m/377ft, 32 floors


http://briggsyengineering.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/cityhall.jpg

Mather Tower, Chicago IL: 158.8m/521ft, 41 floors


http://www.american-architecture.info/TEN/Mather_tower(2)_small.jpg

Fisher Building, Detroit MI: 135.47m/444ft, 30 floors


http://www.detroit-travel-guide.com/images/the-fisher-building.jpg
 

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Here are some non USA art deco buildings:

Aldred Building, Montreal, Canada: 96m/316ft, 23 storeys


http://two.archiseek.com/wp-content/gallery/canada-qc-montreal/tower4_lge.jpg

Edificio Kavanagh, Buenos Aires, Argentina: 120m/394ft, 29 floors


http://cdn.gringoinbuenosaires.com/wp-content/uploads/Edificio-Kavanagh.jpg

KBC Tower (Boerentoren), Antwerp, Belgium: 96m/315f, 26 floors


http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/13688985.jpg

Senate House, London, United Kingdom: 64m/210ft, 19 floors


http://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/pics/DSC_0096.jpg

Park Hotel, Shanghai, China: 84m/275ft, 22 floors


http://hua.umf.maine.edu/China/images/0139985w_parkHotel.jpg
 

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i only posted a few, the first was my personal top 5, the second was a selection from countries that arent the USA, but that building is great and i agree Detroit has some great art deco buildings i'd go with New York as the capital IMO
 

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The Art Déco-skyscraper capital of the world is probably Havana, they have quite a lot of them along the Malecón.
Unfortunately, I don't have any good pics atm.
But don't mind posting more pics. I like the style quite a lot. :yes:
 

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The AiQun hotel in Guangzhou. It was hard to find a decent pic, as it is located in a constricted area. It is located on a triangular lot and looks imposing in person.

http://images.travelpod.com/users/rien/china_2006.1158950580.xxxx_001.jpg


The Marine Building in Vancouver. Featured in countless B-movies, including 'Timecop' with the immortal Jean Claude Van Damme.

http://www.intermarklaw.com/Portals/3/site photos/aboutmarinebuilding.jpg


The Wiltern Theater/Pellissier Building on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles.


The Eastern Columbia Building on Broadway in Los Angeles.

http://www.you-are-here.com/broadway/eastern_columbia.jpg


The American Radiator Building in New York. Art Deco with Gothic detailing.

http://www.myfourthirds.com/files/1160/_P090353gRGBORF.jpg


The JP Morgan Chase Building in downtown Houston, formerly the Gulf Building.

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...aseBankBuildingHoustonDowntown-Jan08-002a.jpg

There are way too many art deco buildings to list. I remember these buildings because they are located in cities in which I have spent significant amounts of time.
 

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A stark reminder of financial crisis anmd how it affects buildings, this was the original plans for the Metropolitan Life Insurance North Building:


http://nyc-architecture.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/GRP19-502.jpg

It was a proposed 100 storey art deco skyscraper that would have dominated the NY skyline but due to the great depression construction stopped on the 30th floor, here it is today:


http://www.nyc-architecture.com/GRP/grp-MetLife.jpg

Could you imagine what this tower would have been like in rela life?
 
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