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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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great thread

heres some of torontos most celebrated highrises
the fairmont royal york

the canada life building

commerce court north

the interior
 

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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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Great thread ArrHo!I didnt mean to be rude over in The Devon tower thread!I'd like to throw out The FNC tower in Oklahoma City built in 1931 and stands 493'ft tall to The spire!
 

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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/HAI/Images/Buildings/1/JPMorganChaseBankBuildingHoustonDowntown-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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