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Old Posted Mar 31, 2011, 2:35 AM
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Here is a design he did for Fountain Square West in Cincinnati, I really loved it (52 floors and about 650' to the roof if memory serves). He also did another design reminiscent of his towers in San Diego and Jacksonville, but I only saw it once in a book and have never found the image again.

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Old Posted Mar 31, 2011, 3:40 AM
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His work was a perfect product of his era - about the only PoMo that doesn't make me want to retch.

One Liberty Place (which went through several iterations) did end up being more or less a scaled down Bank of The Southwest tower with a bit of Chrysler thrown in.
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Old Posted Oct 19, 2012, 4:11 AM
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I was never crazy about One Liberty Place in Philly, or that companion tower, but I do remember that contest, way back, over building something at Columbus Circle, and I wished Helmut Jahn would have won that contest!

I love that building proposal for Broadway & 52nd street. I'm a true sucker for any curved buildings! The Lake Pointe Tower in Chicago always has me falling to my knees, everytime I get to Chicago to see it!
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Originally Posted by Vertigo View Post
Just picked up a Helmut Jahn book published in 1986. It was only 5 bucks..woohoo!! What I found most interesting were the projects that were never built. All photos by Keith Palmer.
I got a copy of that book too, also for around 5 bucks, except I only realized afterward some a**hole ripped several pages out

Anyways, here's Liberty Place as originally intended:

Inside Murphy/Jahn's Chicago office, with Liberty Place models displayed:

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A fantastic underrated architect. He was an idol of mine growing up. My architecture career never got going, but i love his work to this day. His building's just seem to have alot more pizzazz than his contemporaries. Plus, i like the fact he didn't look like alot of other architects. He had good hair, and wore great suits. Alot of architects i run into, have the nerdy look down pat. He was more like a Formula One driver.
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