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Old Posted Jan 26, 2007, 2:54 AM
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What Iz yo Fav highrise????

Ok guys I'm bored again, so I'm just postin this cuz it'll take up some time lol, ya so I just wanted to kno what is yo fav 3 highrises,

Ok so Myne r

1. Transamerica Pyramid, SF

2. Bank of America Center, SF

3. One Liberty Place, Philly
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2007, 3:26 AM
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I have to go with the classics--
1. Empire State Building
2. Chrysler Building
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2007, 3:29 AM
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i'll give you my favorite, and it's probably kinda unusual.

the Tribune Tower in Chicago:





they don't build 'em like this anymore... wonderful gothic architecture in a skyscraper, with terrific detailing. check out the top:





for me, it would be a dream to see a structure like this in downtown boise. it would rekindle my faith that modern architecture isn't all about cost-cutting, but is willing to tip a cap to the great structures and styles of the past.

oh, and if you ever get to Chicago, walk around the base of the Tribune Tower and check out the walls at the base, which include inserts from other famous structures and monuments from around the world. to quote emporis:

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The walls hold a collection of stones from famous monuments and sites around the world (and the moon), including the Arc de Triomphe, Parthenon, Berlin Wall, Alamo, Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, White House, Taj Mahal, Great Pyramid of Cheops, Petrified Forest, Badlands, St. Peter's, Notre-Dame, Hagia Sophia, Antarctica, Omaha Beach, and Mammoth Cave.

i love this building. truely.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2007, 4:27 AM
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Boisebro, I love the Tribune Tower too--that's one of my all-time favorites.

As for my all-time favorite, though, I've gotta go with the Chrysler Building. It's just perfect in every detail. Beautiful building. Makes me wish I was Spider-Man so I could get THAT close to it.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2007, 1:19 PM
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i'll give you my favorite, and it's probably kinda unusual.

the Tribune Tower in Chicago:





they don't build 'em like this anymore... wonderful gothic architecture in a skyscraper, with terrific detailing. check out the t


i love this building. truely.

Boisebro, If you were a woman I think I would develop a crush on you. Wow, I love your pic.
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2007, 3:55 AM
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i'm feelin' a lot of love in this thread for the trib tower...

interesting stat: the tribune tower is 464 feet tall. the boise place, if ever built, will be only 4 feet shorter.

wouldn't it be groovy to have both in boise?
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2007, 6:07 AM
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Okay, you've talked me into it. I'll trade boise place for the trib tower.
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2007, 6:13 AM
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Maybe I'm puttin' in a plug for my home turf, but the One Utah Center doesn't look too shabby.
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Current, three favorite local Salt Lake City comtemporary, but could change soon

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Well, my list goes up to 10, as I think 10 ones are totally different and very impressed in its time and up to now the best architecture in exterior design:

Here we go: The first one is the best one. Best= clean, great idea, too functional, too like coke bottle design according to a Mark in city and product and use for the intention it is, imponent. Here it is not considered the projects, proposals, visions, destroyed and u/c. Only the built ones.

01- Bank of China, Hong Kong, bank
02- Burj Al Arab, Dubai, hotel for million people and kings.
03- Petronas Tower, Kuala Lampur. Office
04- Taipei 101, Taiwan, Office
05- Empire State bldg. , NYC, Office
06- Tour Eiffel, Paris, Communication and observation
07- Duomo di Milano, Italy, Church
08- Sears Towers, Chicago, Office
09- Opera House, Sydney, Theater
10- Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro, Monument.

The next ones:

11- Statue of Liberty, NYC, Monument
12- Pyramids, Cairo, Cemitery and so on....

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My Top 15:

1. Chrysler Building- New York
2. World Financial Plaza- New York
3. Trump World Tower- New York
4. 1 Liberty Plaza- New York
5. Solow Building- New York
6. The Index- u/c- Dubai
7. 40 Wall Street- New York
8. One Chase Manhattan Plaza- New York
9. Former World Trade Center- New York
10. U.S. Bank Tower- Los Angeles
11. Sony/AT&T Building-New York
12. XYZ Buildings- New York
13. American International- New York
14. 60 Wall Street- New York
15. 55 Water Street- New York
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2007, 8:31 PM
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^^^^^^^^^Yeah I know what you mean. How about: What is you favorite city skyline?
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Hmm...

For my hometown, Vancouver WA, then it is Smith Tower.

For my country, USA, then it is Chicago Spire, I guess..

For whole world, the Taipei 101.
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Ok guys I'm bored again
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Old Posted Jan 28, 2007, 9:10 PM
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This thread belongs in Buildings & Architecture.
No, this thread belongs in the great thread hell underground. Why does Skyscraperpage allow such posts to exist--does the site not want to look at least a bit professional?

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Freedom Tower vs. Chicago Spire:Which One?
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