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Yankee Mar 19, 2013 11:59 AM

900 North Michigan, Chicago and 191 Peachtree Tower, Atlanta
 
You don't see too many towers with castle-like multiple spire-like ornaments (technical term) on top, I always thought these 2 really looked alike and shared that special connection, whether you think it is ugly or not - I personally find the style interesting in an oxymornic kind of way.

900 North Michigan, Chicago:

http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/...chigan-005.jpg

191 Peachtree Tower, Atlanta:

http://www.atlantaarchitecture.info/...eTower-005.jpg

vandelay Mar 19, 2013 4:59 PM

I always liked this proposal by KPF for a tower in Boston:

http://i.imgur.com/iIc6KfG.jpg

Guiltyspark Mar 19, 2013 9:11 PM

They are both attractive, but I prefer 900 North Michigan. The blocking in the windows is far better.

plinko Mar 20, 2013 3:17 AM

I have a general dislike for both of these towers. KPF's (900 Mich) is detailed better though.

LMich Mar 20, 2013 7:41 AM

I like an older take on this design, with a good example being the [b]909 Walnut[/i] in Kansas City:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7012/6...ef26a8ca_b.jpg
909 Walnut (1 of 4) by jimsawthat, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3317/3...19e06b04_b.jpg
City Market Skyline 02 by ChrisM70, on Flickr

pico44 Mar 21, 2013 12:37 PM

900 N Michagan is one of my least favorite skyscrapers in the world. 191 Peachtree doesn't look quite as bad.

vandelay Mar 21, 2013 3:25 PM

What about the Liberty Building in Buffalo:

http://i.imgur.com/1v6fOT5.jpg

ardecila Mar 21, 2013 8:41 PM

The granddaddy of them all:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2148/3...0d87d550_z.jpg
src

The North One Mar 22, 2013 6:59 PM

Can't forget Book Cadillac.
http://historicdetroit.org/image/2/3...dillacmain.jpg
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...=0CFIQrQMwEzgo

texcolo Mar 22, 2013 8:45 PM

The Texas & Pacific Building in Fort Worth...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5151/7...5e988f6c_z.jpg
[URL="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5151/7230993828_435e988f6c_z.jpg"source[/URL]

Guiltyspark Mar 26, 2013 6:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by texcolo (Post 6063058)
The Texas & Pacific Building in Fort Worth...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5151/7...5e988f6c_z.jpg
[URL="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5151/7230993828_435e988f6c_z.jpg"source[/URL]

That is beautiful.


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