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Old Posted Jul 31, 2016, 7:40 PM
stormkingfan stormkingfan is offline
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I have to agree with Volguus Z. about the lack of Art Deco towers in Philly. What made this a bit of a challenge was finding towers from that era, from 5 different cities, that would make an impact on the present skyline (unless one places said buildings just outside the most dense part of town).

I found four buildings from the 20s and 30s and one, due to lack of vintage, from the 90s.

Book Tower (Detroit, 1926, Renaissance/Classical Revival), 475'. Pick a spot within 5-6 blocks from City Hall.

Terminal Tower (Cleveland, 1930, Italianate/Art Deco), 708'. Near 30th St. Station.

Chicago Board of Trade (Chicago, 1930, Art Deco), 605'. Between 20th St. and the Schuykill, near Market.

500 5th Avenue (New York, 1931, Art Deco [designed by same architect who designed ESB], 709'. Center City along E. Market or S. Broad..... maybe.

SunTrust Plaza (Atlanta, 1992, modern but has some nice geometry and texture to it), 871'. Between Center City and 30th St. Station.

Was thinking of the top of Wm. Penn's hat (548') during this exercise.
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