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Old 04-24-2011, 08:32 PM
 
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might not qualify as a "skyscraper" but definitely my favorite:

Eastern Columbia, LA:




Some more blue buildings from the 20s/30s
I love turquoise art deco... mmmmm...





If only someone had built a really tall building with turquoise terra cotta cladding..
Haha, me to. That's one of my favorite styles, the blue/turquoise art deco style.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:34 PM
 
Location: The City
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Here is a list of the tallest buildings in the US; many interesting ones

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._United_States
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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And here we have the delightfully gimmicky saucer buildings, Space Needle being the original from the 1962 World's Fair (attended by JFK and Elvis). It was a building ahead of its time a lot of people thought it was bizarre in the 60's. It looks like a Jetson House but ironically fits beautifully into the Seattle skyline as its signature landmark.



San Antonio



Calgary




Toronto
You forgot the tallest one in the US



1. CN Tower, Toronto
2. Willis Tower, Chicago
3. Stratosphere, Las Vegas
4. Space Needle, Seattle
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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My favorite:

Fountain Place - Dallas
WaMu Tower - Seattle
Space Needle - Seattle
30 Rockefeller Center - New York
BoA Center - Houston
Woolworth Bldg - New York
Transamerica - San Francisco
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:35 AM
 
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Can't believe I forgot the Chrysler




I also love the Clock Tower in NYC . So beautiful.



Last edited by evmafioso; 04-25-2011 at 12:46 AM..
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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My Top Five:
1. Chrysler Building: NYC
2. SunTrust Plaza: Atlanta
3. 191 Peachtree: Atlanta
4. Empire State Building: NYC
5. Hearst Tower: NYC
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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You forgot the tallest one in the US



1. CN Tower, Toronto
2. Willis Tower, Chicago
3. Stratosphere, Las Vegas
4. Space Needle, Seattle
Oh yeah the one with the roller coaster and sling shot. There was an incident that happend while I was up there, I forgot because I'd rather it stayed in Vegas.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:11 PM
 
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My favorite building is the Goldman Sachs tower in Jersey City

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/24/47...b9c35625ff.jpghttp://http://farm1.static.flickr.com/24/47288609_b9c35625ff.jpg (broken link)
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:46 PM
 
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Space Needle
Trans America tower
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:05 PM
 
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The Chrysler Building is the greatest skyscraper on Earth to my eyes. It starts off with a huge base and gets narrower as you go on top. Then the beautiful curved setbacks and finally topping off with the Nirosta (the spire). The Chrysler Building is the most elegant skyscraper I've ever seen.
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