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Old 09-13-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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You need to be on LSD the drug to believe that was steaming
Like my wordplay?
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:15 AM
 
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you can see it from the other streets too, unless yuou can only see it because LSD is elevated there.
If you have ever driven on LSD in Chicago, you would know the Hancock is front facing for about 4 miles coming down, then you almost run a few blocks into it before taking a sharp curve to the east or merging right onto Michigan Avenue... So the approach can surely have your attention.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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i think skyscrapers like the JP morgan building in Jersey City (thats the Tall blue one right) or the Pru (Boston) are very imposing because of the lack of buildings at their scale around them rather than sheer size. Same goes with the tower in Mobile, AL
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:16 AM
 
Location: East End of Pittsburgh
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Although not the tallest. The USX Tower in Pittsburgh is one of the largest skyscrapers and has a very powerful appearance.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Which skyscraper in the United States has the most "powerfull / Beast / magestic" look in your opinion?
Williams aka Transco Tower in Houston would most definitely be at the top of the list.

At 64 stories & 901 ft. tall its the tallest building in the US outside of a downtown.

Nothing comes close to matching its impact on the overall skyline except maybe the Willis Tower in Chicago.

At night is when it really shines with its 5,000 watt revolving "Batman" search light on top which can be seen up to 30 miles away.


http://www.pointzero.nl/dump/williams_tower2.jpg (broken link)

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Old 09-13-2011, 11:57 AM
 
Location: The west
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The U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles fits the description.

http://en.wikipedia.orgwiki/File:Los_Angeles_Library_Tower_%28small%29.jpg



-Cheers.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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Let's see-

Chase Tower in Chicago I think is incredibly powerful looking with its sweeping profile:

Chase Tower (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kortesalo/4424771835/ - broken link) by karikoo (http://www.flickr.com/people/kortesalo/ - broken link), on Flickr

Though I am eager to see 8 Spruce St:

8 Spruce St, South St Seaport (http://www.flickr.com/photos/25350630@N06/5343967009/ - broken link) by sup3rhans (http://www.flickr.com/people/25350630@N06/ - broken link), on Flickr
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:51 PM
 
Location: State College,PA
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As a proud New Yorker, I have always secretly wished the Sears/Willis Tower and John Hancock Center were ours...

Those two skyscrapers are SOOOOO badass.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:59 PM
 
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Although not the tallest. The USX Tower in Pittsburgh is one of the largest skyscrapers and has a very powerful appearance.
The US Steel tower at the time in the 70s was and to this day a very impressive skyscraper. It is to demonstrate the power of steel with the exterior weather proof steel exposed on the outside to show the strength of building skyscrapers. I feel it is very powerful skyscraper and a famous ones for structural engineers as well.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:16 PM
 
Location: The City
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As a proud New Yorker, I have always secretly wished the Sears/Willis Tower and John Hancock Center were ours...

Those two skyscrapers are SOOOOO badass.

Not old main?
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