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Old 02-27-2010, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Basically this is a way to get past the usual skyscraper suspects, and to expose the wonders of some overshadowed cities!

Note that I didn't say "outside the biggest city," because I'm keeping in mind cases like New Jersey, where the tallest building is in the second-largest city.

In NY, there's really nothing that comes close to Manhattan (of course), but the tallest building outside New York is the Corning Tower in the Empire State Plaza of Albany:




It's 180 m tall. Perhaps not the loveliest of buildings, but there's something about its monolithic sheerness that's fascinating to me.

Check it out hanging with its four drone-servants!!

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Old 02-27-2010, 06:32 PM
 
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Interesting topic

I assume we're talking about the tallest building in a state outside the largest metro? I'm sure lots of huge cities have suburbs that have the second tallest in the state. I think it would be more interesting to see the tallest outside the largest urban area, not just specific city boundries. But whatever...



In Iowa where I'm from it would be the Alliant Tower in Cedar Rapids. Des Moines really dominates the state's skylines, with all 10 of the tallest buildings.


Here is the building in Cedar Rapids during the floods a year and a half ago that destroyed much of the city.

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Old 02-27-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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For Michigan it would be the River House at Bridgewater Place in Grand Rapids. It is 34 stories at 406' (124 Meters) The tallest 14 in the State are all in Detroit.

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Old 02-27-2010, 07:30 PM
 
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Los Angeles has the two tallest buildings in California, but San Francisco has the impressive Transamerica Pyramid as the state's third tallest building and the tallest outside of Los Angeles.



One America Plaza at 500 feet in San Diego is the tallest building not in the huge Los Angeles metro area or large Bay Area.
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:05 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Folks - if you're going to use Flickr photos that are in non-private Flickr albums, you need to also include the direct link to those photos UNDER the photo you're posting, please. Thank you.
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois
Oak Brook Tower
418ft
773,000 square feet
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Tallest building in your state outside the city with the tallest building!-obtt.jpg  
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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I like this thread haha.

The tallest building in Nevada outside of Vegas is the Silver Legacy in Reno 400 feet and 38 floors:



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Old 02-28-2010, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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Tallest building in NJ that is outside the city (Jersey City ) with the tallest building is.... Newark? Surprise! It is the Harrah's Waterfront Tower in Atlantic City, at 525 ft. Here is a picture from Emporis.com:

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Old 02-28-2010, 01:32 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Basically this is a way to get past the usual skyscraper suspects, and to expose the wonders of some overshadowed cities!

Note that I didn't say "outside the biggest city," because I'm keeping in mind cases like New Jersey, where the tallest building is in the second-largest city.

In NY, there's really nothing that comes close to Manhattan (of course), but the tallest building outside New York is the Corning Tower in the Empire State Plaza of Albany:




It's 180 m tall. Perhaps not the loveliest of buildings, but there's something about its monolithic sheerness that's fascinating to me.

Check it out hanging with its four drone-servants!!
Yea, generally I hate this kind of architecture but the fact that it's by far the tallest in its area and it has a bunch of cronies gives it a bizarro kind of charm.
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Basically this is a way to get past the usual skyscraper suspects, and to expose the wonders of some overshadowed cities!

Note that I didn't say "outside the biggest city," because I'm keeping in mind cases like New Jersey, where the tallest building is in the second-largest city.

In NY, there's really nothing that comes close to Manhattan (of course), but the tallest building outside New York is the Corning Tower in the Empire State Plaza of Albany:




It's 180 m tall. Perhaps not the loveliest of buildings, but there's something about its monolithic sheerness that's fascinating to me.

Check it out hanging with its four drone-servants!!
This is in Queens, its 658ft (201m), it doesn't qualify because its in NYC but it is outside of Manhattan.
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