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Old 11-03-2008, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Buffalonian4life View Post
I love the Art deco skyscraper in Buffalo that is City Hall - the largest in the nation -
I don't know, that Buffalo City Hall looks like it was designed by someone from the former Soviet Union. I'm not sure that having such a huge monument to bloated government bureaucracy is something to be proud of. Compare it to these jewels from the former USSR:

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Old 11-03-2008, 09:56 AM
Location: moving again
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Just because it has the same facade and its big?
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:37 AM
Location: Earth at the moment
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Originally Posted by CMDallas View Post
I like the Fountain Place... So pretty-full...

at 720 feet
I like the shining effect on the building, all the windows look so shining.
It's got a mirror effect to...
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:36 PM
Location: West Michigan
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Over 400' .... Hummm, guess that leaves my town out of the running. Unless of course I can take a picture of a few of the boats around here and stand the photo on end. Then I could reach well over that limit. Or maybe take photos of 7 or 8 buildings and merge them together to make one.

The closest to me over that height and staying in state would have to be in Detroit and then my pick would be the Penobscot Building built in 1928. It just has more "style" to it than the other newer ones in town. It is the building to the Left in this photo.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:49 PM
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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i dont know if you can really call it a skyscraper but the Custom House Tower in Boston has been my favourite since I was a little kid.

http://images116.fotki.com/v704/photos/4/439289/4731905/IMG_6432-vi.jpg (broken link)
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:02 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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Originally Posted by supernerdgirl View Post
it looks a little out of place, though.

I'm kind of partial to the Wrigley Building.
It doesn't stick out when you look at it in person, not like the photos make it pop out.
But still, i remember looking at that building as a kid and going "Damn! That's a cool building"
Although, my little self didn't even remotely have a foul mouth like i do now, the expression would've been similar.
But I don't think its out of place at all...I love that building, it probably amongst my favorite of ALL times.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:39 PM
Location: Chicago
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One First National Center, Headquarter of First National Bank and the best new architectural building of 2002 (or atleast I think it was) at 634 ft. its the tallest building between Chicago and Denver, and Minneapolis and Tulsa.

From Flickr,

from Flickr,

Omaha's pride and joy, beautiful.
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