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View Poll Results: Which is the most beautiful building in NYC?
Singer Building (1908) 0 0%
MetLife Tower (1909) 1 1.96%
Woolworth Building (1913) 6 11.76%
American Radiator Building (1924) 0 0%
40 Wall Street (1930) 3 5.88%
Chrysler Building (1930) 37 72.55%
Empire State Building (1931) 9 17.65%
AIG Building (1932) 2 3.92%
GE Building (1933) 1 1.96%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

Old 03-26-2012, 07:37 AM
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Location: Manhattan
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I picked the Chrysler Building (like so many others) but my fave was not on the list: the LIPSTICK BUILDING (Phillip Johnson) on Third Ave at 53rd or 54th?
Made infamous by a majorr tenant: Bernie Madhoff.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:22 AM
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Yeah, Chrysler Building
Also --
Grand Central Station
Metropolitan Museum of Art
NY Public Library
Art Students League (57th btwn 6th & 7th)
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:59 AM
Location: London, NYC, DC
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I adore the Customs House and the Woolworth Building personally. Also, it's not the AIG Building anymore; they sold it off.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:55 PM
Location: Bronx, NY
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Flatiron building is not one of the choices?
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:02 PM
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Originally Posted by NooYowkur81 View Post
Flatiron building is not one of the choices?

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Old 03-27-2012, 07:07 PM
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My judgement, in order (Hyphen means was once world's tallest):

-Singer: Had a very unique design, nothing ever like it. There is something that I just love about its cupola though. 90/100.
-MetLife: Unique design, and common classical shape for its time, but not plain amazing. 65/100.
-Woolworth: Striking, unique features that are beautifully and flawlessly crafted. Masterpiece of Neo-Gothic architecture. 95/100.
American Radiator: Very different art deco work, with black facades instead of traditional beige. 70/100.
-40 Wall: Such a plain, yet moving design, topped off with a very distinguishable top. Would have loved to see it new in copper color. 85/100.
-Chrysler: The masterpiece of art deco architecture, with striking curves gripped by triangular openings. The most appealing skyscraper in the world, so 100/100.
-Empire: Most notorious in the world, more plain design, but not my favorite. The way the concrete meets the steel to me is unattractive for some reason, so 75/100.
AIG: Interesting design, unusual curves. Looks good, but not great. 75/100.
GE: Very unique shape for the time. Inspiring, original, and gritty in a good way, so 80/100.

As far as Flatiron, that was a bonehead mistake. It has to be up there with Woolworth. Love the design and triangular shape. 95/100.
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:32 PM
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Chrysler Building - It's one of those places that is a work of art in itself.
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:51 PM
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I had to preach to the choir but the Chrysler building is by far the best one on the list.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:21 PM
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Chrysler Building, altough I'm not a fan of their products.

As for the ugliest? Probably Morrisania Air Rights Houses. (1980)
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:49 PM
Location: Brooklyn
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In order

Chrysler Building
Woolworth Building
Singer Building
AIG Building
Empire State Building
American Radiator Building
40 Wall Street
MetLife Tower
GE Building
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