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Old 06-12-2015, 11:01 AM
 
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What's your favorite skyscraper in the US? I don't care how old it is... I still think the Empire State building is the coolest. So iconic, and represents the powerhouse that New York was in the 20th Century. What's yours?

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Old 06-12-2015, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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The Chrysler Building in NY! Hands down, one of the classiest, most timeless skyscrapers of all time. I don't think it will ever get "old."
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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The Chrysler Building in NY! Hands down, one of the classiest, most timeless skyscrapers of all time. I don't think it will ever get "old."
Agreed.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I have yet to see one anywhere that looks better than the Empire State Building. IMO, that one is truly the quintessential skyscraper.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:30 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I've thought about skylines before but I've never thought about my favorite skyscraper.

I guess I'll follow the crowd for once and say the Empire State Building, because it's the only notable one I've actually been to. Maybe Willis can overtake it on my trip to Chicago this summer.

Wait, did I really call it the Willis Tower? Take it back, when I visit the Sears Tower!
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:59 PM
 
Location: At my house in my state
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Philly city hall

classic and beautiful

Either that or the Key Tower
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Old 06-12-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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Does the Washington Monument count?

If not, I like the BNY Mellon Center in Philly. It's not all that old, but has the look of a building at least 50 years older than it actually is.
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Old 06-12-2015, 02:47 PM
 
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Does the Washington Monument count?

If not, I like the BNY Mellon Center in Philly. It's not all that old, but has the look of a building at least 50 years older than it actually is.
I live in Philly. For me it's the PSFS building which is now the Lowes Hotel. It's a National Historic Landmark and is the first skyscraper of the International Style built in the US. Talk about timeless! It was built in the 1920s and looks better, fresher, "newer" than many buildings being built today.

Btw the Mellon Bank Center is about 25 years old.


Nationally, I agree with folks who mentioned the Chrysler Bldg. Or I'd pick the TransAmerica Bldg in SF.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:32 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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Of course the Empire State and Chrysler buildings are iconic. But in my favorite Big city Chicago. I like the Old Wrigley Building and Newer Trump Tower. Got them in Pictures. Takes on different dimensions different angles. Same Chicago Architects as the Super-Tall in Dubai.

Seems like it was destined to be in that location as it is at the Center from the River and Bridges.

From the Lake ...Trump Tower...The Trump &
Shore Dr Bridge .on side street..Wrigley Building
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:20 PM
 
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There are several in Chicago and I would agree about the Wrigley Building. Adding the Tribune Tower
and the Pittsfield Building;

History | The Pittsfield Building

http://www.emporis.com/images/show/474345-Large.jpg

Tribune Tower with historical rocks
Pictures of All 149 Rocks Stuck on the Tribune Tower [updated] :: The Chicago Architecture Blog
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