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Old 12-04-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Earth at the moment
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I'm surprised nobody has created a thread with this topic...
But here it is, and I hope you enjoy this thread and enjoy discussing this topic.
And as usual I have some pictures of some towers/skyscrapers I like:

Jin Mao Tower


Bank Of China Tower


Shanghai World Financial Center


Taipei 101


China Merchants Bank Tower


Petronas Twin Towers



Sears Tower


World Trade Center


Transamerica Pyramid


Chrysler Building


Burj Dubai (still under construction)
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Burj_Dubai_Under_Construction_on_27_June_200 8.jpg (broken link)

Burj Al Arab
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b6/Burj_Al_Arab_on_18_October_2007_Pict_1.jpg (broken link)

Tokyo Tower



Rose Rotana
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2c/Rose_Rotana_Tower_Under_Construction_on_25_Februar y_2007_Pict_1.jpg (broken link)

And of course The only skyscraper in Sweden:

Turning Torso

Last edited by Cornerguy1; 12-04-2008 at 10:15 PM..
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Winnetka, IL & Rolling Hills, CA
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The Sears Tower and the former World Trade Center buildings I and II. The other World Trade Center buildings that are at the bottom of your photo are really nice too.
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:48 PM
 
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Mine include Tokyo Tower, Eiffel Tower, Space Needle, and the Empire State Building.
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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I would have to say the Empire State Building. The way it starts off massive and goes up, and up, and up, and has to series to setbacks until it tapers off into a point with an antenna on top, is the perfect skyscraper. I also like how the north and south face it bold, while the east and west, is sleek. IMO, the perfect building. The Chrysler isn't too far behind.

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Old 12-07-2008, 04:25 AM
 
Location: t' grim north
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Not the tallest of sky scrapers but I have to admit a soft spot for ''The Gherkin" in London:

30 St Mary Axe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As the saying goes, it's not the size of the wand but the skill of the wizard
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:52 PM
 
Location: England.
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Not so much a tower as a jumble of concrete:

Londonist: What’s for Lunch? Waterside Café at the Barbican Centre

The Barbican Centre in London shows brutalism can work if the internal spaces are well designed.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:16 AM
 
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The Tribune Tower in Chicago (1920's)---classic gothic embellishments.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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That turning tower is cool. I like the John Handcock building in Chicago. It has a bar/restaurant on top.
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