What a skyscraper should look like.

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Re: What a skyscraper should look like.

Postby df1711 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:31 pm

i like number 2 prudential plaza in chicago.i dont know how to attach pics but theres a link to it

http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=32

also when i was in new york i loved the old art deco buildings that line the streets and avenues around central park.if only i could afford an apartment in one of them!
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Re: What a skyscraper should look like.

Postby missarchi » Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:36 pm

they call this one eiffel0ho

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Re: What a skyscraper should look like.

Postby Shane M » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:07 pm

For me it has to be this.......
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I love the modern sleek facade and the tapering shape of the design..for me one of the top skyscrapers today

I also like the trump tower in chicago... It also has a sleek facade but also pays homage to the older chicago skyscrapers in its bulky design and step backs
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How about bahrain world trade centre...not the best looking but i like the way the architect used sail like towers to direct the wind to the wind turbines...plus making it suit the location (seaside)
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Re: What a skyscraper should look like.

Postby Keen » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:40 am

[quote="KerryBog2"]Hmmmmm... the Chrysler looks good only because of its "top" which took advantage of the new materialof that decade - aluminium. Take away the top and the rest is rather mundane.

Hmm that's like saying take away the nipple and the rest is just a lump of flesh. Chrysler all the way...
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Re: What a skyscraper should look like.

Postby reddy » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:35 am

I always loved the HSBC tower by Foster and for an absolute classic you need look no further than the Seagram building by Mies.

The Gherkin is a great design, touches the ground in a really nice way too.

As for proposed skyscrapers, the Torre Bicentenario in Mexico by OMA looks pretty slick.
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Re: What a skyscraper should look like.

Postby Blisterman » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:48 pm

They're currently building this right around the corner from me, and if it looks anything like the renders, it'll look pretty slick. expecially the wind turbines in the top.

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2080
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Re: What a skyscraper should look like.

Postby EIA340600 » Sun May 24, 2009 3:09 pm

The Torre Bicentenario looks like a bulkier version of that "Crystal" Proposal for Donnybrook.
THAT was a half decent building...Whether it could be called a skyscraper now.........
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Re: What a skyscraper should look like.

Postby OisinT » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:31 am

idk, for me it's something about being very elegant and almost understated. Something that will remain timeless.

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Re: What a skyscraper should look like.

Postby rob mc » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:27 pm

For me it has to be the Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt:

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Re: What a skyscraper should look like.

Postby PVC King » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:54 pm

2 International Finance Centre Hong Kong

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=385747
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Re: What a skyscraper should look like.

Postby scoops08 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:21 am

Renzo Piano's Aurora Place Sydney

http://www.sydneyarchitecture.com/cbd/cbd4-009.htm
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