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Old Posted Jul 31, 2016, 7:40 PM
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I have to agree with Volguus Z. about the lack of Art Deco towers in Philly. What made this a bit of a challenge was finding towers from that era, from 5 different cities, that would make an impact on the present skyline (unless one places said buildings just outside the most dense part of town).

I found four buildings from the 20s and 30s and one, due to lack of vintage, from the 90s.

Book Tower (Detroit, 1926, Renaissance/Classical Revival), 475'. Pick a spot within 5-6 blocks from City Hall.

Terminal Tower (Cleveland, 1930, Italianate/Art Deco), 708'. Near 30th St. Station.

Chicago Board of Trade (Chicago, 1930, Art Deco), 605'. Between 20th St. and the Schuykill, near Market.

500 5th Avenue (New York, 1931, Art Deco [designed by same architect who designed ESB], 709'. Center City along E. Market or S. Broad..... maybe.

SunTrust Plaza (Atlanta, 1992, modern but has some nice geometry and texture to it), 871'. Between Center City and 30th St. Station.

Was thinking of the top of Wm. Penn's hat (548') during this exercise.
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Old Posted Aug 1, 2016, 6:10 AM
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For LA
56 Leonard-NY
Mellon Bank Center-Philadelphia
Williams Tower-Houston
Terminal Tower-Cleveland
Transamerica Pyramid-SF
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Old Posted Sep 5, 2017, 11:43 PM
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For Houston:

1 - China Resources HQ from Shenzen:


2 - The Pinnacle from London:


3 - One One One Eagle Street from Brisbane:


4 - Bank of America Tower from New York:


5 - Soleil Apartments from Brisbane:
3 in downtown...2 in galleria
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2017, 12:50 PM
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For New York:

1. Salesforce Tower - San Francisco, directly to the north of the Time Warner Center at West 60th street, Columbus Circle.

2. Trump International Hotel & Tower - Chicago, somewhere in the Times Square area

3. Key Tower - Cleveland, 5th Avenue E 38th Street

4. 609 Main at Texas - Houston, 1st Avenue 35th Street

5. US Steel Tower - Pittsburgh, Lexington Avenue East 60th Street

*6th Bonus tower*
First Canadian Place - Toronto, Built on landfill, directly in front of 55 water Street
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2017, 1:51 PM
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For Houston...

Tomorrow Square (Beijing)
Terminal Tower (Cleveland)
Trump (Chicago)
Woolworth (New York)
BoA (Atlanta) *placed near Transco/ Williams in Uptown area since they have similar height and massing.
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2017, 3:45 PM
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Fun game!

As others have echoed Philly lacks really tall pre-war buildings. The long standing gentleman's agreement kept all the old buildings below 500 feet (and somewhat indistinguishable when viewing the skyline as a whole); our tallest buildings are all modern. To that end, I'd add:

Terminal Tower (Cleveland)
40 Wall Street (NYC)
Metropolitan Life Insurance Building (NYC)*
Note: I actually prefer Chicago's Wrigley Building over Met Life, but at just 438 feet, it wouldn't stand out as much in Philly.

I also think Philly's tallest modern buildings are a bit safe/conservative and would like to add a couple to jazz things up a bit:

Turning Torso (Sweden)
The Shard (London)
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2017, 4:09 PM
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For SF:

Shanghai Tower - Shanghai
Taipei 101 - Taipei
Bank of America Tower - NYC
John Hancock Center - Chicago
The Shard - London
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Old Posted Sep 7, 2017, 7:21 AM
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For Houston...

Tomorrow Square (Beijing)
Terminal Tower (Cleveland)
Trump (Chicago)
Woolworth (New York)
BoA (Atlanta) *placed near Transco/ Williams in Uptown area since they have similar height and massing.
nice choices...
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