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New York's Early Skyscrapers, Transplanted to Paris

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Well I laughed at some of those more than I should have.
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Some striking images. That Empire State one seems out of place though, even though Paris is known for the Eiffel Tower standing head above everything else in a big way.
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I like the third from the last … demonstrate how Paris could've integrated vertical development into the fabric of the city.
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A fun exercise...

Some of the early ornate buildings of modest height seem to fit in fairly well as long as there are not too many of them.

However, I did not know that the Wrigley Building was a New York skyscraper!
(see picture just above the Flatiron building image)
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These skyscrapers were massive. They should be integrated in the center of city planning like Eiffel Tower to fit in Paris.
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Old Posted Jan 28, 2017, 6:42 PM
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However, I did not know that the Wrigley Building was a New York skyscraper!
(see picture just above the Flatiron building image)

Probably a fill in for the Municipal Building, which wasn't necessary (there are lots of photos of it).



http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fna...7/20_sky1.html





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This last one is pretty cool! If NYC had adopted a European street system rather than the rectangular grid. Such a simple change would have had a profound impact on the development of the city.
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