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Old Posted Nov 10, 2008, 11:13 PM
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What a trip! Wish I could have been there at that time.
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Could you imagine how much the JHC and Sears Tower would have stuck out in chicagos skyline when they were first completed? I mean there were hardly any towers over 500 ft in the city at that time let alone ones that were over 1450 ft tall. They must have looked incredible, even more so than they do today. Like two steel giants rising above the Earth. I would love to see some photos of the two and how they looked in the skyline during the mid 70s or so.
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^JHC would have been especially visionary at the time


I moved here in 1976 and remember as a kid being on the eisenhower expressway coming in from the west and sears seemed like the only building you'd see for about 20 minutes
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JHC

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Some of them would have made great construction threads.
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2008, 4:16 PM
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^ Can you imagine? Sears and JHC would have been interesting watching go up with their unique shapes. And can you imagine watching the Chrysler Building as they jacked up its spire? The CN Tower and Transamerica Pyramid would have been cool to watch too.
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From Ed Lifson's Hello Beautiful blog - Mies, 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago (1948-51):



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Here are a couple of the CN Tower under construction...







I feel that without the CN Tower Toronto would not be the city that it is today.
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Indeed, more than any other single event/structure/etc., the CN Tower firmly established Toronto on the International Map.
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Centennial Tower and Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta







Bank of America Plaza, Atlanta


AON Center & BofA Plaza, Los Angeles




The other AON Center



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A few photos from the books Houston: City of Destiny and the first edition of Ray Miller's Houston from the late 70s and early 80s...

Aerial view from the west with Pennzoil Place under construction


Pit of Pennzoil Place


1978/79 or so, Three Allen Plaza & Enterpise Plaza UC




1979, Three Allen Plaza, Enterpise Plaza & barely visible Le Meridien (Doubletree)


Part of 4 Houston Center visible during Construction


1600 Smith Street


Allied Bank Plaza (Wells Fargo Plaza)






w/ Cranes for RepublicBank Center (Bank of America Center) visible




Heritage Plaza during 1986's Rendez-vous Houston concert


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http://www.jarreuk.co.uk/houston/houston31.jpg


http://k53.pbase.com/o6/07/527607/1/...dE.img073a.jpg


http://i.pbase.com/o6/07/527607/1/94...X3.img080a.jpg


http://www.phototx.net/images/firewo...S/IMG00005.JPG

Distant view of DT from University of Houston's Main Campus w/ Gulf Tower (Fulbright Tower), 4 Houston Center, Allied Bank Plaza, and cranes from 1600 Smith & Four Allen Center


Portion of RepublicBank Center (Bank of America Center) w/ model


America Tower (American General Center)




Transco Tower (Williams Tower) w/ Original Rendering


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Old Posted Nov 21, 2008, 5:19 PM
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What's going on here?
It's a photo from the Rendez-vous Houston concert performed by Jean Michel Jarre.
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John Hancock (Boston)


John Hancock (Chicago)


Empire State Building


One Liberty Plaza (Philly)


Conde Nast Building (NYC)


Citi Group Center (NYC)


Smith Tower (Seattle)


900 North Michigan (Chicago)


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3 wtc

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Dade County Courthouse - Miami, Florida - 1927 - Florida's tallest at the time of construction




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Old Posted Dec 15, 2008, 1:16 AM
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Germany - 1925

The German Bundesarchive has opened it amazing amount of Pictures to the public through Wikimedia Commons. Currently they are by Year, not subject

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ca...rchive_by_year

Radio mast ( it looks to be under construction - I don't know German ).






a different tower ?




thx to all the posters - the best thread here.
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Old Posted Dec 15, 2008, 1:45 AM
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What's going on here?

Wow, cool, it looks like some sort of futuristic version of Houston even though it from 20 years ago.
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