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Old Posted Jul 28, 2009, 12:07 AM
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The Magnolia building under construction in Dallas around 1921...


http://www.flickr.com/photos/fatguyinalittlecoat/

Fountain Place in Dallas under construction in the early to mid 80s...


http://www.flickr.com/photos/fatguyinalittlecoat/

From the Dallas Public Library, various shots of buildings under construction, I believe most from the mid-20th century...

























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Old Posted Jul 28, 2009, 12:37 AM
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Reunion Tower and the Dallas Hyatt Regency under construction in the mid 70s...



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Dallas City Hall u/c around the same time...


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Couple more from Dallas...

The Republic Bank building in '53...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fatguyinalittlecoat/

The Mercantile Building in '42...

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The Baker Hotel u/c in the 20s...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fatguyinalittlecoat/

The Southland Center u/c in the 50s...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fatguyinalittlecoat/

One of the more interesting pics, on the left is the Medical Arts building being deconstructed and on the left is I.M. Pei's One Dallas Centre u/c in the 70s...

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Here is an old one: Detroit's first steel framed office tower, the 13 story Chamber of Commerce building completed in 1895 (it is now 114 years old and while modified, remains intact). Note: Sometimes the 10 story Hammond Building (1889) is called Detroit's first Skyscraper (the definition has changed over the years) but it had load bearing masonry walls.


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How'd they get that Mercantile Building out of the ground in 1942, right in the middle of WW2? I always thought next to nothing was constructed domestically during this time.
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The Singer Building (187m, 1908)

September 13, 1907





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DALLAS:

How'd they get that Mercantile Building out of the ground in 1942, right in the middle of WW2? I always thought next to nothing was constructed domestically during this time.
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The Mercantile National Bank tower was completed in 1942 and was the only major skyscraper constructed during World War II. The U.S. government had called for a halt of private construction to fuel supply materials for the war effort. However, most of the tower's steel had been prefabricated and was given a special waiver from the government. The bank lobby Art Deco wood murals were the largest in the world at the time.[2]In addition to the bank and other offices, the federal government took 10 floors to office various war agencies. Mercantile Bank owner and founder Robert L. Thornton constructed his own penthouse level in the upper floors.
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awesome thread!

i'd love to see pics of the sydney opera house.
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Lets go to Vegas.

Riveria (1953)


Tropicana (1955)



Sands (1963)



The Mint (1964)


Caesers Palace (1965)




Aladdian (1970)


Riveria (1974)


Aladdian (1975)



Stardust (1990)


Casino Royale (1991)


Luxor (1992)





MGM Grand (1993)




Stratosphere (1995)



Caesers Palace (1996)


Rio (1996)


New York New York (1996)


Bellagio (1996)




Paris (1997)



Mandalay Bay (1997)


Tour Montparnasse (Paris)
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Interesting to see the growth of Cesars Palace. The original semi-circular tower and lowrise portions still exist today but their appearance has been radically altered.
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More LA..

Union Bank (and a few other towers) under construction






Arco Towers


Downtown in the mid 60's. Notice the Convention Center under construction and the vast emptiness of the Bunker Hill Redevelopment




Downtown circa 1973 (Note AON Center and B of A Plaza under construction)


Downtown circa 1986 with the Wedbush building under construction. The Pac Bell building on the left is now 1010 Wilshire.
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^THAT is a badass photo.



Here's the best UC photo I can find for my tiny hamlet of Aliquippa, PA.

A one story Arby's under construction:



Rumor has it that a roofer was preparing for the topping off ceremony and he fell all the way to the ground sustaining a semi-serious scrape on one of his elbows.
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here's one from my city brisbane
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here's on from Brisbane
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Ther enot exactly skyscrapers but oh well. Barrow has no skyscrapers.
Construction of the High level bridge.

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Construction of Devonshire Dock Hall


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^THAT is a badass photo.



Here's the best UC photo I can find for my tiny hamlet of Aliquippa, PA.

A one story Arby's under construction:



Rumor has it that a roofer was preparing for the topping off ceremony and he fell all the way to the ground sustaining a semi-serious scrape on one of his elbows.
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