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Old Posted May 15, 2012, 7:21 AM
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Photo from 1964, completed in 1965,



http://www.memphisflyer.com/AskVance...r-construction
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More construction?

Michigan Gas Consolidated, now One Woodward Avenue










Federal Building


Ponchartrain, now Riverside Hotel.


Lafayette Pavilion Apartments


National Bank of Detroit Building, now Chase Tower.






Union Trust, now Guardian Building


Guardian and Penobscot






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Well, that's pretty much construction of almost all the buildings in downtown Detroit except for the really old buildings. And really none of the newer buildings that were built in the last 20 years. Hmm.
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TD Centre (Toronto) under construction in 1966:


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With the old Bank of Toronto building that was demolished soon after.

Also from Toronto, Commerce Court West, York Centre and Sheraton Centre all under construction in 1971:


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Royal York Hotel under construction in 1929:



Skydome under construction in 1987:


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This is from a 16x20 inch gelatin silver print in my collection that I found in an antique store. There are a couple buildings under construction in the photo.



The full print.


Original photo by S. W. Christopher, probably working for the Navy.
The big one in the back is now One Chase Manhattan Plaza, finished in 1961, which means this picture is probably 1959 or 1960.
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I love this thread, but certain photos make me nostalgic for the grand old days of Detroit, lower Manhattan, etc.
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The big one in the back is now One Chase Manhattan Plaza, finished in 1961, which means this picture is probably 1959 or 1960.
Lower Manhattan seems perfect in terms of scale, proportion and setbacks in this shot. Already in 1960 the tables are turning with new construction of the modern box behemoths that marched in and established dominance over the skyline. For better or worse, the character would never be the same.^^^
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A couple of shots of what was then the post office tower in London in the 60s:


Daily Mail, Rex Features, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-building.html




Daily Mail, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-building.html
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I love this thread, but certain photos make me nostalgic for the grand old days of Detroit, lower Manhattan, etc.
Well, get ready for some salt on that wound.

Masonic Temple, 1921.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...9112636&type=3

First Federal building, known today as 1001 Woodward. 1961

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...9112636&type=3

Executive Plaza building, 1971

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...9112636&type=3

Jeffries Projects 1954

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...9112636&type=3

Book Tower 1917

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...9112636&type=3
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Detroit Chamber of Commerce building, 1895.



http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dpa1ic/x...7/eb02e677.tif

It's said to be the 2nd skyscraper ever built in Detroit reaching only 150 feet to the roof. The 1st skyscraper was demolished in 1956 and leaves this building as the oldest skyscraper in the city.
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The Daily News had some good pictures up today.

1) US Federal Courthouse 1933

2) Empire State Building 1930


3) The Chrysler Building and the Daily News Building 1929

4) Chase Manhattan Bank Building 1959
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5) UN Building 1949

6) GM Building 1967

7) Pan Am Building 1962

8) World Trade Center 1970-1972


9) Rockefeller Center 1932
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Neat photo of the Capitol under construction, year is 1863:


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IMO Detroit looked better without the RenCen but awesome pictures.
I really like the addition of the Ren Center to Detroit. Driving down the 401 from Toronto to Windsor it really stands out. Some of those construction photos truly show what a massive scale this project was to build.
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The photo of the U.S. Capitol is just amazing.

Renaissance Center - Detroit

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