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Old Posted Jun 14, 2018, 4:07 PM
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Erie, PA: St. Peter Cathedral - 1873

Erie was so dominated by the Catholic Church and Archbishop John Mark Gannon, that a "gentleman's" height restriction agreement was made so no building would be built to surpass its height. Four 19th century buildings' heights were limited to bow down to the Catholics... Regardless, it's an impressive structure and among the taller churches in the US.

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Outside of NY or Chicago the largest collection of late 19th & early 20th century high-rises can be found in Detroit. Architect Wirt C. Rowland designed the two most iconic in Detroit's downtown skyline and had a marked impact on the remainder creating many other gems during that era.

In general when Detroiters think of the city's iconic buildings besides the Ren Cen these two & the Fisher seem to be always near or at the top of their list.

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Penobscot Building plus annex.

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Youngstown, Ohio:

Our most iconic building here in Youngstown probably has to be the Home Savings & Loan Building. Though it isn't our tallest skyscraper, this 10 story building built in 1919 stands out the most in the city's skyline due to its clock tower that lights up at night. It is located next to the Youngstown Business Incubator and across the street from the former Warner Brothers Theater in Downtown's "Tech Block."

The Home Savings & Loan Building:


Another well-known building is the former Isaly's Dairy plant building. This 1930s art deco mid-rise is located just outside of Downtown but is the first building people on the highway will see when they come into the city. It has since been taken over by U-Haul after being abandoned for many years, but the exterior is still not in good shape.

The "U-Haul Building:"


Lastly, we have the Stambaugh Auditorium. It was built in 1926 and is positioned on Fifth Avenue overlooking Wick Park - once the most prestigious area of town but is now a mess of student slums and dilapidated yet grand mansions. The theater is one of the buildings Youngstown takes the most pride in. It is used for many events and will be undergoing a massive restoration project soon.

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portland's greatest conversation piece is *sigh*, still the portland building, michael graves' postmodern mega-cube. i guess ive grown to appreciate it more over time but it still seems out of place. or maybe, thats the intention. photo by steve morgan.

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There are more iconic building in Charlotte by far, but I love 129 West Trade as an iconic historic building. Built in 1958.

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One Hanson Place is not more iconic than Rockefeller Center. Neither is Woolworth tbh. But the real building you forgot was One World Trade. Attractive? Arguable. Iconic? Yes.
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it's only a couple of years old, but the JUMP building in Boise gets the most people asking me "what the #@! is that?"



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For this site maybe. Its got to be the football stadium nationally.
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I will say Boise's state capitol is really, really cool.
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For this site maybe. Its got to be the football stadium nationally.

the field is certainly iconic, and is probably the most popular tourist stop in the city:


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but the building itself is the definition of "meh." I doubt anyone would recognize it from the outside:


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BTW, here's a rare shot from when they installed a temporary grass field for an international soccer friendly a couple of years ago:


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One Hanson Place is not more iconic than Rockefeller Center. Neither is Woolworth tbh. But the real building you forgot was One World Trade. Attractive? Arguable. Iconic? Yes.
eh, I would classify 1wtc under the 'brand new glass building' category. Woolworth is a hopscotch from city hall on Broadway and is two decades older than Rockefeller Center. Besides, most people are more enamored by the plaza and the view atop than 30 Rock itself.
As for One Hanson, I can't think of another building that identifies the borough so obviously. Hence the honorable mention.
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I really do love 30 Rock definitely one of the greatest Art Deco gems period.
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eh, I would classify 1wtc under the 'brand new glass building' category. Woolworth is a hopscotch from city hall on Broadway and is two decades older than Rockefeller Center. Besides, most people are more enamored by the plaza and the view atop than 30 Rock itself.
As for One Hanson, I can't think of another building that identifies the borough so obviously. Hence the honorable mention.
I don't think most people could identify 30 Rockefeller Plaza in of itself. They can certainly identify the Radio City, ice rink and the plaza itself. I think Woolworth is more identifiable as a singular building even of people can't recall its name.
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For Winston-Salem, it's likely the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel & Residences, by Shreve Lamb and Harmon Associates, with marble walls and hand-carved wood ceilings in gold and silver filament by the famed Rambusch Decorating Company. The building also has Art Deco sculptural work by German artist Oscar B. Bach. It was the 1929 AIA National Building of the Year. It's often called the Father of the Empire State Building and the hotel has a signed card from the Empire State Building, reading Happy Anniversary Dad, in the lobby, as proof. The only building with proof of the claim. It was once the headquarters for mega-conglomerate RJR Nabisco.


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