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Old Posted Apr 21, 2008, 4:29 AM
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...was this the tower designed by Helmut Jahn?
That was my exact first thought.
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Not really a shame that this was never realized; it's a little too cheesy I think. Houston's current tallest is leagues better than this.
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How one can say that Chase is a better looking building is beyond me. Look at Chase in the background. Boring.

Bank of the Southwest Tower is art!


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Hey Stratosphere, if this is the same book I think it is could you please scan the other entry for this competition? The one with the dome please. Thanks.
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The design looks like it would be a good addition somewhere.
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The design looks like it would be a good addition somewhere.
I *think* there was a proposal for a tower in the Middle East that looked exactly like this...
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Hey Stratosphere, if this is the same book I think it is could you please scan the other entry for this competition? The one with the dome please. Thanks.
That pic is from the book called Skyscrapers: Higher and Higher by Caroline Mierop, and that's the only proposal it shows in the part that talks about the Bank of the Southwest Tower.
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That pic is from the book called Skyscrapers: Higher and Higher by Caroline Mierop, and that's the only proposal it shows in the part that talks about the Bank of the Southwest Tower.
Argh. Different book. Thanks for scanning.
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This was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's entry, designed by Richard Keating (1,370')

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YES! THAT'S IT!!! Thanks!
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Now that looks awesome. It would have made houstons downtown skyline incredible! Not that it isnt incredible but it would have been loads better with that.
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Neat structural diagram.

Structural Design & Analysis of Tall Buildings Taranath(1988)

I wish had access to the rendering here(http://libx.bsu.edu/BSU%5FArchSlides...U/2967-011.jpg) but it requires a bsu logon.

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This should've been built.
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Here was KPF's design for the tower:

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Old Posted Jan 17, 2011, 4:56 AM
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Eeew, thats pretty damned terrible looking.
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I don't know. I think I like that design better than the one with the hole in it. Plus, that other design would have been to close to Reliant Energy's tower.
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^^ yes, but, Reliant's tower was a box in the 70's and 80's.

The top was added in the 90's after Reliant's parent company bought the tower and rebuilt it.

(I always liked the atrium, and was disappointed to see it go)
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Six, additional design proposals for the Bank of the Southwest Tower! By Helmut Jahn.



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i like the design farthest to the right,it has a certain blade runner design that works for me.
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Wow! most of those designs look progressive even compared to modern stuff!
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