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Old Posted Apr 16, 2010, 5:58 PM
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Cor-ten clad skyscrapers of the world, your input needed!

Cor-ten steel rules! i love the stuff. from another thread, i'm interested in compiling a list of all skyscraper that are clad with Cor-ten steel. here's what I have so far. please post any other Cor-ten skyscraper beauties that you know of.



US steel tower, pittsburgh

source: wiki-Fileittsburgh-pennsylvania-usx-tower.jpg





1 liberty plaza, NYC

source: wiki-File:WSTM-CornFedChicks0076.JPG





the daley center, chicago

source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanafi...59512/sizes/l/





time-life building, chicago

source: http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/...e_Building.php





Ruan Building, des moines

source: http://www.livingdowntowndesmoines.c...ings-profiled/





annenberg building, NYC

source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...f_medicine.JPG

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Annenberg/Mt Sinai/1973 NYC

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Don't you guys mix something up here?

COR-TEN vs. Anodized Aluminum?

Plus, I think One Liberty is in fact black painted steel?

Well whatever, I LOOOVE Black Boxes!
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I dont have a photo, but the Ruan Building in downtown Des Moines is Cor ten.

Here is the Emporis link:

http://www.emporis.com/application/?...smoines-ia-usa
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Don't you guys mix something up here?
nope.




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COR-TEN vs. Anodized Aluminum?
nope, all the towers posted in the first post are clad with Cor-ten.




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Plus, I think One Liberty is in fact black painted steel?
nope, it's clad with Cor-ten.
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Not quite a skyscraper, but an excellent cor-ten structure none the less:

John Deere Headquarters
Moline, IA
Eero Saarinen


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Can we talk about how awesome Cor-ten looks with bronze glass windows for a minute? I despise bronze windows with just about everything except black or cor-ten structural members. Time-Life in Chicago is one of my favorite buildings in the world because of this color combination. Also its white and turquoise and red and green neighbors add to it to create a delicious mash of color and texture.
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Not a skyscraper, and a "failed" building by some accounts, but what about the old Omni Arena in Atlanta?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omni_Coliseum

image from wikipedia:
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Ford Foundation, NYC, Roche & Dinkeloo Assocs., 1967



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The Time-Life Building is also one of my favorites.

Leeds Broadcasting tower

Reinhold Behringer/ flickr

Jonathan Bliss/ flickr
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wow^ some amazing designs from Europe with cor-ten! Not to mention John Deere.......gorgeous
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Not quite a skyscraper, but an excellent cor-ten structure none the less:

John Deere Headquarters
Moline, IA
Eero Saarinen


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You got to it before I could but there's just one little issue....it's Moline, IL.
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You got to it before I could but there's just one little issue....it's Moline, IL.
Opps, typo, I knew that! I've been there before and seen it! May as well be in IA anyhow though...
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Opps, typo, I knew that! I've been there before and seen it! May as well be in IA anyhow though...
Don't feel too bad, you're not the only one. I googled corten and Deere and more than one site said it was in Iowa, one person even wrote that they visited Deere headquarters in DES MOINES! But, regardless, I live a just few miles from Deere HQ on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities and don't mind being associated with Iowa.

Me on a Sunday afternoon visit.
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I like boxes, most of the time they can look very sleek and impressive, but the facade on these buildings are just downright fugly.
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^ i strongly disagree. i find cor-ten to be one of the absolute best building cladding materials on the planet. it's such a raw and powerful material.

and yeah, i know this thread was originally about cor-ten highrises, but saarinen's john deere headquarters is one of the coolest works of architecture anywhere. i simply have to make a pilgrimage down to the quad cities to see it for myself sometime.
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......and yeah, i know this thread was originally about cor-ten highrises, but saarinen's john deere headquarters is one of the coolest works of architecture anywhere. i simply have to make a pilgrimage down to the quad cities to see it for myself sometime.
It's too bad Mr. Saarinen passed away before seeing his finished product.

Deere Inc. first envisioned a highrise HQ in downtown Moline but Saarinen himself suggested placing headquarters on a big plot of rolling prairie/woodland in the country just outside of town since Deere is a farming company. He kept the building low and horizontal and used earthy cor-ten steel to represent the midwest prairie. (plus I heard that he thought downtown Moline was pretty damn ugly, but hey the Quad Cities is a gritty, dirty, industrial place)
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