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Old Posted Nov 24, 2011, 2:14 AM
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What's your favorite building?

There are so many overlooked buildings, sometimes the best aren't always the tallest. My favorite in Philadelphia is the Residences at the Ritz Carlton. I feel like this beautiful modern skyscraper is always overlooked because it is right next to City Hall and a stone throw away from One Liberty Place and Comcast Center.





What's your favorite building? Could be anything in any city or suburb. A skyscraper, rowhome, museum, a building that everyone seems to overlook or anything in between. Show me some beautiful buildings!
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The Carbide & Carbon Building in Chicago, completed 1929, offices for decades then refurbished into the Hard Rock Hotel

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Old Posted Nov 24, 2011, 4:23 AM
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That is one gorgeous building...

Here is another building from Chicago I love.

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I hate these kinds of threads, but I'll play along and see how many people know this building (without cheating)

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It's in Europe I know that much. Switzerland, Germany.
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Old Posted Dec 14, 2011, 4:30 AM
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Anyone know where this is (no cheating)

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What building is that above? It looks like a Hotel.
Its also looks like a weird mix of Art Deco and Neo Gothic styles.
The copula on top defiantly stands out from the rest of the building
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What building is that above? It looks like a Hotel.
Its also looks like a weird mix of Art Deco and Neo Gothic styles.
The copula on top defiantly stands out from the rest of the building
It's the Drake in Philly, used to be a hotel but now it's apartments.

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What building is that above? It looks like a Hotel.
Its also looks like a weird mix of Art Deco and Neo Gothic styles.
The copula on top defiantly stands out from the rest of the building
The Drake in Philadelphia (Wiki)
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A building I love for some strange reason... in Jersey City New Jersey

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It's in Europe I know that much...Switzerland
Its in Vals, Switzerland. Therme Vals by Peter Zumthor... greatest experiential work of architecture I have ever visited.
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Looks like most of the people above are now playing the, "Guess Where That Building Is" game.
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I hate these kinds of threads, but I'll play along and see how many people know this building (without cheating)
That's a Peter Zumthor building, bro!
Do I win?

EDIT: Darn... I just saw your response. No fair.
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Inland Steel Building, 1956-57 Chicago
That building is the TITS... definitely a treasure of Chicago Modernism
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^^Love that building!
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