Skyscrapers and cool buildings thread

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  1. OZ

    OZ Old balls

    I love skyscrapers and skylines, easily my favorite part about visiting any new city. Here are a few of my favorites, add yours as well and any discussion. I think with all the supertalls going up in the world (and Dubai alone) this could be an interesting thread.

    Chrysler building, one of the most iconic and beautiful in the world IMO, the top is absolutely stunning
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    This is aqua in Chicago, one of the best new looking modern buildings.
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    This is the Devon building going up in Oklahoma City (I believe, haven't heard about the economy killing the project)
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    Have to represent Omaha, 1st national, was rated as the 5th best new skyscraper when built in 2002 and truly is a stunning building up close.
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    Here are my favorite skylines in America

    Minneapolis (most underrated skyline in American IMO)
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    Seattle
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    Chicago (obvious is obvious)
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    Pittsburgh
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  2. POWESHOW

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  3. OZ

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    good call powe, I love San Fran as well. Actually for whatever reason forgot about it.....basically is only missing a supertall from being a complete skyline.
     
  4. RalfBully

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    Shanghai is the best I've ever seen

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  5. CU09

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    Hong Kong
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  6. POWESHOW

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    San Jose California

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  7. OZ

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    Asia has some super impressive skylines, Dubai, Shanghai, Hong Kong, etc.
     
  8. MANPOW

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    shanghai looks like something off simcity
     
  9. TheWampa

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    Tallest building in Columbia, SC:
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  10. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    download the latest google maps. most of these buildings are in 3D. very cool. most of our campus is in 3D.
     
  11. OopsPowSurprise

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    Hong Kong's is badass.

    Miami's is underrated, 3rd largest in the East. They're adding a lot to it too

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  12. RalfBully

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    2nd Favorite is Hong Kong and their light show that they do every night (fireworks are only for the NY)

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    Dark Knight Building in White
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  13. OZ

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    Miami's is growing like crazy, but a lot of the designs are to "south florida" for me, some are cool, but the constant look up condominiums doesn't put it in the top tier of the United States.
     
  14. CU09

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    this is 2nd to the Chrysler Buolding EDIT: In NYC

    Flatiron
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  15. OopsPowSurprise

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    Yeah, I'm pretty biased I guess. But Miami is pretty bad ass
     
  16. Babou

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    crazy dubai stuff

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  17. BB3

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    Frost Bank Austin

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  18. MANPOW

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    Venice and Italy
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  19. OopsPowSurprise

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    Cinque Terre is the shit
     
  20. phunkybuck

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    dubai is just retarded
     
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    A-Town
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    Would be a little better/bigger if Downtown/midtown/buckhead were all together.

    1180 Peachtree. Coolest Building in ATL
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  23. phunkybuck

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    laughed at muncie
     
  24. Clown Baby

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    Atlanta may have more urban sprawl than anyplace on earth
     
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  25. RalfBully

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    My Top 5 USA

    1. Chicago

    no Hancock Builing or Trump Tower, but whatever
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    2. NYC (will be better once the Freedom Tower is done)

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    3. Seattle

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    4. Pittsburgh

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    5. Dallas (just for Dump)

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  26. Tman12

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    NYC for me
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  27. RalfBully

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    Not Cinque iyam
     
  28. durant da man

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    dubai's construction projects are so fascinating
     
  29. ruteelrice

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    jersey city :smug:
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    atlantic city :smug:
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  30. OopsPowSurprise

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    I think it is.

    look at this pic: [​IMG]

    It's manarola, but still cinque terre
     
  31. RalfBully

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    I love lightning strikes to skyscrapers too

    Chicago

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    Hancock and Sears with the same bolt :americafuckyeah:
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  32. POWESHOW

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    Sao Paulo says 'whats up?'

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  33. RalfBully

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    I didnt go to all 5 so it could be, :idk:
     
  34. phunkybuck

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    Mexico City was crazy to fly into. We were over the city for the last 10 minutes of the flight.

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  35. SC1221

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    tokyo has an argument (this is only a part of the sprawl):

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  36. RalfBully

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    Hopefully you didnt have to stay there longer than 10 minutes either

    and change the pic.
     
  37. OopsPowSurprise

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    yeah manarola is more mountainous. but how awesome is CT though? I loved it there
     
  38. phunkybuck

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    I was there for 3 days. It was interesting but I was ready to leave. One of the best part was have the E! channel unedited in the hotel. This was when Wild On.. was on TV so it was a big deal when I was 14.

    Did not drink the water.
     
  39. Jam-I-Am

    Jam-I-Am america rocks

    The Old Post Office in Omaha
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  40. CC

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  41. Where Eagles Dare

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    Yeah, it makes it suck. They claim 5.5 million in the metro area, but the metro area is like a 100 mile diameter.
     
  42. SC1221

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    some other cool ones:

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  43. AUB

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    man made islands of dubai
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  44. Babou

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    some buildings in japan

    hillside mall

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    umeda sky building

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    i've always though mont saint-michel was pretty cool

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    the burj al arab in dubai

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    tiger playing golf on the helipad (this is real)


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    aka tennis court (think this is real, not sure though)

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  45. POWESHOW

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    Yes the tennis court was real.
     
  46. Yanks711

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    The tennis court deal was in Sports Illustrated so pretty sure it's real.
     
  47. CU09

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    This
     
  48. Nino Brown

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    Madrid up and coming skyscrapers
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    Madrid
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    St.Louis
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    Paris
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  49. ruteelrice

    ruteelrice I been rolling in that purple
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