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Tectonic
December 18th, 2008, 05:02 AM
If you were a New York City building which would one you be? Which one fits you in some way? Personality, build, style etc.

I'd guess I'm a Bloomberg Tower.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/3117244947_a6929c6982_o.jpg

stache
December 18th, 2008, 07:44 AM
Not sure which one I would be but my fave is the Sherry Netherland. :cool:

Pinkie
December 18th, 2008, 09:44 AM
I'm sooooo the Hearst Tower!

http://archrecord.construction.com/news/images/081114highrise.jpg

OmegaNYC
December 18th, 2008, 10:07 AM
This is easy for me. I'm tall, "imposing", bold, and world class. :cool: I would easily be the Empire State Building.

66866687 I even stand out in the crowd.

BigMac
December 18th, 2008, 10:18 AM
Sometimes I feel like the MetLife, but after the new year I'm going to work on becoming 785 Eighth Avenue. ;)

OmegaNYC
December 18th, 2008, 10:21 AM
^^^ haha! You ain't the only one!

Tectonic
December 18th, 2008, 09:27 PM
Not sure which one I would be but my fave is the Sherry Netherland. :cool:

That's a really great building, kinda flies under the radar though.

NoyokA
December 18th, 2008, 10:07 PM
Trump World Tower: Tall, dark, handsome.

scumonkey
December 18th, 2008, 10:31 PM
American International Building....
Tall, Thin, older... with a little white on top-
Impeccable taste, sharp as a tack! ;)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v353/naptown05/263235.jpg

Bronxbombers
December 18th, 2008, 11:27 PM
American International Building....
Tall, Thin, older... with a little white on top-
Impeccable taste! ;)It is easy I am tall I would be Madison Square Garden.

scumonkey
December 18th, 2008, 11:39 PM
It is easy I am tall I would be Madison Square Garden.
That building is short, fat, and round...;)

Fabrizio
December 19th, 2008, 03:37 AM
Me :

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1f/Belvedere_Castle,_Central_Park.jpg

Front_Porch
December 19th, 2008, 11:42 AM
I'd like to think I'm the Flatiron (distinctive and elegant) but I fear I'm the Parc Vendome (formerly distinctive and elegant, now showing just a touch of grey).

I'll look for a photo.

ali r.
{downtown broker}

Bronxbombers
December 19th, 2008, 12:22 PM
I'd like to think I'm the Flatiron (distinctive and elegant) but I fear I'm the Parc Vendome (formerly distinctive and elegant, now showing just a touch of grey).

I'll look for a photo.

ali r.
{downtown broker}I won't be Madison Square Garden. I would be the Empire State Building.

OmegaNYC
December 19th, 2008, 04:27 PM
^^^^ HEY! I all ready claimed the ESB! You can be the Chrysler- tall, sleek, and have a great hat, but you will all ways be in my shadow. :cool:

Merry
December 20th, 2008, 04:09 AM
20 Exchange Place

http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showpost.php?p=42690&postcount=15

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/2817330689_e5088fdfd7_b.jpg

Epicharmus (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/2817330689_e5088fdfd7.jpg%3Fv%3D0&imgrefurl=http://flickr.com/photos/8256808%40N02/2817330689&usg=__UZVA1XMDytZ-qaWjK9q0VckKdLw=&h=500&w=375&sz=109&hl=en&start=104&um=1&tbnid=-4rg7tlIn0pcdM:&tbnh=130&tbnw=98&prev=/images%3Fq%3D20%2BExchange%2BPlace%2Bnew%2Byork%2B city%26start%3D100%26ndsp%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den% 26rlz%3D1B3GGGL_en___AU231%26sa%3DN) at Flickr

stache
December 20th, 2008, 04:27 AM
Good choice! :cool:

NYC4Life
December 21st, 2008, 10:36 AM
NY Times Tower - Not the tallest, but strong. Intersting and different.

http://dulcineablog.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/04/23/nyttower.jpg

Zephyr
December 21st, 2008, 01:15 PM
Personally, I don't wish to think of myself as a building, or a type of tree, etc. But I do admire a number of these suggested buildings that just might not have come out of a typical what is your favourite building version of this confection.

Think of this excuse - if you can project yourself as having multiple personalities, more than one post and your out is possible ... :)

NoyokA
December 21st, 2008, 09:57 PM
Maybe Gene Kaufman takes this concept quite literally.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/02/17/business/17sqfft.1903.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/image/77288432.jpg

Its like looking in a mirror...

DKNY617
December 21st, 2008, 10:05 PM
I'd say I would be the Times Square Tower, my personality is not loved by all but still gets attention because it can be loud, like the green glass or more shy and reserved like the west facing facade, which seems more normal corporate.

Sometimes disorganized but overall comfortable with my own strengths and faults! :D

http://www.skyscrapersunset.com/skyscrapercity/nyc/040911-02/24.jpg

Bronxbombers
December 21st, 2008, 10:42 PM
I'd say I would be the Times Square Tower, my personality is not loved by all but still gets attention because it can be loud, like the green glass or more shy and reserved like the west facing facade, which seems more normal corporate.

Sometimes disorganized but overall comfortable with my own strengths and faults! :D

http://www.skyscrapersunset.com/skyscrapercity/nyc/040911-02/24.jpgI won't be the Empire State Building (ESB). Instead I will be the Chrysler building.

stache
December 22nd, 2008, 01:17 AM
I'll be the Paramount building. :)

195Broadway
December 22nd, 2008, 01:24 AM
Manhattan Bridge enterance. Reaching out to all.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3111/2801669936_1c23d6d500.jpg
Photo by Barry Yanowitz @ http://www.barryyphotos.com/?p=19

Jasonik
December 22nd, 2008, 09:47 AM
The Gainsborough (http://www.thecityreview.com/cps/cps222.html)
222 Central Park South
Charles W. Buckham - 1905 (http://www.nyc-architecture.com/MID/MID102.htm)

http://www.nyc-architecture.com/MID/MID102-02.jpg

http://www.central-park-apartments.com/222%20cps1.jpg

http://www.central-park-apartments.com/222%20cps.jpg

http://www.digital-picture-printing-frames.com/store/images/COR-00502008-Gainsborough-Thomas-ViewofDedham-med.jpg

Quirky, gracious, soulful and contemplative.

The contemporary equivalent would be 200 11th Ave (http://www.200eleventhavenue.com/).

Ned Leeds
December 22nd, 2008, 02:42 PM
I'm going to go out on a bit of a limb here and say I'd be Mies van der Rohe's Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower and my reasoning behind my choice -aside from being a Torontonian and therefore feeling like I shouldn't really nab a NYC building- is that the TD building can often be spotted portraying a NYC building in films and TV shows (one example is Patrick Bateman's office from American Psycho being in the TD) just as Toronto in general is often used as a NYC set. It's not that uncommon to round a corner and find myself to be suddenly walking down "5th Ave" complete with yellow cabs, NY Times boxes and all the dressings.

Add to this the little inferiority complex Toronto has to New York, ya' know, wanting to be Canada's NYC and all, and I think it's a legit addition to the list.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c5/TD_Centre_View_from_Yonge_and_King.JPG/450px-TD_Centre_View_from_Yonge_and_King.JPG (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/TD_Centre_View_from_Yonge_and_King.JPG)

Zephyr
December 22nd, 2008, 03:20 PM
Being a film fan, but also recognising, I thought, T.O. buildings fairly easily on the silver screen, I had believed I'd seen Toronto substitute for parts of a number of cities in the states: from NYC to Chicago, and from Cleveland to Seattle.

Those Miesian boxes are the ones that get the most play, precisely because they are found everywhere these days.

Now that I think of it, there is a wonderful Miesian building in New York. in collaboration with Philip Johnson, and named after a Canadian distiller -- Joseph E. Seagram's & Sons. Perhaps that will be selected by someone from Canada along the way. It is one of the best Miesian skyscrapers ever built.

Ninjahedge
December 23rd, 2008, 04:26 PM
Nobody wants the Federal Reserve building after the crash?? ;)


I think I am looking for an armory right now. Better safe than sorry! ;)

Zephyr
December 23rd, 2008, 04:34 PM
An armoury? ... Grim! :eek:

Bob
February 2nd, 2009, 12:41 AM
I would be 20 Exchange Place.

Schadenfrau
February 2nd, 2009, 01:26 AM
I'm going with the primordial forest of Manhattan:

http://www.forgotten-ny.com/YOU%27D%20NEVER%20BELIEVE/inwood/inwood.html