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dbhstockton
April 12th, 2003, 07:32 PM
http://www.shabazzone.com/index.html

Put together by two Frenchies, so the English can be a little funny, but the best site I've found yet for "what's the story behind that building." *They dug up stuff on a lot of the lesser-known *skyscrapers, so this is a great resource.

The only drawback, and it is a big one, is that the buildings are indexed by name, not address. *So you'll have to just browse and you'll come across some interesting buildings that you vaguely recognize but know nothing about. *Now you'll have an answer ready for the next time a newbie demands info on this bldg or that.

NyC MaNiAc
April 13th, 2003, 01:19 AM
Hmm..

Great website. It had some pretty interesting facts on well known and lesser known buildings. Also, the photos of each building are quite good as well.

Thanks Dbh, You're very good at finding such hidden treasures on the web...

Merry
April 13th, 2003, 05:44 AM
Yes, thanks dbh, it looks good...(rubbing hands together excitedly) yet another site to explore...

...and for those who haven't discovered these yet...

http://www.nycskyscrapers.com/index.html
http://www.greatgridlock.net/NYC/nyc.html


(Edited by Merry at 4:56 pm on April 13, 2003)

NoyokA
April 13th, 2003, 07:25 PM
Great find.

One of my favorite criticism is 425 Lexington Avenue, humorous.

destined to amaze the chronic lack of taste of the average American man and of many uneducated business potentates. The tricks are always the same: an odd shape, a little bit of Postmodernism, coated with flashy and dazzling materials

Good point, guys...

This thing -adjacent to the Chrysler Bldg-, will never evolve as a sympathetic kitscherie, but will remain as a big piece of shit.

Speek your mind guys, you got its number, bravo!

Merry
April 14th, 2003, 11:42 AM
The entry on 1 Liberty Plaza is very amusing too (note, not architect, but "person responsible")...

"Person responsible : Ray Allen for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

At the place the Singer Tower once proudly rose, was erected the ugliest and most ridiculous tower ever seen in town: a colossal, black, dismal piece of shit!"

Hear, hear!

Derek2k3
October 1st, 2009, 07:58 PM
Great find.

One of my favorite criticism is 425 Lexington Avenue, humorous.

destined to amaze the chronic lack of taste of the average American man and of many uneducated business potentates. The tricks are always the same: an odd shape, a little bit of Postmodernism, coated with flashy and dazzling materials

Good point, guys...

This thing -adjacent to the Chrysler Bldg-, will never evolve as a sympathetic kitscherie, but will remain as a big piece of shit.

Speek your mind guys, you got its number, bravo!



http://www.jeffsmithphoto.net/photos/530753375_SbaTZ-X2.jpg

425 Lexington Avenue - Jeff Smith (http://www.jeffsmithphoto.net/Commercial-Architecture/Portfolio/8137387_PY3Yr#530753375_SbaTZ-X2-LB)

Maybe we need a post-modern architecture thread.