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    Good choice!

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    NY Times Tower - Not the tallest, but strong. Intersting and different.


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    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 ...

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    Maybe Gene Kaufman takes this concept quite literally.





    Its like looking in a mirror...

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    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!


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    Quote Originally Posted by DKNY617 View Post
    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!

    I won't be the Empire State Building (ESB). Instead I will be the Chrysler building.

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    I'll be the Paramount building.

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    Manhattan Bridge enterance. Reaching out to all.

    Photo by Barry Yanowitz @ http://www.barryyphotos.com/?p=19
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    222 Central Park South
    Charles W. Buckham - 1905










    Quirky, gracious, soulful and contemplative.

    The contemporary equivalent would be 200 11th Ave.
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    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.


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    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.

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    Nobody wants the Federal Reserve building after the crash??


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

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    An armoury? ... Grim!

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    I would be 20 Exchange Place.

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