View Poll Results: What Area In Manhattan is Home to Your Favorite Skyscraper?

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  • Midtown

    44 68.75%
  • Downtown

    20 31.25%
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Thread: Where is your Favorite NYC 'Scraper?

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    Seagram is one of the decent modern boxes of the period (the others being the former WTC, UN Building, and Lever building.) but how the hell did it get more votes than the ESB in this NYT survey?

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    Default Today's list of favorites

    If I gave this more thought tomorrow, the list might be different, but not by much. Here goes:

    1. Chrysler
    2. Empire State
    3. Twin Towers (Let's be honest, don't we ALL miss them?)
    4. GE (30 Rock)
    5. 20 Exchange Place (Gotham City, indeed!)
    6. 70 Pine/60 Wall/Cities Service
    7. Pan Am (working on a groovy thing, baby)
    8. Trump World Tower
    9. 40 Wall
    10. (former) Union Carbide on Park Ave. (see #7, above, for reference)

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    "Donald J. Trump checked off none of the buildings proposed by the museum but instead nominated Trump Tower, Trump World Tower, Trump International Hotel and Tower and 40 Wall Street. Yes, that would be the Trump Building."

    This cracked me up.

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    ESB, closely followed by the Chrysler. I know, common choices, but they're just beautiful.

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    Without a doubt, 70 Pine Str

    For some reason this building always reminds me of Superman, I don't know why.

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    Now that you mention it......(Re: Superman)

    70 Pine is a fine building, I just hate the parts without windows. Makes the building look spooky and abandoned. I think it would make a phenomenal city tallest in Hartford, Boston, Baltimore, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake
    Without a doubt, 70 Pine Str

    For some reason this building always reminds me of Superman, I don't know why.
    I love the American International Building too...although I never heard of it called 70 Pine.

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    1 Wall Street (aka 52 Broadway, The Bank of New York; b. 1929 - 1932 for The Irving Trust Corp.) is a deco masterpiece, both from afar ...



    and close-up...






    And it has the most incredible LOBBY in town.

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    I love 70 pine wish it was somewhere more unobstructed. I feel its almost always overlooked.

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    Imagine what a terrific building 70 Pine would make, were it rebuilt elsewhere in the city on a contemporary scale, with today's floor space needs. Same proportions. Bigger and taller. Wowee.

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    Set-back regulations that were in effect in the 20s / 30s led architects to come up with some amazingly beautiful buildings.

    Of course talent & an artistic eye helped, too.

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    It used to be the Chrylser by quite a margin, but after visiting NYC for a week last November 70 Pine has topped that. The non-square crosssection and gradual set-backs are awesome.
    Favourite unbilt tower is probably the MetLife North Tower in all its original ESB-like height.

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    I must say that 570 Lexington ranks up there as being one of my favorite skyscapers. The building just screams 'Art Deco'. I have some incredilble pictures i would love to share, unfortunately, I have no idea how to upload pics larger than 800X800. Any help would be appreciated. Hope you enjoy the ones I did upload for you.
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    So here's the orginal pics I wanted to post. Thanks again for your help Law



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    I actually don't. I have tons of other pics that i've either taken or been given by friends. But just 5 of this particular building.

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