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

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

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    Default Where is your Favorite NYC 'Scraper?

    Where in Manhattan is Your Most Beloved New York Skyscraper?
    Tell us Why.

    My Favorite Changes Daily, but a building that I've loved for a while has been the W.R. Grace Building which is currently living in Midtown Manhattan. While It's White and Black Facade is nothing to write home about, It's curved lower walls gives it incredible presence when viewed up close.





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    I'm like you : my favourite changes regularly.
    Currenly GE@Rockefeller Center.
    Midtown offers a much wider choice.

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    When I was eight years old, my parents took us into the city, which was always magical, but this time they didn't say where. When we got near 5 Ave, my father said to me, Look up, that's where we're going." What I saw was...



    An emotional choice, it has been my favorite building ever since. It doesn't matter what else has been or will be built. All these years later, I still remember that day. That photo is on my pbase homepage.

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    Touching Story, and Amazing Picture.


    Yes, Fabb Midtown has a wider choice, but Downtown is No Slouch. Hopefully, 7 WTC and the Freedom Tower will get more Modern Towers Built.

    But for Now, I am more then happy with the Canyons of Wall Street-Still Growing, and Still Unbelieveable.

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    Well my top three favorites are:
    Bear Stearns
    Chrysler
    Trump International

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    Has to be the old Cities Service building at 70 Pine Street. What a beauty. When the building opened in 1932 the owners also had a building across the street that faced Wall Street. Since that building had a Wall Street address, they decided to build a bridge high over Pine Street to connect the two and then named 70 Pine Street the '60 Wall Tower'. Figured they would get alot more tenants at a Wall Street address... Even though the building was on Pine Street.

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    70 Pine is a beauty, I agree.

    Other of my Personal Favs Downtown Are:

    40 Wall

    J.P Morgan Headquarters

    The City Bank Farmers Trust Co. Building

    The World Financial Center Complex

    Woolworth Building

    17 State

    Municipal Building


    Too many to list in Midtown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NyC MaNiAc
    70 Pine is a beauty, I agree.

    Other of my Personal Favs Downtown Are:

    40 Wall

    J.P Morgan Headquarters

    The City Bank Farmers Trust Co. Building

    The World Financial Center Complex

    Woolworth Building

    17 State

    Municipal Building


    Too many to list in Midtown.
    I agree with all of those, with the e xception of the JP Morgan building - I'm assuming you're talking about the Roche/Dinkeloo monstrosity. I'm not a fan of it.

    If I had to choose one building overall, it would be the Chrysler Bldg.

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    My current favorite is the old GE building at 570 Lex.

    As for the Grace building, personally, I prefer its Solow twin at 9 W.57 St.

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    I have to go with Yamasaki's WTC as numbero uno all time. Everything else is only close second although I can't wait until the Hurst tower is completed. WR Grace building is great too, the phantom square illusion it has going on is a great touch.

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    The new WTC will have, on last count I thought it was, 5 Huge Towers.

    I also heard, that the towers might have competly different looks.

    That should add to the selection, as would the East Side Plan...

    Construction seems to be starting up Downtown... And it looks good.

    P.S. I think my post count just went down about 100 posts...Any one else notice a change with their count?

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    Five towers yes, the question whether they are huge is arguable. I'm pretty disappointed with the heights personally and I highly doubt that they will go any taller ... not with boneheads like Silverstein at the helm of the operation.

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    True...

    But, I think one of those towers will be the World's Tallest, and A couple others will pass 1,000 Feet.

    I've grown up since the attacks two years ago. I'm no longer complaining. Let's stop whining. It's obviously getting us nowhere.

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    Yeah 1251 Ave of the Americas (former Exxon building) is my favorite building in the city. I know its in a row of towering monoliths, but its perhaps the only place I could get a similar feeling of what the WTC was like. I love long narrow windows and floorspace free of columns. Its what is often referred to as "International style".
    Before 9/11/01 my fav building was WTC. As I've said before, the best design for rebuilding is the original design of the WTC.

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    Some photos of my favorite building in the city, 1251 Ave of the Americas










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