STREETWALLS OF PARIS
^^^Oh my! A "must read" and worth printing out.
40 Wall Street (Trump Building)
American International Building
United Nations Building
Trump World Tower
PanAm Building (MetLife)
RCA Building (GE)
I just finished reading that post on skyscrapercity. True ablarc, and truly exceptional. By far the most informative and learned piece of writing assembled on that forum (that I've ever encountered, anyway).
^ Thanks, guys. Thought about posting it here, but figured it wouldn't get much response.
^ Nice work Ablarc. I love how you put in to perspective the classy and respectful work of early 19th century architecture in contrast to the doldrums of modernist architecture. Some of those pics really made me want to go and visit Paris. What beautiful & detailed architecture! One thing it definitely does is it emboldens me to appreciate old time architecture and abhor modernism even more at the same time.
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The progressive-liberal-in-me's first impulse is to exclaim, "how can you blanket condemn a whole architectural movement"...but on reflection I realize how much harm Modernism has done to the city. Without it, we could still have the City Beautiful.Originally Posted by TREPYE
Originally Posted by Scruffy88
Very recognizable to NYC. The first modern skyscraper to break the flat roof plane in NYC. Iconic it is. Not in the same category as ESB or Chrysler, but part of the skyline if you want to consider buildings that impact the skyline.
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I can't remember where I heard it, but I'm guessing it was someone on this forum that called the above building "gronky," which I think fits it perfectly. Not bad, not great, it's just gronky, lol. The equivalent of Boston's Prudential Center in the Bladerunner era.
He's the master, old school, but tempera renderings are gorgeous. So much richer than anything from 3D studio.Originally Posted by kznyc2k
I bet I know which building would win this poll if it were held today and if it were listed on the poll.
OMG, not the M word...I'm split between PanAm/Met Life and Citi.