What is your favorite building?

For me, I'd have to say the Le Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy France. Something about a huge castle on a tiny island close to shore.

Also the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. Brings be back to a different time.

P.S. Not french

Whats your favorite building? Can be both new and old. My favorite new one would have to be the shard in London

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Jan 16, 2018

Solow Building in NYC 9 West 57th St.

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Jan 16, 2018

I like that one, definitely ahead of its time

Jan 16, 2018

Even cooler because if you aren't a BSD PE fund he wont lease to you

Jan 17, 2018

I work close by to this and can see it from my window. It's so ugly...

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Jan 18, 2018

I laughed twice...once when I read your comment and again when I read your username.

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Jan 24, 2018

Prestige aside, the building is typical 1970s weirdness. The actual offices I've been in there tend to be nice though.

Jan 16, 2018

These are biased based on where I've lived but 191 Peachtree in Atlanta and 140 New Montgomery in San Francisco (aka Pacific Telephone Building).

Jan 16, 2018

520 West 28th Street NYC

Jan 24, 2018
Chekdastack:

520 West 28th Street NYC

ugh seriously? I live right around there. Even knowing what it's supposed to be, I can't get on board with it.

Plus... who wants to live IN a nice looking building? I'd rather live across the street...

Jan 16, 2018

Chrysler building. But I love DDG's projects recently http://ddgpartners.com/portfolio/

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Jan 16, 2018

My favorite is 1144 Fifteenth in Denver (local). Hines just completed the building and it's a great addition to the city skyline. First class A office highrise in Denver in more than 3 decades too.

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Jan 16, 2018

560 Mission St in SF. I've always loved that building (JP Morgan building)

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Jan 16, 2018

Big fan of this one. May walk down there for lunch.

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Jan 16, 2018

200 West Street, New York, NY

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Jan 16, 2018

Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na 333 Commerce St. Nashville, TN

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Jan 16, 2018

Looks corporate as hell +1

Jan 17, 2018

had to google that one, was not disappointed. +1

Jan 16, 2018

CAA Building in Los Angeles (2000 Avenue of the Stars)

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Jan 16, 2018

A far as office buildings, 1 Bryant Park here in NYC. That glassssss.

Resi has to be 56 Leonard and VIA 57 West for sheer uniqueness.

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Jan 16, 2018

Via 57 West, Bjarke Ingels designed. Used to drive by it every day.

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Jan 16, 2018

Big fan of the American Copper Building in NYC (626 1st Ave)

Jan 16, 2018

Beautiful building. That skybridge is amazing! Love the stuff JDS has been doing. Stella & Walker Tower's are great too

I looked through the proforma/financial model for that project and it was a thing of beauty as well

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Jan 16, 2018

Know all those deals very closely. Stella and Walker were home run deals. As for American Copper Building - yeah it looks cool now, but let me ask you this - what's it gonna look like in 10 years?

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Jan 16, 2018

What do you mean? Like it will stick out due to its design? The rents they are asking in that building are nuts and the location is pretty meh IMO

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Jan 16, 2018

I have a few:

725 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022
401 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
2000 Fashion Show Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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Jan 17, 2018

E D G E :)

Jan 17, 2018

No love for 40 Wall Street?

Jan 17, 2018

Flatiron Building at 175 5th Ave, New York.

Jan 17, 2018

Neuschwanstein Castle, Visited when I was over for the G7. The place is incredible, it's literally like a fairytale castle out of Disney. If your ever in Bavaria I would strongly suggest a visit!

P.S. the backstory is quite fascinating too.

Quand on veut, on peut.

Jan 17, 2018
Jaxom:

fairytale castle out of Disney

i ain't smoking the queer koolaid, bro. that's like gayer than justin bieber!

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Jan 18, 2018

Quand on veut, on peut.

Jan 17, 2018

The Wawel Castle and Cathedral compound in Krakow, Poland
The American Radiator Building in Bryant Park
Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok's main airport)
Antwerp Centraal train station
All the old stations in classical style of the Moscow Metro

The Prada Marfa in Texas is a pretty interesting gag too

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Jan 17, 2018

wow that american radiator building is beautiful

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Jan 18, 2018

Right? The black and gold looks really good together, and the crown type top just caps it.

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Jan 17, 2018

The Bank of China tower in Hong Kong. Hella sleek, futuristic, just overall fucking badass!

Jan 18, 2018

This one is also a great story because they didn't have any kind of Feng Shui consulting on it, so Hong Kong locals hated it, but the mainlanders didn't care.

Jan 18, 2018

This reminds me of 181 Fremont in SF

Jan 17, 2018

House of the Temple, Washington, D.C.

Jan 17, 2018

Hofburg Palace. It was the winter imperial palace of the Habsburg monarch in Austria-Hungary. It's the epitome of Baroque style.

Jan 17, 2018

If I am to pick a sky scraper I honestly think the Shanghai Tower looks really cool. It's tough though cause Shanghai has some cool buildings.

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Jan 17, 2018

big fan of the galaxy soho in beijing. something about those curves

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Jan 17, 2018

Only the real ones will know...

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Jan 17, 2018

i remember when i drove past this one for the first time in my middle school years...thought i was transported to middle earth

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Jan 17, 2018

Is this the mormon church in utah or something? Looks Lord of the Ringish

Jan 17, 2018

Top one is DC, Middle Earth one is San Diego

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Jan 18, 2018

I hate just sitting on 495 bumper to bumper and seeing that.

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Jan 18, 2018

speaking of san diego, i've had a fair share of friends pull all nighters in this interesting-looking joint

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Jan 18, 2018

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Jan 17, 2018

Love the Mt St Michel reference, mind-blowing place.

I'm partial to the Tour Montparnasse in Paris, so monolothic, glorious in its ugliness.

Torre Velasca in Milan is wild.

Bit basic but the Chrysler building is still so sexy.

Jan 17, 2018

8 Spruce Street

Jan 17, 2018

Gaudi's Casa Batllo - Those balconies look like f'n shark jaws -

Jan 17, 2018

1) Red Keep, 2) Isengard, 3) The Wall (pre dragon / renovation) and 4) Pyke (Iron Islands) the fireplaces and interior design are truly elegant.

Jan 17, 2018

1 Bryant Park, NY. That is one sexy building.

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Jan 17, 2018

Looks pretty americanish ;)

Jan 18, 2018

101 Collins St, Melbourne.

One from my home country, tenants include GS, JPM, TPG and so forth... Great building and amazing interior.

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Jan 18, 2018

I'm a fan of those old-school grand hotels, so naturally, either the Plaza (the Palm Court is gorgeous) or the Waldorf Astoria & the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

Jan 18, 2018

Trump Tower

JC, john cena, jesus christ, etc.

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Jan 19, 2018

Damn it, got hit by some monkey shit from a Clinton supporter

JC, john cena, jesus christ, etc.

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Jan 19, 2018

Shanghai Financial Center and The Wrigley Building in Chicago

Jan 19, 2018

The American Gardens building on W 81st St.

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Jan 20, 2018

I wouldn't say 432 park is my favorite building, but I think it's an ironic building. It's the tallest building in ny and charges the most absurd $/sf, but looks like CIM got the most boring architecture to design it.

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Jan 22, 2018

200 West Street
New York, NY 10282

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Jan 23, 2018

The Carbide and Carbon building in Chicago is sweet:
Black building

Also, the Gotham building in Singapore - I like slightly evil looking buildings
Gotham

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Jan 30, 2018

I was never a fan of Little India, but the Gotham building is pretty nice looking!

Jan 23, 2018

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, design by Louis Kahn.

Photos do not do it justice, seeing it in person is mind absolutely blowing.

https://www.google.com.hk/search?q=the+salk+instit...

Jan 23, 2018

I think Mont-Saint-Michel is beautiful to look at, but inside it's just a tourist trap filled with shitty souvenir shops selling fake medieval weapons.

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Jan 23, 2018

Thats sad :(

Jan 23, 2018

My favorite 7414 Arroyo Grande, San Diego

Jan 23, 2018

200 West NY, NY

Jan 24, 2018

GM Building or 9 W. 57th

Jan 25, 2018
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Jan 25, 2018

Damn you... I went to this thread for the sole purpose of posting that.

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Jan 26, 2018

if you know, you know!

Jan 26, 2018

I like the Hunt Building in Dallas because if you have enough money, you can put your name in big, bold, fuck-off letters

Jan 26, 2018

7 Bryant Park
Helmsley Building
56 Leonard St
53 West 53rd

Jan 28, 2018

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