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Old 03-08-2011, 12:40 PM  
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What building in the United States do you consider to be the most architecturally iconic?
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:43 PM  
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What building in the United States do you consider to be the most architecturally iconic?
Chrysler Building
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:49 PM  
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The American Barn and the Empire State Building.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:43 PM  
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Today was Spring cleaning and a highpoint was discovering my book on building cabins.

I went up in the Empire State Bldg. around 1960. I had flown for the first time the year before. Flying feels pretty unnatural the first time but so did looking down from a building while clouds were hitting me head on.
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You should take a look at the art of Eric Sloane.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:45 PM  
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I have to agree with the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building... they are definitely icons. I must say, I also like the view RiponredTJ is taking with a piece of architecture that helped in forming this country. There are too many for me to choose from, such as the Guggenheim (FLW), Sears Tower, Seattle Needle... and on and on...

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These two buildings are used for the new and the old "Hawaii Five-O"
television series.
The third is Hawaii's first "sky scraper".
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:17 PM  
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What an unusual building your skyscraper is. It appears someone wanted to make a tall building so he tossed in a clock tower, double flagstaffs and a tunnel where none was required.

I'm half surprised it's not a lighthouse too.
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What an unusual building your skyscraper is. It appears someone wanted to make a tall building so he tossed in a clock tower, double flagstaffs and a tunnel where none was required.

I'm half surprised it's not a lighthouse too.
So it was modernized. I took this picture for the NightOut Drawing. But I stand correct. This WAS Hawaii's FIRST "skyscraper"...


Aloha Tower From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Aloha Tower
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
The Aloha Tower has been greeting vessels to port at Honolulu Harbor since September 11, 1926.
Location: Honolulu, HI

Built: 1925
Architect: Arthur L. Reynolds
Architectural style(s): Late Gothic Revival
Governing body: State
Added to NRHP: May 13, 1976
NRHP Reference#: 76000660 [1]


The tower in day light (1959 )The Aloha Tower is a lighthouse that is considered one of the landmarks of the state of Hawaii in the United States. Opened on September 11, 1926, the Aloha Tower is located at Pier 9 of Honolulu Harbor. It has and continues to be a guiding beacon welcoming vessels to the City and County of Honolulu. Just as the Statue of Liberty greeted hundreds of thousands of immigrants each year to New York City, the Aloha Tower greeted hundreds of thousands of immigrants to Honolulu. At 10 stories and 184 feet (56 m) of height topped with 40 feet (12 m) of flag mast, for four decades the Aloha Tower was the tallest structure in Hawaii. It was built in the Hawaiian Gothic architectural style
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Aloha 808!
Looks like an iconic building to me.
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