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What's Your City's Signature Building

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What's your city's signature building. You know, what do most people, magazines, TV show, books, etc. consider the most famous building in you city.

Atlanta's is probably the Westin Peachtree Plaza. One of the first hotels of its height. Also home to one of the first revolving restaurants, The Sundial at the top.

NOTE: This is not a forum to compare them or decide which one is the best of all cities', just post you city's signature building or tower.

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Nice building.

The Westin Peachtree in Atlanta:

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Think about it this way:

Atlanta issued a certain law in the mid-80's that all towers over a certain height must not have a flat roof. The Westin was built in the early-70's. Could you imagine if it had bee built now with a domed roof? It just wouldn't look right.

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Boston's Prudential Building (with 101 Huntington in the foreground):

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Boston's John Hancock tower... tallest in New England:

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and another Hancock shot

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(all these pictures googled).

i wish here in boston there were some nice skycrapers to fill in the huge skyline gap a bit between the pru/hancock's region and downtown's portion. maye someday...

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I've seen plenty of shots of the Hancock and Prudential on "Cheers", which is my favorite TV show.

Nice buildings.

Hancock is like a giant mirror.

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For Pittsburgh I guess it is either the USX Tower (because it is the tallest):

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Or the PPG Building:

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Here is a close-up of teh PPG:

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I agree Gerbil,

US Steel Tower or the PPG Place.

Possibly the Alcoa Center on the Northshore and I have always been partial to the Gulf Oil Tower ;)

I'll go grab some pics

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Or the PPG Building:

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i love the ppg building. looks kind of like a castle tower. a very very tall castle tower. haha.

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I was wondering what that building was. It looks nice.

Maybe we should put it this way: Pittsburgh has several signature Towers.

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In Detroit, most national and even local folks point to the The Renaissance Center, aka, General Motors/Detroit Marriott. This building looks exactly like the Peachtree building in Atlanta but is surrounded by a few smaller structures holding the actual offices.

I prefer the Guardian Building http://www.buildingphotos.com/detroit/DE-500grswld.shtml

It's beautiful, not just from the outside. The inside is a work of art indeed!

Peace from Will at DetroitBazaar

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Those Norway pics are awesome, although I love being American sometimes I wish you could walk down a street here and have 1,000 or 1,500 years of history pouring out at you. Thanks for sharing

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Although I don't live in Saqqara, I think to show a picture of the world's oldest building is totally befitting.....

Behold, the 5000 year old Step Pyramid of King Djoser,

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I find the world's oldest building fascinating. :)

Now if I had to choose a building in Atlanta, I would say One Atlantic Center:

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It's the taller building to the left. It's a wonderful example of post modern architecture.

My second choice would be the Bank of America Plaza:

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tower of americas

SAN ANTONIO look it up on your own/ the original needle shutup seattle, toronto, las vegas. not sure about that actually

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