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Hartford Skyscrapers Reviewed

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* = under construction

Ordered by Height

535ft - CityPlace I

527ft - Travelers Tower

522ft - Goodwin Square

440ft - The Residences at Hartford 21*

364ft - 280 Trumbull Street

360ft - Bank of America Tower

335ft - One Financial Plaza

312ft - The Hartford Plaza Building

305ft - One Corporate Center

300ft - One State Street

287ft - Connecticut State Capitol Building

280ft - Park Place Tower I

280ft - Park Place Tower II

269ft - CityPlace II

262ft - Bushnell Tower

259ft - Marriott Hotel*

257ft - One Constitution Plaza

252ft - State House Square I

252ft - State House Square II

250ft - Riverpoint Condominium Tower

248ft - Aetna Headquarters Building

246ft - 750 Main Street

243ft - Founders Plaza

240ft - Hilton Hotel

238ft - 100 Constitution Plaza

236ft - 100 Pearl Street

236ft - Central Row Building

232ft - Travelers Building

219ft - 55 On The Park

215ft - Phoenix Building

210ft - Smith Tower

205ft - Crowne Plaza Hotel

Ordered by Number of floors

38 - CityPlace I

36 - The Residences at Hartford 21*

30 - Goodwin Square

27 - 280 Trumbull Street

27 - Bushnell Tower

26 - Bank of America Tower

26 - One Financial Plaza

25 - Park Place I

25 - Park Place II

24 - Travelers Tower

24 - One State Street

22 - The Hartford Plaza Building

22 - Marriott Hotel*

21 - Hilton Hotel

21 - Smith Tower

20 - One Constitution Plaza

20 - Riverpoint Condominiums

19 - Founders Plaza

18 - One Corporate Center

18 - CityPlace II

18 - 750 Main Street

18 - 100 Constitution Plaza

18 - Central Row Building

18 - Crowne Plaza Hotel

17 - State House Square I

17 - State House Square II

17 - 100 Pearl Street

15 - Phoenix Building

14 - Travelers Building

12 - 55 On The Park

08 - Aetna Headquarters Building

06 - Connecticut State Capitol Building

Current Proposed Buildings over 200ft

245ft - Park Street Tower I (17 floors)

Cancelled Projects

878ft - Cutter Financial Center (61 floors)

750ft - Metro Center II (50 floors)

700ft - Society Center (45 floors)

650ft - 180 Allyn Street (42 floors)

545ft - World Trade Center (33 floors)

430ft - Front Street Tower I (31 floors)

430ft - Front Street Tower II (31 floors)

322ft - Renaissance Place (22 floors)

250ft - Temple Street Tower (20 floors)

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Thanks, I couldn't have done this list, I just don't know enough about the city.

Now we need someone to get out and takes some photos of the signature buildings. :)

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First off great list although I do have a few questions:

Are the proposed Park Place Towers the towers that were recently submitted to the city for the redevelopment of Main Street in the North End where one proposal called for apartments (in these towers) and the other one called for retail or is this a totally differant project?

Why is the Crowne Plaza in blue, isnt it completed or are they adding on because I just though the owner (a Canadian company) was planning a major renovation?

What were the propsed Front Street towere at 31 floors?

Second I have many pictures of Hartford buildings that I have taken on a digital camera. How would I go about uploading them to this site from my computer?

Thanks

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Second I have many pictures of Hartford buildings that I have taken on a digital camera. How would I go about uploading them to this site from my computer?

Thanks

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You have to first load them up onto an online image hoster. I use Photobucket (www.photobucket.com), it's free and you can load up a lot. Basically just go to the site, create an account, then load the pictures up (its really easy), then copy and paste the IMG tag into a post here and the image will appear after you "add reply"

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Thanks, I couldn't have done this list, I just don't know enough about the city.

Now we need someone to get out and takes some photos of the signature buildings.  :)

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No problem. Thanks for moving the thread. :thumbsup:

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First off great list although I do have a few questions:

Are the proposed Park Place Towers the towers that were recently submitted to the city for the redevelopment of Main Street in the North End where one proposal called for apartments (in these towers) and the other one called for retail or is this a totally differant project?

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The Park Place Towers are those twin buildings just west of downtown with the green pyramid like roofs that light up at night. They are each 25 floors, but we do not have an official height on them so I estimated their heights at 280ft. (I have pictures of them, but don't have access to the pictures right now. I will post them asap) Remember, blue = buildings with estimated heights, not proposals. The Park Street Tower (listed under the proposed list) is what you are reffering to, I believe. That is the taller of the two towers proposed for the Park Street Gateway Project. I hope that clears things up a bit.

Why is the Crowne Plaza in blue, isnt it completed or are they adding on because I just though the owner (a Canadian company) was planning a major renovation?

      What were the propsed Front Street towere at 31 floors?

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Again, blue= buildings with estimated heights, not proposals. I know its a little confusing, I'll probably update the colors and such to make it easier to understand.

The two towers at Front Street were proposed in 2002 under the original plan for Front Street, called "Meeting House Square". They were twin towers, sheathed in blue glass. They looked incredible. I have the renderings on my other computer, which I don't have access to at this moment. I will post the renderings later this week.

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does anybody know where I can find a picture or renderings of the Front Street Towers?

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I'll be posting the renderings within the next week. I don't think they are available on the internet anymore.

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I can't wait for the day when Hartford's skyline breaks the 600ft mark. Or maybe even 650. I would like the building to be coated in blue mirror glass like Liberty place I and II in Philadelphia.

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Does anyone have images of how the Hartford skyline would have looked with all the proposed towers that never got built? Imagine if they had been built how great the skyline would have been. It would have been one of the bigger skylines in the country considering not many cities have multiple 600+ foot buildings.

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Does anyone have images of how the Hartford skyline would have looked with all the proposed towers that never got built? Imagine if they had been built how great the skyline would have been. It would have been one of the bigger skylines in the country considering not many cities have multiple 600+ foot buildings.

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I would also like to see what Hartford would have looked like with the proposed buildings. I think Hartford has the most impressive skyline of any New England city other than Boston. The Hartford 21 tower will be a great addition to Hartford's skyline. A week ago, I saw the under-construction tower from my Peter Pan bus. It's coming along great.

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does anybody know where I can find a picture or renderings of the Front Street Towers?

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MeetingHouseSquareOriginalConcept.jpg

I don't think this ever progressed past the concept stage. This rendering is when the project was still called "Meeting House Square."

Also - there was a poster back in the 1980's entitled "Hartford 1990." It was a detailed black and white drawing of downtown with the following proposed projects included in its skyline:

Cutter Financial Center

180 Allyn

Society for Savings

World Trade Center

Metro Center II

1000 Main St.

Lafayette Plaza

Linden Towers

In the rendering, CityPlace looks small and insignificant.

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I don't think this ever progressed past the concept stage. This rendering is when the project was still called "Meeting House Square."

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You're right, I forgot about that. Look at the Marriott for God's sakes! :lol:

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From the looks of things, Hartford IS quite the rising star. I've long told people that Hartford is my favorite state capital outside my own because of that beautiful state house you all have.

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But you've got a nice picture of Tallahasse there. I'm sure Tallahassee's quite nice as well.

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Thanks buddy... Tallahassee is quite nice. We're trying to get where Hartford is! :)

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I think the SBC building is as tall if not taller than 55 On-the-Park....

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You're probably right, its just such an ugly building I try and keep it out of my mind. :D St. Joseph's Cathedral is also over 200ft tall so I guess I should add that as well.

Cotuit,

Is there a reason I can't edit my first post? (or any of my posts on the first page for that matter) I'd like to correct some mistakes as well as add some small pictures to identify each building.

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