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Show some pics of your cities glassscrapers...Here are 3 photos of Kansas City's tallest glass skyscrapers:

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This is a photo of the "OneKansasCityPlace"- built in 1988; 632' ft tall(tallest building in missouri)

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this is a photo of the "TransAmericaBuilding"-built in 1986; 591' ft tall

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this is a photo of the "1201WalnutBuilding"-built 1991; 427' tall

Now show us your images of your city's "glass skyscrapers", or any city's glass skyscarpers, and discuss?...

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PPG is my favourite skyscraper. We don't have any class in Providence. If the Pilgrims didn't use it, neither do our city planners. :(

There is a new glass office building about to begin construction in Capital Centre though.

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I'm from KC, I like our glass scrapers....But I can't lie I like the PPG the best. How tall is it? Our OneKansasCityPlace(the first one) is 632ft tall, but I assume the PPG one is much taller...

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I think its 192m tall.

Although they havent been built yet, Leeds' is Criterion Place, they are the only glass ones in our city, apart from small 9 storey buildings ect. If not built buildings dont count, then fine, but its the only thing I can submit for my city :blush:

If approved, theyre due to start in early 2006, I think.

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The tallest is 161m.

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I'm from KC, I like our glass scrapers....But I can't lie I like the PPG the best. How tall is it? Our OneKansasCityPlace(the first one) is 632ft tall, but I assume the PPG one is much taller...

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Actually, PPG Place is 635' tall, only 3' taller than One Kansas City Place. It's the third-tallest building in Pittsburgh; The USX Tower is the tallest at 841', and One Mellon Plaza is the second-tallest at 725'.

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I like the PPG building.

I didn't realize that people we're buliding things like that in the UK outside of London! You really should show some more pictures of Leeds :)

The Ultimate glass skyscraper(s):

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Some from Australia. Let's go comprehensive :lol:

Link for more pics 'n info are underneath each project.

Sydney has a few.

3 that come to mind are:

Aurora Place Tower. Designed by Renzo Piano @ 617ft/188m to roof and 718ft/219m to pinnacle. It's clad in a white laminated glass.

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The glass fin:

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On the skyline:

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Aurora Place

Gateway Plaza @ 538ft/164m:

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Gateway Plaza

HSBC Centre @ 531ft/162m. Late 1980s post-modernism.

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HSBC Centre

Melbourne...

Rialto Towers @ 824ft/251m:

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Rialto Towers

Brisbane...

Waterfront Place @ 531ft/162m:

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Waterfront Place

AMP Centre @ 443ft/135m:

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AMP Centre

Double trouble!! The AMP Centre along with Comalco Place @ 440ft/134m:

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Comalco Place

Perth...

Exchange Plaza @ 479ft/146m:

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Exchange Plaza

Woodside Tower @ 449ft/137m:

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Woodside Tower

The Quadrant @ 249ft/76m:

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The Quadrant

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They done a good job on the PPG building, it looks much taller than it is....I like that building too^...When was it built?

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The extremely beautiful post-modern One PPG Place was completed in 1984. So was the glass clad Two PPG Place which is lower @ 223ft/68m.

Read & see more about them @ One & Two PPG Place

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Awesome pictures! I love the glassscapers in Austrailia especially the Rialto Towers.

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Thanks wolfsawg54. You're the first one in this thread to acknowledge a post that didn't involve U.S. glass scrapers but the Australian ones (that took me over an hour to organise too as I use dial-up and took hours to submitt). Part II on more Aussie glass-scrapers coming soon.

In the meantime, a swinging glassy in Toronto, Royal Bank Tower South @ 617ft/188m:

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