What are your favorite local buildings? I live in St. Paul, MN. Here’s some of my favorites in and around the Twin Cities:
Medtronic World Headquarters: It’s a very nice building, especially when you see it in person. Nothing really exceptional, but it is purdy.
Wells Fargo Center: This is where Batman’s enemies work.
Wells Fargo Place: Two Wells Fargo buildings. This one used to be the “World Trade Center”, a crappy mall.
Galtier Plaza: Similar to the Wells Fargo buildings. But that’s OK.
Market Street Towers (Qwest): I’m running out of comments…
That’s enough from me. Post your own local favorites!
In Boston I’ve always liked the Christian Science Center…I’m not sure what the official name for this building is:
I also like the old and new Hancock Towers:
The new one is the shiny tall one, the old one is the one that looks like a sawed off Empire State building.
I am also enamored of the Gropius house in Lincoln MA:
Can an overseas doper pitch in?
Hong Kong is known for it’s insane number of tall and cool-looking buildings but my favourites are (skyscrapers.com is running a bit slow, so patience is required):
Bank of China Tower: this is simply one of the most fascinating structures I have ever seen and I think the design is unmatched in Hong Kong.
Two International Finance Center - just recently completed and is the fourth tallest building in the world (will be fifth tallest in a week or so). People here either love IFC2, or they hate it. I love it, but my only problem with it is that it has been built in the foreground so it blocks out some other nice buildings situated behind it.
HSBC Building - Designed by Norman Foster (same guy who designed the new airport), this building is an architectural wonder. I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s almost as amazing inside as it is on the outside.
Lastly, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center - this is where the handover took place in 1997. It’s like our own Sydney Opera House
There are too many in NYC to mention . . . But two in my little Northern NJ town come to mind, and they’re right across the street from each other:
The Meet Me In St. Louis house: A classic late 19th-century cottage, of cream-colored wood with white trim. Front porch, dormer windows, a cupula, gingerbread trim.
The Paramount Starlet house: a starkly art deco house, white with red trim; obviously bult c1925. Looks like starlets should be sunbathing on the front lawn.
I’m originally from Bedford, Pennsylvania, and here are two of my favorites.
Dunkle’s Gulf Station
The Victoria House