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10 August 2010

1913 – Woolworth Building, New York

Architect: Cass Gilbert The Woolworth Building was constructed in neo-Gothic style by architect Cass Gilbert, who was commissioned by Frank Woolworth in 1910 to design the new corporate headquarters. Originally planned to be...

06 August 2010

1909 – Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York

Architect: Napoleon LeBrun & Sons The Metropolitan Life Tower was designed by the architectural firm of Napoleon LeBrun & Sons, and modeled after the Campanile in Venice, Italy. It was constructed in 1909...

06 August 2010

1929 – Daily News Building, New York

Architect: Raymond Hood The Daily News Building was the home of the New York Daily News until the mid-1990s.. It is known as the model for the headquarters of the fictional newspaper Daily...

06 August 2010

1933 – GE Building, New York

Architect: Raymond Hood The GE Building is an Art Deco skyscraper that forms the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan. Known as the RCA Building until 1988, it is most famous for...

29 June 2010

1979 – Commodity Exchange Tower, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Smith Carter At 117 metres and 31 floors, this tower decimates the surrounding streetscapes, rendering them soulless at street level. Even the attempt at a shopping mall underneath the building and the...

29 June 2010

1989 – 201 Portage, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Charles Bentall Architects Large development on the corner of Portage and Main which attempts to address the city plan by facing down Main Street. At 32 stories, it is the largest in...

01 June 2010

1988 – 5th Street Towers, Minneapolis

Architect: Helmuth, Obata, & Kassabaum Inc. The Fifth Street Towers is a complex of two building in Minneapolis. Fifth Street Towers II was completed in 1988 and is 504 ft tall and has...

01 June 2010

1972 – IDS Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Johnson/Burgee Architects The IDS Center is the tallest building in the state of Minnesota at 792 feet. Overall, the structure rises to 910 feet when including communications spires on the roof, indisputably...

22 April 2010

1904 – Union Tower, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Darling & Pearson The oldest Chicago School skyscraper still standing in Western Canada was built for the Union Bank of Canada and once boasted the tallest flagpole in the British Empire. The...