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10 December 2009

1979 – Royal Bank Plaza South, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: WZMH Architects The two Royal Bank Plaza towers are connected by a 39-meter (130 foot) tall glass Banking Hall. All 14,000 windows of the towers are coated with a layer of 24-karat...

10 December 2009

1990 – Canada Trust Tower, Toronto, Ontario

Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP / Bregman + Hamann Architects The Canada Trust Tower is topped with several setbacks and a high decorative tower, making it the most distinctive of Toronto’s tallest...

10 December 2009

1991 – Bay Wellington Tower, Toronto, Ontario

Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP / Bregman + Hamann Architects Part of the BCE Place complex, which also includes the Canada Trust Tower, the Bay Wellington Tower at 207 m and 49...

10 December 2009

1992 – The 250, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Zeidler Partnership Architects / Crang & Boake

23 November 2009

1929 – Foshay Tower, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Magney & Tusler The Foshay was designed by Léon Eugène Arnal, chief designer for the architects Magney & Tusler, later known as Setter, Leach & Lindstrom. Modeled after the Washington Monument, the...

19 November 2009

1932 – Qwest Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architects: Hewitt & Brown Designed by Rhodes Robertson of the Minneapolis firm of Hewitt & Brown, the Qwest Building is characteristic of American skyscraper design between the world wars, with subdued horizontal lines...

19 November 2009

1988 – Wells Fargo Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architects: Cesar Pelli & Associates The Wells Fargo Center, formerly known as Norwest Center, is the third-tallest building in Minneapolis. Completed in 1988, it is 773 feet tall. Designed in a modernized art...

19 November 2009

1992 – 225 South Sixth, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architects: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners 225 South Sixth contains a landmark 56-story tower and the 20-story Park Building connected by a 75-foot-high wintergarden. The chief architect for 225 South Sixth was James...

21 September 2009

1931 – Empire State Building, New York

Architect: Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates Designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, the Empire State Building was finished in 1931. Since the World Trade Center was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks,...