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Since Wikipedia features it today, I suppose this is a good time to enjoy the beauty of the Chicago Board of Trade Building--a structure Batman fans might better know as the headquarters of Wayne Enterprise!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Cbot-close-night.gif 

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/1363/waynebuilding1cq8.jpg

http://www.ois.uic.edu/content/news/cbot.jpg

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Here's a lovely view of the Chicago skyline also:

http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/328/chicagovanafsearstowerix5.jpg

I recommend watching it while listening to Frank Sinatra's Chicago big_smile

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The best part of the Art Deco buildings is the details they put into them. They are the last style of buildings that you see alot of intricate details and gargoyles on buildings.

http://www.terragalleria.com/images/canada/cabc10813.jpeg

http://z.about.com/d/queens/1/0/-/6/art-deco-facade.jpg

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/6145/355marinehq9.jpg

http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/5bb0cefd-256b-4a37-bb4f-6592ecb498f7.jpg

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Are those all the Chrysler Building?

It's a gorgeous skyscraper, no doubt, yet I'd never noticed that great an amount of detail!  It's lovely, indeed!

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Only the bottom one is from the Chrysler building. The 2 pictures that show 355 is the marine building in downtown Vancouver; here in B.C. I am not sure what the 4100 building is.

Sad thing is I have been to Vancouver a few times now and I still haven't seen that Marine building. I'll have to make a point of seeing it in person next time.

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That is one good-looking building, I'd say!  big_smile

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/89393/2/istockphoto_89393_marine_building_vancouver.jpg

I never knew there was such fine deoc architecture in Vancouver!

Here's a picture of the Vancouver clock tower, found on wikipedia:

http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/5193/vancouverclocktoweref5.jpg

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Some photographs from inside the Chrysler Building:

http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/856/mid02114wd5.jpg

http://www.nyc-architecture.com/MID/MID021-06.jpg

From New York Architecture Images.

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Something else from New York Architecture Images:

In 1963, one of New York City's finest buildings was demolished to make way for a new $116M sports arena and entertainment complex. Sound familiar?

Pennsylvania Station, the monumental 1910 Beaux-Arts masterpiece of architects McKim, Mead and White, was leveled, and replaced with the fourth incarnation of Madison Square Garden.

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/633/nycityoldmainwaitingdh1.jpg   http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/1063/nycityoldconcoursecg8.jpg

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/396/gonpenn4hf6.jpg   http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/6348/gonpenn1hg7.jpg

(More pictures here)

And they replaced it with this hideous monstrosity!?

http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/1467/msgae9.jpg

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I've only got this:
Tower of Terror
Walt Disney Studios
Disneyland Resort Paris
It opened this year, and they've basically rebuild an entire section of the Studios in 1940ties style.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3152/2559089030_14cfef5e5e.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2228/2559088616_1715dbde00.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/2558261799_13f9fc9f0c.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3053/2558257075_d8b99b741e.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/2558255293_2eba2c131f.jpg

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The seemingly random mix of architectural styles makes for a somewhat unattractive appearance altogether, but I do like the 40s deco look of the "hotel". 

What kind of an attraction is it?