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I am hoping - against all reasonable expectations! - that my use of the term "gallery" in the title, combined with the inclusion of only one of my shots amidst several by others, will insulate this thread from pointless posts regarding intentions and motivations and such. All, please heed...

Anyway, I am interested in shots that include skyscrapers. I happen to like skyscrapers, and in a younger (and single!) day, I liked to take opportunities to wander downtowns and see the buildings. Chicago was a favorite venue. Having just made my own skyscraper train shot , I became interested in what is in the database. Here are a few; please add those you like.

I don't know that "open spaces" Travis has any such shots to offer, but even his shots are welcome here, if topical.

Chicago: loaded with train/skyscraper possbilities. Here is the lastest of the Sears Tower:
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and here is a personal favorite building, 333 Wacker Drive in a really nice green, along the Chicago River (many similar shots on RP, a popular spot):
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Seattle is always nice:
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and how about a shout-out to the smaller cities:

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Finally, my Brussels shot - the tallest building in Belgium! Right by the tracks!
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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Here is North Dakota's version of a skyscraper:

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Old 12-04-2008, 05:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for the invitation to whore some more of my photos and really get the view counts up!

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Old 12-04-2008, 05:38 PM   #4
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Pathetic, off topic, please remove. Is that the best St. Paul can provide?
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:55 PM   #5
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Heres a few of my skyscraper shots.

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#3751 and the MTA Tower at LAUPT.

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Same tower and the More Bars in More Places look of the MTA Red Line Yard.

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Union Pacific's LA&Salt Lake 1st Street engine tie up and the LA skyline

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Amtrak's 18th Street Yards in Chicago

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Metra at Canal Street in Chicago

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Thanks, Tom. As a fan of Pittsburgh shots, I am quite remiss in not having included any to begin with.
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I just remembered that I had some tower shots from Frankfurt, and subsequently was harshly reminded that none were good enough for RP. So here is one by someone else (alas, not getting the rotation right is a particular problem for a skyscraper vertical (: ):
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Is that the best St. Paul can provide?


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For more shameless self promotion outside of St. Paul:
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From other folks...
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Nominating myself as thread moderator (all in favor, say "aye"- one! - any opposed, say "nay" - none heard - motion passes!) I say that massive grain elevators are acceptable but other structures, sanding or grain loading or whatever, are not, and an elevator shot with no notion of the thing actually scraping the sky is also out of bounds.

A version of your Dallas shot had been in mind; I just forgot to post it originally.
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Thanks for opening the door!



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Thanks for opening the door!
Only because Chris opened it and I didn't want to slam it in his face, since he isn't a view-whore. Can't toss the baby out with the bathwater, no matter how much bathwater there is.
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Only because Chris opened it and I didn't want to slam it in his face, since he isn't a view-whore.
Thanks, J. I didn't want you being accused of discrimination by not including the rural folks who think an Interstate overpass is a tall structure...
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an elevator shot with no notion of the thing actually scraping the sky is also out of bounds.
Surely a cloud taller than any man made structure counts as a something that "scrapes the sky."

Along those lines, there's this shot, which is one of the best on the whole site:

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Surely a cloud taller than any man made structure counts as a something that "scrapes the sky."
Sorry, but your sense of linguistics is dangerous to all and is hereby banned. No notion of skyscraper that ignores the inherent man-made dimension will be tolerated here!

And besides, a cloud does not scrape the sky, a cloud is part of the sky. Surely this obvious logical point, clear to any 6 year old, cannot be shoved aside merely so that you and John Ryan, in cahoots, can scam the RP-viewing public for yet more views!

Feel free to start a "Gallery: Clouds" thread after this one peters out!

[PS: it would be really cool, actually!]
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Besides from being a good skyscraper shot, this is also one of my favorite shots, where everything came together just perfectly.
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I've got one that I think fits this thread perfectly, but I never got it onto RP (think it needed a re-crop and I kinda forgot to do that). I'll post it later today when I'm back on my computer.

And here's the only skyscraper shot I have in my favorites:
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Feel free to start a "Gallery: Clouds" thread after this one peters out!

[PS: it would be really cool, actually!]
I have a few!
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I have a few!
I like the idea for the thread, but Travis might have a field day!
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How 'bout a mountain? At over 10,000 feet its way taller than any skyscraper. Besides its as close as I can get, as I don't shoot in cities.
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What is it about you people that you fail to use "skyscraper" in its generally accepted meaning????????

No, Andy, your non-skyscraper is hereby banished! (Oops, I have no power. Oh well.) And yes, life is unfair, some people will have no material to add to some threads. Unfair but live with it! I myself will have no shots to add to the presumably upcoming "Gallery: Clouds" thread.

And besides, you don't even show the 10,000 feet, just a wee bit of it. Aargh, here comes the flood of full mountain shots. Skyscrapers, people! Skyscrapers! Start your own non-skyscraper threads!
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Not much sky-scrapin' going on in Grand Rapids, but this is the closest I have on RP:




But I do have a couple legit sky scraper shots that aren't on RP:



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Here are a few more of mine from Columbus:

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I always enjoy shooting with the skyline in the background, however, I tend to end up with a lot of distortion with the Sigma 17-70, which drives me crazy at times..
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Maybe it doesn't scrape the sky as much as the buildings in others shots do, but here is a chance to show one of my favorite shots.

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Just a partial look at some of the Phoenix Skyline............

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Only skyscraper in Bellmont, AZ
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And my wifes shot of a Glendale, AZ "Skyscraper"

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Trying to see if I fully understand, J.

Does this count - it's high up and it's a building that nearly touches the sky:

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If not, I have these from my small collection of sky scraping railraod images:

Philly:
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and the Circa Center near 30th:
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Chicago:
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