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What Do You Think: Your Favorite Buildings in Film

By CSI Editorial Staff posted 08-02-2018 16:39

What Do You Think, a new, weekly CSI conversation starter to help you share your experiences, insights, and observations about the work you do was introduced in July on the CSI-Connect Community.

This week’s question is: With the new movie Skyscraper in theaters, share your favorite buildings or structures in film.

“Without a doubt, it has to be the house atop Mount Rushmore from North by Northwest. It manages to combine some Wrightian influence with what I will call NPS (National Park Service) Rustic.”

- Raymond Gaines FCSI, CCS, AIA
  The Gaines Group, PLC
  Charlottesville VA

“Has to be the Chrysler Building featured in the film Q, about an Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl, the man-eating flying serpent who built its nest in the building!

- Doug Frank FCSI

“Interior: Henry Higgins' home in My Fair Lady. Who wouldn’t want a library/study like that?

Exterior: From TV, Highclere Castle in Downton Abbey. That building was as much a part of the show as any of the actors.”

- Eric Murrell RA, CSI, CCS
  Senior Consultant
  Plymouth MI

“Many favorites:
217 East Redwood Street; Baltimore: Enemy of the State .
Eastern Building; Los Angeles: Predator 2.
Empire State Building, New York: King Kong (1933).
Federal Reserve Bank; New York: The Godfather.
Fox Plaza; Century City, Los Angeles: Die Hard.
Grand Central Station, New York: North by Northwest.
Guggenheim Museum; New York: Men in Black.
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero; San Francisco: High Anxiety.
Mitchell Court House; Baltimore: ...And Justice for All.
The Bradbury Building; Los Angeles: Blade Runner.
World Trade Center; New York: Trading Places.
Werner's Restaurant; 231 East Redwood Street; Baltimore: Tin Men, House of Cards, The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street, Ladder 49, Enemy of the State, Liberty Heights, and a few others I can't remember. Besides, I eat lunch there and needed to give the place a plug. I used to work on Redwood Street when many of these movies and television shows were shot. ;-)”

- Scott Sider CSI, CCS, CCCA
  KANN Partners
  Baltimore, MD

“This is great gang. I liked the house in Woody Allen’s Sleeper. It’s up on the hill just west of Denver. The Bates Mansion in Psycho was pretty cool too.”

- Gene Fosheim MS, MA, CSI, CD 
  Everett WA

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Love the stirring shots of Freedom Tower and lower Manhattan from the intro to "Blue Bloods".