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Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur 512 53.17%
WTC Towers, NYC 451 46.83%
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Old December 16th, 2012, 08:37 AM   #341
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i adore the scale and the size of wtc but for design marvels,petronas twin tower get my votes
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Old December 16th, 2012, 01:59 PM   #342
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Petronas Towers, Obviously.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #343
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Petronas I my 3rd or 4th favourite twins.

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sorry if my answer hurt every american,if you learn about principle of design,this is totally boring..sorry again,my point is just on design aspect, not more then that
If you learn the principle of design, this is boring? So in your mind people who find minimalism interesting couldn't possibly know about design?

It's been my experience that people who study design develop an aesthetic appreciation for a wide variety of architecture. If you haven't, you're likely a freak case.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 06:54 PM   #344
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they shouldnt compare thse in first place....
petronas is just so good looking,but WTC has more meanings to most Americans
if we keep bashing WTC,its just wronggg.......
Petronas gets my vote
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Old December 16th, 2012, 06:58 PM   #345
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they shouldnt compare thse in first place....
petronas is just so good looking,but WTC has more meanings to most Americans
if we keep bashing WTC,its just wronggg.......
Petronas gets my vote
Why do people keep saying this as a justification to others voting for the WTC? These towers were loved and praised LONG before 9/11.


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Old December 16th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #346
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I completely agree with you. I voted for the WTC because of how it looks, not because of its history. In my opinion the WTC Twins are far more beautiful than the Petronas Twins
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Old December 16th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #347
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its massive,it appeal.thats all..and yes it simple..
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Old December 16th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #348
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when someone say more meanings,tht doesnt mean its post 9/11...
u r sure too attached to WTC...
as i go on with this thread,i think i love WTC a bit more,back then i think its just plain ugly,
but i really love the entrance,yes gothic like what uve said,and those lines can go on forever....but hv u seen petronas urself??always picture perfect,once i sat at the base,and it was like seeing a painting....just amazing
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Old December 16th, 2012, 10:32 PM   #349
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Man, this thread is like talking to a wall. So damn frustrating. I'm done.

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Old December 16th, 2012, 10:51 PM   #350
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Old December 17th, 2012, 05:16 AM   #351
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I prefer minimalist modern towers to be infill for a skyline with buildings designed with a more advanced styles that shine out. I can't say that I love them being so huge, but I don't mind much either.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 09:26 AM   #352
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i bet..if this tower built in china,japan or other country or if it just proposal skyscraper..you will have different opinion...that for sure.!
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Old December 17th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #353
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When I first saw the Petronas I didn't know where they were, my opinion wasn't changed
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Old December 17th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #354
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Crazy to think that such an obscure city was one of the three tallest skylines in the years around the turn of the century.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 07:30 PM   #355
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I don't think where a building is built is relevant to the beauty of the building. The trade towers would look beautiful just about anywhere for their simple yet classy design, & who doesn't like simple and classy?
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Old December 18th, 2012, 06:13 PM   #356
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Why do people keep saying this as a justification to others voting for the WTC?
Some people can't accept that someone might prefer something else. They resort to accusing people of regional/national bias. Interesting that the only people making these accusations are from Malaysia.

I prefer WTC. It's infantile that I have to add this, but I'M NOT FROM THE US AND HAVE NO CONNECTION TO THE US OR NYC.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #357
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Some people can't accept that someone might prefer something else. They resort to accusing people of regional/national bias. Interesting that the only people making these accusations are from Malaysia.

I prefer WTC. It's infantile that I have to add this, but I'M NOT FROM THE US AND HAVE NO CONNECTION TO THE US OR NYC.
In many second world countries, skyscrapers are their national proud. They don't have that unltra-personalism like you 1st worlders

This is true. You can say that Taipei 101 is ugly and no Taiwanese gonna give a f*** but saying WTC is better looking than Petronas is an offense to many malaysians.

Anyway, I love WTC, I love North American boxes. They are simple, huge and elegent unlike those crappy condos which are being built in Asia and some cities in North America For that reason, my favourite skyline in Asia is Tokyo Marunouchi.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 04:23 AM   #358
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Although the Petronas Towers are very nice looking towers and have a design which suits the country in which they are located, I choose the WTC Towers. I just personally prefer their minimalist design.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #359
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This is true. You can say that Taipei 101 is ugly and no Taiwanese gonna give a f*** but saying WTC is better looking than Petronas is an offense to many malaysians.
Malaysians need to develop some objectivity then. The only person who should take offense is the architect. Malaysians didn't design Petronas so its no reflection on them if people prefer something else.

How does praise have any value if its false praise? If we all turned around and said we loved Petronas more just to make them happy, it doesn't mean anything because it's a lie. Surely, people aren't so deluded?
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Old December 20th, 2012, 05:33 PM   #360
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I completely agree with you. Architecture is a matter of personal taste. There is no such thing as something objectively beautiful or objectively ugly.
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