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Old May 14th, 2011, 10:36 AM   #81
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Hope not, five buildings which I would definitely rather see taking the cup:

1. Empire State Building (never understood how Chrysler as a classic skyscraper has always been more popular than ESB)

2. Bank of China Tower (maybe the best ever, hard to compare it with ESB)

3. IFC2 (just love the simplicity)

4. Burj Dubai (because of it's height it is just so damn impressive, hard to compare it with any of the above)

5. ICC (same as with 3)
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Old May 14th, 2011, 04:11 PM   #82
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i think Chrysler building is the most overrated building in the Cup. i rather look how call they are and if i like the form and their style and not if they are old, that's why i dont like chrysler building and ESB much at all, although i know how important they were for the history of skyscrapers
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Old May 14th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #83
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I think the top 4 will be:

1.Burj Khalifa
2.Chrysler Building
3.Petronas Towers
4.Empire State Building

They are not necessarily my favs, but I think people will vote like that. The only small doubt I have about number 3. It will surely face Taipei 101, and they both hold the title of record braker, but I think the "twin power", and much better media image the petronas have will help them win this one.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 06:24 AM   #84
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i think Chrysler building is the most overrated building in the Cup. i rather look how call they are and if i like the form and their style and not if they are old, that's why i dont like chrysler building and ESB much at all, although i know how important they were for the history of skyscrapers
Agreed. Chrysler building is outdated, and its top, a failure in terms of design in my very humble opinion.

We're seeing some rather close contests on the Supertall World Cup. I kept checking the Tianjin WFC x Ruygyond Hotel every other day to see how that match developed.

Some buildings are being damaged on voting by particularly bad angles shown on the voting menu. Menara Telekom comes to mind.

It is very interesting to me to see how some buildings I like are out of favor in the general polls.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 11:16 AM   #85
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The 1/3 top part of the Chrysler Building, is the most awesome skyscraper sight ever. I was so lucky to stay just one block away on the 42nd St. when I visited NYC some times back.

On the other hand, ESB to me was just another tall tower, but with great historical significance going for it.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 01:20 PM   #86
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It's really bad that the old WTC twins aren't in this tournament. I think they should be included.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 01:24 PM   #87
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Imo the top of Chrysler is beautiful, however I prefer the somewhat more solid, basic designs.

Also: I do not like the rest of the building that much. ESB has a better overall design. The base of Chrysler is too wide compared to the middle part.
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Old May 16th, 2011, 01:30 PM   #88
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i thought the same :/
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I voted for them, so don't blame me.
They lost
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Old May 16th, 2011, 02:48 PM   #89
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this sunday we seem to start with the top32 rounds
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Old May 17th, 2011, 12:53 AM   #90
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I'd love it if the semifinalists were Ryugyong, Khalifa, Jin Mao, and ESB
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Old May 17th, 2011, 03:13 AM   #91
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I'd love it if the semifinalists were Ryugyong, Khalifa, Jin Mao, and ESB
Not jin mao, ESB, petronas or Taipei (these 4 are SOOOO overrated ) and add to the finals Chrysler building, university of Moscow & bank of china (HK).
Lol I'm so old school
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Old May 19th, 2011, 09:32 AM   #92
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Realy nice idea
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Old May 19th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #93
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I agree!
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Old May 20th, 2011, 08:58 AM   #94
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Round of 64 is ending today. Interesting to see how the number of voters was kept consistent after a initial expected drop on the 3 first polls. It's been almost always between 580-650.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 04:57 AM   #95
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Change the picture for SWFC please? Seriously that picture only shows 1/5th of the whole building.
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Old May 21st, 2011, 08:07 AM   #96
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wen does round 2 end?
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Old May 21st, 2011, 08:35 AM   #97
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Maybe in June 5th...
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Old May 21st, 2011, 09:31 AM   #98
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go my jin mao <3
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Old May 21st, 2011, 09:35 AM   #99
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My fav are
1The Chrysler building
2 Jin mao
3 Tapei 101
4 Burj Khalifa
5 The Empire state building
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Old May 21st, 2011, 09:46 AM   #100
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guys, I have a question: how do I vote? is there a link that you can tell me pls to go and vote?? great idea btw
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