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Old July 14th, 2011, 05:23 PM   #1241
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Is anyone else hearing the word "Petronas" and thinking it's a spell from Harry Potter? No? Just me then.


I've been playing games on Sporcle and having to keep typing Petronas in (for the spell) and I keep thinking of the towers.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 05:41 PM   #1242
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I saw this amazing picture on an ad yesterday in South Station in Boston. Unfortunately I couldn't snag the best pics of it but I think will you get the idea...

Of course, somebody seemed to be a little confused on the heights of these buildings (Petronas and Chrysler both looking a little tall?).





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Old July 14th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #1243
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Petronas impress me a lot. I don't find any building in the world like it. The whole tower is unique.
It's definitely not unique. There are two of them!

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Old July 14th, 2011, 06:15 PM   #1244
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i can see 3 building standout from the poster above..pearl oriental,petronas tower and swiss tower
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Old July 14th, 2011, 06:30 PM   #1245
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Petronas is way too tall in that picture. For example, it is not taller than Oriental Pearl or Taipei 101... Chrysler also looks too tall, but not as egregiously as Petronas.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 06:41 PM   #1246
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Voted for Chrysler Building this time.

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The word box should never be used in the same sentence as Chrysler. It is the antithesis of boxy skyscrapers. It has setbacks, a large base, varied facade treatment, ornamentation and is beautifully proportioned with a highly vertical form. It's basically the perfect skyscraper.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 06:52 PM   #1247
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Here's a high res version of the poster from a couple of years ago, when the BK was not part of the line up, though the DIFC Gate (front right) was..........

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Old July 14th, 2011, 07:10 PM   #1248
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look at the bottom part of ESB and CB, i call it "fat ass"

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Old July 14th, 2011, 07:14 PM   #1249
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These pictures from Boston are realy amazing.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 07:19 PM   #1250
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PETRONAS TWIN TOWER INSPIRATION

http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my...i?OpenFrameset

Designing An Architectural Icon

The PETRONAS Twin Towers was designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates (USA) in association with KLCC architects.

The tower's floor plate design is based on simple Islamic geometric forms of two interlocking squares creating a shape of eight-pointed stars. Upon the eight-pointed stars, are eight superimposed semi-circles softening the inner angles.

These semicircles are themselves anchored by the arcs of the main structural columns of the buildings. The semi-circles were superimposed in the inner angles of the interlocked squares to create more usable floor space.

The design details continued to dictate the way in which the buildings would rise in as graceful a fashion as possible. To maintain the vertical axis and tapering of the design, each tower is set back five times in its ascent.

Architecturally, these forms reflect the paramount Islamic principles of "unity within unity, harmony, stability and rationality."

At the uppermost floors, the walls are gently sloped inward to taper and contribute visually to the height and the elegant form of horizontal silver ribbons of stainless steel.

Every aspect of the design contributes to the audacious verticality of the Towers. The decision to symmetrically align the Twin Towers and connect them with a spanning bridge emphasised the classical nature of the architectural design.

The writings of Lao Tse, the ancient philosopher and founder of Taoism in China, tell that the reality of a hollow object is in the void and not in the walls. Cesar Pelli, architect of the Towers, has drawn upon the strength of the void between the buildings -- delineating an invisible axis of symmetry. For the architect, it is this void that gives the PETRONAS Twin Towers their sense of grandeur and unique identity.


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Old July 14th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #1251
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Come on Chrysler, you´re leading the match, keep going....!

BTW; Very beautiful pics of Petronas, specifically at night !
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Old July 14th, 2011, 08:11 PM   #1252
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Here's a high res version of the poster from a couple of years ago, when the BK was not part of the line up, though the DIFC Gate (front right) was..........

Wish some city would look like this Skyscrapers fan´s dream
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Old July 14th, 2011, 08:29 PM   #1253
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The Chrysler Building has history, and style that Petronas doesn't have



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Old July 14th, 2011, 08:50 PM   #1254
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A long history itself doesn´t make a beautiful building
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Old July 14th, 2011, 08:54 PM   #1255
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petronas has twin modern design and style that chrysler doesnt have..i think petronas also have some great history n achivement that chrysler doesnt have.

and what u define word "history"?..i think its a stupid idea to compare on history factor when chysler building is clearly older then petronas.same goes with style,both diffrent,artdeco vs modern,

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Old July 14th, 2011, 09:04 PM   #1256
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The Chrysler Building has history, and style that Petronas doesn't have
i think it should be " the chrysler building is OLDER, and artdeco style that petronas doesnt have
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Old July 14th, 2011, 09:15 PM   #1257
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i think it should be " the chrysler building is OLDER, and artdeco style that petronas doesnt have
You could argue that Petronas (and Jin Mao) are the harbingers of this current/future boom of supertalls.

Chrysler, on the other hand, was the original supertall.

Also, when Chrysler was built, it was the tallest man-made structure on Earth. Petronas wasn't even taller than the building it took the title from (Sears) as well as other towers, such as CN.

I guess I am just more impressed with a supertall that was built, literally, before computers or even color televisions existed! Petronas are beautiful, but the engineering required to build Chrysler in 1930 is unfathomable.

Also, up close, Chrysler has a nicer facade than many of you believe. It is not just painted concrete, but rather quality steel and masonry.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 09:21 PM   #1258
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Petronas towers are the tallest buildings in the 20th century. And twins. Enough said.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #1259
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what building did the chrysler race against for tallest title ?. i like the fact it kept the total height secret until the other tower was done ,just adore this tower the most . it may not be the tallest but it is the most stunning imo.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 09:31 PM   #1260
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Petronas towers are the tallest buildings in the 20th century. And twins. Enough said.
The Chrysler building was the tallest building in the 20th century also, it was also the first supertall.


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what building did the chrysler race against for tallest title ?. i like the fact it kept the total height secret until the other tower was done ,just adore this tower the most . it may not be the tallest but it is the most stunning imo.
I think it was 40 Wall Street
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