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Old June 1st, 2011, 08:36 PM   #141
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It is interesting to see how some buildings got close calls on 1st and 2st rounds. Like Kingkey 100.
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Old June 1st, 2011, 08:38 PM   #142
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Empire state building is my fav.
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Old June 1st, 2011, 09:26 PM   #143
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To be honest there are far better buildings than ESB.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 04:15 AM   #144
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Yeah, I think that's an issue with a setting that checks the string for malicious input, I'll have a look at that. Thanks for pointing out.
If i had know who to contact, i would have done that of course, instead of fishing for attention in this thread here.

A notification about a failed comment submission would be very helpful. As it currently is, everything behaves as you'd expect with a successful comment, except one's comment doesn't show up. I think quite a few users left the section in the belief their comment has been posted.

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Old June 2nd, 2011, 05:23 AM   #145
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I expect results, who will win?
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 09:21 AM   #146
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I fear Burj Khalifa will win in the end. Too many people are basing their vote on height and how imposing it is rather than how it fits into a skyline and the historical significance of the tower.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 11:08 AM   #147
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I agree you have to give some consideration to its historical significance, but no more than its architecture. Height is obviously an important factor in basing ones decision as we are voting among worlds tallest, not just any tower in the world. Also this is a tower vs tower competition, why does one need to value how well it fits into the skyline?

In your logic shall the great pyramid be our ultimate winner? It blends perfectly with its location and is one of the oldest structures made by man.

For me i think it is very natural for Burj to win, i mean it is a break through in engineering, tallest in the world by a margin and a true piece of contemporary art, all of these simply outweighs the fact that it lacks in historic significane.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 01:50 PM   #148
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ST is the only tower who could beat BK in the next WC!
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 02:00 PM   #149
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I think the only tower I would vote over burj khalifa is India Tower.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 05:07 PM   #150
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i will only vote petronas towers over burj because it is simply my favorite building, but other than that i normally consider height and style of the buildings. chrysler building wouldnt have survived the first round for me.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 05:21 PM   #151
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As we need some time in between the final rounds, we'll do a mini tournament in between, lining up the 8 supertalls which got the least number of votes. That one will determine the ugliest supertall building. The contestants are:

HHHR Tower (98 votes)
Al Yaqoub Tower (96 votes)
Leatop Plaza (76 votes)
Nina Tower I (94 votes)
Central Plaza (68 votes)
JP Morgan Chase Tower (77 votes)
Baiyoke Tower II (127 votes)
The Index (144 votes)
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 05:37 PM   #152
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Nice idea. I guess some buildings had low votes due to being pared with exceptional ones. But it will be interesting to see the results.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 05:44 PM   #153
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Central Plaza is not half bad, in fact it is a very nice building.

Too bad it went against Chrysler.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 05:50 PM   #154
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I think the only tower I would vote over burj khalifa is India Tower.
first, let's see if and when india tower will be completed.

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i will only vote petronas towers over burj because it is simply my favorite building, but other than that i normally consider height and style of the buildings. chrysler building wouldnt have survived the first round for me.
yes, we already know. if it were up to you, chrysler would lose vs the verizon building in NY too.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 01:07 AM   #155
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As we need some time in between the final rounds, we'll do a mini tournament in between, lining up the 8 supertalls which got the least number of votes. That one will determine the ugliest supertall building. The contestants are:

HHHR Tower (98 votes)
Al Yaqoub Tower (96 votes)
Leatop Plaza (76 votes)
Nina Tower I (94 votes)
Central Plaza (68 votes)
JP Morgan Chase Tower (77 votes)
Baiyoke Tower II (127 votes)
The Index (144 votes)
I dont think this is fair. Some building received this little votes only because the competitor is too overwhelmingly powerful.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 11:17 AM   #156
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But I'm afraid there is no other way to do this, because you have no information about how each of these towers are considered against others. You would have to put each of these towers against each other in every possible combination to make it 100% fair.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 11:47 AM   #157
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But I'm afraid there is no other way to do this, because you have no information about how each of these towers are considered against others. You would have to put each of these towers against each other in every possible combination to make it 100% fair.
OR, just use the ratings from the scrapers individual threads?
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 08:51 PM   #158
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Well, i don't like Burj Kalifa that much...i think it should take 4th place, the winner (although unlikely) should be Burj al Arab!!!! very unique design..and over an artificial island!!! the second best is Petronas(they will face each other on the 3rd round)...really cool twin towers...and third should be Sears Tower
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 10:14 PM   #159
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Well, i have to say this, for NGFC vs Aon, a futuristic building vs a boxy hideous building... Aon as much as vote, obviously this is a country vs country competition for some people .. lol
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 11:30 PM   #160
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You are new here. Your taste will probably yet evolve, and you will discover the true beauty of the architecture.
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