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Old November 21st, 2012, 10:59 PM   #201
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1WTC is the closest thing to it for me because I adored its antenna, but 2WTC wasn't so hot.
Come on, who judged them individually? As a pair, they ruled NYC!
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 02:02 AM   #202
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Downright phallic, if I've seen anything.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 06:39 AM   #203
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Come on, who judged them individually? As a pair, they ruled NYC!
If I judged them as one, it would be too close to call. If Sears was any color but black they would win for sure, but since it is, I can't decide.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 07:10 AM   #204
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Some of my favorite buildings from around the world :
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 07:11 AM   #205
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Old November 24th, 2012, 11:59 PM   #206
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I posted this on a similar thread:

I have so many that I'll make it a series starting with skyscrapers after 1950 (The Modern Era basically). These are my rankings based on subjective and completely personal reasons. Many icons are glossed over because I find them overexaggerated and you'll notice I tend to prefer design over height (although a balance between the two factors is preferred). If you also haven't noticed, I tend to like elegant towers that are austere yet daring. I'm not a big fan of kitsch and I think a building that is designed for practically and use rather than show deserve kudos (sorry Dubai although the Princess Tower was #31 on my list).

First, the 10 Honorable Mentions:
20. Gran Torre Santiago, Santiago, Chile (2012-2013)
19. Tour First, Paris (Courbevoie), France (2011)
18. Baiyoke Towers, Bangkok, Thailand (1997)
17. Wells Fargo Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1988)
16. Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building, Osaka, Japan (1995)
15. John Hancock Center, Chicago, Illinois (1969)
14. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building No. 1, Tokyo, Japan (1991)
13. Bitexco Financial Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2010)
12. The Shard, London, United Kingdom (2012)
11. Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1997)

And now for the Top 10

10. Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong, China (1,205ft/367m), 1990
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi.../Boc%26box.jpg


9. Star Bay Tower, Panama City, Panama (876ft/267m) NOTE: Likely Taller, 2013-2014
Photo by SSC Moderator Canalero
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...586850&page=51
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8. Abeno Harukas, Osaka, Japan (984ft/300m), 2014
Photos by SSC Forumer Momo1435
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...781884&page=29



7. Broadgate Tower, London, United Kingdom (541ft/165m), 2009
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...gate_Tower.jpg


6. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Singapore (636ft/194m), 2010
http://www.architravel.com/files/bul...Sands_main.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...-Bay-Sands.jpg
http://g4station.com/blog/wp-content...ands-helix.jpg




5. Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, Tokyo, Japan (669ft/204m), 2008
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ocoontower.jpg


4. Nina Tower, Hong Kong, China (1,048ft/319m), 2007
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...wer_200803.jpg



3. Heron Tower, London, United Kingdom (756ft/230m), 2011
Photo by SSC Forumer SkyscraperSuperman
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...13356&page=542
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2. AIA Central, Hong Kong, China (607ft/185m), 2005
http://www.lera.com/pimg/aig/4596628_large.jpg
http://farm3.static.flick[IMG]http:/...eb0a2d2885.jpg

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and #1......



1. One World Trade Center, New York, United States (1,776ft/541m), 2015-2016?
First Photo from SSC Forumer andru04499, Second from SSC Forumer 7rani
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...9362&page=1937
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=#post95879793
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Old November 25th, 2012, 01:54 AM   #207
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1. 2 wtc
2. 1 wtc
3 ifc-hong kong
4 shanghai world financial center
5. willis tower
6. empire state building
7. petrona towers
8. shanghai tower
9. bank of china
10. Chrysler building
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Old November 26th, 2012, 09:36 AM   #208
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10. Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong, China (1,205ft/367m), 1990
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What's the name of that boxy tower along side it China Tower?
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Old November 26th, 2012, 12:14 PM   #209
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My favorite U/C
IB Tower Kuala Lumpur - 58 fl

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Old November 27th, 2012, 05:14 AM   #210
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What's the name of that boxy tower along side it China Tower?
Cheung Kong Center
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Old November 27th, 2012, 05:20 AM   #211
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Old March 9th, 2013, 11:12 PM   #212
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Willis Tower (formerly named, and still commonly referred to as, Sears Tower) is a 108-story, 1,451-foot (442 m) skyscraper in Chicago. At the time of its completion in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the World Trade Center towers in New York, and it held this rank for nearly 25 years. The Willis Tower is the tallest building in the United States and the seventh-tallest freestanding structure in the world. The skyscraper is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Chicago, and over one million people visit its observation deck each year.

In 1969, Sears, Roebuck & Co. was the largest retailer in the world, with approximately 350,000 employees. Sears executives decided to consolidate the thousands of employees in offices distributed throughout the Chicago area into one building on the western edge of Chicago's Loop. With immediate space demands of 3 million square feet (279,000 m²), and predictions for future growth necessitating more space, Sears commissioned architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) to produce a structure to be one of the largest office buildings in the world.

Named the Sears Tower throughout its history, in 2009 Willis Group Holdings obtained the right to rename the building, as part of their lease on a portion of its offices. On July 16, 2009, the building was officially renamed the Willis Tower.
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I literally do not understand how this building can still be seen as ugly...
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I literally do not understand how this building can still be seen as ugly...
you're kidding?
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I don't find this hotel ugly either.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 10:48 PM   #219
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No, I'm not kiddng. I'm genuinely astounded that such a building can even be remotely seen as ugly.
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Incredible photo....! I love the debt in the picture.

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