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View Poll Results: Which looks the best?
Woolworth Building 16 64.00%
Chrysler Building 9 36.00%
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Old November 26th, 2012, 03:54 AM   #1
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Woolworth Building vs. Chrysler Building

I chose the two most highly regarded skyscrapers of the historical Manhattan skyline to participate in a competition: the Woolworth Building and the Chrysler Building. Vote for your favorite and post photos (no more than three per post).

Woolworth Building, 792 feet, 1913:


Chrysler Building, 1046 feet, 1930:


These two are my personal favorites of the pre WWII era.

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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:04 AM   #2
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Some historical shots:

Woolworth:


Chrysler:
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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:25 AM   #3
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Woolworth: 10/10
Chrysler: 8/10
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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:29 AM   #4
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For me, it's:

Woolworth: 9.5/10
Chrysler: 10/10
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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:38 AM   #5
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Yeah, a lot of people seem to like the Chrysler. I prefer gothic details more than art deco ones, so Woolworth is probably my favourite old skyscraper in the world.



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Old November 26th, 2012, 05:10 AM   #6
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Woolworth would be in a close tie if they haven't f***** up the four turrets at the top on their last "restoration" that make them look like Walt Disney's castle.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 06:05 AM   #7
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The Woolworth building was defaced in the 1970s. The Chrysler building is in better shape than it's ever been.

Just a thought.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 06:28 AM   #8
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so hard.. But woolworth has the edge.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 06:43 AM   #9
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Woolworth would be in a close tie if they haven't f***** up the four turrets at the top on their last "restoration" that make them look like Walt Disney's castle.
Never payed attention to the top recently, what a disgrace!
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Both are 10/10's, both were the WTB and both are the epitome of their architectural style in skyscrapers. I choose Woolworth because of it's longer reign.
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I don't like the black and white striped facade of the Chrysler building. Looks rather drab if you ask me. I prefer the Woolworth.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 01:52 PM   #12
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Woolworth during construction:

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I prefer Woolworth, but Chrysler is wonderful as well.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #14
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Both are beautiful, but I guess I prefer Woolworth
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Old November 26th, 2012, 08:34 PM   #15
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Woolworth during construction:

What's the name of that building infront of Woolworth? Its beautiful! If that's city hall park, I love how it looks so spacious before. now it feels so cramped

Both are a ten for me, but I think I slightly prefer Woolworth because its has a more romanticized architecture and looks more beautiful at night too
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Old November 26th, 2012, 09:47 PM   #16
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It's this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Ha...New_York_City)
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The detail in a skyscraper the size of Woolworth is unparalleled, not to mention that it will be 100 years old in a month!
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I don't like either of them but I still prefer Chrysler. Id give Woolworth a 3/10 and Chrysler a 4/10.
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I'm closing these skyscraper vs skyscraper threads as most of these vs threads, like city vs city, really don't bring anything to the table. Until we'll have a tucked away section for these, please refrain from starting them in this section, thanks. I really don't want this section flooded with these.
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