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View Poll Results: Best Chicago Skyscraper
1. Aon Center 4 4.26%
2. Two Prudential Plaza 14 14.89%
3. John Hancock Tower 37 39.36%
4. Sears Tower 34 36.17%
5. 900 North Michigan 5 5.32%
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Old December 14th, 2004, 07:02 AM   #21
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2 prudential gotta be my favourite!!
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Old December 14th, 2004, 07:05 AM   #22
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Wow. This one is close.
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Old December 15th, 2004, 01:15 AM   #23
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What happens if there's a tie?
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Old December 15th, 2004, 01:16 AM   #24
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The winner is determined by height if it's a tie. Just like in the nominations, if building a and b are tied, and b is taller, b wins.
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Old December 15th, 2004, 02:52 AM   #25
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Sears for me - it may not be the most refined looking, but it sure is highly original.

Although JH is just as original, sheer height dominance for so many years wins it for me.

Sears has held the world's tallest for Chicago and USA for so many years it deserves to win.
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Old December 15th, 2004, 03:24 AM   #26
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Ever since I was a kid I liked the Hancock!
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Old December 15th, 2004, 04:44 AM   #27
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how tall is 2 Prud to roof and spire ?
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Old December 15th, 2004, 04:49 AM   #28
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^~960ft (~293m)
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Old December 15th, 2004, 04:54 AM   #29
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Two Prudential Plaza is the best in Chicago
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Old December 15th, 2004, 07:09 AM   #30
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sears tower! btw the national geographic channel had uber interesting show on sears tower
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Old December 15th, 2004, 11:12 PM   #31
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^~960ft (~293m)
thanks, virtually a 1,000 footer !
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Old December 15th, 2004, 11:56 PM   #32
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hancock is the best! (check it out in midtown madness )
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Old December 16th, 2004, 01:56 AM   #33
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i vote 2 pru! few skyscrapers can compete with its ultra stunning postmodern design

but every one of other 4 are cool too, although big john could use a little facelift...
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Old December 16th, 2004, 06:40 AM   #34
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^JHC did just get a face lift. We need some new pics around here.
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Old December 16th, 2004, 06:57 PM   #35
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^~960ft (~293m)
well, if we want to get technical, these are the precise heights for 2 prudential.

sprie: 995 ft. (303m)
roof: 915 ft. (279m)
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Old December 16th, 2004, 07:41 PM   #36
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why the tallest are the best?

I prefer Tribune tower & Wrigley building

http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/hood/tribdistant.jpg
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Old December 16th, 2004, 08:04 PM   #37
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I voted for the Sears, for the sheer height and the powerful elevation formed by the various setbacks. John Hancock was a close second.
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Old December 16th, 2004, 08:16 PM   #38
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aon center forever
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Old December 17th, 2004, 06:44 PM   #39
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sears tower forever... but in second place i prefer two pru... there's some special in these constructions
 
Old December 18th, 2004, 03:01 AM   #40
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Big John (Hancock): muscular & assertive, with a graceful simplicity of form. Very Chicago.
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