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View Poll Results: Best Observation Tower
1. Oriental Pearl 8 6.02%
2. Space Needle 14 10.53%
3. CN Tower 48 36.09%
4. Eiffel Tower 59 44.36%
5. Stratosphere Tower 4 3.01%
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Old January 10th, 2005, 09:42 PM   #21
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i vote for Eiffel Tower.
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Old January 11th, 2005, 12:34 AM   #22
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The ones on the poll are all awful except the Eiffel tower, which is of a different era and cannot be compared. Just goes to show the North American bias. I would vote Auckland's Skytower.
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Old January 11th, 2005, 03:14 AM   #23
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just in shanghai ,you can find that our country have changed so much?
I can tell you that in our country ,many parts just like shanghai!
 
Old January 11th, 2005, 03:19 AM   #24
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I vote cn - tower!!
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Old January 11th, 2005, 12:30 PM   #25
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Aucklands Skytower too, if it were on there, and well only other option is Eiffle, but thats in a class of its own.
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Old January 11th, 2005, 12:54 PM   #26
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CN Tower for me
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Old January 11th, 2005, 02:44 PM   #27
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Eiffel tower, the mother supreme...
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Old January 11th, 2005, 11:11 PM   #28
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Old January 12th, 2005, 02:55 AM   #29
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Stratosphere has a rollercoaster! lol
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Old January 12th, 2005, 05:58 AM   #30
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CN runner up stratosphere
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Old January 12th, 2005, 06:01 AM   #31
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CN please
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Old January 12th, 2005, 06:03 AM   #32
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Old January 12th, 2005, 08:03 AM   #33
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Well for originality and colour I'd go with OPT.

I love CN tower, I just wish they would glass or metal over the concrete sections, likewise I would like to see OPT have its concrete clad also. I guess that is where Sydney Tower and the Space Needle deffer from many towers... no exposed concrete as such.

There are a few other towers I don't mind, CCTV in Beijing is one (there is so little info on it!). Germany also has some nice towers which deserve to be on the list and what about Sky tower in Auckland... definitely one of the better more modern towers?

I also like:
Sydney Tower
Auckland Sky Tower
Central Radio & TV Tower
Riga Radio and TV Tower
Macau Tower
Tianjin Radio & Television Tower

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Old January 12th, 2005, 09:18 AM   #34
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Oriental Pearl
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Old January 12th, 2005, 12:29 PM   #35
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Eiffel Tower ofcourse, the Mather of all observation towers
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Old January 13th, 2005, 08:56 AM   #36
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The Stratosphere reallt doesn't look that tall in real life
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Old January 13th, 2005, 10:46 AM   #37
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The Eiffel Tower.
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Old January 13th, 2005, 04:26 PM   #38
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Of Course the CN Tower - It's the tallest, a wonder of the world, and it's what makes the Toronto skyline unique. I find the clean lines and proportions have made it so futuristic looking, even through a few decades. I'm sure that it will be a classic in time.

As for the Eiffel Tower, I guess much of the same could be said about it. As an integral part and symbol of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it truly is unmatched; however, standing next to the CN Tower on a blank page with no context - I stand by my answer.

I can't believe Stratosphere was included but Berlin's Fernsehturm and the Tokyo and Sydney Towers were excluded. WTF?
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Old January 13th, 2005, 09:28 PM   #39
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What can i say size does matter.
CN is the most amazing.
Eifel is the best structure for it`s age.
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Old January 14th, 2005, 12:15 AM   #40
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CN Tower is simply amazing
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