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Old August 25th, 2009, 04:22 AM   #101
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The first building that comes to my mind when it comes to best crown would be Jin Mao, and then 2IFC and Petronas
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Old August 28th, 2009, 03:55 AM   #102
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one of my personal favorites is the Frost Bank Tower here in Austin. If you look closely you can see the owl.

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Old August 28th, 2009, 05:58 AM   #103
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my favorite design feature of the frost Bank Tower is the massive chandelier that hangs above it
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Old August 28th, 2009, 07:53 AM   #104
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jin mao

chrysler building

baiyoke tower

2 IFC
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Old August 31st, 2009, 02:15 PM   #105
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Eureka Tower Melbourne.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 10:49 PM   #106
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Wells Fargo Center, Minneapolis, USA

I think that Wells Fargo Center in Minneapolis has a glorious crown that at the very minimum make it worthy this competition. The building itself was shaped after Rockefeller Center in New York.

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Old September 1st, 2009, 06:40 AM   #107
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That's very cool - never knew about that building.

See? It does pay off to be on SSC all the time - you learn something new.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #108
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jin mao i think
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:34 AM   #109
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Chrysler.
Jin Mao a distant second.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 03:57 PM   #110
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#1 chrysler
#2 jin mao
#3 2 IFC
#4 bear stearns hq
#5 petronas towers
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Old January 31st, 2010, 01:38 PM   #111
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Chrysler, New York
Jin Mao, Shanghai
Wells Fargo, Minneapolis
Petronas, Kuala Lumpur


Kingdom Centre, Riyadh
Shanghai World Financial, Shanghai
Emirates Office Tower, Dubai

Last 3 aren't really 'crowns', but I do like how they finish at the top.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 01:38 AM   #112
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My favorite crown would probably be that of Q1.

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Old February 1st, 2010, 02:03 AM   #113
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Easily Chrysler for me...

But 2nd would be BOA Charlotte:

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Old February 1st, 2010, 04:53 AM   #114
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Chrysler
Jim Mao
Petronas
One Liberty Place, Philadelphia
Woolworth, NYC
Wells Fargo, Minneapolis
Mellon Bank Tower, Philadelphia
BOA, Charlotte
Keycorp, Cleveland
Comerica, Detroit

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Old February 1st, 2010, 05:48 PM   #115
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Some of my favorites:
1. Chrysler Building: The standard by which all others are judged. An icon and a classic. The definiation of art deco.
2. General Electric (aka RCA Victor): Very ornate/gothic feel to this one. I'm not crazy about the building itself, but I think the crown is very cool.
3. BOA Charlotte: My favorite in a long time.
4. 191 Peachtree: Has some flash but still manages to be classy looking.
5. Chicago Tribune: Very neat shape to this one
6. Suntrust in Atlanta: I think this is a very cool look, I would rank it higher, but I'm not sure it counts as a "crown" b/c it is the shape of the floors, not really an ornamental top like the others.
7. Woolworth: Another old-school classic
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 01:59 PM   #116
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no one mentioned this
Bund Center ShangHai
i know on the day its kinda eww but when the night comes , it looks just like a golden flower



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Old February 2nd, 2010, 03:26 PM   #117
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 04:19 AM   #118
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1. Chrysler
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 10:50 PM   #119
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Mellon Bank Tower Philadelphia.


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Old February 4th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #120
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Mulia Tower in Jakarta has quite nice crown IMO.


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