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Old July 6th, 2015, 09:25 PM   #9621
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Old July 6th, 2015, 09:42 PM   #9622
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I do not agree.

Asia may have the newest skyscrapers or the tallest skyscrapers ... but not the "best" skyscrapers.

To me the best are the most beautiful, the best works of art and architecture, the best in terms of design and craftsmanship the ones which are still admired even after the passage of time.

Nothing in the past quarter century has matched the elegance or splendor of the Woolworth Building, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Los Angeles City Hall, or the Key Tower.

Asia has some of the best architecture in the world ... who could argue with the Taj Mahal, Beijing's Forbidden City, the Great Wall, ancient Kyoto, the Royal Palace in Bangkok, Bagan in Myanmar, or Borobudur in Java??? But skyscrapers are another thing.
sorry but the key tower is not the slightes bit elegant imo. I've seen hundreds of better looking buildings all over asia. for example the Otemachi Tower or the Midtown Tower in Tokyo, the Shanghai Financial Center or the Jin-Mao Tower both in Shanghai,...

the other towers you named there certainly are pretty. however I kind of get the feeling you're associating beautiful or good with old. and that's something I have to disagree with. both an old tower and a new tower can be beautiful or/and good. it all depends on the tower itself. and honestly I think if you'd really take some time and take a look at those pictures in this thread - not just the first page! no please there's so much more to see in this thread - you'd find quite a lot of examples for great towers. towers which don't have to hide behind american towers. great asian towers.

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Old July 7th, 2015, 12:44 AM   #9623
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I do not agree.

Asia may have the newest skyscrapers or the tallest skyscrapers ... but not the "best" skyscrapers.

To me the best are the most beautiful, the best works of art and architecture, the best in terms of design and craftsmanship the ones which are still admired even after the passage of time.

Nothing in the past quarter century has matched the elegance or splendor of the Woolworth Building, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Los Angeles City Hall, or the Key Tower.

Asia has some of the best architecture in the world ... who could argue with the Taj Mahal, Beijing's Forbidden City, the Great Wall, ancient Kyoto, the Royal Palace in Bangkok, Bagan in Myanmar, or Borobudur in Java??? But skyscrapers are another thing.
Asia does have the best skyscrapers for the moment.

America's skyscrapers to non-Americans just look old, boring and like stuff with too much concrete.

I'll admit the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building are pretty good and iconic and replacing them will be near impossible but everyone wants whats new.

Its like buying a flap phone over a smart phone.
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Old July 7th, 2015, 07:19 AM   #9624
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Old July 7th, 2015, 03:56 PM   #9625
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Old July 8th, 2015, 12:25 AM   #9626
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Old July 8th, 2015, 12:37 AM   #9627
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Old July 8th, 2015, 07:52 AM   #9628
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Old July 9th, 2015, 12:27 PM   #9629
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Old July 9th, 2015, 09:08 PM   #9630
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Old July 9th, 2015, 11:57 PM   #9631
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I do not agree.

Asia may have the newest skyscrapers or the tallest skyscrapers ... but not the "best" skyscrapers.

To me the best are the most beautiful, the best works of art and architecture, the best in terms of design and craftsmanship the ones which are still admired even after the passage of time.

Nothing in the past quarter century has matched the elegance or splendor of the Woolworth Building, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Los Angeles City Hall, or the Key Tower.

Asia has some of the best architecture in the world ... who could argue with the Taj Mahal, Beijing's Forbidden City, the Great Wall, ancient Kyoto, the Royal Palace in Bangkok, Bagan in Myanmar, or Borobudur in Java??? But skyscrapers are another thing.
How are those 80 year old rusty concrete buildings in America elegant or splendid? How old are you grandpa? This is 2015, your iconic structures are now considered boring and mundane. Move on
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Old July 10th, 2015, 02:52 AM   #9632
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How are those 80 year old rusty concrete buildings in America elegant or splendid? How old are you grandpa? This is 2015, your iconic structures are now considered boring and mundane. Move on
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Old July 10th, 2015, 09:36 AM   #9634
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Old July 10th, 2015, 03:01 PM   #9636
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Old July 10th, 2015, 05:06 PM   #9637
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Old July 10th, 2015, 11:04 PM   #9639
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