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View Poll Results: Empire State vs. Chrysler Building
Empire State building 28 39.44%
Chrysler Building 43 60.56%
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Old June 21st, 2005, 02:14 AM   #1
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NYC Giants- Chrysler building vs. Empire State

I know what the outcome of this thread will be, but I also would like to hear people's opinions. So which of these NYC skyscrapers do you prefer.
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Old June 21st, 2005, 02:16 AM   #2
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I voted for the Chrysler building
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Old June 21st, 2005, 05:37 AM   #3
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Old June 21st, 2005, 05:41 AM   #4
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Old June 21st, 2005, 05:42 AM   #5
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Old June 21st, 2005, 05:48 AM   #6
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Chrysler is much more beautiful!!
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Old June 21st, 2005, 07:07 AM   #7
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Old June 21st, 2005, 12:51 PM   #8
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Old June 21st, 2005, 01:49 PM   #9
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Old June 21st, 2005, 04:01 PM   #10
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Old June 21st, 2005, 04:18 PM   #11
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chrysler. esb may be NYC's landmark, but the chrysler bldg looks much better. It's a real artdeco piece..
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Old June 21st, 2005, 05:12 PM   #12
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ESB is the father and guardian of New York
Chrysler is his attractive wife

Chrysler's roof and spire are more beautiful, but as a symbol i'd go with ESB
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Old June 21st, 2005, 06:59 PM   #13
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 02:42 PM   #14
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Just voted, after some hesitation, for the Chrysler, but, as a matter of ettiquette, how about some introductory photos in this thread for, amongst others, some of my intelligent and aesthetically aware friends from other parts of the world where these buildings are probably only known in post-stamp images? (Yes, I know you can find them elsewhere on skyscrapercity.com).
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 10:04 PM   #15
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I would choose the ESB b/c it held it's title for the WTB longer than any other skyscraper.
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 11:27 PM   #16
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Chrysler Building. It's so classy, and it's my favorite building anywhere. ESB's nice, but it's not that unique IMO.
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 11:47 PM   #17
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 02:11 AM   #18
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chrylser is that most incredible building ever ...esb isn't even in my top 20
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 07:03 AM   #19
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This thread's been done alot and I'll say the same thing I always do...

While the Chrysler building is arguably the most attractive, elegant, beautiful building in the city and possibly the world, I still have to go with the Empire State Building. The Empire State Building not only toppled the Chrysler building in height among it's completion, it toppled it as the king of the city, the number one symbol.

The Empire State Building is a representation of NYC itself. It was completed quickly in record time, it has gone through the ups and downs with the city, even being called the "Empty State Building" at one point, it has so much history and value, which no skyscraper can compare to, including the Chrysler building.

The ESB sitting right smack in the middle of the city, at it's heart, beating and pumping life everyday, you can't even imagine NYC without it. I can't even begin to think about the skyline without the king, the ESB rising as the centerpiece. I mean it's natural, when you think NYC one of the things that first comes to mind is Empire State Building for everyone.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 08:51 AM   #20
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I certainly agree with you, though I think the same can be said for the Chrysler building. Both are the two most famous buildings in NYC, and both are icons for New York City. I personally think that the beauty of the Chrysler building outweighs the height of the Empire State building, but I guess its all just perspective.
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