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View Poll Results: Which is the best?
Taipei 101 63 9.12%
Petronas Towers 142 20.55%
Sears Tower 170 24.60%
Jin Mao Tower 91 13.17%
Two International Finance Center 225 32.56%
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Old July 29th, 2005, 01:44 AM   #61
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Old July 29th, 2005, 02:12 AM   #62
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Ewwwww... SEARS TOWER IS UGLY AS HELL!!!!
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Old July 29th, 2005, 04:59 AM   #63
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2IFC
Petronas
Jin Mao
Sears Tower
Taipei 101


Not that I hate any of them...
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Old July 30th, 2005, 12:44 PM   #64
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1. 21FC - it gets my vote
2. Jin Mao - nice and complicated; i like
3. Tapei101 - unique in design
4. Petronas - nice
5. Sears - never really understood why people actually like this building. I know it is built in the 70s and a classic, but nothing about it impresses me besides the size. Sorry to say this, but Sears is hideous.
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Old July 30th, 2005, 01:27 PM   #65
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Sears Tower....The others are butt ugly....
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Old July 30th, 2005, 01:43 PM   #66
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Jin Mao followed very closely by 2IFC, just the right level of pagoda/art deco(which works well with the Bund just across the river from it) refference without becoming gimmicky like Petronas or T101. The Sears tower has always struct me as very ugly, espeically when compaired to the brilliance of the John Hancock Center.
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Old July 30th, 2005, 01:44 PM   #67
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sears tower is built tough and has a strong, imposing appearance, i'd say I like it the most out of these lot. 2 IFC has nice glass cladding but is bland and looks like a giant you know what
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Old July 30th, 2005, 01:50 PM   #68
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I'm stuck between 2IFC and Petronas Tower.
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Old July 31st, 2005, 11:13 PM   #69
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2IFC makes me feel all funny inside. Words just cant describe how much I love this building! Just look at this:



What a fookin' beaut!


Sears Tower is a close 2nd though - its sheer size and brutal styling makes it look so special IMO.


I dont like Tapei 101, but look at this pic - its an absolute cracker!

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Old August 1st, 2005, 12:01 AM   #70
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Sears Tower, definately.

In my eyes, Sears Tower is the best designed skyscraper in the world. So awe inspiring beautiful in its simple masculinity. The David of skyscrapers. Also it fits great together with the rest of the skyline in which it's set. Which is a hell of a lot more than can be said about all the others, bar 2IFC.

Second comes 2IFC. The only one of the Asian ones on this list that looks like a proper building.

Petronas, Jin Mao (although Jin Mao actually is really nice) and Taipei 1901 looks more like overly ornamented sculptures, which I'm not too fond of.
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Old August 1st, 2005, 12:11 AM   #71
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Sears the oldest and best still
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Old August 1st, 2005, 12:17 AM   #73
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yes...sears tower is the MOST overrated scraper ever! what is so special about, i don't see anything. It's so bland and boxy, while the others in the competition are so much better in design. Sears is just plain old boring. No offense to anyone that like sears, this is just my opinion.

1. Petronas
2. Taipe 101
3. 2IFC
4. Jin Mao













very far 5th....Sears
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Old August 1st, 2005, 12:27 AM   #74
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2IFC and Sears
Jin Mao
Petronas
Taipei 101 the least.
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Old August 1st, 2005, 07:05 PM   #75
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The only ugly skyscraper here is the Sears Towers. The rest are very beautiful buildings. From this 4 left i like the Jin Mao building the most.
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 01:15 AM   #76
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i really like the sears tower.
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Old August 2nd, 2005, 10:00 PM   #77
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Petronas Towers for me. I just love them. They are elegant, unique and have a really good night lighting. But it was really hard to choose between Petronas Towers and 2IFC, which is also an awesome building.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 01:24 AM   #78
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2ifc, I love it!!!
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Old August 9th, 2005, 01:27 PM   #79
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Old August 10th, 2005, 01:05 PM   #80
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no offense to everyone... i think sears tower should be taken out from the poll. by today's means standard of design, sears towers is given an unfair treatment by comparing to these modern towers. definitely, sears tower is overrated by many people without strong reason to justify it. the design is too simple to duplicate and nothing unique about it. i would pick petronas towers for its unique design and well designed to be an iconic symbol for the city or the nation. just like paris, we instantly think of eiffel tower, NY.. Empire state tower. other towers in the poll lack iconic design landmark that can be instantly recognized by whole world.
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