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View Poll Results: Spire or no Spire?
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Old July 11th, 2005, 05:22 AM   #1
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What do you prefer, spire or no spire?

One smiles summarize this all.



I prefer no spire, but thats just me... (points to the Petronas tower since 1996).

If this belong in the skybar... please move this.

This is important.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 05:28 AM   #2
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Spires can often finish a tower nicely, but like you said, I don't enjoy seeing them count for height in some categories.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 06:14 AM   #3
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It really depends on the building, but they can become an unecessary decoration used to break height records.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 06:27 AM   #4
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depends of the design !!!!!!!!! but i prefer roof of top floor as maximun height
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Old July 11th, 2005, 06:46 AM   #5
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It depends if it's on a design like Atlanta's Bank of America Plaza or Promenade II. IF it doesn't it in with the design, or looks like a stick on a flat roof (Taipei 101), than I don't like it.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 07:20 AM   #6
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as everyone has answered...it depends!
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Old July 11th, 2005, 01:30 PM   #7
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definitely no spire
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Old July 11th, 2005, 06:31 PM   #8
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I prefer buildings with designs that requires a spire to finish off the buildings. There's something more majestic about those kind of buildings compared to flat roof buildings.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 06:57 PM   #9
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It all depends on the building so I cant say what I prefer.

Some spires look jaw-droppingly awesome while some look whimsical.

More often than not, many tacky skyscrapers top it off with a spire.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 11:29 PM   #10
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I would rather not have a spire, especially if the skyscraper plans to be a box or circle.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 11:47 PM   #11
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I prefer spires. And I don't know why everyone has a problem with them. If the spire is taller, its taller. That's how it has always been. Get the hell over it!
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Old July 12th, 2005, 05:26 AM   #12
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Depends on building, but spires shouldn't count for height. Doesn't make sense. I will always have a problem with petrona towers ranking higher than Sears. Visually it's obvious. Let's say count height to where a building goes under 10 meters wide.
Agreed, OK, let's start re-ranking these buildings.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 07:30 AM   #13
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I think it depends on how the building is shaped. I think any building that becomes thinner at the top gradually should get a spire. It would be nice to also put a spire if it has nice setbacks at the top. However if it is just flat at top or does thin enough at the top or balance enough in the way it gets thinner at the top, then it does not need a spire.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 11:23 PM   #14
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I personally don't like it when buildings with spires get counted for being 1,000 ft when it turns out it's less than that if the height with the spire is excluded.
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Old July 13th, 2005, 02:57 AM   #15
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I prefer both.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 12:54 PM   #16
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Quote:
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I personally don't like it when buildings with spires get counted for being 1,000 ft when it turns out it's less than that if the height with the spire is excluded.

I also hate it when you take something away from the height of a building and it makes the building shorter.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 01:17 PM   #17
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Depends on building but I like spires!!
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Old July 14th, 2005, 01:17 PM   #18
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I like both but I don't think the spire should count unless it functions as an antenna or something
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Old July 14th, 2005, 03:14 PM   #19
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The Chrysler Building without the spire would look somewhat stupid.
2IFC would look stupid with a spire.
The spire is part of the buidling, and if you can see it, it should count in its height.
What difference does it make what building is taller than another building? Does anyone think that Taipei 101 is a better looking building because it presently has the title of world's tallest building? If it's all that important, have 2 diffrerent lists. Worlds tallest building ( to top floor roof) and world's tallest structure, including all spires and antennas.
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Old July 16th, 2005, 10:30 PM   #20
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Other than Liberty Place in Philly I do not like new buildings with spires
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