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Old October 9th, 2005, 08:39 AM   #61
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the spires on taipei 101, 101/120 collins st (melbourne), renaissance tower (dallas), and canada trust tower (toronto) have horrible spires that looks like nothing but cheap height gainers and makes those building look worse than if they don't have those spires.



The Canada Trust Tower looks hilarious. LOL!
Tackiness at its best.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 09:08 AM   #62
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some spires are ok like on the Empire State Building but if there is a spire on a building that they put on just to make it the tallest in the world... that's gay...
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Old October 9th, 2005, 09:43 AM   #63
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o be a real tallest building in the world, in order to stop the argument that I think
“No spire " is better than with spire.
For example; Pentron towers is taller than Sear tower???
If you treat it as a construction, Pentron tower is tallest building.
If you treat it as a decoration, Sear is tallest one.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 10:13 AM   #64
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It doesn't matter if the building has a spire or not. Sometimes a building looks better with a spire on it.

But I guess what irritates most people is the way a WTB is evaluated, whether the counting stops at the spire or at the roof. That's why some of us on SSC hate spires even when it look good. They think its cheating to the top.
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Old October 9th, 2005, 12:27 PM   #65
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I don't give a shit if a building cheats or not. Towers with spires generally look better so I say "spire"
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Old October 11th, 2005, 05:51 AM   #66
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It is all about the design though i mostly like one or two of the tallest tower in a city to have a spire eg. ESB and Citigroup Sydney
Holy shit. I hope your avatar isn't a photo of you. What a scary looking ******!
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Old October 11th, 2005, 08:58 PM   #67
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Old October 12th, 2005, 07:02 AM   #68
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Depends on the shape of a building. A building with a pointy top, needs a spire to finish it off, whereas a flat top building dont need one.
I.e: can you imagine Empire State without a spire? It would look incomplete.
The spires on J. Hancock in Chicago are unnecessary.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 07:04 AM   #69
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Oh, and a spire should definitely not be added to the height of a building.
It's like saying your dick is longer than mine, simply because you have a foreskin, where I'm cut!!
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Old October 15th, 2005, 02:02 AM   #70
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Hmmm....It depends on the building...
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Old October 15th, 2005, 02:09 AM   #71
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It really depends on the design, anyway I chose no spire.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 03:02 PM   #72
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I think spires look fantastic when incoporated into the architectural design of the building. But when it's purely a stick pokin out of a box: it's a complete wank. Take the twin towers; cool buildings, but to count those spires onto the hieght is just stupid (IMO) - whereas somthing like the chrysler building, where the building tapers into the spire looks really effective and doesn't seem to be purely "grabbing for extra height"...
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Old October 28th, 2005, 03:31 PM   #73
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Spire but not so Long ones
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Old October 28th, 2005, 08:50 PM   #74
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I suppose depends on the design of the buiding but in general I like spire. Think Empire State or Chrysler buildings without them...
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Old October 28th, 2005, 10:14 PM   #75
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I like spires, but i hate cheating spires
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Old October 29th, 2005, 09:59 AM   #76
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Good spire: Chrysler Building
Bad Spire: NY Times

I also live near the largest absolutely spireless city in the universe - Los Angeles

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Old October 29th, 2005, 10:14 AM   #77
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I think the spires on Petronas are beautiful because they really fit in the design,
in contrast to those on the Sears tower.

I think Sears would looks very out of place without it's antennas though.

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Old October 29th, 2005, 10:16 AM   #78
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with spire.
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Old October 29th, 2005, 11:11 AM   #79
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Spire for aesthetics. tho they should not be included in the height.
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Old October 30th, 2005, 06:44 AM   #80
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Thats wild to look at Chad. I see the Sears everyday and I can't even imagine it without a spire.

Is there any chance you can do the same imaging with the John Hancock building without spires? I would be very curious to see it.
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