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View Poll Results: Most RECOGNIZED skyscraper today??
Empire State Building 141 45.93%
Chrysler Building 22 7.17%
Petronas Towers 31 10.10%
Taipei 101 5 1.63%
Sears Tower 14 4.56%
WTC (if not destroyed) 80 26.06%
Others 12 3.91%
I have no idea 2 0.65%
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Old August 12th, 2005, 10:03 AM   #1
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Most RECOGNIZED skyscraper today??

Which is the most RECOGNIZED (not most famous) skyscraper today??
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Old August 12th, 2005, 10:08 AM   #2
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Chrysler Building, you just totally recognize that Chrysler look.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 10:57 AM   #3
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WTC
Sears
A lot of non-enthusiasts would be able to recognize them. The other ones are too new or obscure.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 11:14 AM   #4
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The burning and collapsing of the twin towers has become such a powerful image that I think they are the most recognized skyscrapers of all time. If they hadn't been destroyed though, I would say the Empire State Building was more recognized.


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Old August 12th, 2005, 11:31 AM   #5
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Either EMpire or Chrysler
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Old August 12th, 2005, 12:21 PM   #6
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The burning and collapsing of the twin towers has become such a powerful image that I think they are the most recognized skyscrapers of all time. If they hadn't been destroyed though, I would say the Empire State Building was more recognized.
Yeah..totally agree!!
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Old August 12th, 2005, 12:58 PM   #7
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Empire State Building, then Sears Tower.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 04:17 PM   #8
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The WTC of NYC
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Old August 12th, 2005, 05:16 PM   #9
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WTC and ESB
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Old August 12th, 2005, 05:25 PM   #10
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Chrysler Building, you just totally recognize that Chrysler look.
Perhaps, but anyone who's not a skyscraper enthusiast would just call it, The Empire State Building when they see a picture of Chrysler.

I'd have to go with the WTC twins.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 05:43 PM   #11
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The burning and collapsing of the twin towers has become such a powerful image that I think they are the most recognized skyscrapers of all time. If they hadn't been destroyed though, I would say the Empire State Building was more recognized.



I completely agree! I couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 07:20 PM   #12
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Perhaps, but anyone who's not a skyscraper enthusiast would just call it, The Empire State Building when they see a picture of Chrysler.
true...I know of people who saw a pic of Chrysler and assumed Empire State.

So most famous = Empire State = New York

most recognised = WTC = New York
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Old August 12th, 2005, 11:33 PM   #13
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I think Chrysler by look, Empire State by name/reputation.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 11:36 PM   #14
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I think the Chrysler Building is the MOST RECOGNIZED skyscraper. More people actually recognize that Chrysler look than the Empire State Building look. This is not about the most famous, it's about the most recognized look. Chrysler Building's look is far more recognized, so recognized most people don't even know the name of it.
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Old August 12th, 2005, 11:46 PM   #15
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Old August 13th, 2005, 04:50 AM   #16
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Old August 13th, 2005, 05:04 AM   #17
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most recognized-wtc
most known by name-empire state
most popular-chrysler
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Old August 13th, 2005, 05:08 AM   #18
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Empire State Building, then WTC because of King Kong. I know some people who think the Sears tower is The John Hancock center.
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Old August 13th, 2005, 09:26 AM   #19
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I agree WTC is more recognised because of being destroyed, but Empire State would be the most recognised if WTC wasn't destroyed.

Well I voted Empire State, among the "living" skyscrapers. It is recognised by both shape and name.

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I know some people who think the Sears tower is The John Hancock center.
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