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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 13th, 2005, 09:57 AM   #21
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I don't know how the hell ESB is more recognized than the Chrysler?? It's more famous but not more recognized. You look at the ESB and then you look at the Chrysler, Chrysler is definitely more recognized while ESB is more famous. I actually knew the Chrysler look before I knew the ESB look because Chrysler's look is so unforgettable. WTC before 9/11 were very recognized but I'd say behind Chrysler and the ESB. Chrysler is more recognized than WTC. The art deco design of the Chrysler with its semi-circular setbacks and then the Nirosta spire on the top...that's is the most recognized feature of ANY high-rise. Nothing gets more recognized than that. Lots of you peepz go for most famous.
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Old August 13th, 2005, 06:47 PM   #22
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One of the biggest differences that the Twins had to other NYC skyscrapers is that they were two buildings, while most others were just one building.
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Old August 13th, 2005, 06:53 PM   #23
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for me the wtc towers are now legendary and always will be the worlds most reconised skyscrapers.
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Old August 13th, 2005, 06:53 PM   #24
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Old August 13th, 2005, 07:07 PM   #25
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Old February 17th, 2006, 11:56 PM   #26
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I don't think there can be any serious debate that the WTC is/was the most widely recognized skyscraper on earth and 9/11 certainly put the towers on the leaderboard of most widely recognized structures of any kind, right up there with the pyramids. I'm sure your average Kalahari Bushman can identify the WTC.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 12:00 AM   #27
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Old February 18th, 2006, 02:03 AM   #28
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I don't think most people could tell the difference between the WTC and some other similar box if you put them next to each other, because of this I'll go with ESB.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 11:11 AM   #29
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I think it is tapei 101 cos it s the tallest building int world so everybody knows that tower...
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Old February 18th, 2006, 02:27 PM   #30
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If i would ask some of my mates here in Finland the only buildings they would know of are ESB and WTC (because of the terrorit attack) somone would maybe recognise the chrysler but the others aren´t that famous.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 02:43 PM   #31
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To Be different, i'd say the Swiss RE Building or 'Gherkin' in London, also, the Shanghai World Finance centre will be iconic when completed in 2008.

The Chrysler though i'd say is the most recognised building
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Old February 18th, 2006, 11:50 PM   #32
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I agree WTC is the most famous thanks to them getting destroyed...it is an image that people saw around the world, and it is so ingrained in our history now that I doubt any building will come close to the WTC for its instant recognizability

I mean, you can draw two large rectangular boxes and put an antenna on one and EVERYONE will say, World Trade Center...but if you draw the empire state building only skyscraper geeks and Americans will likely immediately recognize it
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Old February 19th, 2006, 02:30 AM   #33
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My opinion:

1. WTC
2. ESB
3. maybe Chrysler


honourable mentions:

Transamerica Pyramid: Probably the most recognizable American skyscraper outside New York.

Flatiron: Very recognizable too.

Petronas Towers: 'Promoted' more than that Taipei building so far (movies, advertising etc.)


Sears tower is not really famous outside the US. I didn't know that building before I got interested in skyscrapers.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 04:35 AM   #34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dennol
My opinion:

1. WTC
2. ESB
3. maybe Chrysler


honourable mentions:

Transamerica Pyramid: Probably the most recognizable American skyscraper outside New York.

Flatiron: Very recognizable too.

Petronas Towers: 'Promoted' more than that Taipei building so far (movies, advertising etc.)


Sears tower is not really famous outside the US. I didn't know that building before I got interested in skyscrapers.
True, but I think it's more recognized than Transamerica, Flaitron, and Petronas.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 04:55 AM   #35
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Old February 19th, 2006, 07:27 AM   #36
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Empire State Building. I wouldn't say the Sears. I have friends visit me and they are routinely unable to determine which of the black skyscrapers is the Sears.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 07:38 AM   #37
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Old February 20th, 2006, 04:42 AM   #38
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Even with the Taipei 101 or the Petronas pressence, it's still The Empire State Building that is the most recognized.
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Old February 20th, 2006, 07:13 PM   #39
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Chrysler Building.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 12:39 AM   #40
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I don't think it is a stretch to say that that more people alive today would recognize the WTC than any other structure ever built by man.
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