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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 February 25th, 2006, 01:00 AM   #41
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Old February 25th, 2006, 01:46 AM   #42
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I think Chrysler by look, Empire State by name/reputation.
That's correct
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Old February 25th, 2006, 01:56 AM   #43
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the empire state building, offcourse
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Old February 25th, 2006, 03:56 AM   #44
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Old February 25th, 2006, 04:38 AM   #45
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ESB, if you had to put a picture next to the definition of a skyscraper, most likely it would be it.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 07:09 PM   #46
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WTC, then ESB.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 11:24 PM   #47
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Old February 25th, 2006, 11:57 PM   #48
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anyone who sees a picture of the chrysler building will recognize it, thats why i voted for it.

the epire state building is only famous by name, non enthusiasts wouldnt really recognize it between other scrapers.

the wtc is was not really famous for its own existance, something like what happens today with taipei101.
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Old February 26th, 2006, 12:14 AM   #49
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wtc, esb and also burj al arab,.. maybe many people would say, oh isn't that the 7star hotel?
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Old February 27th, 2006, 02:01 AM   #50
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Most recognised:WTC
Most popular: Crysler
Most Famous: Empire States
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Old February 27th, 2006, 06:58 AM   #51
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Quote:
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anyone who sees a picture of the chrysler building will recognize it, thats why i voted for it.

the epire state building is only famous by name, non enthusiasts wouldnt really recognize it between other scrapers.

the wtc is was not really famous for its own existance, something like what happens today with taipei101.
I don't think so. In fact, I find The Empire State Building more recognizable than The Chrysler! And also the fact that is located in the centre of Manhattan.

Just look how The Empire State stands out





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Old February 27th, 2006, 02:52 PM   #52
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Empire state building, largely because of King Kong(old one), New York, vertical marathons, steadler plastic bags, photos, documentaries, airships, etc.
It gets the attention of so many more people around the world!

WTC is about as famous as the pentagon, and famous not as skyscrapers, but as victims of terrorism.

Chrysler is only famous to people who look at buildings, if you were to throw an ordinary person into NY, they'll first point out ESB(probably due to the size). Chrysler I feel, is just so drilled into our minds(as SSC-ians) that we feel it is famous.

ESB by several hundred m.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 06:29 PM   #53
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for sure, NYC skyscrapers are probably the most recognized in the world
I'd say:
1/WTC 2/ESB 3/Chrysler (my favorite)
BUT, I wonder why nobody mentionned the Eiffel Tower
"La Tour Eiffel": not a real "business building", but probably the most famous anyway


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Old February 27th, 2006, 10:07 PM   #54
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i guess Empire state building is the most recognized skyscraper thanks to the movies like King Kong and the new version.., The Eiffel tower is probably the most famous tower but it's not a business skyscraper.
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Old February 28th, 2006, 05:10 AM   #55
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Empire state building, largely because of King Kong(old one), New York, vertical marathons, steadler plastic bags, photos, documentaries, airships, etc.
It gets the attention of so many more people around the world!

WTC is about as famous as the pentagon, and famous not as skyscrapers, but as victims of terrorism.

Chrysler is only famous to people who look at buildings, if you were to throw an ordinary person into NY, they'll first point out ESB(probably due to the size). Chrysler I feel, is just so drilled into our minds(as SSC-ians) that we feel it is famous.

ESB by several hundred m.
The WTC was actually famous as a skyscraper was argubly even more famous than The Sears Tower. Even before 9/11. There were symbolized as towers of power. They may be boxed or simple in design but you got these twins dominating Lower Manhattan. They were actually the most famous twin towers if not the Petronas in Kuala Lumpur.

Why would they bomb the WTC instead of The Empire State Building which is the most symbolic of all NY scrapers?
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 09:09 PM   #56
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The reason the wtc was attacked is becouse of what they stood for which was freedom and power plus there size and there loction,
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 09:20 PM   #57
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Empire State,absolutely!!
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 09:27 PM   #58
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Empire State Building has to be THE most recognizable building in the world. It has been around forever, and still is considered to be the Granddaddy of ALL skyscrapers!
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 08:36 AM   #59
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Empire State Building has to be THE most recognizable building in the world. It has been around forever, and still is considered to be the Granddaddy of ALL skyscrapers!
I kinda look at Woolworth Building as the granddaddy but The Empire State Building has a mightier feel to it!

I would be really sad if they hit that one instead of The WTC!
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 10:59 AM   #60
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Empire State Building, with Chrysler Building and Petronas as runner ups.

Most people in Europe (and the other continents) have never heard of Sears Tower (or Taipei 101 for that matter).
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