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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 3rd, 2006, 11:14 AM   #61
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Empire State Building by far
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 11:17 AM   #62
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One more vote for the Empire State Building. Chrysler may be more loved and perhaps even more recognized due to its unique shape, but it's not nearly as well-known by name.

The WTC may be more famous (or rather infamous) and instantly recognisable, but it's not here any more...
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 12:26 PM   #63
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Empire state building or chrysler
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 11:34 PM   #64
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ESB.
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Old August 4th, 2006, 12:44 AM   #65
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the wtc are the most recognisable buildings only because they were destroyed but if they hadnt they wouldnt even b close... sears isnt THAT well known to the nun skyscraper lovers...chryslers deffinitly r up there, but the empire state building is the most recongnisable next to wtc.
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Old August 4th, 2006, 05:26 AM   #66
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Empire state and WTC
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Old August 5th, 2006, 12:23 AM   #67
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The Empire State and the WTC NY (Even destroyed is recognized as one of the best Skyscrapers)
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Old August 9th, 2006, 02:22 AM   #68
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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 agree that their destruction has made them the most recognized, but unless you are of the opinion that they were the most recognized scrapers before 9/11, then you can't vote for them, because the poll said:

"WTC (if not destroyed)" So you can only vote for them if you believe they would have been the most recognizable had their destruction never occured.
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Old August 9th, 2006, 02:24 AM   #69
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Oh, and I say it's between ESB and Sears, btw.
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Old August 9th, 2006, 11:55 PM   #70
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Most people here seem to be thinking from a first world perspective... Do you really think a Yak herder from Peru would recognize the ESB? Probably not. They'd recognize the WTC in a heartbeat. Remember, the people who post here are in the 5-10 percent of the most priviledged people in the world.
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ESB
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Old August 10th, 2006, 10:16 PM   #72
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I would say the Empire State Building. I would have opted for the World Trade Centre, however I wasn't sure that the general public would be able to recognise these buildings over other rectangular boxes. A close friend of mine, when I showed her a picture of the Aon Center in Chicago thought it was one of the twin towers... Similarly, a less interested person could quite easily confuse Chrysler FOR the Empire State Building. However, I don't think this would happen in the reverse direction.

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Old August 11th, 2006, 09:41 AM   #73
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Old August 14th, 2006, 05:22 AM   #74
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as soon as a foreigner sees even just a silhouette of the empire state building, they will immediately think of the american dream
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Old August 14th, 2006, 05:25 AM   #75
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also... keep in mind that it says in the poll that if the WTC buildings were NOT destroyed. They are very recognized today and everybody knows why, but if they were not destroyed they would just be like any other building.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 05:29 AM   #76
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ESB by a fair margin.

And it has had 75+ years to cement its reputation.

I think Chrysler is nicer... ESB looks much nicer in old pictures before the antenna was tacked on.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 06:04 AM   #77
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ESB is the most famous standing, but I would have to say WTC is the most famous because when they were destroyed it was televised all over the world.
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Old August 23rd, 2006, 03:04 AM   #78
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Its between the Sears and ESB. I can't decide!
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Old August 29th, 2006, 11:35 PM   #79
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wjfox2002
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 also agree
My list
1 emipre state
2 WTC after 01
3 Sears
4 Taipei 101
5 hancok center
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