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View Poll Results: Sears Tower vs. Freedom Tower
Sear Tower 88 46.81%
Freedom Tower 67 35.64%
Both 14 7.45%
Neither 19 10.11%
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Old September 4th, 2007, 07:57 AM   #41
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Sears, the freedom tower is ******* awful compared to the old WTC.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 08:43 AM   #42
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Freedom Tower by far!

The Sears Tower has got to be the most overrated building on the planet, seriously. I bet if it were in a city like Paris it would not get the same views as it does now.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 08:49 AM   #43
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Freedom Tower.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 09:25 AM   #44
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freedom tower, NY
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Old September 4th, 2007, 02:52 PM   #45
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Freedom Tower is standard, bland and boring. If it was built anywhere else we all would have gone, "oh, nice." Place FT in Dubai and it will dissapear amongst most of those often grotesque creations. The Seers will still stand out.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 12:10 AM   #46
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Freedom Tower is a big mistake. A result of poor planning. There could have been something great here.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 12:13 AM   #47
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freedom tower isn't bad i think, the new GZ will look great.....otherwise the old twins were still the best
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Old September 8th, 2007, 12:41 AM   #48
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Old September 8th, 2007, 02:38 AM   #49
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Sears Tower, way nicer.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 10:04 AM   #50
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Sears by far! Sears Tower is Chicago in all of its boxy glory. Freedom doesn't belong in NYC's skyline if you ask me.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 10:54 PM   #51
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The Sears Tower is at least an original, the FT looks very similar to the SWFC.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 03:09 PM   #52
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I voted FT only because if it wasn't for Sears impressive height it would be just another tall building IMO.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 02:37 AM   #53
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I voted FT only because if it wasn't for Sears impressive height it would be just another tall building IMO.
But you have to think about it back then...that was cutting edge back then with the tube design. Both Sears and WTC used the same technology, thus were both bland boxy buildings, neither in of themselves beautiful.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 04:53 AM   #54
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sears is sinister, dark, tall, classy, an aged veteran in the skyscraper game
1WTC is clean-cut, shiny, tall, and symbolic.

taking into consideration how these scrapers look in the context of their skyline, Ill go with FT for the amazing change it makes in the downtown skyline. its got 3 tall neighbors going up, and the cladding will really make these buildings pop out at you from any angle!
the sears is the humble giant. it doesnt ask to be the world most beautiful tower. all it wants is respect. lol

1WTC ftw
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Old September 10th, 2007, 05:35 AM   #55
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They both have fantastic designs... Sears is a 70's classic! and the freedom tower is a modern and simple design. I like both equally I think.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 05:46 AM   #56
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They both have fantastic designs... Sears is a 70's classic! and the freedom tower is a modern and simple design. I like both equally I think.
Wait a minute...I just realized. Why are comparing a modern, newly designed building with cutting edge technology to a 40 year old skyscraper?
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Old September 10th, 2007, 06:31 AM   #57
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Wait a minute...I just realized. Why are comparing a modern, newly designed building with cutting edge technology to a 40 year old skyscraper?
because we're crraaaazzyy

i used to hate the sears tower, but it has grown on me a lot since 9/11. I'm not going to be able form an opinion on the freedom tower until it's up and we can see how the cladding turns out first hand, but the plan has definitely been gaining support and acceptance from the general public (and I) since towers 2-4 were unveiled as sleek supertalls. the new trade towers are going to do WONDERS for lower manhattan, but it's hard to compare that to the dark duo of the sears and john h. towers, which ARE chicago... we'll see for ourselves within the next decade, lol.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 09:22 AM   #58
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The Freedom Tower is cool, but the glass almost reminds me of a shiny fish. It's darker on one panel because of the lighting. I just wish the glass tone was a bit different.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 09:40 PM   #59
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i still think the freedom tower is better then the sears and well to be honiste the sears tower to me is not one of chicagos best buildings
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Old September 10th, 2007, 10:48 PM   #60
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When talking about aesthetics, it can go either way for me. I just wish they would stop putting enormous spires on buildings in NYC, and just let ES and Chrysler continue to show the world what a REAL spired roof looks like. I'm biased since I'm a chicagoan, but I have to give sears the edge because of its innovative bundled tube design, its reflection of the city, and its PURPOSE. Aesthetics aren't the meaning of architecture, function is, and no other iconic building in the world symbolizes the purpose of tall buildings better than sears.
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