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Old September 7th, 2005, 08:02 AM   #1
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Asia Most Distinguished Tower

What is your Asia most DISTINGUISABLE tower ever BUILT?

Like Eiffel tower, it belongs to Europe.
In North America, it goes to Empire State Building.
Asia ???

My pick goes to Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia.
It was the starting point for the world to turn attention to the emerging Asian powerhouse. Soon after that, it stimulate the Asia n the rest to begin the race to the skies.

It was also the beginning mark that Asia has arrived - a new ground for skytall towers centre. Petronas steal the world attention onto Asia and it is arguarbly the most recognized tower ever built in human history besides the ESB n Eiffel tower.

But there's more to these malaysian twins than just scraping the sky. though modern in construction, use of materials and expression of structure, the petronas towers break with modernist orthodoxy by being symmetrically arranged on the site and figurative in design. they also represent an attempt by a western architect to interpret islamic design ideas in a contemporary way. With regards to these reasons, i hv felt petronas deserves it, and belongs to Asia most distinguishable title.




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Old September 8th, 2005, 03:50 AM   #2
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Well, I think could be Taipei 101 but I agree, the Petronas Tower had a huge impact.
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Old September 8th, 2005, 03:58 AM   #3
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i must say Petronas towers
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Old September 8th, 2005, 04:33 AM   #4
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Petronas> Jin Mao > BoCHK
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Old September 8th, 2005, 04:52 AM   #5
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Bank Of China Tower IMO.
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Old September 8th, 2005, 04:55 AM   #6
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Petronas, BoC HK...Taipei 101
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PETRONAS TOWER !

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Old September 8th, 2005, 05:13 PM   #8
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BOC of HK got me into the skyscraper world, but Petronas was the one thats got me crazy.


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Old September 8th, 2005, 05:29 PM   #9
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Petronas or Bank of China.
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Old September 9th, 2005, 12:01 AM   #10
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Agree with that 100%.
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Old September 9th, 2005, 01:30 AM   #11
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Old September 9th, 2005, 05:13 AM   #12
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Petronas, IMO Taipei 101 did not make as big of a splash internationally when it was built as the pertronas towers.
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Old September 11th, 2005, 08:02 PM   #13
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Bank of China, HK. Is not the tallest but is really smashing. Impacted my first time I saw it
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Old September 11th, 2005, 08:16 PM   #14
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Petronas......Malaysia and Asia's pride =)
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Old September 11th, 2005, 09:59 PM   #15
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Bank of China for sure. Petronas and Jin Mao are number two and three, but quite behind in my mind.
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Old September 11th, 2005, 10:28 PM   #16
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Petronas tower OR jin mao
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Old September 12th, 2005, 01:33 PM   #17
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1.Petronas 2.Bank of China 3 Taipei101
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Old September 12th, 2005, 08:41 PM   #18
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I have a crush for this one :



but the Petronas have a bigger impact.
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Old September 15th, 2005, 03:07 AM   #19
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Bank of CHina building! Very unique!
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Old September 15th, 2005, 04:28 AM   #20
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My choice is HSBC, which is a very innovative skyscraper for the 1980s and even today, albeit not very tall.
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