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View Poll Results: ???
Sears Tower. 38 33.63%
Burj Dubai. 46 40.71%
I have to wait until BD is complete to make my final decision. 25 22.12%
Neither tower is my style. 4 3.54%
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Old September 15th, 2005, 06:11 AM   #21
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Old September 15th, 2005, 01:30 PM   #22
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I don't think any buildings from now on will have the WTB title for much more than five years. Or at least none will surpass ESB and Sears records.
rather 10 years then 5.
if they push BD to the magical figure it will take longer i am sure...
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Old September 15th, 2005, 03:40 PM   #23
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Well, if Al Burj doesn't go higher (and I hope it doesn't) then burj dubai should remain tallest for about 10 to 15 years. From 500m to 700m is quite a big jump in case some have forgotten and it may be even higher than this
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Old September 15th, 2005, 11:29 PM   #24
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Sears Tower's a classic. I think in reality, the Burj Dubai will be neat, but I'm not sure it'll be great.
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Old September 15th, 2005, 11:41 PM   #25
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Burj Dubai has too many setbacks, don't like that. Definitely Sears.
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Old September 16th, 2005, 01:26 AM   #26
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BD.

Sears was excellent in its day but nowadays more elaborate designs are coming in.

Sears, in my opinion, doesn't rate with BD in the design category.
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Old September 16th, 2005, 01:39 AM   #27
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sears,the black glass makes the difference
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Old September 16th, 2005, 01:51 AM   #28
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sears is a baby compared to Burj Dubai. no real comparison.
its a comparison for ugliness... sorry, I just dont like either designs.
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Old September 16th, 2005, 02:12 AM   #29
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depends on how slim/fat the burj dubai ends up being.
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Old September 16th, 2005, 04:43 AM   #30
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i will go for burj dubai blind folded we are going into new era of skyscrapers , there is no doubt sears is a great structure ,but when i come to burj dubai it totally diffrent case we are talking about 800+ metre ,this thing was never accomplished in history , i will hold the title of the highest structure on earth
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Old September 16th, 2005, 04:54 AM   #31
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Hmm this pic has been squeezed horizontally!!

and Burj Dubai would be my choice even though I love the Sears
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Old September 16th, 2005, 05:22 AM   #32
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I really got to wait until Burj Dubai is done...
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Old September 16th, 2005, 04:21 PM   #33
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Hmm this pic has been squeezed horizontally!!

it has been. was already posted before.
they original high res version is in the BD part 5 i think.
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Old September 16th, 2005, 04:25 PM   #34
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BURJ DUBAI for me!
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Old September 16th, 2005, 05:22 PM   #35
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!BURJ DUBAI!
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Old September 16th, 2005, 06:10 PM   #36
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definitely burj dubai
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Old September 28th, 2005, 05:43 PM   #37
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Is it just me?

Is it just me? I think burj Dubai is so overrated. Yes it is a nice, elegant building but dont u guys think its too skinny and a lil bit out there? i mean its too complicated and looks like a mess to me. To many "sections" that make it looks so DISORGANIZED. Dont get me wrong, i think its an impressive building but i just dont get all the hype around this building (design wise not height wise). Nontheless.... i would pick BD over sears cause BD is more modern and not as boxy as Sears.

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Old September 28th, 2005, 07:41 PM   #38
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When the burj al arab was being designed it was said that a truly great design for a building is one that can be hand sketched by ANYONE and instantly recognizable, the only building that would fit into this at the time were: The Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House, and the WTC. I am not really sure that either Sears or Burj Dubai would fit into that right now, I would also probably put Petronas Towers in the category.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 09:28 PM   #39
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I think the Sears Tower is a horrible shape it just has fantastic height.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 11:41 PM   #40
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The shape is awesome. You have to appreciate the ingenious of it in the 1970s.
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