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Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur 526 52.97%
WTC Towers, NYC 467 47.03%
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Old December 14th, 2011, 08:20 PM   #221
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I do not understand this kinde of taste, so you like boxy, 70's style, masive buildings, maybe brutalism style? YES?
Yup, I love boxy buildings with a flat roof like the Willis Tower, Hong Kong IFC, WTC Twin Towers or the Aon Center
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Old December 14th, 2011, 10:06 PM   #222
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petronas is my favorite building! i only visited KL just to see them when i was in singapore :p
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Old December 15th, 2011, 09:22 AM   #223
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Yup, I love boxy buildings with a flat roof like the Willis Tower, Hong Kong IFC, WTC Twin Towers or the Aon Center
l don't
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Old December 15th, 2011, 10:11 AM   #224
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I do not understand this kinde of taste, so you like boxy, 70's style, masive buildings, maybe brutalism style? YES?
Yes, i do
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Old December 15th, 2011, 12:18 PM   #225
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I think the WTC is an example of something being popular for being so iconic. They made the lower Manhattan skyline for many, and to that extent probably weren't viewed in isolation, but as their part of thewhole picture.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 06:47 AM   #226
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I think the WTC is an example of something being popular for being so iconic. They made the lower Manhattan skyline for many, and to that extent probably weren't viewed in isolation, but as their part of thewhole picture.
I think the WTC is an example of something being popular for being the first tallest building(i dont call box as iconic) ,while petronas is actually a symbol of iconic skyscraper..but both nice! masterpiece for its own decade,this is seven wonder of the world in skyscraper
2000-2009=burj khalifa
1990-1999=petronas twin tower
1980-1989=wilis tower
1970-1979=world trade centre
1960-1969=John Hancock Center
1930-1959=empire state building,chrysler

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Old December 21st, 2011, 06:34 PM   #227
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I think the WTC is an example of something being popular for being the first tallest building(i dont call box as iconic)
I'd disagree. A building doesn't have to be visually stunning to be an icon.

After all, when the New York skyline was viewed after the twin towers were gone, it was noticeable how few of the other buildings remaining were recognisable.

In isolation they were just big and boxy, albeit with on an impressive scale, but the rest of the skyline and the towers complemented each other.

The lack of a skyline around the Petronas Towers, among other things, stops them having anywhere near the profile.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 06:44 PM   #228
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In isolation they were just big and boxy, albeit with on an impressive scale, but the rest of the skyline and the towers complemented each other.
impressive scale is actually height of the building,that what im talking about,being the tallest in Manhattan make it more appears,just imagine this tower only 30floor?its not iconic at all.and no one will notice it
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Old December 21st, 2011, 09:33 PM   #229
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Petronas for me. Simply bcos it's not two boxes placed next to each other. The detail of work on the petronases intrigues me.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 05:37 AM   #230
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The Petronas Towers are more aesthetically pleasing than the WTC ever were. However, what the WTC had over the Petronas Towers was, despite the height and prominent showing on the skyline, the twin towers somehow complemented the surrounding skyscrapers and made the downtown skyline whole.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 06:52 AM   #231
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Petronas are simply stunning/
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 07:17 AM   #232
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Petronas tower simply the best in the world. Its beautiful and twin ... Icon of the modern building in the world.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 07:43 AM   #233
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WTC vs burj of khalifah. I think all american will still vote for WTC. Annoying patriotism.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 07:50 AM   #234
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Petronas Twin Towers is a major landmark and icon for Kuala Lumpur. Without PTT Kuala Lumpur would look like another plain city with several highrises.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 08:35 AM   #235
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PETRONAS, Simply the best
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 04:42 PM   #236
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WTC vs burj of khalifah. I think all american will still vote for WTC. Annoying patriotism.
But same can be said for Malaysians with Petronas vs anything else. Or any nationality for that matter. This is SSC. Pride is high in this forum.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 11:54 AM   #237
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impressive scale is actually height of the building,that what im talking about,being the tallest in Manhattan make it more appears,just imagine this tower only 30floor?its not iconic at all.and no one will notice it
So if they weren't built to be so impressive then they wouldn't have been so impressive?

Can't really argue with the logic there, but it's a bit like saying if Susan Boyle was attractive, she'd be a stunner. It doesn't deal with reality.

The thing with the twin towers is they had the whole lower manhattan skyline as part of their look, rather than just being viewed individually, and it was how they fitted within that that made them iconic.

The Petronas Towers never had anything like that, and outside of Malaysia at least, they don't seem to have acquired anywhere near the status.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 05:04 PM   #238
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Petronas Towers win for architecture and design. WTC for history.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 10:09 PM   #239
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Ok .. I vote PTT course it beautiful ,,.. xD
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