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Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur 526 52.97%
WTC Towers, NYC 467 47.03%
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Old December 12th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #321
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WTC by far.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 11:40 PM   #322
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The trade towers weren't just buildings, they were monuments, in the same way the washington spire is a monument, symbols of art and the United States.
If you want to play that game, I think Malaysia feels much the same about the Petronas Towers. They are by far the most famous buildings in the country.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 12:19 PM   #323
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If you want to play that game, I think Malaysia feels much the same about the Petronas Towers. They are by far the most famous buildings in the country.
This is so true. The Petronas Towers is indeed a major icon and image of Malaysia. It is a symbol and the design definitely defines Malaysia.

Petronas Towers is a monument for Malaysia.

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I have to agree that the WTC is more dramatic and domating while PTT is more elegant and magestic. They have a different personality.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 08:26 PM   #324
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With no doubt, the World Trade Center Twin Towers.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 08:54 PM   #325
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The trade towers weren't just buildings, they were monuments, in the same way the washington spire is a monument, symbols of art and the United States.
thats define america art is quite boring,

wtc artistic skin



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Old December 14th, 2012, 09:21 PM   #326
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good job on finding a crappy LQ computer render of the WTC for comparison
Let me provide you with a better one
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& I'm guessing you're one of those people who think this is "quite boring"



Which that in itself says a lot about your "artistic taste".
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Old December 14th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #327
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good job on finding a crappy LQ computer render of the WTC for comparison
Let me provide you with a better one
not bad..but still plain

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& I'm guessing you're one of those people who think this is "quite boring"
sorry if my answer hurt every american,if you learn about principle of design,this is totally boring..sorry again,my point is just on design aspect, not more then that

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Old December 14th, 2012, 09:57 PM   #328
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It's not possible for the average individual to appreciate minimalist design, so i guess it's understandable.

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Old December 15th, 2012, 04:03 AM   #329
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Go WTC, the definitions of a skyscraper.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 05:19 AM   #330
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not bad..but still plain



sorry if my answer hurt every american,if you learn about principle of design,this is totally boring..sorry again,my point is just on design aspect, not more then that
Oh boy...

As for me, these, hands down my favorite skyscrapers of all time.

[img]http://i50.************/8wba.jpg[/img]

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Old December 15th, 2012, 06:45 AM   #331
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the sunlight is more appeal than the building..that makes the picture look more interesting,not the building itself..yeah,wtc is a really great building but petronas twin tower is the greatest
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Old December 15th, 2012, 07:40 AM   #332
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is this also " world greatest skyscraper of all time" and define " american art"? i think the great part of wtc is it high,not it design

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Old December 15th, 2012, 10:30 AM   #333
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Yes, Aon Center is nice too, but hardly what I'd call the greatest skyscraper.

And seriously, what exactly is your problem? Got beat up in school?
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Old December 15th, 2012, 10:57 AM   #334
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Aside from the somewhat similar facade, Aon looks nothing like the twins.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 11:02 AM   #335
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Yes, Aon Center is nice too, but hardly what I'd call the greatest skyscraper.

And seriously, what exactly is your problem? Got beat up in school?
haha..i think u are the one with problem..read the title, its ptt vs wtc...so its not wrong to express my opinion and saying wtc is a boring tower..your " made in america" attitude is a real problem here,all building in america is the greatest? what a joke,lol. u should realize that...wtc is tall but its also plain..

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Aside from the somewhat similar facade, Aon looks nothing like the twins.
u said similiar facade,then u say its look nothing like twin? lol..are you serious?u forgot the shape,the colour , the floorplan and its in america!!(since every american adore their building sooo much)..gosh..sooo superated

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Old December 15th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #336
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I have no connection with America and the WTC was my favourite in the world, even before 911.
Aon Center is decent, at best, but I wouldn't like it more if it was higher than the WTC.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 11:40 PM   #337
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Don't get me wrong, I appreciate Petronas too (I'm a fan of Pelli's work), but the WTC was the first "real" skyscraper I'd ever seen in person.

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Old December 16th, 2012, 12:44 AM   #338
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Yeah, Petronas are definitely nice buildings but they just lack that sense of grandeur the WTC towers had.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 01:04 AM   #339
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haha..i think u are the one with problem..read the title, its ptt vs wtc...so its not wrong to express my opinion and saying wtc is a boring tower..your " made in america" attitude is a real problem here,all building in america is the greatest? what a joke,lol. u should realize that...wtc is tall but its also plain..



u said similiar facade,then u say its look nothing like twin? lol..are you serious?u forgot the shape,the colour , the floorplan and its in america!!(since every american adore their building sooo much)..gosh..sooo superated
Hey, maybe you should lay off Chapelo a little considering he worked there on a weekly basis. Just a wild guess, but he may have actually seen them in person.

You keep saying that the only reason people like the WTC is because of American patriotism, yet there are countless other members on this forum outside the country that voted for them. I voted for Petronas because I like them just a little better, but by no means is it a runaway. The reason people liked the Twins was their power and mass, not their literal design. Quit looking at everything at face value like a child and try to look for what you admire in a building. Try viewing a building through eyes not cursed with kleptomania, and you'll be pleasantly surprised. Trust me, it's a great experience.
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The reason people liked the Twins was their power and mass, not their literal design.
thats mean.. they should ignore my comment,because im totaly into design.
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