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Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur 526 52.97%
WTC Towers, NYC 467 47.03%
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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:02 PM   #361
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the main idea of the design was from prime minister tun mahathir " eight-pointed star, which in Islamic culture represents “unity, harmony, stability, and rationality.”..so its more to combination of both PM and pelli.fyi, Tun Mahathir is also architect.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:16 PM   #362
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Malaysians need to develop some objectivity then. The only person who should take offense is the architect. Malaysians didn't design Petronas so its no reflection on them if people prefer something else.

How does praise have any value if its false praise? If we all turned around and said we loved Petronas more just to make them happy, it doesn't mean anything because it's a lie. Surely, people aren't so deluded?
-as we talk about the "building architecture" itself ,you are busy saying on nationality of architect,lol...we dont care where are the architect from,we judge the building from the shape and the story behind it,

-yes,beautiful is subjective,but plain and unique is really different things.

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Malaysians didn't design Petronas so its no reflection on them if people prefer something else.
petronas twin tower is really a real reflection of asia, and malaysia generally..it the only building that have influence from hindu temple, buddha pagoda, islamic architecture,malay songket(traditional weaving) facade and traditional malay house..and yet still modern..
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Old December 20th, 2012, 11:36 PM   #363
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who is "we"? I personally am not judging the building because of it's history but rather it's aesthetics.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 05:07 AM   #364
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who is "we"? I personally am not judging the building because of it's history but rather it's aesthetics.
You,i ,us and what the forumers should consider....the "aesthethic value"
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Old December 21st, 2012, 05:25 AM   #365
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IMO simplicity is an aesthetic value. The modern simplicity mixed in with details such as gothic tridents, the champhered edges, and the way they looked from a distance, their location, etc.

What I didn't like in the old WTC was the interior. Petronas' interiors are probably better, since they were newer.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 05:50 AM   #366
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You,i ,us and what the forumers should consider....the "aesthethic value"
Speak for yourself.

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IMO simplicity is an aesthetic value. The modern simplicity mixed in with details such as gothic tridents, the champhered edges, and the way they looked from a distance, their location, etc.

What I didn't like in the old WTC was the interior. Petronas' interiors are probably better, since they were newer.
The interiors were entirely up to the tenants to decorate them and design them to their liking, so it's not really the towers but the occupants. I know some floors in the towers looked amazing.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 07:16 AM   #367
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Petronas TT is very elegant building
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Old December 21st, 2012, 07:46 AM   #368
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i vote for the WTC.

looks better by a mile.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 04:09 PM   #369
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Old January 6th, 2013, 01:06 AM   #370
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Old January 6th, 2013, 03:52 PM   #371
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2012_06_01_Malaysia_Kuala_Lumpur_Night_034_web by Nigal Raymond, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old January 6th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #372
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ptt was really cool and majestic!
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Old January 6th, 2013, 05:46 PM   #373
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The connection to the building was so immediate.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 04:38 PM   #374
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ok, seriously that above is really domminiting, and beautiful in an unusual sense.
something PPT cant do. I which I got the chance to visit it but it got destroyed before I could have the chance.

meanwhile in Kuala Lumpur...
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Old January 11th, 2013, 04:15 PM   #375
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Petronas, definitely!
I didn't like WTC, for me NY will always be the Empire and Chrysler Building
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Old January 11th, 2013, 10:15 PM   #376
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i'll always vote for something that has more complexity.

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Old January 13th, 2013, 06:27 AM   #377
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wow!nice images of ptt!
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Old January 14th, 2013, 01:19 PM   #378
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Old January 15th, 2013, 08:37 AM   #379
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hi all members
My Vote Goes To The World Trade Center.

It was just brilliant in it's simplicity. The Towers proved that boxes could be gorgeous if done right. (Sears' would be another example) Plus, I love how massive they looked from any vantage point. And the symbolism!.they were a symbol of Business, Prosperity, Capitalism and Power!
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Old January 15th, 2013, 02:42 PM   #380
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