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Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur 526 52.97%
WTC Towers, NYC 467 47.03%
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 04:07 AM   #461
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I never said traditional style buildings aren't important... I'm just really irritated at the anti-box bias on this entire website. Many seem to think they aren't important and call them 'just another box'

I know pagoda shapes are meant to be tall, but (in my opinion) not when they are 400 meters up and covered in green glass.
Please don't get me wrong, I still like Petronas Towers, but I'm really annoyed at how people make box buildings seem much less than they really are. Simplicity is a feature.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 05:15 PM   #462
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im not a haters of boxy skyscrapers..there are lot of boxy skyscrapers that i love and most of them were in america such as my favorite new york times tower,4wtc,7wtc,Trump tower,One Chase Manhattan Plaza, Bloomberg tower..they are more beautiful than wtc..what i like about wtc is only the building scale and the pointed arch Gothic entrance..
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Old March 4th, 2013, 11:12 AM   #463
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I don't think the Petronas Towers look like a pagoda or pagoda looking. It is based on an Islamic geometry design in the first place.

To me, pagoda looking skyscrapers are something like Taipei 101 or Jin Mao Building.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 11:23 AM   #464
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office inside petronas twin tower
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Regus Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur by REGUSmedia, on Flickr
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Old March 4th, 2013, 11:31 AM   #465
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Old March 4th, 2013, 12:19 PM   #466
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Old March 4th, 2013, 12:58 PM   #467
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wow!Epic!
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Old March 4th, 2013, 07:43 PM   #468
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Old March 4th, 2013, 07:49 PM   #469
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wow...dull, building in front is more appealing
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Old March 4th, 2013, 08:36 PM   #470
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Their "dullness" as you call it, made them more attractive than Petronas. Along with their massive size of course, you could fit one Petrona into one WTC tower.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 10:38 PM   #471
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simplicity ≠ dullness
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Old March 5th, 2013, 01:14 AM   #472
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At least Yamasaki could draw a straight line (Pelli failed his 9th grade geometry class).
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Old March 5th, 2013, 01:20 AM   #473
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The World Trade Center was a perfect fit for the Downtown Manhattan skyline. Whatever the design of the new World Trade Center complex, it simply doesn't stand up to the Original WTC.

The buildings height, exterior skeletal frame (in particular the nice fork design in the frames at the top and bottom of the towers,) and their orientation to one another, made them stand out as truly iconic New York structures.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 05:03 PM   #474
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Why do approximately half the posts in this thread say "I really love A, but to me, B is slightly better" and the other half say "OMG you guys like B, then you must hate A! Now I'm going to tell you why you are stupid for hating A!"?

It really looks like most people have a slight preference for one building over the other, yet many still act like everybody who preferred the other have mortally insulted the tower of their own choice.

Myself, I like both of them (or rather, all four). Perhaps I think a little higher of one over the other, but it's such a close call that I'm not even bothering to vote. They're all nice-looking buildings in my eyes.
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Old March 5th, 2013, 09:34 PM   #475
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can someone post interior of wtc? maybe it grand lobby,lift area or office?
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A couple LQ, i know each floor provided huge amounts of office space (an acre each i believe)





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Wow, the interior looks better than I had expected.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 01:22 AM   #478
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Old March 6th, 2013, 01:46 AM   #479
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Wow, I like the little ESB in the last one. WTC on a roll, as it's deficit has decreased by 13 votes.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 05:18 AM   #480
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Petronas.

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