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Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur 526 52.97%
WTC Towers, NYC 467 47.03%
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Old September 28th, 2005, 07:58 AM   #41
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Guys, are you ******' crazy? It's so cruel... It seems like compare two people, who is more beautiful. "Oh, sorry, i forget, one of 'em is dead now, but it's ok, let's compare"
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Old September 28th, 2005, 08:29 AM   #42
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Petronas Towers didnt cheat !!

Actually , Petronas towers were never meant to be the world's tallest , those spires were added because the designer thought it would look nicer and more proportioned to the entire structure . if they really wanted to surpass WTC , why would they designed it with ony 88 stories ? , knowingly WTC has 110 stories ? and theres a different between spires and attenas . attena' height doesnt count . But spires actually count !!
They designed them with 88 floors because the number 8 is considered good luck. Anyway, WTC over Petronas for me. I remember watching a documentary on the Petronas and Pelli was saying how he took the WTC Towers as an inspiration for the whole twin tower concept with the Petronas.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 08:41 AM   #43
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They designed them with 88 floors because the number 8 is considered good luck. Anyway, WTC over Petronas for me. I remember watching a documentary on the Petronas and Pelli was saying how he took the WTC Towers as an inspiration for the whole twin tower concept with the Petronas.
R u sure Pelli with more long achievements n experiences would take WTC as the inspiration? He is one of the world's master architect just like I.M. Pei, thats think out of the box. There r numerous documented stories on petronas. It boils down to how you judge the source of the documentary.
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 07:46 PM   #44
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The WTC TWINS are (were) the best i loved that boxy look of them and that plainless look and they shined all colors you can think of orange, pink, yellow, grey, white, red. there architecture was not that bad, ive seen worse buildings. the towers were always called bad architecture becouse there were no shapes in them.

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Old August 2nd, 2006, 07:53 PM   #45
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i bet if its not the WTC, people wouldnt speak highly of two grey boxes. The structure of WTC is boring at best, although its just...so...iconic. And it fits right in NY. However, talking about skyscrapers, Petronas is simply better looking IMO
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 11:30 PM   #46
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The twin towers in reality were very ugly buildings the desing and the buildings themself were to simple,it is only by the fact that the towers were destroyed that they became a symbol, the symbol of new york before the towers were destroyed was the empire state building, in my opinion the Petronas Towers have a much better desing than the WTC

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Old August 2nd, 2006, 11:37 PM   #47
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World Trade Center, New York!!! The design was simple but made an impression.

PLUS: the observation deck was on the roof!!!
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 12:31 AM   #48
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 01:25 AM   #49
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Petronas, I simply prefer the look of glass over gray, and round and tapered over boxy.
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 01:30 AM   #50
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World Trade Center for me
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 04:03 AM   #51
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Duh....Petronas for me. The votes would've been different if WTC were still around. Only now that it's gone that they got many votes........
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 04:06 AM   #52
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WTC for paving the way for towers like Patronas.
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 04:15 AM   #53
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WTC! I always liked the twin towers when i was a kid...
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 04:23 AM   #54
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I liked the WTC...although Petronas have a better design..
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 04:26 AM   #55
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I agree...
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 06:32 AM   #56
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Petronas for me but I think this thread should be closed cause WTC is is no longer around...a lil insensitive and cruel to be comparing one that exists and one that has 'deceased'...especially when it was being destroyed by terrorists and thousands dead.
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 06:43 AM   #57
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I like them both but Petronas is more beautiful.
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 07:05 AM   #58
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Uhmmm. Bad taste. A lot of people died there... let's let it rest, ok? I vividly remember visiting WTC on many occasions and I remember the day it blew up and I just don't feel like putting it through a beauty pageant. Bad karma all 'round.
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 07:12 AM   #59
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 12:00 PM   #60
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I find the Petronas Towers much more beautiful (they are a true piece of art as far as design concept goes, imo.), so they get my vote.
The WTC is much more impressive, and fits into its surroundings much better - they completed the Lower Manhattan skyline, and that skyline in turn added to the appearance of the WTC. But in essence they are big boxes: extremely iconic, impressive and in a way even pretty elegant, but not really beautiful when compared to the Petronas.
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