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Old October 18th, 2005, 08:22 AM   #41
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Sears Tower's the most dominating and masculine looking one.
Agreed, it's not pencil thin doesn't have some large object or dome to add that much heigh the thing is massive! in height and width!
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Old October 18th, 2005, 09:51 AM   #42
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I think the most imposing skyscrapers have to be the Stalinist style ones like Moscow State University and Triumph Palace, they may not be as tall as some of the others mentioned but they've got a proper Gotham City feel to them.
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Old October 18th, 2005, 10:15 AM   #43
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It's kinda funny, my dad told me a few days ago that he has never seen the Sears tower as very imposing at all. He was has been to Chicago, many, many times over the last few years and was there only a few days ago. He says it must be because there are enough tall skyscrapers near it that it doesn't look as tall as it is.

Looks massive to me though... if somewhat resembling a giant cigarette pack...
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Old October 18th, 2005, 12:43 PM   #44
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I'de have to think Taipei would look the most imposing as there is nothing else around it.
yeah totally agree. it toally dominates the skyline of Taipei
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Old October 19th, 2005, 03:49 AM   #45
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Hmmmm.... VERY good question, starting with precisely what "imposing" means...

Please bear with me here; I know that when I get on a word jag, I can be like a kitten with a ball of yarn. But anyhow, the good ol' Websters says it's "Making a great impression because of great size, strength, dignity, etc...," dignity is "loftiness of appearance... stateliness," and stateliness involves ideas like majestic and grandeur.

Translated into super tall terms, that might mean something like, how breath-taking, jaw-dropping, eye-popping and awesome a 'scraper looks as you stand gawking on a nearby sidewalk, looking up and up and UP....

I'm afraid that 2IFC fails that test, because anything with a top that looks like the EXTREMELY toothy mouth of some hungry critter hunting for lunch really loses in the dignity and stateliness departments, IMHO...

As for those I've actually had the pleasure of gawking at from a nearby sidewalk, well, Sears and the Empire State both use every inch of their height to really leap for the sky, so they both have jaw-dropping amounts of "loftiness of appearance" and stateliness.

BUT...even though Sears also has all that shiny-shiny glass that LOVES to show off when the Sun is anywhere in the area, setbacks (thank heaven!), and perhaps more "big-shoulders," roughneck strength, still the entrance, with its round roof, looks awkward huddled at the base of the tower...so knock off a dignity point or two...

And the Empire State does rise like a rocket along those sparkling mullions, launched from elegant and superbly well-proportioned setbacks, and racing up to a spire that (sorry, Sears) flows more harmoniously from the tower, adding extra majesty and grandeur points as the eye is drawn in one leap from street to antenna tip...

So (SURPRISE! SURPRISE!) though Sears is, indeed, imposing, and always worth looking at, I'll pick the Empire State...
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Old October 19th, 2005, 06:40 AM   #46
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Hands Down, EMPIRE STATE BUILDING--It still has that TALLEST BUILDING appearance,GREATEST EVER,EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD KNOWS ME FOR I AM MORE FAMOUS THAN THE REST,AND ALL THE OTHERS ARE COMPARED TO ME look to it.And even though it is a time period movie, in December the remake of King Kong is getting released and Kong still climbs the ESB 70 years after the original movie was seen by 1933 audiences.

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Old October 19th, 2005, 02:00 PM   #47
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first thing come in mind is the Sears Tower, especially if you are the ground looking straight up or across one of the Largest Lakes in the world.
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Old October 20th, 2005, 04:27 AM   #48
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Sears, easily.
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Old October 24th, 2005, 12:11 AM   #49
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the original WTC ... that was very imposing ...
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Old October 26th, 2005, 01:09 AM   #50
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The hotel in north korea, i dont remember its name : Pyongyong ?
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Old October 26th, 2005, 01:16 AM   #51
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It's not one of the world's top ten tallest skyscrapers.
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Old October 26th, 2005, 02:23 AM   #52
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I say sears, not because of old-ness, but because of the black-ness and the feeling that I get from it. But if the WTC is still here, I will have to say the WTC.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 08:46 PM   #53
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Sears Tower is the most imposing
Bank of China Tower is an imposing beauty
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Old November 1st, 2005, 05:40 PM   #54
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I say sears, not because of old-ness, but because of the black-ness and the feeling that I get from it. But if the WTC is still here, I will have to say the WTC.

You said what I'm feeling !
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Old November 4th, 2005, 06:17 AM   #55
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Chrysler Centre, though not in the top 10 anymore
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Old November 21st, 2005, 08:52 AM   #56
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Haha IMPOSING to me would be KOMTAR in Penang (Georgetown) it sticks out like a SORE THUMB and it is like 64 floors and just huge!! It is superb, I think like an octagon and more than twice as tall as the next tallest I think called MBF tower.
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Old November 25th, 2005, 03:33 AM   #57
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Have you ever been to Toronto? The CN tower just dwarfs everything, it makes our talls look like smalls. It's not like a pencil either, it has some bulk.
Ive been to toronto and the only reason it dwarfs everything is because everything around it are already dwarfs lmao


and umm empire of lights... Empire state building is definately not imposing im sry to say..

Burj Dubai will definately be most imposing when its done
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Old November 25th, 2005, 03:56 AM   #58
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I'de have to think Taipei would look the most imposing as there is nothing else around it.


yeah totally agree. it toally dominates the skyline of Taipei
Exactly what I was thinking...Taipei 101 for sure
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Old November 27th, 2005, 01:19 AM   #59
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i'll always like the ESB at most!
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Old November 27th, 2005, 01:48 AM   #60
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Bank of China, Hong Kong and ESTB are best of the lot.
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