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View Poll Results: Hearst Tower vs Swiss Re
Hearst Tower 55 36.67%
Swiss Re 81 54.00%
Equal 14 9.33%
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Old November 4th, 2005, 03:23 AM   #21
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they're both forgettable --- i fear someday we will look back on them as we do boston city hall and say -- ah....that's very 2000-ish
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Old November 4th, 2005, 03:00 PM   #22
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Old November 4th, 2005, 10:42 PM   #23
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Old November 5th, 2005, 05:17 PM   #24
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Swiss Re is utterly unique in its design, and a real landmark on the the London skyline. You need to see it for real to fully appreciate it. It's innovative in almost everything it does.

The Hearst tower, on the other, is also innovative, but I feel it's been poorly executed. It finishes just too abruptly with that flat top.

So... it's pretty obvious which one I'm voting for...
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Old November 6th, 2005, 07:24 AM   #25
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The base of the Hearst Tower is the old base of the old building. It is similar to the style of the Hearst building in LA. I believe the Hearst people wanted to save it so Foster built over it.
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Old November 7th, 2005, 03:18 PM   #26
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swiss re just for the impact on the sky line. the hearst just gets lost wth all those uildings around it!
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Old November 8th, 2005, 08:43 AM   #27
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Swiss re is awesome
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Old November 11th, 2005, 02:30 AM   #28
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dont like the base of hearst, but it looks outstanding with the sun on it in the 5th pic. i think it suffers from being surrounded by other tall buildings a bit.
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Old November 11th, 2005, 02:39 AM   #29
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SwissRe without a doubt... this tower has done wonders for London's image.
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Old November 14th, 2005, 01:43 AM   #30
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This is a super close one!!!

Im leaning a little more towards the Swiss Re.. that gets my vote. Hearst is awesome and is perfect with the dense NY skyline (and a must-visit one thats added to my list when I go to NY next year), but Im soooo partial to the Swiss Re and the round shape of it.. In fact its one of my all-time favorite buildings around! I think the only thing that could make the Swiss Re better is if it was about 100 meters taller.. maybe 60 or 70 floors total although Im sure many people would disagree with me on that one!
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Old November 14th, 2005, 06:08 AM   #31
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I prefer the Hearst tower. Looks more elegant IMO.
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Old November 15th, 2005, 03:55 PM   #32
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No doubt... Swiss Re!
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Old June 5th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #33
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Very old thread, but I'm bringing it back.

IMO, both are fantastic buildings. Swiss Re is more iconic and it really stands out in the London skyline. But for me, I prefer the Hearst. I think it looks fantastic and I love the way they incorporated the original building as the base.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 10:01 PM   #34
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Definitely Hearst cause Swiss is an hideous fat *****
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Old June 6th, 2012, 01:28 AM   #35
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Old June 6th, 2012, 12:01 PM   #36
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Quote:
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Definitely Hearst cause Swiss is an hideous fat *****
This ***** is one of my favourite buildings in London.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 04:17 PM   #37
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They are equally fantastically beautiful to me!
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Old June 6th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #38
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the swiss re has the advtantage of standing out but the hearst tower has an awesome base


vipnyc Hearst tower
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Old June 7th, 2012, 03:11 AM   #39
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Not a huge fan of either of them to be honest.. Although I'm leaning towards Hearst...
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Old June 7th, 2012, 12:23 PM   #40
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I love Hearst. Never really been a fan of Swiss Re.
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