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View Poll Results: Which is your favorite?
Torre Agbar, Barcelona 82 33.88%
30 St Mary Axe (Swiss Re), London 160 66.12%
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Old November 28th, 2005, 11:22 PM   #81
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Agbar, of course!!!! Swiss re don't have nothing special...a tower with a typical glass façade, dark and sad...
Agbar has a much more stupid shape than swiss, and AGGIE looks tacky aswell

and lets face it, Swiss lights up much more elegantly





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Old November 28th, 2005, 11:27 PM   #82
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Ok, I know the Swiss RE is rarely lit up like that...what about the Torre Agbar?




This is the Swiss RE on a regular night.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 12:06 AM   #83
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Old November 29th, 2005, 03:45 AM   #84
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Ah, that's quite often.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 04:18 AM   #85
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I do not believe that 53 people have voted for Agbar, it just shows how ****ed up the members of this forum really are. Compared to 30 St Mary's Axe, it's a total mess of a building. She's just, well, almost perfect, classy, Agbar is, like a lot of Barcelona's architecture, over the top to its own detrement.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 04:19 AM   #86
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This is the Swiss RE on a regular night.
Of course it is, it's a functional office building!
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Old November 29th, 2005, 11:53 AM   #87
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I do not believe that 53 people have voted for Agbar, it just shows how ****ed up the members of this forum really are.
I far prefer Swiss Re to Torre Agbar but what you've written above is unfair.

We are talking about a matter of personal preference here and there is no right or wrong. It's the same in any question of taste. Some people like heavy metal; some like hip hop. Some men like their women to be generously proportioned; some like them skinny. Some people prefer the look of a BMW; some prefer a Mercedes. And some people prefer Swiss Re; while others prefer Torre Agbar.

Each opinion is as valid as the next one. The most that any of us can do is to express our preference and explain our reasons for that preference.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 08:37 PM   #88
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Sorry, but that looks crap, so stop kidding yourself.

Swiss is a nicer height, has a nicer facade and design, a nicer shape etc...

The only thing i remotely like about Torre is the lighting up at night bit, and i have liked tacky things before.

The fact that you think Torre is better is laughable. in my opinion....
this is just your opinion sir...if you cannot stand other people voting for agbar this is just your problem but please, let the others give their opinion and over all, respect it please...don't be so uneducated
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Old November 29th, 2005, 08:43 PM   #89
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this is just your opinion sir...if you cannot stand other people voting for agbar this is just your problem but please, let the others give their opinion and over all, respect it please...don't be so uneducated
Hey, i let people have there opinion. But if I don't think something is true i'll speak out about it. And believe me everything i have said is based on fact.

So i am educated as well
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Old November 29th, 2005, 11:18 PM   #90
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Swiss Re by a mile. Its proportions are much better and I love its shape. Plus I way prefer the cladding. That's not to say I don't like Torre Agbar, especially at night (very tropical) but Swiss Re is an amazing building.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 12:23 AM   #91
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I do not believe that 53 people have voted for Agbar, it just shows how ****ed up the members of this forum really are. Compared to 30 St Mary's Axe, it's a total mess of a building. She's just, well, almost perfect, classy, Agbar is, like a lot of Barcelona's architecture, over the top to its own detrement.
Have you heard about R.I.B.A? Royal Institute of British Architects

It is a British organization, like you are, who decided to grant its prestigious price to Barcelona in 1999. Thus, Barcelona was the first city getting this price because it was traditionally conferred to architects or buildings. Everybody knows too, that London regeneration is in part based upon BCN architectonic and urban model...

byeeeeeeeeeee
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 05:30 AM   #92
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Of course it is, it's a functional office building!

Regular Night....not lit up for a special occasions, which was what I was on about, and the post above me.


Everyones posting images of the swiss RE lit up for its topping out.
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 07:10 AM   #93
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both are almost the same
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Old April 18th, 2010, 08:52 PM   #94
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Some of you guys might not be very objective because from what I saw, it looks as if it's a London Vs Barcelona fight...

Therefore, given that I'm nor british nor spanish, this is an impartial opinion!

If you look at Torre Agbar closely, to me it's less aesthetic than Swiss Re because of those metallic panels (or whatever you call it).
From afar, I do think that both towers are nice looking, they fit well in their environment. Though, I'd give a slight advantage to St Mary Axe owing to its spiral patterns.
Finally, even though the two of them are lovely at night, I prefer the way Agbar is lit up, much more daring & versatile. London should make an effort to bring the Gherkin out by night, it has a great design, a nice clad and is very iconic, but does not have the appropriate lighting it deserves IMO.

To sum up, they're different, are both worth being gazed at and those iconic highrises definitely are a "must see" in their own capital.

Next time we'll compare them with the "Cocoon Tower" in Tokyo, the Doha Tower and D2 in Paris!

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Old April 18th, 2010, 09:06 PM   #95
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Wow, talk about bumping a thread!

Well I wasn't a user last time this was active so I'll just place my vote now - 30 St Mary Axe. It's become an iconic building that looks absolutely fantastic on the London skyline. Great cladding, elegant, it was the first skyscraper I really saw from street level and it just blew me away. I've loved skyscrapers ever since.
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Old April 19th, 2010, 04:43 PM   #96
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I like both, so i choose St Mary Axe during the day and Agbar tower at night
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Old April 19th, 2010, 06:27 PM   #97
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I like the design of the Agbar tower.. however I think it's location (all on its own) is wrong. Therefor I think the tower in London is better looking after all.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #98
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i really love the swiss re
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Old April 20th, 2010, 01:54 AM   #99
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it looks like this close up

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