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View Poll Results: Which of these icons do you prefer?
Chrysler Building 87 59.59%
Bank of China Tower 59 40.41%
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Old January 21st, 2006, 02:04 AM   #61
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Chrysler...a masterpiece...details are just too beautiful !! from the elevators to the crown!!

was this pic taken from an apartment tower?
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Old January 22nd, 2006, 05:46 AM   #62
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both very nice, but cmon, i had to go with the CHRYSLER
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Old January 23rd, 2006, 08:01 AM   #63
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I really like the Chrysler's crown but I'll still go with The Bank Of China. It's a very unique skyscraper!
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Old January 23rd, 2006, 09:45 PM   #64
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Aha... I was waiting for this thread to be created.

In pictures these are 2 fantastic skyscrapers. The Chrysler Building has such verve and style, and only a few skyscrapers worldwide come close (such the new Swiss Re building).

The Bank of China is a stunning building in the photos - no doubt about that. I was really looking forward to seeing the building as I thought it was such an innovative and original tower. However when I saw it in the flesh I was instantly unerved by it. It felt haunted and I picked up very bad vibes from it.

The base of the tower is creepy. For a bank building it looks and appears remarkably fragile as it is crystalline and it looks as though it could shatter into a thousand pieces. The bamboo sticks at the top remind me of funerals in Japan and X's just have death written all over them. The entrances at the base are semi circles and just look like 'holes' where the banks money will flow out of, haemorraging money. I felt disturbed just being near it.

You may be thinking this is a preposterous review of this building but it just really unnerved me. I thought I'd love the building but I ended up wanting to keep well away from it. I'm not Japanese, I'm from London so don't judge me on my nationality - this isn't a anti-China bashing session. I loved Hong Kong to bits but this building felt haunting and forboding. Maybe there is something in Feng Shui afterall.
But you see... the fact that it had such a huge impact on you is only a tribute to its greatness!

I think that the pictures of this building do not give it as much credit as it should have. I did not like this building as much as I do before I saw it in person.

I don't really see any of the bamboo or chopsticks themes in it though...

I would really like the Chrysler Building if it was not for the lower part of the building... it looks a little awkward I think. None of the pictures in Art Deco's post show the whole building, including its base.

BoC definately better building.
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Old January 23rd, 2006, 10:11 PM   #65
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Old January 24th, 2006, 07:40 AM   #66
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But you see... the fact that it had such a huge impact on you is only a tribute to its greatness!

I think that the pictures of this building do not give it as much credit as it should have. I did not like this building as much as I do before I saw it in person.

I don't really see any of the bamboo or chopsticks themes in it though...

I would really like the Chrysler Building if it was not for the lower part of the building... it looks a little awkward I think. None of the pictures in Art Deco's post show the whole building, including its base.

BoC definately better building.
The chopstick theme are the twin antenna masts on the top which the bamboo one are the geometric angles of the building.
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Old January 24th, 2006, 02:46 PM   #67
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Chrysler is perfect in form, elegant and classic lines. Bank of Chine does not ring my bell...it's far from being HK's nicest building IMO.
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Old January 24th, 2006, 05:09 PM   #68
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Difficcult choice. I like both!!!!!!
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Old January 25th, 2006, 12:39 AM   #69
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I really like the bank of china building but i think it's a bit over rated and given more credit than it's due. My vote goes to the Chrystler Building.
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Old January 25th, 2006, 06:38 AM   #70
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Chrysler is perfect in form, elegant and classic lines. Bank of Chine does not ring my bell...it's far from being HK's nicest building IMO.
Bank Of China to many is consider as HK's finest building!
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