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View Poll Results: Rate Your City's Tallest Scraper
1 1 2.13%
2 0 0%
3 1 2.13%
4 2 4.26%
5 0 0%
6 4 8.51%
7 1 2.13%
8 8 17.02%
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Old January 1st, 2006, 04:55 AM   #41
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i rate it 8

the other 2 is for lack of heights and did not lights up for most of the time
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Old January 1st, 2006, 06:52 AM   #42
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Very nice design. I would like to have one in my city.

9/10
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 05:57 AM   #43
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6.5/10 Like it, but thats all.

If you dont go down to the exact foot minneap actually has 3 tallest that are very close to each other in height, I give the wells fargo a 8/10 and the US bank tower(is that what its called now?) a 9/10, i love that thing, looks great at day and night.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 12:29 PM   #44
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Thats your pappa not mine because NY never invented skyscrapers in the first place. WE had to make it possible for the ESB to even exist.
Who is saying that NY invented skyscrapers? I'll more than willingly compliment Chicago for being the first to make all of the great skyscrapers of today possible, but what I'm saying has very little to do with which city its located in (although it will of course hold more impact). In fact, I went out of my way to close out any idea that I was turning it into NYC vs. Chicago debate. As if NYC and Chicago can even afford to be anything but mutually admired by eachother today with the explosion of skyscrapers that have gone up and will go up in cities such as Hong Kong, Shanghai and Dubai to name a few which could very well surpass both New York and Chicago's skylines, if one or two of the mentioned have not already. They'll need to be "friends" during this century, because it doesn't belong to North America this time and that's a hard reality to swallow for some.

And I hate to say it, but the ESB isn't just my "pappa", but the entire Skyscraper World's. It has built a legendary status that will never be topped by any amount of height or skyscraper so long as the actual tower continues to stand. The Sears Tower is no exception, I'm afraid. As skyscrapers get taller with each passing day, year and decade, the Empire State Building's fame grows larger, higher and more grand.

If the building's classic Art Deco design doesn't impress you, the 42-year reign as the world's tallest building just isn't long enough or the 1,250 ft. (381 m) doesn't blow you away, just consider the time in which it was built. I read posts on here and I'm continually surprised how many people seem to forget how long this building has actually been around.

Here's a look at the current list of the World's Tallest Buildings:

01 - 2004 - Taipei 101
02 - 1998 - Petronas Tower 1
02 - 1998 - Petronas Tower 2
04 - 1974 - Sears Tower
05 - 1998 - Jin Mao Tower
06 - 2003 - Two International Finance Centre
07 - 1997 - CITIC Plaza
08 - 1996 - Shun Hing Sqaure
09 - 1931- Empire State Building
10 - 1992 - Central Plaza
11 - 1990 - Bank of China Tower
12 - 2000 - Emirates Office Tower
13 - 1997 - Tuntex Sky Tower
14 - 1973 - Aon Center
15 - 1998 - The Centre
16 - 1969 - John Hancock Center
17 - 2005 - Shimao International Plaza
18 - 2005 - Wuhan International
19 - 1992 - Ryugyong Hotel
20 - 2005 - Q1 Tower
21 - 1991 - Burj Al Arab
22 - 1930 - Chrysler Building
23 - 2005 - Nina Tower
24 - 1992 - Bank of America Plaza
25 - 1989 - US Bank Tower

TRULY ABSURD.

It's actually the seventh tallest building in the world to the roof.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 12:31 PM   #45
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The Empire State Building has a good record for it's length
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Old January 4th, 2006, 12:36 PM   #46
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Who is saying that NY invented skyscrapers? I'll more than willingly compliment Chicago for being the first to make all of the great skyscrapers of today possible, but what I'm saying has very little to do with which city its located in (although it will of course hold more impact). In fact, I went out of my way to close out any idea that I was turning it into NYC vs. Chicago debate. As if NYC and Chicago can even afford to be anything but mutually admired by eachother today with the explosion of skyscrapers that have gone up and will go up in cities such as Hong Kong, Shanghai and Dubai to name a few which could very well surpass both New York and Chicago's skylines, if one or two of the mentioned have not already. They'll need to be "friends" during this century, because it doesn't belong to North America this time and that's a hard reality to swallow for some.

And I hate to say it, but the ESB isn't just my "pappa", but the entire Skyscraper World's. It has built a legendary status that will never be topped by any amount of height or skyscraper so long as the actual tower continues to stand. The Sears Tower is no exception, I'm afraid. As skyscrapers get taller with each passing day, year and decade, the Empire State Building's fame grows larger, higher and more grand.

If the building's classic Art Deco design doesn't impress you, the 42-year reign as the world's tallest building just isn't long enough or the 1,250 ft. (381 m) doesn't blow you away, just consider the time in which it was built. I read posts on here and I'm continually surprised how many people seem to forget how long this building has actually been around.

Here's a look at the current list of the World's Tallest Buildings:

01 - 2004 - Taipei 101
02 - 1998 - Petronas Tower 1
02 - 1998 - Petronas Tower 2
04 - 1974 - Sears Tower
05 - 1998 - Jin Mao Tower
06 - 2003 - Two International Finance Centre
07 - 1997 - CITIC Plaza
08 - 1996 - Shun Hing Sqaure
09 - 1931- Empire State Building
10 - 1992 - Central Plaza
11 - 1990 - Bank of China Tower
12 - 2000 - Emirates Office Tower
13 - 1997 - Tuntex Sky Tower
14 - 1973 - Aon Center
15 - 1998 - The Centre
16 - 1969 - John Hancock Center
17 - 2005 - Shimao International Plaza
18 - 2005 - Wuhan International
19 - 1992 - Ryugyong Hotel
20 - 2005 - Q1 Tower
21 - 1991 - Burj Al Arab
22 - 1930 - Chrysler Building
23 - 2005 - Nina Tower
24 - 1992 - Bank of America Plaza
25 - 1989 - US Bank Tower

TRULY ABSURD.

It's actually the seventh tallest building in the world to the roof.
Oh yeah, 10/10.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 01:17 PM   #47
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De "nieuwe kerk" in Delft, the construction started in 1396 and finished in 1496. The tower is 109 m tall.





The famous painting "Gezicht op Delft" from Johannes Vermeer.


Because for it's importance for the city of Delft, it's age and it's appearance in the city centre I rate it 10/10!

Uuhm, may be, I'm a little prejudiced, how do you rate it!?
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Old January 6th, 2006, 06:11 AM   #48
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10/10

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Old January 8th, 2006, 07:18 AM   #49
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I'll give them 9/10 without any doubt
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