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Old January 9th, 2006, 11:00 PM   #41
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Old January 9th, 2006, 11:39 PM   #42
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I am not saying that the spire is not part of the building but if the Chase Tower in Indy can count it's so call spire, then so could the Sears Tower.

Look at the comparison (Using my city's tallest). You can see that Chase Tower is only taller because one of its 'spire' is a communication antennae and the other is decoration. Isn't the Sears Tower exactly the same with it's antennae?


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Petronas Tower: 1483ft/452m
Sears Tower: 1451ft/442m
Chase Tower: 811ft/247m
John Hancock Tower:790ft/240m
Man that pisses me off, I think it's absolutely ridiculous that they're considered taller than Sears.

Any retard can see PT are beat.

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Old January 9th, 2006, 11:48 PM   #43
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I agree to those had chose WTC twin towers. They were too much massive and gray, I prefer NYC skyline today most.

After WTC, I think about the Petronas, I dont like the design :P
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Old January 10th, 2006, 01:59 AM   #44
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Old January 10th, 2006, 02:06 AM   #45
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I don't mind Liberty Place here in Philly. I do mind the second tower though ...Liberty II. I still am a fan of the Mellon. It looks like a cheap rip off.

In the country I would say the Sears Tower. I like the way it anchors the skyline but it seems to be more about height than design. Maybe its because the rest of the Chicago is so much more damn interesting.

I agree that WTC was bland, again more about height than design.
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Old January 10th, 2006, 02:20 AM   #46
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Old January 10th, 2006, 02:33 AM   #47
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HMMMM......I think impressive isn't the same thing as great design, somehow...

From pics I've seen, the WTC towers, for instance, were inpressisve for their height and the way they danced with the light, but they were still boxes, even if they were *jaw-dropping* *neck-craning* * HUGE* boxes. Other *AHEM* skyscrapers use every inch of their height just as well, and have a good deal more "class"...

I don't tnink I'm picking on the twins, either; I think the same thing could be said, more or less, for a lot of the modernist or post-modern towers, which seem to have height, a nice shiney-shiney facade, and not much else...
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Old January 10th, 2006, 02:36 AM   #48
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I'd probably get flamed back to the stoneage with mine.
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Old January 10th, 2006, 03:01 AM   #49
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theres a reason for that. Its one of the worlds great buildings! Its a beuatiful structure inside and out.Its setting on sydney harbour is one of the greatest locations.Its now being considered to be included as one of the new 7 wonders of the world!!

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Sydney Opera House short-listed for new 'Seven Wonders'

A group conducting a survey to find the new 'Seven Wonders of the World' has included the Sydney Opera House in a short-list of 21 international landmarks.

The list is a combination of more modern landmarks, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and older candidates, including Colosseum in Rome, the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, and China's Great Wall.

Project organiser Bernard Weber wants people to vote for the new "Seven Wonders" by internet or telephone.

"The ancient Seven Wonders were declared by a single man about 2,000 years ago, so I thought as a millennium project it would be fun to combine the latest technology with this possibility to have this time all the people of the world select what they decide to be the new Seven Wonders of the World," he said.

The Swiss-based foundation will published the results in a year.
Agreed ! The opera house is even more magnificent in up close. I think the fact it's such an icon takes away some of the mystery of the building, and then making it some kind of a cliche - but it's certainly not overated !
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Old January 10th, 2006, 04:17 AM   #50
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Not to be mean, but One Liberty and 311 South Wacker are overrated? They're hardly mentioned and most people probably don't even know their names.
No offense taken, but I can think of plenty of times on random threads and among friends of mine in which One Liberty is frequently stated as being "brilliant" and "easily one of the best skyscrapers in the country," so, yes, among the (albeit less than others) comments I have heard about One Liberty, I can confidently claim that it is overrated.

I suppose I really can't say the same about 311 S. Wacker though, as it is mainly my friends in Chicago that never stop praising the damn thing that causes me to think of it as overrated, so I suppose that can be removed from my list.
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Old January 10th, 2006, 05:43 AM   #51
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Re: The building comparison above. If that's a comparison on scale, then it's as clear as daylight that the Sears Tower has always been taller than Petronas. It's a plain stupid argument to include 'spire' but not 'antennae' in the height. Petronas look prettier, but surely not taller. Fair is fair. I think Chicago has been robbed all thes times!
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Old January 11th, 2006, 04:15 AM   #52
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I am not too surprised to hear about the WTC being overrated, b/c a number of buildings that were done by Minorou Yamasaki were considered overrated as well, though the Twins were one of the few that actually got a good perspective.
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Old January 15th, 2006, 10:38 AM   #53
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I think the Petronas is the most overrated!
hit the nail on the head
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Old January 15th, 2006, 04:43 PM   #54
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hit the nail on the head
The Petronas Towers clearly deserves the recognition. Have you seen them in reality?
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Old January 16th, 2006, 02:59 AM   #55
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The Sears tower definitely looks like the taller building... it is just barely beaten by the Petronas' spire. But then the Sears has its own massive antannae that reach way higher.

Alot might disagree with me but a building I think is overated is the Swiss Re. It has a very original design but I just think its kind of ugly for some reason.
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Old January 21st, 2006, 02:55 AM   #56
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Man that pisses me off, I think it's absolutely ridiculous that they're considered taller than Sears.

Any retard can see PT are beat.
Maybe I hould sneak in there in the middle of the night and saw those spires off.
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Old January 21st, 2006, 03:15 AM   #57
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To answer to the thread title, in my own opinion: every project in Dubai...







...because they are in Dubai they have this instant cache, but really... most of them are pretty normal Same materials and all
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Old January 21st, 2006, 03:17 AM   #58
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taipei

i think

1. Taipei 101, the ugliest skyscraper in the world.
2. Petronas Towers - just kitschy
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Old January 21st, 2006, 03:48 AM   #59
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i think

1. Taipei 101, the ugliest skyscraper in the world.
I somewhat agree with you. OVERRATED!!!
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Old January 21st, 2006, 04:55 AM   #60
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In my opinion Id say Sears Tower and Taipei 101
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