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View Poll Results: Vote for the best midrise!
Flatiron Building, New York 45 39.82%
Lloyds Building, London 11 9.73%
Tribune Tower, Chicago 20 17.70%
Grande Arche, Paris 30 26.55%
Tour EDF, Paris 7 6.19%
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Old February 12th, 2006, 03:00 AM   #21
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All the 5 buildings are very good but my choice is Grand Arche.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 05:22 AM   #22
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It was between Tribune Tower and Flatiron for me. In the end I had to go with Tribune. Close call though.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 11:13 AM   #23
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grande arche
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Old February 12th, 2006, 02:25 PM   #24
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Tough choice. Flatiron is awesome, but I'll vote Grande Arche.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 02:40 PM   #25
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Grande Arche!!!
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Old February 12th, 2006, 03:08 PM   #26
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Lloyds for me, and I'm disappointed it's received so few votes!

I love the "techno-industrial" look of the building, the way it's so eye catching and attention grabbing, the futuristic silvery appearance
of the facade (which has all the pipes and lifts and everything on the outside), the funky lighting at night, the 400 year history
of the company and the previous buildings, not to mention the simply AMAZING interior which I was lucky enough to see recently.
In addition to a HUGE internal atrium with multiple connected escalators and massive open floors, it features the old "Lutine Bell", along
with historic documents, old customs and traditions which have been maintained for hundreds of years.

This building is simply amazing, full of character and intrigue, a unique and iconic landmark for London's financial district.


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Old February 13th, 2006, 04:50 AM   #27
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The Flatiron
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Old February 14th, 2006, 06:24 PM   #28
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I have gone with the Flatiron Building
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Old February 15th, 2006, 06:52 PM   #29
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The towers have got little in common. I like the modern ones, but I love the oldies!
Flatiron.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 04:55 AM   #30
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Flatiron is "the building"!
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Old February 16th, 2006, 07:48 PM   #31
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I love the Flatiron building but really dislike the base so going to go with The Grande Arche
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Old February 16th, 2006, 08:53 PM   #32
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EDF is 165m high (LD's slab is high above the road, and 148m is the height from the slab, I think).

Anyway, my vote goes to the Grande Arche, but I understand that Flatiron is on top considering how iconing the building is
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Old February 17th, 2006, 02:29 AM   #33
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I think Lloyds is horrible.
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Old February 17th, 2006, 06:48 AM   #34
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Lloyds followed closely by the flat iron
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Old February 17th, 2006, 07:46 AM   #35
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Grande Arche! How did Lloyds make it into this competition? i hate that building.
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Old February 17th, 2006, 02:37 PM   #36
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Old February 17th, 2006, 08:42 PM   #37
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Flatiron, Lloyds in second place.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 12:43 AM   #38
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I guess Lloyds is one of those buildings you either love or hate. Personally, I think you have to see the building up close, in real life, to fully appreciate it - especially at night when it's all lit up. Photographs don't really do it justice.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 04:29 PM   #39
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Tough one. I'll go with the Lloyds with this one followed by The Flatiron
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