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Old May 27th, 2006, 03:24 PM   #1
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DISCUSS: Best Twin Towers

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Old May 29th, 2006, 07:12 PM   #2
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The WTC to me is the most known twin towers but I'll go with Petronas as the best looking twin towers. It's also one of Cesar Pelli's masterpiece
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Old May 29th, 2006, 07:34 PM   #3
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I agree, the WTC was certainly the most "iconic". However, I find the Petronas Towers more beautiful, and architecturally superior.
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Old May 29th, 2006, 07:43 PM   #4
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It must be because The Petronas was built in the late 20th century where skyscraper designs are becoming very innovative. The WTC when it was built was the age when box scrapers were the most common.
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Old May 29th, 2006, 08:24 PM   #5
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Petronas' design was quite daring given the technical difficulties in having a skybridge so high above ground level even though the two buildings may sway differently in the wind. That being said, I wish the buildings' management would make it easier to visit the skybridge. Do they still require people to line up in the morning to get timed tickets?
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Old May 31st, 2006, 08:31 PM   #7
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I forgot about Lippo Centre in HK. It may not be as tall as The WTC or Petronas but it's beautifully designed. The building also have Australian influence in it especially Koalas.

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Old June 1st, 2006, 12:17 AM   #8
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Twins and more galore around the world :

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Do the emirates tower count as twins??
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 01:05 AM   #10
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Do the emirates tower count as twins??
It can. Anyway when we discuss twins, does it have to be identical like same height, etc?
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Old June 6th, 2006, 04:44 PM   #11
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I agree, the WTC was certainly the most "iconic". However, I find the Petronas Towers more beautiful, and architecturally superior.
Agree - to a certain amount: I think both equally perfect in style but that's the point: style. It's like comparing Guernica to Starry Night... but as you say: you "find" it... so it's a question of taste
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Old June 6th, 2006, 07:11 PM   #12
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u guys can check out a short documentary aired on Discovery Channel about Petronas Twin Tower.very interesting.....
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...525&q=petronas
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Old June 7th, 2006, 12:44 AM   #13
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Another two in philadelphia:


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Old June 7th, 2006, 02:26 AM   #14
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c/o ortigas thread

BSA towers
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Old June 7th, 2006, 01:21 PM   #15
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Torres Kio - Puerta de Europa, MADRID:






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Old June 15th, 2006, 06:36 PM   #16
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Torres El Faro ( 170m ) - Buenos Aires







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Old June 15th, 2006, 06:43 PM   #17
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It can. Anyway when we discuss twins, does it have to be identical like same height, etc?
No because the WTC towers weren't.

In that case, I nominate 1 and 2 IFC

Methinks we have a winner :p
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Old June 15th, 2006, 07:10 PM   #18
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best looking certainly wasnt the WTC, but considering what they did for the city, and how symbolic they were.

im biased, i miss them dearly, i vote the WTC.
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Old June 15th, 2006, 07:27 PM   #19
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not the best looking on the block and not perfect twins...but the JR towers here in town are certainly imposing. not to mention the coolest thing EVER built on top of a train station.



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Old June 16th, 2006, 12:09 AM   #20
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Torres Kio - Puerta de Europa, MADRID
True, they are phantastic and beautiful!
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