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View Poll Results: Battle of the Aons
Aon LA 26 16.77%
Aon Chicago 114 73.55%
Both 15 9.68%
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Old June 18th, 2006, 11:50 PM   #1
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Aon Center vs Aon Center

2 towers. 2 different cities. 1 name.

Aon Center Los Angeles-858 ft/262m tall and 62 stories


[img]http://************/1et5yw[/img]
[img]http://************/bx8ao[/img]



Aon Center Chicago-1,136/343m tall and 83 stories






I can't vote for just one. They're both too nice.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 12:01 AM   #2
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Both are really fantastic towers. But I love the Aon in Chicago more than the most other Towers in the World. Can't say why but so it is.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 12:06 AM   #3
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My favorite Aon LA picture:

[img]http://photos.***************/kcgridlock/la/IMG_4993_sized.jpg[/img]
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Old June 19th, 2006, 02:43 AM   #4
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A nice night shot. I was looking for one where there is color at the top, but couldn't find one.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 02:47 AM   #5
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chi-town's
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Old June 19th, 2006, 02:57 AM   #6
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Chicago's is better from a distance, but up close I like the facade of LA's better. still, my vote definately has to go Chicago, as its a very imposing looking tower compared to something rather standars. and I hate that logo on LA's.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 03:00 AM   #7
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Sh** when did LA's Aon Center Catch on fire? What happened?

Anyways i think i like Chicago's Aon center better, it's taller and looks more imposing.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 06:14 AM   #8
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aon houston!

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Old June 19th, 2006, 06:31 AM   #9
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Don't really like either. LA is nicer b/c it's black, but the white trim kills it for me and reminds me of a choclate bar.

I like Chi-town's design more but I just don't like the white of it.

I guess I'll vote both but really, not by much.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 06:43 AM   #10
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Quote:
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Sh** when did LA's Aon Center Catch on fire? What happened?

Anyways i think i like Chicago's Aon center better, it's taller and looks more imposing.
From Wikipedia:

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On May 4, 1988 there was a fire on the 12th floor that destroyed five floors, injured 40 people, and left one dead.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 07:49 AM   #11
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The one in Chicago looks much better. The LA one seems dated. And also the symmetry of Aon Chicago.

Chicago easily. (and it is phat)
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Old June 19th, 2006, 10:29 AM   #12
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Chi-towns looks better and is better.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 10:46 PM   #13
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Chicago's looks great with the light color. But it sure does look lonely compared to its more nestled LA counterpart. I'd vote for Chicago.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 11:00 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Threehundred
2 towers. 2 different cities. 1 name.
and the same box...

This doesn't mean I don't like the towers, but just because they're tall...

Both designed from the same architect? I vote for the LA one, better contrast between windows and structure.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 09:48 PM   #15
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AON LA
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Old June 21st, 2006, 04:36 AM   #16
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I actually like both Though I find the one in Chicago more iconic. It was once the 4th tallest in the world
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Old June 21st, 2006, 04:38 AM   #17
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I hope the AON Center in Los Angeles gets a face lift like the SBC tower is getting. I like both but I prefer Chicago's honestly.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 04:44 AM   #18
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Both are just great. But, I prefer La one. Chicago one has a good location.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 08:02 AM   #19
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I vote for Chicago. That fire in Los Angeles looks pretty freaky.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 08:06 AM   #20
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I like them both. LA's version has attractive cladding and looks a lot taller than it actually is. From this shot on Emporis, it almost looks as tall as Chicago's Aon.


Ultimately, however, I have to go with Chicago's Aon Center. It's taller, more iconic, slightly better-designed, and looks damn good at night.

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I also like the Chicago Aon Center's position in the skyline. With the Sears and JHC as bookends, the Aon provides a nice center of balance.
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