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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 July 29th, 2006, 07:50 PM   #41
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Aon chicago, what a beautiful boxy, in my personnel top 10
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Old July 29th, 2006, 09:00 PM   #42
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Even though Chicago's AON Center looks like shit, it's still very impressive and has a great impact on the skyline. It's damn tall!
It gets my vote.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 12:03 AM   #43
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aon houston!

hey he's got a point...LA's and Chi's look to familar....H-town's in different but stubby....however...i like
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Old April 24th, 2007, 04:18 AM   #44
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Even though Chicago's AON Center looks like shit, it's still very impressive and has a great impact on the skyline. It's damn tall!
It gets my vote.
buildings like the WTC, ICC, and Chicagos AON really use height to their advantage. by sheer size they force you to step back and..say 'damn this thing looks huge!"
I dont think it looks like sh!t, rather clean and pinstriped. like yankee uniform
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Old April 26th, 2007, 03:52 AM   #45
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LA Aon looks to much like a typical late 80's-90's boxy building. Just not my thing and its always taken away from the beautiful LA skyline imho. I really like the clean organized look of Chicagos Aon, and the one in Houston is kinda small, but its allright.
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Old April 28th, 2007, 08:16 AM   #46
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AON Chicago for me!

the cladding on the LA AON looks better. but the Chicago AON have nicer proportions and it looks great at night
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Old April 28th, 2007, 08:27 AM   #47
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AON Chicago for me!

the cladding on the LA AON looks better. but the Chicago AON have nicer proportions and it looks great at night
It was originally clad in marble, which, due to deterioration and other issues, had to be removed and replaced with granite.

But I'm biased toward this building because I work on the 54th floor.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 01:09 AM   #48
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love the chicago one...taller, lighter, more slender, has no tacky 'aon' sign at the top
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Old May 1st, 2007, 02:54 AM   #49
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I much prefer the Aon center in Chicago, it's a lesson in modernism, slender,tall, and unadorned. Everything is vertically extenuated which makes it seem far more sleek than the boxy LA one. The white stone also makes it look clean.

...and I have, well, not fond, but strong memories of hiding from a bitting - 2oC wind on a Sunday evening between two of the Chicago Aon's pillars.

first night in Chicago and I got lost, still enjoyed it though!
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Old May 5th, 2007, 02:39 PM   #50
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wtc stile i want to visit as soon as i can.

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Old May 5th, 2007, 02:48 PM   #51
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Aon LA!
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Old May 7th, 2007, 11:47 AM   #52
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Old May 9th, 2007, 07:43 AM   #53
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AON Tower in L.A. hands down...
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Old May 9th, 2007, 08:33 AM   #54
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I like both. But I have to vote for AON Chicago because it's one of my favorites worldwide. It definitely has a resemblance to the WTC NY, but I personally love it because it reminds me of a square yet streamlined version of a Greek fluted column. It's mostly shaft, but the lobby and the lit up top can be modernist versions of a base and capital.
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[QUOTE=Latoso;13072775] I have to vote for AON Chicago because it's one of my favorites worldwide. It definitely has a resemblance to the WTC NY,


^ What..... No it does not resemble TWC in any shape or form, Oh C'mon now!
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Old May 9th, 2007, 09:15 AM   #56
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Aon Centre LA.

Aon Chicago is a bit too overrated IMO.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 09:25 AM   #57
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Old May 9th, 2007, 09:26 AM   #58
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^ What..... No it does not resemble TWC in any shape or form, Oh C'mon now!
I disagree. It resembles both the shape and form, even the year they were completed. They both have strong vertical lines, much like pin-striping. I've even seen New Yorkers tear up when they see it in person because it reminds them so much of it. See for yourself:





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For me there really is no competition. Having been up close and personal with both towers, AON Chicago wins hands down. It is taller, more slender, Has far superior cladding (marble) and the zig zag texture of the walls is amazing. It is a better looking and more interesting looking skyscraper, where as the one in LA is not much more than your average box.
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I disagree. It resembles both the shape and form, even the year they were completed. They both have strong vertical lines, much like pin-striping. I've even seen New Yorkers tear up when they see it in person because it reminds them so much of it. See for yourself:






^ Nope sorry Guy, still don't see the resemblance. Good try though.
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