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Old August 31st, 2006, 01:51 PM   #1
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Best Design for Skyscrapers

What towers are the most beautiful and
interesting from the architectural aspect?

I like three towers:

1. "Gherkin" (30 St Mary Axe - Swiss Re)
by Norman Foster and Ken Shuttleworth in London:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_St_Mary_Axe

2. Shukhov tower in Moscow:
http://www.shukhov.org/tower.html

3. “HSB Turning Torso” by Santiago Calatrava in Sweden:
http://www.turningtorso.com/


"Gherkin" (30 St Mary Axe - Swiss Re)
by Norman Foster and Ken Shuttleworth in London:



Shukhov tower in Moscow



“HSB Turning Torso” by Santiago Calatrava in Sweden

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Old September 1st, 2006, 12:14 AM   #2
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IMO.
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Old September 1st, 2006, 12:22 AM   #3
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Burj Al Arab, by WS Atkins in UAE

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Old September 1st, 2006, 05:09 AM   #4
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^ Burj Al Arab is one of my fav aslo i like the tennis court that seems like its floating
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Old September 1st, 2006, 05:12 AM   #5
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I don't like any of these. They are certainly unique and interesting, but I don't find them elegent or beautiful.
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Old September 1st, 2006, 06:03 AM   #6
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there is one of the scycrapers on the city of lisbon (portugal)...enjoy it











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Old September 2nd, 2006, 04:29 AM   #7
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The World's best skyscrapers are in Europe and Asia by far.

Turning Torso, Malmö, Sweden




Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates




Swiss Re, London, England



Tuntex Sky Tower, Kaohsiung, Taiwan



Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan



Bank of China, Hong Kong, China



Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea

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Old September 2nd, 2006, 05:16 AM   #8
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^Some of those are terrible.
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Old September 2nd, 2006, 05:44 AM   #9
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Some may not be the most beautiful but they are the most interesting IMO.
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Old September 2nd, 2006, 11:50 AM   #10
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nothing beats petronas

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Old September 3rd, 2006, 02:53 PM   #11
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I find to be both interesting and beautiful
the Shukhov Tower, the Eiffel Tower and
the Moscow State University
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Shukhov Tower



Eiffel Tower



Moscow State University

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Old September 3rd, 2006, 07:57 PM   #12
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I know it isnt the best skysraper but the Solow Building in New York has a certain air to it.

Commerbank Tower is very admirable, not because of appearance but overall concept.
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Old September 3rd, 2006, 08:25 PM   #13
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the best

Chrysler Building





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Old September 5th, 2006, 05:17 PM   #14
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By far my favorite classical skyscraper is the Chrysler Building, NYC:


And one of the most beautiful and iconic modern skyscrapers (imo.) is the Bank of China, Hong Kong:
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Old September 5th, 2006, 08:31 PM   #15
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I would still think that the Twins would be admirable especially for the fact that they were known to soar.







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Old September 13th, 2006, 11:36 PM   #16
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Bank of China >>>>>>>>> All
But i also loved Twin Towers
but my Rates are

1º Bank of china
2º Sears Tower
3º WTC
4º Burj Dubai
5º Bottle opener
6º Petronas
7º Abgar tower

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Old September 14th, 2006, 12:48 AM   #17
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Bottle Opener? Do you mean this?
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Old September 14th, 2006, 12:55 AM   #18
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Burj Al Arab
Turning Torso
Jin Mao Plaza

That's all
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