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View Poll Results: Vote for the most futuristic skyscraper!
Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong 50 23.26%
SwissRe, London 86 40.00%
Burj Al Arab, Dubai 33 15.35%
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur 33 15.35%
Emirates Towers, Dubai 13 6.05%
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Old April 12th, 2007, 12:40 AM   #21
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Asia is the Future.... so my vote goes to BoC
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Old April 12th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #22
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Old April 12th, 2007, 06:04 AM   #23
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Petronas uses more traditional floodlights, which brings out its beauty quite well. However, I've seen pictures of it lit up in different colours before.
I would like to see pics of The Petronas using other colours for floodlights. But true the traditional ones work better for this scraper.

But still, the BoC has some nice led lights which gives it a more futuristic feel.

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Old April 12th, 2007, 12:21 PM   #24
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I would like to see pics of The Petronas using other colours for floodlights. But true the traditional ones work better for this scraper.

But still, the BoC has some nice led lights which gives it a more futuristic feel.
BoC used to have traditional floodlight lighting, somewhat like Petronas. The white lighting is fairly new, and it looks quite good without all the colours.









Nothing futuristic really about the lighting though compared to a number of other HK buildings.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 05:51 AM   #25
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1) Petronas
2) Burj Al Arab
3) Swiss Re
4) BoC
5) Emirates Towers (don't care for them at all)
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Old April 13th, 2007, 06:08 AM   #26
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BoC used to have traditional floodlight lighting, somewhat like Petronas. The white lighting is fairly new, and it looks quite good without all the colours.

Nothing futuristic really about the lighting though compared to a number of other HK buildings.
The white lighting fits the BoC well. And they did a good job on planning the lighting effects and setting it up.

Yes there are alot of HK scrapers that have a better lighting effect than the BoC but they're not in the polls.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 06:20 PM   #27
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1) Emirates Towers I had the strongest sense of ''pride'' standing in front of it.

2) Petronas
3) Burj Al-Arab
4) Bank of China
5) Swiss Re
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Old April 13th, 2007, 07:04 PM   #28
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The white lighting fits the BoC well. And they did a good job on planning the lighting effects and setting it up.

Yes there are alot of HK scrapers that have a better lighting effect than the BoC but they're not in the polls.
BoC's lighting scheme is very conservative compared to its neighbors and taller counterparts, with merely lights rising up and down and a few spotlights during the Symphony of Lights. 2 IFC is a notable exception, with floodlights much like what BoC had before. Cheung Kong is a huge billboard, and AIG screams for attention with its colour bands on the side and the large TV at the top. Even HSBC has added a series of colours along its two side staircases and along the centre body. Standard Chartered also has a few colour neon bands along its verticals.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 06:54 AM   #29
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I can't believe people like actually that London building.
I think is awful, one of the ugliest new buildings in the world.

In another note, it's strange that the Dubai buildings are underrated. They have clearly a much better design.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 10:38 AM   #30
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Old April 14th, 2007, 11:29 AM   #31
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SwissRe, as it looks like it only just landed from space sometime last week.

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Old April 14th, 2007, 04:54 PM   #32
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Where is Oriental Pearl Tower?
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Old April 16th, 2007, 05:43 AM   #33
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I don't find anything wrong with the Swiss-Re. I have never seen Swiss-Re at night but saw pics of The Torre Agbar and it has some nice lighting effects.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 07:38 AM   #34
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Agbar has a very nice colouring scheme at night whereas SwissRe is quite conservative.



I wonder if they have added anything since that photo was taken. I didn't bother going out too much at night when I was in London last year.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 08:57 AM   #35
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I don't think The Swiss-Re needs any nice lighting effects but it will look nice if it did
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Old April 16th, 2007, 09:43 AM   #36
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I don't think The Swiss-Re needs any nice lighting effects but it will look nice if it did
SwissRe's location in the heart of the City is very sensitive to too much spectacle both during the day and at night. I wouldn't think it will be appropriate to flash an Agbar-style lighting scheme on it when nearby St. Paul's only has a conservatively-lit dome.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 01:13 PM   #37
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When I saw the title of the thread I tought of BOC straight away, So I think I'll go with it. Although Petronas Towers aren't too far from the first place. I see Burj Al Arab as third, Swiss Re forth.
Also, I don't see anything futuristics about Emirates Towers. They are just regular shaped towers.
I also think that Turning Torso shuld be included in the poll, it's a great example of futuristic engineering.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 05:55 AM   #38
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I agree with Emirates Towers. I don't find anything futuristic with it. Burj Al Arab has a more futuristic look.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 12:07 PM   #39
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Imagine Swiss RE with that lighting scheme

Burj Al Arab and the Swiss RE were both revolutionary when built, as there were no other buildings on the planet like them. I suppose Swiss RE is most futuristic, because it is newer. And shaped like no other skyscraper
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Old April 17th, 2007, 12:10 PM   #40
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