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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 25th, 2007, 07:31 AM   #61
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BOC by far

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Old April 25th, 2007, 10:29 AM   #62
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Old April 27th, 2007, 07:02 PM   #63
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Swiss Re. Not just for the aesthetic beauty but for the concept, ie. the shape of the floors inside the building.
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Old April 27th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #64
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I'm sure it's by accident but as it came out PTT looks a lot like Angkor Wat, the masterpiece of ancient SE Asia
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Old April 27th, 2007, 11:03 PM   #65
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I voted for the Gherkin.

HSBC in Hong Kong is really futuristic though.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 06:53 PM   #66
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Burj al arab
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Old May 4th, 2007, 04:14 PM   #67
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GERKIN, It shows London is open to new things. I have been to New York and seen plenty of tall buildings. But Swiss Re is the best I have ever seen. The great thing about Skyscrapers in London is they are not all over the place so you can apprecate them more.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 06:32 PM   #68
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The Bank of China Tower is soooooo sexy.
Swiss Re is great but I like non-symetrical buildings better for some reason!
I don't think the others are that great of a design tbh. Don't get me wrong, Burj is beautiful. In it's own right, but I think the Bank of China and Swiss Re towers beat it. As for the Pertronas Towers. I love them for their engineering and sheer size, not for their design. Not to say it's ugly. I'll happily have them in London anyday, but it's more of an engineering feat for me, rather than an architectural one.

So it's down to Swiss Re or Bank of America. The fact that Swiss Re has a non existant lighting scheme, or, if it does, it's pretty poor. Bank of America stands tall defiantly! I'd say Bank of America looks the most futuristic. Sorry London It's just I REALLY am against uniform symettrical designs. I don't know why designers think everything has to be symetrical. It gives a design less character I think.
But yeh, Bank of America. But I still love Swiss Re.

If only Lloyds of London was on that list I would vote for that, but BoC it is.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #69
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I've seen both swiss re and Bank of China, and out of those swiss re is the far more attractive building. Bank of china has the problen of not looking as good from some angles. The inside was nice though!
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Old May 5th, 2007, 02:05 PM   #70
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Im sure BoC would win flawlessly if we were back in the 80's or early 90's, now that squares and straight lines are a lil bit out of fashion. However, i still think it should win.
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Old May 8th, 2007, 05:18 PM   #71
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swissre is the ugliest building in this list... i dont know why ppl like it... it looks like a egg...

i like the Burj Al Arab, Dubai because it looks like a sail of a ship... maybe it has something to do with the fact that i m dutch
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Old May 9th, 2007, 09:26 AM   #72
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Sure is futuristic, though
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Old May 16th, 2007, 09:23 AM   #73
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SwissRe, London
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Old May 17th, 2007, 07:35 AM   #74
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Old May 17th, 2007, 08:12 PM   #75
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bank of china 10/10 !!!! SwissRe 3/10 !! disculpen pero parece un termo de café
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Old May 20th, 2007, 12:40 PM   #76
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bank of china for me
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Old May 20th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #77
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In fact that i only have visited Burj Al Arab and The Emirates Towers my vote goes to Burj Al Arab
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