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Old May 21st, 2007, 01:38 AM   #1
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30 ST MARY AXE wins 37th Hall of Fame contest!

Most Futuristic Skyscraper



1. 30 St Mary Axe (SwissRe), London - 86 votes (40%)








2. Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong - 50 votes (23.26%)








3. Burj Al Arab, Dubai - 33 votes (15.35%) - tied for 3rd place








3. Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur - 33 votes (15.35%) - tied for 3rd place








5. Emirates Towers, Dubai - 13 votes (6.05%)



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Old May 21st, 2007, 03:27 AM   #2
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Woo! Go Swiss Re! I think I remember voting in this (must have been a while back) But this result certainly makes me proud

Although the other buildings are all fantastic too.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 04:02 AM   #3
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how many has swiss re won now?
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Old May 21st, 2007, 03:42 PM   #4
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I'm happy Swiss Re won, definately when it had some really tough competition. BOC for instance is an amazing building, I hope Broadgate Tower which is U/C in London will have a similar neon lighting on it's cross bracing.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 03:52 PM   #5
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Swiss Re is amazing..
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 07:54 AM   #6
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Congrats. It's actually my favourite Euro scraper other than The Messeturm
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 08:37 AM   #7
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Yes it is definitely one of my favorite buildings in the world. Congrats.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 08:40 AM   #8
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Swiss Re's shape is very unconventional and not surprising given Foster's track record. Well done.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 04:51 PM   #9
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Old May 26th, 2007, 05:59 PM   #10
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wow, it won by a large margin too

It has its faults, but its still a fantastic building
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Old May 26th, 2007, 05:59 PM   #11
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Here are some amazing picture I found of it on flickr, seeing this I can see why it won

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonlucas/262554337/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonluca...n/photostream/

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Also I didn't know until recently it was voted the most admired new building in the world in 2005 by a survey of the world's largest firms of architects
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Old May 27th, 2007, 09:47 AM   #12
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superb design...
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Old November 20th, 2009, 09:49 PM   #14
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I vote for petronas
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