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Old January 5th, 2008, 03:00 AM   #21
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For me WTC would be the best, then Empire State Building and last Chrysler building. But you know, there are much more beautiful skyscrapers than these 3. All 3 are quite boxy, too old and conservative IMHO. WTC is the youngest and least conservative among them. I'd prefer you chose some futuristic skysrapers but it doesn't mean that this thread or the comparison aren't good.

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Old January 5th, 2008, 10:12 PM   #22
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But you know, there are much more beautiful skyscrapers than these 3
But you do know, thats an OPINION
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Old January 6th, 2008, 03:03 PM   #23
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1.WTC
2.Emipre state building.
3.Chrysler building ( the top half is good but i think that the building is to thin for is height)
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Old January 6th, 2008, 11:52 PM   #24
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1. ESB
2. Chrysler
3. WTC

Not a knock on WTC, but it's not even in the same league as the ESB and Chrysler.
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Old January 7th, 2008, 04:29 AM   #25
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Were the Twins really soaring towers or just towers that just knew how to soar?



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Old January 7th, 2008, 08:44 AM   #26
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Chrysler > Empire State > WTC (both incarnations)
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Old January 7th, 2008, 09:44 AM   #27
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Adding the Chrysler Building as a choice in a VS competition thread is utterly pointless because nothing, nowhere can ever beat the Chrysler Building, except for perhaps the proposed MoMA expansion tower in midtown, which I've totally fallen for because it fits my style almost perfectly.

1-Chrysler
2-New WTC
3-ESB
4-Old WTC

All of them are truly the greatest you'll ever find, including the greatest in terms of size, design, fame, and attention. This thread focuses on the main skyscraper icons of NY; after another 100 years of building skyscrapers, the number of towering icons with the status of the ESB, WTC and CB in NYC may be ten-fold. This current period is going to be better than what gave us the ESB and CB.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 12:20 AM   #28
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. But you know, there are much more beautiful skyscrapers than these 3. All 3 are quite boxy, too old and conservative IMHO.
haha..wait hold on a second...the chrysler building is too boxy?

these buildings are history and (not including WTC) the Empire State and chrysler are no where close to conservative considering they were built in 1930-1931.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 12:29 AM   #29
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If there was an award for the most underated skyscrapers then the original WTC would win it easily.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 09:50 AM   #30
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ESB
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CHRYSLER
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Old January 8th, 2008, 09:35 PM   #31
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haha..wait hold on a second...the chrysler building is too boxy?

these buildings are history and (not including WTC) the Empire State and chrysler are no where close to conservative considering they were built in 1930-1931.
What's funny ? Chrysler building is not boxy It has sharp edges and looks like a lego set (as most of the skyscrapers in America). Yeah you're right - they are not conservative they are state of the art, the best modern skysrapers in the world . I am not the fond of that old architecture, I like modern glassy skyscrapers. BTW everything that's not modern it's classic (traditional, conservative... whatever you wanna call it).
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Old January 8th, 2008, 09:47 PM   #32
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i'd choose ES.. it remains as a symbol of the power of NYC.. figuratively and literally..
empire state was hit by a plane and never fell down.. WTC on the other hand both fell, which was a very sad moment..
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Old January 8th, 2008, 09:52 PM   #33
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Chrysler is a masterpiece. Empire State is right behind it.

The World Trade Center was ugly. I say that despite Yamasaki being an alumnus of my high school in Seattle. They had nothing except height.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #34
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the design (WTC) maybe the best, and strongest in those days..
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1. CHRYSLER 2. EMPIRE 3.WTC
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Old January 17th, 2008, 06:28 AM   #36
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Chrysler in a heartbeat.

I like the old WTC because of what it stood for, and I'm also a fan of height, but it just can't compete with the art-deco style of the Chrysler that I just love so much.
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This thread makes me glad that the American people have the sense to vote in a president who has avenged 9/11 by taking out Al Quada's leader: Saddam Hussein.

Oh wait...
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whoops double post.
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The Empire state building simply because of its rich history and limestone facade.
The Chrysler building is also pretty high on my list because of its beautiful exterior of fine detail.
The WTC was just ugly. The only reason they were famous was due to their height and 9/11.
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What's funny ? Chrysler building is not boxy It has sharp edges and looks like a lego set (as most of the skyscrapers in America). Yeah you're right - they are not conservative they are state of the art, the best modern skysrapers in the world . I am not the fond of that old architecture, I like modern glassy skyscrapers. BTW everything that's not modern it's classic (traditional, conservative... whatever you wanna call it).
I prefer structures that will not become eyesores in a decade and tell a story.
Conservative? Just because it isn't %80 glass? I would prefer to see a city of fine victorian architecture then a city of glass, thats why I find Hong Kong rather ugly.
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