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View Poll Results: Vote for the best cladding.
30 St Mary Axe, London 151 36.30%
Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur 162 38.94%
Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto 42 10.10%
Jin Mao, Shanghai 34 8.17%
Hearst Tower, New York City 27 6.49%
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Old August 24th, 2009, 11:07 PM   #1
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VOTE! Best cladding

VOTE: Best cladding

Here are the buildings which received the most nominations.

Vote for your favourite!



SwissRe / 30 St Mary Axe, London








Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur








Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto








Jin Mao, Shanghai








Hearst Tower, New York City


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Old August 25th, 2009, 12:31 AM   #2
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Gherkin for me. Jin Mao a close second though.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 03:09 AM   #3
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Hearst followed by the Gherkin.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 04:10 AM   #4
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Hearst followed by the Gherkin.
Yeah, I agree.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 10:32 PM   #5
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There are just glass or metal clading... that's quite conventional. Only the two buildings by Foster have an arhcitectonic value, and that's definetely not in the clading...
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Old August 28th, 2009, 08:24 PM   #6
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London's Gherkin all the way!!
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Old August 29th, 2009, 02:31 AM   #7
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Can't choose between RBC, Jin Mao, and Petronas. Gherkin 4th, Hearst 5th.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 04:12 AM   #8
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30 St Mary Axe, London
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Old August 31st, 2009, 01:14 PM   #9
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30 St Mary Axe is overrated.

There are much better examples of cladding in London - e.g. Plantation Place, 99 Bishopsgate, 8 Canada Square.

I'm going to vote for the Hearst Tower in NYC. Looks amazing.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 02:13 PM   #10
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My pick would be 30 St Mary Axe, London.....wouldn't mind this in my city...luv it.
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 11:27 AM   #11
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I'll go with The Gherkin
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Old November 27th, 2009, 11:17 AM   #12
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RBC in Toronto. Not the best skyscraper between those, but since it is a cladding contest, I chose it.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 08:54 AM   #13
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I think Petronas receives many nominations due to the fact that it is elegantly wrapped in Aluminium - an engineering breakthrough and it definitely isn't conventional. I can't decide which to vote yet until I do more research on the engineering intelligence each tower adopts. Of course, all 5 towers look great with their claddings.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 03:46 PM   #14
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petronas twin tower for sure..the surface is so shining,and have many colour in difrent time such blue,grey,silver,gold,bronze
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Old November 28th, 2009, 03:48 PM   #15
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silver metalic


blue


grey


gold

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Old December 13th, 2009, 07:41 PM   #16
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when this vote is over?n when the result will decide?
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 10:31 PM   #17
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30 St Mary Axe, London, and the second for me is royal bank plaza
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Old January 9th, 2010, 12:59 PM   #18
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What is so special about the Hearst tower? That is just an ordinairy glass-facade.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #19
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Royal Bank Plaza for having gold windows.



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The South Tower, a skyscraper, is the taller of the two at 180 m (591 ft); the North Tower has a height of 112 m (367 ft). The exteriors of the structures are largely covered with glass; together they have more than 14,000 windows. Each of these windows is coated with a layer of 24 karat (100%) gold. At a cost of about $70 per window, the total value of gold in the windows is over $1,000,000 but, due to the manufacturing technique used to make the glass, the gold is unrecoverable. The gold gives the windows a distinctive colour. Gold was used as an insulator to reduce heating costs.
Second would be Jin Mao for an organic metallic look.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 05:11 AM   #20
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Petronas has one of the best cladding ever.
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