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Old March 6th, 2017, 10:06 PM   #1
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Discuss: World's Best Skyscraper

This is the forum for general discussion about skyscrapers, but there aren't any threads about the best skyscrapers. I've seen threads about colorful skyscrapers, old skyscrapers, and funny skyscrapers, but not best skyscrapers. So I created this thread for discussions about the best skyscrapers.

You are encouraged to post photos to support your argument points! (Didn't someone once say, "A picture is worth a thousand words"?)

I'll start with the Sears Tower in Chicago:
Sears Tower Stands Tall by Christopher Moffatt, on Flickr


Sears Tower ss [Copyrighted free use], by Photo taken in 1998 by Wikipedia user Soakologist. No rights claimed or reserved. (From enwiki.), from Wikimedia Commons
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Old March 7th, 2017, 03:46 AM   #2
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The Chrysler Building is the best skyscraper in the world, I have no doubt:



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Old March 7th, 2017, 04:03 AM   #3
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Excellent! The Chrysler Building is definitely worthy of being posted here.

John Hancock Center, Chicago:

John Hancock Center - Chicago [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], by OmidGul (Own work), from Wikimedia Commons

The X-bracing is very original.
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I love Messeturm, but Chrysler and ESB are my favorite

Messeturm by Nihil Baxter007, auf Flickr
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Just an enlargement of a photo I posted earlier:
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Old March 9th, 2017, 10:23 PM   #6
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Bank of America Center, Houston:

Bank of America Center Houston 1 [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], by Jim Porter from Houston, usa (bank of america center), from Wikimedia Commons


Bank of America Center (Houston) [Public domain], by PSE02 at en.wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia by SreeBot), from Wikimedia Commons

Bank of America Center by Iván Abrego, on Flickr

Very interesting shape!
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Old March 10th, 2017, 02:17 AM   #7
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maybe it's time to re-do the best supertall cup in the vs series. I think Shanghai Tower, for example, could give the Chrysler Building a run for its money.
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I think we better wait for the Kingdom tower to complete... then it will be the clash of the titans... KT vs burj Khalifah, Ping an vs ST and the iconic midgets Chrysler vs PTT
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My, my, we are getting new skyscrapers too fast for my very old brain to keep track. (My brain is quite young among humans, but compared to the modern world of skyscrapers, it is extremely old.)
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Tomorrow Square, Shanghai:

Tomorrow Square [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], by Baycrest (Own work), from Wikimedia Commons
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Of course, the Empire State Building deserves a mention:
Empire State Building at sunset by Stephen Gregory, on Flickr
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This is an interesting one:

West Tower (Liverpool):

West Tower, Liverpool - from Bath Street [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], by Rept0n1x (Own work), from Wikimedia Commons

&quot;The emigrants&quot; and West Tower, Liverpool by David Humphrey, on Flickr
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After having seen them in Person, the Petronas Tower became my favourite skyscrapers. There's nothing like them. The steel facade makes them very special. They look like they are not from this world.
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Original One World Trade Center and Two World Trade Center:

World Trade Center, New York City - aerial view (March 2001) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], by Jeffmock (Own work), from Wikimedia Commons


Twin Towers-NYC [Public domain], by Carol M. Highsmith *





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One World Trade Center is the one with the antenna.
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I've always loved Royal Bank Plaza in Toronto. It would get more attention if it were taller. There's real gold in every panel of glass. Besides looking great it acts as a good insulator so it's not just for decoration. The interior lobby might be even more impressive.


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The sign wasn't there back then . . . . Looked much better.
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Maybe not the best but certainly very unique and interesting. Both are located in Singapore and I have seen them myself, and they look amazing!

The Pinnacle @ Duxton

http://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.c...XTON_01_BT.JPG
This is actually a public housing project consisting of 7 connected 50 story skyscrapers with two 500 meters long skygardens located on the 26 and 50 floors respectively.

Marina Bay Sands

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http://www.marinabaysands.com/conten...faq_banner.jpg
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