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  • 10

    Votes: 37 20.9%
  • 9.5

    Votes: 13 7.3%
  • 9

    Votes: 38 21.5%
  • 8.5

    Votes: 24 13.6%
  • 8

    Votes: 28 15.8%
  • 7.5

    Votes: 10 5.6%
  • 7

    Votes: 13 7.3%
  • 6.5

    Votes: 2 1.1%
  • 6

    Votes: 5 2.8%
  • 5.5

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • 5

    Votes: 1 0.6%
  • 4.5

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 4

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3.5

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3 or less

    Votes: 5 2.8%

  • Total voters
    177
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By Spirit
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aka Enron Building

211m/691ft
50 floors
completed in 1983
designed by Lloyd Jones Brewer & Associates

The textbook glass-and-steel American skyscraper slab takes a simple, yet elegant twist with this blue glass and white aluminum tower. At its heart it is another boring block, but with its leading and trailing edges curved, it is different from other less interesting buildings that have come before it. The 50-story building is one of the icons of the Houston skyline, and in the blazing Texas sun it reflects light in all directions, only serving to draw more attention to itself. The building stands out not only for its appearance, but its stance. Unlike the buildings surrounding, it deviates from the downtown grid to greet people head-on and show the world its glittering expanse.







 

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9/10...I can't name any other scraper that has such a smooth and reflective facade with a unique shape that really soars. I love the reflectivity the facade provides as well.
 

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7/10 glassy and tall. but what i like about it is also the reason why i only gave it a 7. all glass makes it a bit bland.
 

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Don't be that guy!
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wow, I think I see myself when I look at it. Nice mirror.

7.5/10
 

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How beautiful! 8.5/10 :angel1:
 

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I really like this simple and powerful form and facade...8/10. ;)
 

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8.5/10
I like the rounded shape of the building, and the shiny blue glass. The only thing I feel that lets this building down is that it has no particually distinctive features, like a spire for example, or a logo on it.
 
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The way the concept was worked out is good, no doubt. And the concept itself is -although simple- worthwhile enough to apply to a structure.

7.5/10
 

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I like this building I have been in it 6 times when my mother worked there really nice
 
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