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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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^^ 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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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 *





Alternative names

Birth name: Carol Louise McKinney
Artist name: Carol M. Highsmith
Carol McKinney Highsmith


Description

American photographer



Date of birth
18 May 1946



Location of birth
Leaksville, North Carolina



Work period
1981-


Work location
*United States of America


Authority control




VIAF: 84615840
ISNI: 0000 0001 2141 8199
ULAN: 500251255
LCCN: n88121701
NLA: 35418179
WorldCat, from Wikimedia Commons

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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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.com/www.theedgeproperty.com/s3fs-public/editor/sg/BLD_PINNACLE_DUXTON_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

https://www.peri.com/.imaging/xl/dam/4eb0b9be-b46e-4118-b5e9-51b7030f461f/87546/marina-bay-sands-the-american-las-vegas-sands-corporation-is-the-owner-of-the-complex-the-highly-visible-hotel-towers.jpg

http://www.marinabaysands.com/content/dam/singapore/marinabaysands/master/main/home/sands-skypark/frequently-asked-questions/faq_banner.jpg
 
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