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View Poll Results: Burj Dubai, Chicago Spire, Al Burj, NYC Freedom towers. Which one is best
Burj, Dubia 6 13.95%
Al Burj, Dubai 3 6.98%
Chicago Spire, Chicago Illinois 25 58.14%
NYC Freedom towers 9 20.93%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-11-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I'm from Chicago, but I think the "Spire" looks like a giant Dil-do. It's round, ugly, and unimpressive. Also, it will be probably be the 4th, 5th, 6th ot 7th tallest building in the world - anything that is not the undisputed "tallest" building in the world is a lost cause in my opinion, Chicago was unchallenged for 30 years. Now the 3rd world, developing countries, and oil exploitaters are outclassing my favorite city, it makes me sick.
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I'm from Chicago, but I think the "Spire" looks like a giant Dil-do. It's round, ugly, and unimpressive. Also, it will be probably be the 4th, 5th, 6th ot 7th tallest building in the world - anything that is not the undisputed "tallest" building in the world is a lost cause in my opinion, Chicago was unchallenged for 30 years. Now the 3rd world, developing countries, and oil exploitaters are outclassing my favorite city, it makes me sick.
I wouldn't call what Dubai is doing "class." But I know how you feel.
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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the al burj is nasty looking
spire and burj dubai are the best
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:27 PM
 
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Prince Alwaleed bin Tala of Saudi Arabia launched a plan to build a 1 km tower.
Alwaleed's Kingdom Holding to build 1km tower - Real Estate - ArabianBusiness.com

They spend their money on anything they want. I have nothing against modern buildings. But it seems unnecessary to me. I don't see it as progress. Then again their idea of nation building (or rather lack thereof) is entirely different.
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:55 PM
 
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yeah why do those countries need to build bigger and bigger buildings
its like they think it will make there country better lol
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Old 10-22-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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I voted for the Freedom Tower because it's more of a symbol than it is a competitor to the race to the sky. It's 1776 feet tall for a reason, we gained our independence in the year 1776. Plus, the Freedom Tower complex is not just one building, it consists of many different buildings, 4 of which will be supertalls. There will be the Freedom Tower, which will be the tallest in the city and then there will be three others that will all be taller than the Empire State Buiding. Talk about an icon! They knocked two of our buildings down, so we're building four supertalls!
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