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Old 09-29-2007, 12:03 PM
 
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the best place to see the NY skyline is either from jersey, statue of liberty, top of the rock, esb, or from the brooklyn bridge, imo

 
Old 09-29-2007, 12:09 PM
 
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and I personally love what the spire will do for the skyline. Its no joke, its great modern achitecture imo

 
Old 10-14-2007, 04:29 PM
 
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sorry for killing this thread!
 
Old 10-14-2007, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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That gargantuan inverted misplaced screw is an abomination.

Look at me .Look at me. Look look look at me.

Nice going Chicago you just destroyed a fabulously classic skyline.

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Old 10-14-2007, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I think Scranton has the best skyline!



What's not to love about a nitty-gritty blue-collar downtown scene? Talk about sexy!
 
Old 10-14-2007, 07:51 PM
 
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Good God that Spire is ugly! Anyway, back on topic, I agree with whoever said Hong Kong has the best skyline in the world, and NYC will always have the best skyline in the country. Sorry, but Chicago's skyline is ugly and industrial looking. Having a good skyline is more than just having glass buildings, it's having character. NYC's skyline has a lot of character; San Francisco is second in the nation for a skyline with character, followed closely by Seattle.
 
Old 10-14-2007, 09:44 PM
 
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The design of the Chicago Spire is intriguing, perhaps ingenious. I love how the fluid twists of this building makes for a mesmerizing flow that's not overdone. What a masterpiece !

The location of the Spire offers a truly breathtaking view. I really like the documentary about Chicago on this site.

The Chicago Spire. Inspired by nature, imagined by Calatrava
 
Old 10-14-2007, 09:53 PM
 
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That gargantuan inverted misplaced screw is an abomination.

Look at me .Look at me. Look look look at me.

Nice going Chicago you just destroyed a fabulously classic skyline.
You're just jelous Villanova couldn't get such a masterpiece jk

this is a building you either love or hate, one or the other
Its kind of funny that the building was designed by bridge designer
The top floor is going for ONLY 40,000,000 dollars!!!
 
Old 10-14-2007, 10:02 PM
 
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Be careful with your statement, my friend

Santiago Calatrava (http://www.calatrava.com/main.htm - broken link)

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Its kind of funny that the building was designed by bridge designer
 
Old 10-14-2007, 10:20 PM
 
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I loved the original design for the Spire-- it was very fairy-tale, very elegant. Truly a wonderful addition to our city.

The current plans put me in mind of the stereotypical shapes for rubber dog poo

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Good God that Spire is ugly! Anyway, back on topic, I agree with whoever said Hong Kong has the best skyline in the world, and NYC will always have the best skyline in the country. Sorry, but Chicago's skyline is ugly and industrial looking. Having a good skyline is more than just having glass buildings, it's having character. NYC's skyline has a lot of character; San Francisco is second in the nation for a skyline with character, followed closely by Seattle.
I disagree heartily. NYC's skyline is ancient, unwashed and extremely industrial. It is quite the opposite of what you have said, in fact-- Chicago's skyline is composed of buildings that are very "black tie" in design. NYC always looked very run down to me when I lived there, like the buildings showed every day of their age. And for having so many skyscrapers, NYC's buildings are very "faceless": there's absolutely nothing memorable about 99% of them. They are simply tall buildings.

Come to think of it, Hong Kong's skyline didn't impress me at all. It's like Tokyo's: you actually wonder where the skyscrapers really are, because all you see are 30 story tenement buildings that look like something out of a Silent Hill/zombie horror game.
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