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View Poll Results: The Empire State Building VS The Sears Tower
Empire State Building 196 60.87%
Sears Tower 126 39.13%
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Well... Vote!


The Empire State Building




The Sears Tower


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Old 02-24-2009, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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No comments of why??
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:08 PM
 
Location: USA
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I don't think this is a very good comparison. They are from two completely different eras. They have two completely different architectural styles. They also represent different things.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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I don't think this is a very good comparison. They are from two completely different eras. They have two completely different architectural styles. They also represent different things.
And they're two of America's tallest and most recognizable buildings... those aren't good reasons?
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:23 PM
 
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No offense but as a tourist I'll most definitely be including the Empire State Building on my list of things to see in America. Until you mentioned it I didn't even know the Sears Building existed.

The Empire State Building is a world recognized icon.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I'd vote for the Chrysler Building over the Empire State Building.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I'd vote for the Chrysler Building over the Empire State Building.
The Chrysler is more architecturally significant, but the ESB gets the attention due to the height and the speed in which it was built. I too am a fan of the Chrysler.

I voted ESB because of the history involved and the architectural style (I'm an Art Deco lover). That's not a slight on the Sears which is a great building.

This is an unfair comparison though given all that goes into it. I'd take the Sears Tower over Burj Dubai, Tapai 101, and possibly even the Petronas Twins which are closer to being "peers" than the ESB is. My favorite modern supertall is either the Bank of China tower in Hong Kong or Cesar Pelli's 2 International Finance Center (IFC) also in Hong Kong.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: moving again
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The Sears Tower Pales in comparison with the worlds most recognizable skyscraper. Although i still like the Sears Tower, it just doesn't measure up to the Empire State Building. Then again, in the 70s, what could?

The Sears Tower was one of the best buildings in the 70s though
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:43 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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The Empire State Building

The Sears Tower does not really stand out enough despite its size. Chicago is building some other super talls that might blow the others away though.
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Neither. The Flatiron Building turns me on the most! PPG Place in Pittsburgh (the glass building with all of the points) is also amongst my favorite skyscrapers!
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