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View Poll Results: Which Building???
Chicago Spire 104 44.83%
Freedom Tower 116 50.00%
Neither 12 5.17%
Voters: 232. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-22-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: SoFlo to SoCal (Hacienda Heights)
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I like the look of both. I think Chicago will further enhance its already amazing skyline, and New York will build up what it tragically lost. I voted for Freedom Tower because of its meaning. I'd take the Twins any day over either of those 2...
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:50 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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The spire sticks out like a sore thumb while the freedom tower flows with the skyline and is more asethicaly pleasing to look at while the spire is a eye sore that looks like an italian bread. I would like it better if they reduced the height.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Cloverfield, anyone?
that movie was intresting, just whish they would have explained what the monster was
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Interesting Coincidence-

Santiago Calatrava, the designer of Chicago's Spire, also designed the WTC Transit Hub proposal ('steel-wings building') that is between Tower 2 and 3.

Calatrava’s WTC Transit Hub Pared Down | News | Architectural Record

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I'm more a fan of the WTC Towers/complex/park than the Spire
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:57 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I say that the spire fits in Vegas more cause its tacky, its cool cause its different but its kinda tacky looking, its a huge vibrator, Vegas is a tacky fake city, I hate that place,I was just offered a free room and board from my g/f's family to Vegas but I turned it down, I have to go with NYC, it looks more at home and more elegant.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Where you wish you lived, LA
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You got that right. It would only work in Vegas if it was shaped like the Eiffel Tower, draped in tacky neon, and have some amusement park ride on it. Oh, add some stupid fountains in front of it, call it something cheesy and the braindead masses will gravitate to it, dragging their knuckles, all the while proclaiming "Vegas is hot, baby".

Vegas: "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."


THANK GOD FOR THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sounds like someones mad more people visit vegas then the midwestern town this guy lives by
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:20 PM
 
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lol....getting jealous because most of the exciting supertalls are all in NY & Chicago, huh? Someone should go out and convince people that LA is a real city so skyscrapers should be built there

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sounds like someones mad more people visit vegas then the midwestern town this guy lives by
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:26 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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lol....getting jealous because most of the exciting supertalls are all in NY & Chicago, huh? Someone should go out and convince people that LA is a real city so skyscrapers should be built there

I would rather live in L.A. than in Chicago, skyscrappers aint everything.
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:39 PM
 
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They only make the city more powerful

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skyscrappers aint everything.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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They only make the city more powerful

Skyscrapers are great and all, but I far prefer mountains. Skyscrapers are dreamt, built, and occupied by men, while mountains have a unique sense of undiscovered country about them. Also, skyscrapers are cold, unfriendly, and claustrophobic. Skyscrapers symbolize the epitome of collectivism, mountains typically symbolize just the opposite (in the sense of mountain climbing, one man's achievments against nature). Just my opinion, I wouldn't recommend anybody take it too seriously.

But anyways, back to the topic at hand, I far prefer the Freedom tower, as other posters have alluded to, the Chicago Spire is...very phallic.
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