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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 01-26-2009, 10:07 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Just a chance? It would instantly become a symbol of Chicago. It's not just another supertall, it's almost TWICE as tall as Hancock. I think it would really define the city.

I'm not saying that in any way to do with New York or that it would make Chicago better than NYC blah blah blah, I'm just saying that only focusing on Chicago, the Spire would really dominate the city....especially because it would be brand new.
"Just a chance? It would instantly become a symbol of Chicago".
Good point. I just hope its a good symbol LOL.

"I'm just saying that only focusing on Chicago, the Spire would really dominate the city"
It will certainly dominate the city but perhaps too much. This is certainly a risky move lol.

One thing I am interested is how the building will look in the daytime, for instance to people down in the lakeshore parks. You would have to assume (we hope) that they thought about how the sun will reflect on and off the building. I do not think the photos give us a good idea.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:10 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I would've really liked to have seen a more creative design for the Freedom Tower. Something with a little more edge. I like its height but the building is not anything new. I think the base (with the parks and shops, etc) is more interesting than the actual building.

The Spire is a risky building, and could turn out to be a horrible building. But atleast it took the risk.
I agree with most of this.

One thing I do like about the Freedom Tower is not only the base like you described but how the other new buildings look and fit together.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:03 AM
 
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I vote for the American Commerce Center in Philadelphia:




American Commerce Center - Philadelphia
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Bellaire...Texas
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Lighter...
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn277/johnandahalf/bicbldg.jpg (broken link)

Cigar...
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn277/johnandahalf/spire.jpg (broken link)
Anybody want one?
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Medina (Brooklyn), NY
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I like that building in Philly.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: USA
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I like that building in Philly.

I like the building in Philly too.

The Freedom Tower just seems pretty bland and unispired. As a building representing America's ideals I wish that a better design had been chosen.

As far as the Spire goes I like the design and height but it is still questionable whether it will ever get built.

I like a lot of the buildings currently under construction in NY better than the Freedom Tower.
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:00 AM
 
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Let freedom Ring
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:40 PM
 
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/74/Freedom_Tower_New.jpg (broken link)
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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I think the designs are cool as hell.
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas,tx or Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Chicago spire I think is the best!
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