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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 02-04-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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the Spire is more appealing to the eye, but the Freedom tower means so much to me as a NYer and what it signifies.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:42 PM
 
Location: USA
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I think the Freedom Tower is just very bland (am I the only one that thinks this?). I'm not saying this as a Chicagoan (if anybody reads my post, they know I'm pretty unbiased) but as a fan of all things architecture related. The Freedom Tower's only standout feature is its height. Its just a very tall box basically.

I would've liked to have seen a very dynamic and cutting edge design for a tower that means so much.

By the way, I think the tower in Philly is very appealling and cutting edge. If you threw it in the mix I might have to throw a vote in for it.
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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Default New york!

New york city is one of the greatest cities in the world with some of the worlds first skyscrapers.. the sky scraper started here no offense but chicago doesn't have such an amazing skyline.. As for new york if you take the right picture you get one of the best skyline views of this world they have so many sky scrapers you can't even count the freedom tower will be a great addition try and go their in person before you criticize
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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They dumped the name "Freedom Tower" years ago, people. It is One World Trade Center.

Then again, this thread is pretty old...
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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They dumped the name "Freedom Tower" years ago, people. It is One World Trade Center.

Then again, this thread is pretty old...
Plus, the Chicago Spire project is dead and 1 WTC is finally going full steam upward.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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New york city is one of the greatest cities in the world with some of the worlds first skyscrapers.. the sky scraper started here no offense but chicago doesn't have such an amazing skyline.. As for new york if you take the right picture you get one of the best skyline views of this world they have so many sky scrapers you can't even count the freedom tower will be a great addition try and go their in person before you criticize
Your entitled to your opinion that's fine, but Chicago is where the skyscraper was first born.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:43 PM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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Currently, the Freedom Tower in New York is around 1,000 feet. Has anyone heard updates on the Chicago Spire? Is the Spire going to be built?
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Currently, the Freedom Tower in New York is around 1,000 feet. Has anyone heard updates on the Chicago Spire? Is the Spire going to be built?
The Chicago spire isn't gonna be built.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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if thy were both built Chicago spire defiantly has a better design IMO. but yea chances are slim
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:35 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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if thy were both built Chicago spire defiantly has a better design IMO. but yea chances are slim
Well, there's this.
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