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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 06-25-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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LOL A VIBRATOR, To me it looks like a "SPIRE"
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Very hard decision. i love them both, they're both incredible. I like them both equally. they will do their amazing part for each respective skyline. However, i think the surrounding areas that will be built around both towers are not equal. Freedom towers is much prettier and means so much more, so i have to give this one to Freedom tower, but they're still both amazing and I'm extremely glad they're both going up. Great Job New York and Chicago!
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I prefer the Freedom Tower visually, but the Spire from a engineering standpoint. Also, in this 21st century super-duper-tall building boom we see globally right now, 70 floors isn't very inspiring. Hell, it was inspiring 25 years ago. Imho, N.Y.'s fear to build, as tall or, taller than the original Trade Centers sends the wrong message to NYers, terrorist and the world. In Chicago we would have rebuilt bigger and bolder(and by now). But that's easy for me to say. At any rate, it's a classy and sophisticated design.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:04 AM
 
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Freedom tower is a classic design. I like the Spire but I think it looks out of place.
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Chicago Spire, because it's ribbed for your pleasure.
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:23 PM
 
Location: yeah
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They're both inadequate until they actually eject urine, thus literally winning the pissing contest against every other building, city and meat-headed populace on Earth.
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Old 06-28-2008, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Freedom Tower.
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:30 AM
 
Location: suburb of Chicago
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For those of you who think the Spire is out of It's place your wrong. They're also building Trump Tower, Waldorf=Astoria, Aqua Tower,and the Waterveiw Tower all in that same spot. That way they'll support the Spire's height. I love the Freedom tower but the Spire is better. This is the skyline in 2014.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e399/delta2094/Untitled-1.jpg (broken link)
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Old 06-28-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: USA
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That skyline in 2014 is crazy...

The Freedom Tower is safe. The Spire is edgy.

I like NYC's skyline a lot. But its lack of diversity architectually just doesn't do much for me. As a whole its massive, but there's not much else to it. There's not many buildings that are distinguishable other than the Chrystler building. I don't know if its due to its density, or planning, or what...but the buildings don't really shine through in NYC. Its just the skyline as a whole. Chicago's buildings make the skyline, there are many unique and interesting towers that have the space to make their presence known in the skyline.
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Old 06-28-2008, 04:32 PM
 
Location: moving again
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That skyline in 2014 is crazy...

The Freedom Tower is safe. The Spire is edgy.

I like NYC's skyline a lot. But its lack of diversity architectually just doesn't do much for me.
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As a whole its massive, but there's not much else to it. There's not many buildings that are distinguishable other than the Chrystler building. I don't know if its due to its density, or planning, or what...but the buildings don't really shine through in NYC. Its just the skyline as a whole. Chicago's buildings make the skyline, there are many unique and interesting towers that have the space to make their presence known in the skyline.
Maybe im a bit strange, but i thought this was about 2 skyscrapers, not 2 cities or their skylines.
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