U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
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

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-28-2008, 04:56 PM
j33
 
4,625 posts, read 12,869,909 times
Reputation: 1668

Advertisements

I like them both, bit I'm giving an edge to The Spire as I like Calavatra and prefer his more daring approaching to architecture.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-28-2008, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
30,221 posts, read 67,365,623 times
Reputation: 15855
I'm voting for the Freedom Tower. Living near New York I knew people who lost loved ones on 9/11, and for me this tower just speaks to me very emotionally. No offense to Chicago, but I agree that the spire looks very out-of-place.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-28-2008, 09:53 PM
 
2,502 posts, read 8,051,324 times
Reputation: 885
Yeah. The spire is a neat building...it just doesn't fit in with the skyline. It stands out too much to the point where it's distracting.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-28-2008, 10:10 PM
 
Location: USA
13,266 posts, read 10,396,958 times
Reputation: 4228
Quote:
Originally Posted by Billiam View Post
HHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAA!!! I love the joksters we got around here! great joke



Maybe im a bit strange, but i thought this was about 2 skyscrapers, not 2 cities or their skylines.

Yea it is funny right? All the experts rank Chicago's skyline over NYCs. I love how you suddenly got so defensive.

I'm sorry,I don't think NYC has the best skyline, and I wrong for thinking that?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-28-2008, 11:48 PM
 
Location: moving again
4,382 posts, read 15,326,863 times
Reputation: 1589
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gtownoe View Post
Yea it is funny right? All the experts rank Chicago's skyline over NYCs. I love how you suddenly got so defensive.

I'm sorry,I don't think NYC has the best skyline, and I wrong for thinking that?
That's not what i laughed at. The fact that you think New York has no diversity among it's skyscrapers is comical to me, especially since it's so apparent.

And No, I completely understand why many people think Chicago has the best Skyline, It is really beautiful!

But it all comes down to personal preference, which experts can't decide for me or anyone else.

I didn't try to sound so defensive btw! sorry!

Last edited by Billiam; 06-28-2008 at 11:57 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
187 posts, read 477,375 times
Reputation: 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by [LEFT
radraja[/LEFT];4269407]Yeah. The spire is a neat building...it just doesn't fit in with the skyline. It stands out too much to the point where it's distracting.
That's exactly what people said about the Sears Tower, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, etc. If we are only going to build structures that we feel fit in, can we call that progress? Can we call that vision? Can we call that creativity? NO! We in Chicago call that STATUS QUO! But that's is why Chicago is the birthplace of Modernism. That is why Chicago has a world renowned reputation for being a global leader in architecture, open spaces and urban design. IT'S CALL THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX! IT'S CALL TAKING CHANCES. IT'S CALL HAVING VISION! AND QUITE FRANKLY WE FIND MOST CITIES/PEOPLE LACK OF VISION DISTURBING!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2008, 08:21 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
980 posts, read 2,909,538 times
Reputation: 285
Quote:
Originally Posted by beeneverywheretwice View Post
That's exactly what people said about the Sears Tower, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, etc. If we are only going to build structures that we feel fit in, can we call that progress? Can we call that vision? Can we call that creativity? NO! We in Chicago call that STATUS QUO! But that's is why Chicago is the birthplace of Modernism. That is why Chicago has a world renowned reputation for being a global leader in architecture, open spaces and urban design. IT'S CALL THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX! IT'S CALL TAKING CHANCES. IT'S CALL HAVING VISION! AND QUITE FRANKLY WE FIND MOST CITIES/PEOPLE LACK OF VISION DISTURBING!
WOOO There, calm down lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2008, 08:27 PM
 
2,502 posts, read 8,051,324 times
Reputation: 885
Quote:
Originally Posted by beeneverywheretwice View Post
That's exactly what people said about the Sears Tower, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, etc. If we are only going to build structures that we feel fit in, can we call that progress? Can we call that vision? Can we call that creativity? NO! We in Chicago call that STATUS QUO! But that's is why Chicago is the birthplace of Modernism. That is why Chicago has a world renowned reputation for being a global leader in architecture, open spaces and urban design. IT'S CALL THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX! IT'S CALL TAKING CHANCES. IT'S CALL HAVING VISION! AND QUITE FRANKLY WE FIND MOST CITIES/PEOPLE LACK OF VISION DISTURBING!
Well, I personally don't think it compliments the rest of the skyline. Cool building, but I don't like the way it affects the skyline as a whole.

I'm entitled to my opinion.

No need to freak out.

(PS: I wouldn't use the word global - the Asian cities are kicking our butts in terms of modernism and architecture.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
980 posts, read 2,909,538 times
Reputation: 285
Maybe it will look better when aqua, and Waldorf-Astoria are complete. I also think trump will help it fit in a little.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2008, 09:21 PM
 
149 posts, read 154,937 times
Reputation: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gtownoe View Post
Yea it is funny right? All the experts rank Chicago's skyline over NYCs. I love how you suddenly got so defensive.

I'm sorry,I don't think NYC has the best skyline, and I wrong for thinking that?
All experts?

Please tell who all the "experts" are and where the they all unanimously agreed that Chicago's skyline is superior. Go around it all you want but fact remains New York is the King of the skyline and I'm pretty sure an overwhelming number of people agree New York has the best skyline.

When people think of New York, one of the first things that comes to mind is the amazing skyline.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top