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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 06-29-2008, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well, New York's diversity isn't too great, look at this

Mid town, seems to have tons of brown buildings, and all that I recognize is the Empire State Building, and I think thats the Chrysler Building in the Background but it doesn't look like it.

Here's downtown

errrrrr................

Finally, Chicago
http://www.internetretailer.com/IRCE2008/images/Venue/McCormickPlace_Skyline.jpg (broken link)
Sears Tower, John Hancock Tower are both world famous, AON Tower, and 900 Michigan tower are pretty well known, Plus Trump's Tower, The Chicago Spire, and Waldorf=Astoria.
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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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.
It's not even one of the things I think of when I hear the name New York. Food, sports and general urbanism come to mind though.

You are criticizing for Gtownoe making a statement that isn't proven and you go and do it yourself.
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: moving again
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Well, New York's diversity isn't too great, look at this

Mid town, seems to have tons of brown buildings, and all that I recognize is the Empire State Building, and I think thats the Chrysler Building in the Background but it doesn't look like it.

Here's downtown

errrrrr................

Finally, Chicago
http://www.internetretailer.com/IRCE2008/images/Venue/McCormickPlace_Skyline.jpg (broken link)
Sears Tower, John Hancock Tower are both world famous, AON Tower, and 900 Michigan tower are pretty well known, Plus Trump's Tower, The Chicago Spire, and Waldorf=Astoria.
Hm...better photos are needed ASAP

Diversity, and if you think there is none, you know nothing about architecture.


(look down the street at all the buildings)








Brooklyn is actually diverse too




RFC Graphics's Photo Galleries at pbase.com

and i didn't even show Lower Manhattan. This is very off topic btw

oh and im looking forward to 1,2,3,4, and 5 WTC, the MOMA expansion, Four Seasons Hotel, Beekman tower, Goldman Sachs, etc etc etc.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Hm...better photos are needed ASAP

Diversity, and if you think there is none, you know nothing about architecture.


(look down the street at all the buildings)








Brooklyn is actually diverse too




RFC Graphics's Photo Galleries at pbase.com

and i didn't even show Lower Manhattan. This is very off topic btw

oh and im looking forward to 1,2,3,4, and 5 WTC, the MOMA expansion, Four Seasons Hotel, Beekman tower, Goldman Sachs, etc etc etc.
Hardly any, because almost all of it is Art Deco, Neo Gothic, International, or Modern, not much else
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:19 AM
 
Location: moving again
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^^ First off, there's no need to quote the entire post, if makes it ten times longer

Secondly, you're in high school heh. no but seriously, what does Chicago have the New York does not in its skyline?

edit: Don't Respond to this, We Are WAY off Topic, start a new Thread if you want to continue
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
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Just ignore him. He is so clueless.

I stopped reading past the part where he stated that NYC has only two distinctive buildings and is not known for skyscrapers.
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Fine, you want me to name more? Woolworth, The Flatiron building, the Rockefeller Complex, Twin Towers but those are gone, then the new World Trade Center.
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:37 PM
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Just ignore him. He is so clueless.

I stopped reading past the part where he stated that NYC has only two distinctive buildings and is not known for skyscrapers.
Exactly. While I may internally debate which skyline is more significant on an architectural level (I work with architects, this is often debated), to say that nyc is not home to many architecturally significant and beautiful buildings is just ignorance. I know that when I visit new york, I very much enjoy the architecture.
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: West LA
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We have a tie so far! Very impressive! Who will be the tie-breaker?
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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I think it's nice to have a tie, it shows that each building is very unique to the other, I also see many Chicago people for Freedom and New Yorkers for the spire.
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