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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 06-30-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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Also those for neither, could you state why
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:34 PM
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Default It's The Spire

I'll pick the Chicago Spire, although the Freedom Tower would look good in Chicago, too.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: USA
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The Freedom Tower is not my favorite NYC building going up. The black steel and glass building that is either proposed or u/c is my favorite project in NYC.

NYC has some great architecture. The buildings in NYC have great detail on their outside. I just don't think there is much diversity amongst the building styles.

The Freedom Tower is a great project, I just don't think its as edgy or pushes the limits like the Spire does.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: suburb of Chicago
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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.
Oh and Chicago doesn't have any distinctive skyscrapers whatsoever. You think Chicago's architacture is bad.. Chicago will crush New City Once The Spire, Waterveiw, Aqua, Trump, and the Waldor=Astoria are finished.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:36 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Oh and Chicago doesn't have any distinctive skyscrapers whatsoever. You think Chicago's architacture is bad.. Chicago will crush New City Once The Spire, Waterveiw, Aqua, Trump, and the Waldor=Astoria are finished.
Calm down! you're giving off the stereotypical Chicago 'tude. He's FROM Chicago. He's comparing the two cities and trying to defend NY from someone hating on it for no reason. He didn't even GIVE a mention to Chicago so how could you imply he's saying Chicago architecture is bad? Plus, You're wrong when you say Chicago will Crush NY because that's an opinion. If you were to say in my opinion..., than it'd be valid! But still you have to think that New York is also building plenty of skyscrapers so its not like New York is being put on hold and isn't building anything while Chicago goes wild
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: suburb of Chicago
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Calm down! you're giving off the stereotypical Chicago 'tude. He's FROM Chicago. He's comparing the two cities and trying to defend NY from someone hating on it for no reason. He didn't even GIVE a mention to Chicago so how could you imply he's saying Chicago architecture is bad? Plus, You're wrong when you say Chicago will Crush NY because that's an opinion. If you were to say in my opinion..., than it'd be valid! But still you have to think that New York is also building plenty of skyscrapers so its not like New York is being put on hold and isn't building anything while Chicago goes wild

sorry I'm in a bad mood.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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sorry I'm in a bad mood.
its okay
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I think the Spire looks ugly, then again thats what I thought when I first saw the new Soldier Field and The Bean on paper, both of which are now two of my favorite sights in the Windy City.
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:28 PM
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I was just about to post a 'whoa bud' comment myself, but see that has already been done on my behalf
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I haven't voted, but I'd probably would vote for neither.

The Spire is big but it looks like a screw.

The Freedom Tower symbolizes so much but it looks like a box on top of a pedestal of fear. It's my least favorite of the WTC buildings.

Both cities have other buildings going up or on the drawing boards that appear much more appealing to me. I may say different when I see them in person, but my expectations aren't that great.
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