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Old 07-03-2008, 01:14 PM
 
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The Chicago Spire looks pretty damn cool.

Freedom Tower = gay.
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:30 PM
 
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The Chicago Spire looks pretty damn cool.

Freedom Tower = gay.
Um, OK...

Here is something I found:

New York City:

Freedom Tower - 1,776
175 Greenwich - 1,358
MOMA - 1,300
200 Greenwich - 1,278
Penn Station East - 1,200 est
Manhattan West Tower #1 -1,216
Bank of America Tower - 1,200
99 Church Street - 1,000
Girasole - 1,000+
150 Greenwich Street - 975
Manhattan West Tower #2 - 935

There are too many sub 900 ft towers to list.
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I'm not sure how a building can have homosexual relations with another building of the same gender, but ok. If any building exhibits gay pride it's this one in Waikiki:

http://k43.pbase.com/g6/54/749054/2/...5.3J9fNEBA.jpg
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:15 AM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Add Lexington, KY to the list. The height of a planned building there has been upped to 440 feet, which is a bit taller than the current tallest (410 ft)

http://wkyt.mis.net/images/CentrePointe%203-4-08.jpg (broken link)
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Cool
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:24 AM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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The Chicago Spire looks pretty damn cool.

Freedom Tower = gay.
The Freedom Tower is replacing a gaping whole in the heart of America's largest city that has existed since a terrorist attack killed thousands of Americans.
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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This is a list of all the ones I could think of... please add any I'm not aware of

Chicago - Spire 2000 feet
NYC - Freedom Tower 1,776 feet
Philly - American Commerce Center 1,500 feet
Nashville - Signature Tower 1,030 feet
Louisville - Museum Plaza 703 feet
Austin - (can't remember name) 680 feet
Cincy - Great American 659 feet

Recently added tallest buildings

Philly - Comcast Tower 973 ft (2008)
Miami - 4 Seasons Hotel 789 (2003)
Mobile - Battlehouse Tower 745 (2007)
Omaha - 1st National Bank Tour 634 feet (2004)
Las Vegas - Wynn Tower 614 feet (2007)
Virginia Beach - Westin Hotel 589 feet (2007)
Some smaller cities in the NYC region:

New Rochelle, NY: LeCount Square, 545 ft (proposed)
New Rochelle, NY: Trump Tower, 435 ft, 2007

White Plains, NY: The Ritz-Carlton Residences (2 towers), ~440ft, 2007

Stamford, CT: Trump Tower, 350 ft, 2009 (under construction)
Stamford, CT: Ritz-Carlton Residences (2 towers), ~ 400 ft each (proposed)
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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Bellevue, Washington (outside Seattle) has about nine different highrises under construction all about 300 ft. The place is booming see the construction lists at Emporis. Bellevue Buildings, Real Estate, Architecture, Skyscrapers and Construction Database / Emporis.com
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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The Chicago Spire looks pretty damn cool.

Freedom Tower = gay.
Actually, I know a lot of people who think that the Spire looks like a giant vibrator.

That said, aside from that, I don't think either is particularly bad looking.
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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The Chicago Spire looks pretty damn cool.

Freedom Tower = gay.

I like the Freedom Tower, aesthetically, more than the Chicago Spire. Even though it's adding FAKE height with that stick on the top. However, the Spire wins regarding engineering and being cutting-edge.
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