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View Poll Results: Which tower do you like best?
Vista Tower (Chicago) 28 43.08%
Comcast Innovation Center (Philly) 16 24.62%
Salesforce Tower (San Fran) 13 20.00%
Wilshire Grand (LA) 8 12.31%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-16-2016, 09:57 AM
 
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In my mind, I lump these 4 under construction buildings together, as they are of similar size and should have a similar impact on their cities respective skyline. So, which one do you like best, and why? Which one will have the biggest impact? Any other thoughts?

Comcast Innovation Center - Philly
Height: 1,121 ft | 60 Floors




Salesforce Tower - San Francisco
Height: 1,070 ft | 60 Floors




Wilshire Grand - Los Angeles
Height: 1,100 ft | 73 Floors




Vista Tower - Chicago
Height: 1,186 ft | 98 Floors
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:17 AM
 
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CITC is pretty massive. It's getting there, but really won't look right until the spire is in place.

http://i.imgur.com/zqyy5ER.jpg

https://flic.kr/p/LpBYT9

https://flic.kr/p/LPkCPp

https://flic.kr/p/LPzRrb
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Vista wins for me. This new tower, coupled with Chicago's relatively new "Aqua" highrise, add an awesome splash to an already-awesome skyline.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:36 AM
 
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CITC is pretty massive. It's getting there, but really won't look right until the spire is in place.

http://i.imgur.com/zqyy5ER.jpg

https://flic.kr/p/LpBYT9

https://flic.kr/p/LPkCPp

https://flic.kr/p/LPzRrb
Is it just me, or does the Comcast Innovation Tower resemble the NBC Chicago Building? was that part of the inspiration for this design?

https://www.google.com/search?q=NBC+...ndedMW03g7M%3A

As for me, I love the new Vista Building, will be a couple years before it is finished, as it just broke ground in August.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Is it just me, or does the Comcast Innovation Tower resemble the NBC Chicago Building? was that part of the inspiration for this design?

https://www.google.com/search?q=NBC+...ndedMW03g7M%3A

As for me, I love the new Vista Building, will be a couple years before it is finished, as it just broke ground in August.
Comcast reminds me of a bigger, grander version of Boeing in Chicago.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:56 AM
 
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I think it purposely looks like the NBC building in Chicago.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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CITC wins this, imo, with Salesforce right behind. The Wilshire Grand is technically the tallest in LA, but it's toothpick of a spire is the definition of cheating, imo. The US Bank Tower still looks taller. And Chicago is littered with tall buildings, so while the Vista is nice and will make an impact, it won't be that extreme.
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Salesforce? I'm hoping I'm invited to the bris.
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:26 AM
 
Location: East Boston, MA
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Salesforce? I'm hoping I'm invited to the bris.
Lol. More like "Salesforeskin," amiright?!

I like the Vista Tower the best. I actually really like Salesforce too, but Vista is the more unique design. Salesforce is classic Pelli.

I'm not sure if there's a name for the architectural technique, but I don't like how the Comcast Innovation Center has "sections" or horizontal lines every 3/4 floors which breaks up the facade, but also creates the illusion of the building being shorter than it is.
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:34 AM
 
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Additionally, It looks like Vista Tower is the only one that is a residential building (Hotel + Condo).
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