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What is your favorite famous building?

What is your favorite building in US?  

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  1. 1. What is your favorite building in US?

    • Empire State
      20
    • Sears Tower
      4
    • John Hancock
      6
    • TransAmerica
      4
    • Space Needle in Seattle
      3


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Delta    0

Where is the "Other. Please specify" option?

...because mine will always be The Chrysler Building.

However, out of the given choices, I'll have to go for "Big John".

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Cotuit    0

I chose The Space Needle. It's my favourite of the observation towers around the world. Something in the styling, very mid-century Amercan. Close tie with the TransAmerica Pyramid out of the ones listed. But my favourite I think is PPG in Pittsburgh, perhaps not as well known as those on the list.

- technically, I wouldn't consider the Space Needle a building though.

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FourOneFive    0

I voted for the Transamerica Pyramid. Hometown bias here. :D

Driving into the city, I know I'm home when I see the Transamerica Pyramid (especially at night when its peak is lit!)

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KoRn_Snake    0

ive lived in seattle for a huge period of my life, and the space needle is located there. a good thing about it is that it isnt only like a landmark, it serves amazing foods, im serious u gota eat there some time. on the new year, u shud see seattle go boom along with the needle. and for being built in the 60s, i think its an amazing accomplishment! the 60s! wow!

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Cotuit    0

Its just space needle seems more modern and future like.

It strikes me as retro-modern. A past vision of the future. It's straight out of the Jetsons. It's really the best of a late mid-century futurist style. There's a lot of crap that came out of the 60s and 70s, I think the Space Needle will stand out as the best of that era.

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josita    0

I voted for the Sears tower -- just b/c I am a biased Chicagoan. But I would also have voted for the Hancock... nice one -- right on the lake.

:D:D:D:D:D

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Neo    199

I voted for the John Hancock...assuming it's the one in Chicago. My apartment in Chicago overlooked the Sears Tower so I grew overly sick of that enormous beast morning and night. It's all well and good until you have to look at it every day for months on end. :blink:

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domestiCITY    0

hmmmm...

I am facinated by your reasoning for the list you have chosen. My favorite buildings are those that do not appear in a "Top Ten" list of sits to visit.

If anything, I find that urban fabric is often worse off for these so-called landmarks. The challenge is creating architecture that celebrates detail and knits together a route, a neighbourhood or a culture.

As a non-American, I challenge you to create a more global list of buildings to vote about.

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