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View Poll Results: Your opinion on these buildings, on a scale from 1-10
10 14 14.29%
9 20 20.41%
8 23 23.47%
7 15 15.31%
6 11 11.22%
5 3 3.06%
4 2 2.04%
3 6 6.12%
2 1 1.02%
1 3 3.06%
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2006, 8:53 AM
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Question What is your opinion on these buildings ?

Just simply vote on a scale from 1-10

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Old Posted Jul 14, 2006, 9:01 AM
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I want them for SimCity!
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I want them for SimCity!
So do I. That's exactly what I thought seeing them !!
And I wouldn't mind having the model at home !!
The one on the right really have a 1920's art deco N.-Y. style but the left one is... I don't like the bulb on top !!
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I want them for SimCity!

I miss playing simcity 3000 unlimited. I loved making and inserting buildings, but it seemed it was too limited (which contradicts the name) when it came to making or inserting bridges, more buildings without making everything a landmark, and keeping water in the cities was almost impossible.

Do they have a newer and better version out (I didnt think simcity 4 looked all that great maybe I am wrong)?
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Here is a rendering I made last month with both towers. Also included is the 54 story Ritz Carlton/Marriott Marquis opening in 2010 and the Hanover Tower opening in March of 2007.

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Do they have a newer and better version out (I didnt think simcity 4 looked all that great maybe I am wrong)?
I think that SimCity 4 is AWESOME...you should definately give it another shot (make sure you get the 'rush hour' version though). As for the bldgs...I agree with the other comments: a good effort was made to make the bldgs look classic in their design; however they are far too symetrical and that overrides the sense of uniqueness that the bldgs would of had. The placement into KC couldn't be any worse...totally out of place/context!
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They are very nice. I give them an 8.
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Quite interesting, I also gave it an 8.
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7. would be even better if they were diagonal from one another (think WTC) instead of side-by-side.
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7. would be even better if they were diagonal from one another (think WTC) instead of side-by-side.
I think that only looks good if the buildings are square identical twins, for these asymmetrical buildings (one some what square and one rectangle) I think the side by side position make their differences more obvious while tying them together neatly.

I love these two odd sisters. I give them a 9
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I think that only looks good if the buildings are identical twins, for these asymmetrical buildings I think the side by side position make their differences more obvious.

but them being side-by-side like that makes them appear intentional and thus artificial, if they were diagonal (on seperate blocks), their presence would be more organic becuase this is how great skylines are formed; random placement of buildings...not them neatly lined up in a row. that is the difference between manhattan and dubai.



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I gave them a five. IMHO i really dont like their design.
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I gave them a 5. The one on the left isn't too bad, but both of them are severely disproportionate, and the base is quite awkward.
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9. I really like them, but they aren't "perfect."
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I gave them an 8. The fact that they are not identical helps IMO. I think they are a perfect fit for LA.
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I can't vote out of context. As pure sculpture I like them very much but as buildings in a city they are too old fashioned for most places. The taller building is about 60 stories so it would be very promanant on the skyline. They would work in NY, particularly downtown or in Chicago. In any other city buildings that look that old shouldn't be that tall. It is unnatural.
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8. Great if they were built at the proper historical period, but postmodernism would find a way to make them tacky.

It would also be nice if the height order was flipped. The one on the left looks more appropriate to be the taller tower of the two.

Overall, great classic designs.
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7/10 I like the design and think it's a perfect fit for LA. Only negative would be that they aren't really a representation of the time. Copying historical architecture can be a big mistake if not done right.
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I like these buildings. I'm usually not a big fan of trying to copy something from another era, but these are interesting. I wouldn't like these for a city like Hong Kong for example, I think these would blend in fine with LA skyline and backdrop.
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