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Old Posted Sep 29, 2006, 6:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Pandemonious
I am biased.. since I had a gigantic hand in the form and structure the SOM design took....none of the other designs can touch this beauty IMO:
After observing all those designs carefully, I agree. The SOM design is the best. The shape is simple and symetrical and beautiful, not some crazy, out-of-this-world geometry. The beatiful external bracing is going a give this tower a timeless touch and make it an instant landmark.

Some of the other designs look wonderful too, but they seem to be too ahead of our time. They look like they belong to StarWars and the geometry doesn't look like they're "build-able". The rest range from average to down right ugly.