Originally Posted by Guiltyspark
You realize that every single skyscraper in the world will come up lacking if you compare it to he Chrysler Building right?
That's not what I'm actually saying. And your statement is purely subjective. Many people will agree with your postulation, many others wouldn't.
Personally I don't think the Chrysler Building is the best looking skyscraper in the world anyways. Before somebody tries to correct me, I'm not saying I don't like the look of the Chrysler, I do, it's a beautiful building, just not at the top of my list of best looking skyscrapers. The point which I shall reiterate is that everyone has different tastes and like and dislikes. As the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
What I was saying with regards to One Woodward, is that it has its beauty in its own right. It works with its surroundings, and has a majestic brute force look, which to me is something quintessentially what a skyscraper should be.