Originally Posted by Nowhereman1280
I would hardly say that ESB is
a "masterpiece" its boring, ill proportioned, and plain compared to its
contemporaries such as Chrysler (which is like 6.5e^24 times better) and is
only average along with Trump and 70 Pine/American Intl.
The Empire State Building is the
masterpiece as far as skyscrapers go.
It's what all tallest aspire to be. It's the one skyscraper with the name that
conjurs up images of a magnificent spire to the skies worldwide. Ill
proportioned? The ESB's proportions are what make it what it is. Look at all
the tallest the followed it. The Sears Tower? We like it, but hardly
noteworthy. The Twin Towers? Thankfully there were two, or the Port
Authority would have been run out of town. The Petronas? Next. T101?
Not even close. In fact, the Burj Dubai owes a lot to the Empire State
(which follows a form
of earlier New York skyscrapers). Sure, the
Chrysler may have a better looking spire. But the ESB is legendary.
Substitute any other tower in these photos, and it still can't be beat.