tallest building in the land

there
 was 

competition
for
bragging rights 

 the competitors

 in this corner
 nyc's entry



 the freedom tower
 aka
 one world trade center
standing
104 stories high
 at
a symbolic
1,776-feet


 in the other corner 
chicago's entry


 formerly
 the sears tower
 now
 the willis tower
 talling in at
 108-stories
1,451-feet



the winner 

the freedom tower

it 
won
by
spire!

16 comments:

  1. Oh, I love that phrase "talling in"! Did you invent it? Do you have a patent on it? May I use it? (On the other hand, will I ever have an occasion to use it? Hmm. Well, if you can invent a phrase, I can invent an occasion on which to use it.)
    Teamwork, gotta love it.
    K

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  2. We both soared to new heights today! Congrats NYC.

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

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  3. Your shots are spectacular! Height and clouds work well:-) .

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  4. Love these shots!! And love the competition.

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  5. Was there ever any doubt? Does it have a water tank?

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  6. Nice, but I don't think that a spire should count as 'height of the building'. It's like saying I am 6 feet tall just because I am wearing a stove top hat when in actuality I am 5ft. 8. LOL Seriously? They count the spire? Pffttt

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  7. I love the misty clouds swirling around the buildings

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  8. Beautiful photos of beautiful buildings....which I would admire only from the ground.

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  9. Ha ha ha, that must be the equivalent of noses in architecture. Well played Freedom tower! I remember standing outside the Sears building (or whatever it's called now) and thinking that's the tallest building I've ever seen. Felt unreal somehow. Wonder what it's like to work up so high? Don't think I'd get any work done. Think I'd spend all my time behind the camera and probably own one or more of those lenses I keep having lens envy about.

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  10. Wonderful post, Daryl! I love how you presented it - text and photos, and I learned something, too! Thanks so much for this :-)

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  11. Daryl, what stunning shots! What floor are you moving onto!

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  12. I'm starting to get dizzy and feel the need to grab a wall...

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  13. Lovely pics of these two giants. But they renamed the Sears tower???? Whatchu talking about, Willis?

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