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megatalls cup • quarter final

In celebration of our new megatalls forum, this time we're lining up all buildings over 600 meters tall, either completed or under construction. Lucky number 8 is the 599-meter-tall Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen. You really couldn't be bothered to add one friggin meter could you!?

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai • 632 meter • 2015 » info

Abraj Al Bait

Mecca • 601 meter • 2012 » info

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Avian001 This is a perfect example of how much of a folly it is to simply "blow up" a classical style of architecture (either Eastern or Western)into a megatall. The proportions are off. The styling is off. The result is really, really bad. The Shanghai Tower is brilliant by comparison. The Abraj al Bait is just a pile of concrete fashioned into a faint echo of stunningly beautiful Islamic architecture.  +7
somrach1 Shanghai Tower Vs Ping An 599m in the final please.  +1
SpiderBHZ this building in Mecca is...oh my God!!! sooooo ugly.  
naruciakk Who have even appointed Abraj Al Bait (suspicious name BTW, this building looks like a great bait for architectural society) for this contest. Seriously, what's going on? :v  
Ch.W Abraj Al Bait to 51% Shanghai Tower 49% so the first one  
igor Shanghai Tower  
Леонид Shanghai Tower by a landslide!! elegance and beauty meets bulky and cheesy  
Pansori Lol  
SOLOMON Shanghai tower of course.  
TaxiRide I voted for Sailor Moon Palace.  
Avangard-55 Suadis tried to mix Moscow State University, Big Ben and Las Vegas in one building and get the ugliest on earth.  +15
CactusLord mmm difficult decission, abraj al bait one of the ugliest buildings on earth or shanghai tower one of the most beautifcul modern skyscrapers.  +11
Edil Arda Abraj Al Bait is one of the worst man-made structures on earth.  +5
indiekid Money can't buy good taste.  +11
Eikichi Abraj al bait...that huge thing built to say "hey, my religion is the best, come bro"...nope.  +6
Icewave No actually .. it was constructed due to the large number of people come to Makkah during Pilgrimage actually all over the year .. so they need a huge hotel .. Moreover, it's not one hotel .. it's a group of hotels  
Icewave & if we talk about it from arch. view ( not religious as you did ).. I vote for Shanghai Tower cuz of course it's an out standing in everything.. & I'm Muslim By the way  
RaymondHood Mecca is a grotesque joke.  +17
HRP4Life Both look nice but Shangahai Tower is better.  
Zaz965 it is necessary courage enough to vote in abraj al bait..lol  
Grimbarian Not sure how anyone can vote for that monstrosity  +10
TallestKidOnTheBlock Anything>Abraj Al Bait  +7
prahovaploiesti Shanghai Tower  +2
Gabriel900 Elegance VS a disaster of a megatall? Of course Shanghai like why is this a matter of voting lol  +18
vartal Abraj Al Bait  +1