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Old 10-15-2010, 07:52 PM
Location: NC, USA
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Why does Asia have so many skyscrapers?

It is really hard to grow fresh new land for an expanding population, sooooooo, the alternative is to grow vertically, you can add a number of new acres by going high rise.
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Old 10-16-2010, 03:04 AM
Location: Europe (GER)
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Originally Posted by califantastic View Post
In the distant past the technology for building skyscrapers did not exist.
We (Germany) did not want to have skyscrapers because they look plug-ugly! After the bombing raids of World War Two the city administrations decided to restore the old buildings and not to build "new" cities on top of the ruins.

Or just imagine a city like Rome with brand new skyscrapers made of glass and steal. That would be awful.
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