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Old 01-07-2018, 03:12 AM
 
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Is there any statistics for subway systems?
Now about 40 cities in China have subways. 10 years ago it was less than 10.

America is not building any now, but some Asian countries may have.
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Old 01-07-2018, 03:39 AM
 
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Is there any statistics for subway systems?
Now about 40 cities in China have subways. 10 years ago it was less than 10.

America is not building any now, but some Asian countries may have.
By subway do you mean heavy rail only or are you including LRT's as well?

Because there are a number of LRT projects being built in the States.
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Old 01-07-2018, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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List of countries by number of skyscrapers over 300m (984.25ft)

China: 50
UAE: 28
USA: 25
Malaysia: 9
Saudi Arabia: 9
Russia: 6
Kuwait: 5
Qatar: 5
India: 5
South Korea: 5
Indonesia: 4
Mexico: 3
Sri Lanka: 2
Bangladesh: 2
Australia: 2
Chile: 1
Kazakhstan: 1
UK: 1
Japan: 1
Thailand: 4

List of countries by number of skyscrapers over 150m (492ft)

China: 1,534
USA: 718
Japan: 218
South Korea: 191
UAE: 189
India: 139
Canada: 131
Australia: 96
Philippines: 95
Indonesia: 85
Malaysia: 72
Singapore: 72
Thailand: 68
Panama: 50
Taiwan: 43
Turkey: 42
Russia: 40
Qatar: 33
Mexico: 29
Saudi Arabia: 27
UK: 27
Brazil: 25
Vietnam: 7
Israel: 20
North Korea: 16
France: 15
Germany: 14
Bahrain: 13
Columbia: 13
Kuwait: 13
Argentina: 10
Poland: 8
Lebanon: 7
Azerbaijan: 5
Netherlands: 5
Spain: 5
Italy: 4
Venezuela: 4
Austria: 3
Georgia: 3
Kazakhstan: 3
South Africa: 3

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...st_skyscrapers
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Old 01-07-2018, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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List of countries by number of cities with more than 100 high-rises (35m/115ft)

USA: 36
Russia: 12
Canada: 10
China: 10
India: 10
Australia: 7
Brazil: 7
Spain: 6
South Korea: 5
UK: 5
Pakistan: 4
Japan: 3
Malaysia: 3
Mexico: 3
Netherlands: 3
Argentina: 2
Bulgaria: 2
Germany: 2
New Zealand: 2
Turkey: 2
Ukraine: 2
Venezuela: 2
Bangladesh: 1
Belarus: 1
Belgium: 1
Chile: 1
Columbia: 1
Croatia: 1
Dominican Republic: 1
France: 1
Indonesia: 1
Italy: 1
Peru: 1
Philippines: 1
Singapore: 1
Taiwan: 1
Thailand: 1
UAE: 1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...rise_buildings
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:01 AM
 
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By subway do you mean heavy rail only or are you including LRT's as well?

Because there are a number of LRT projects being built in the States.
We can talk about both
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Old 01-07-2018, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Most of the major US cities like NYC, & Chicago have been built up for a couple generations or more, whereas China has almost started from scratch over the past 20 years (not including Hong Kong). Of course the huge population & lack of space in that ancient country may be dictating the upwards explosion. Besides, they've got to spend all our Dollars somewhere (like the ME oil countries).

There doesn't seem to be that much demand, if any for super-talls in the US these days. Seems a lot of our Fortune 500 companies are moving towards low/mid rise mixed use "campuses" in the 21st century. Getting away from high rise cubicle offices into more neighborhood-friendly complexes appear to be more appealing .

The Middle Eastern countries seem to be on a phallic symbolic quest. Or maybe they are trying to separate themselves from all that desolate sand by going up, up, & waaay up? Hard to blame them if that's a reason.
They had better enjoy it while they can though before their oil runs out or is no longer "black gold".

Overall, the engineering innovations we are seeing around the world are amazingly cool (Here's looking at you, Singapore).
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:24 PM
 
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Most of the major US cities like NYC, & Chicago have been built up for a couple generations or more, whereas China has almost started from scratch over the past 20 years (not including Hong Kong). Of course the huge population & lack of space in that ancient country may be dictating the upwards explosion. Besides, they've got to spend all our Dollars somewhere (like the ME oil countries).

There doesn't seem to be that much demand, if any for super-talls in the US these days. Seems a lot of our Fortune 500 companies are moving towards low/mid rise mixed use "campuses" in the 21st century. Getting away from high rise cubicle offices into more neighborhood-friendly complexes appear to be more appealing .

The Middle Eastern countries seem to be on a phallic symbolic quest. Or maybe they are trying to separate themselves from all that desolate sand by going up, up, & waaay up? Hard to blame them if that's a reason.
They had better enjoy it while they can though before their oil runs out or is no longer "black gold".

Overall, the engineering innovations we are seeing around the world are amazingly cool (Here's looking at you, Singapore).
Well the Middle Eastern oil rich countries want to more diversify their dependence on oil. Also they wish to attract investment as well and transform the region into a major world financial and trading center. Dubai already has the biggest artificial created port in the world and the busiest port in the Middle East.
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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To their forward-thinking credit, but we'll just have to see how that pans out in the next few generations.
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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List of countries by number of cities with more than 100 high-rises (35m/115ft)

USA: 36
Russia: 12
Canada: 10
China: 10
India: 10
Australia: 7
Brazil: 7
Spain: 6
South Korea: 5
UK: 5
Pakistan: 4
Japan: 3
Malaysia: 3
Mexico: 3
Netherlands: 3
Argentina: 2
Bulgaria: 2
Germany: 2
New Zealand: 2
Turkey: 2
Ukraine: 2
Venezuela: 2
Bangladesh: 1
Belarus: 1
Belgium: 1
Chile: 1
Columbia: 1
Croatia: 1
Dominican Republic: 1
France: 1
Indonesia: 1
Italy: 1
Peru: 1
Philippines: 1
Singapore: 1
Taiwan: 1
Thailand: 1
UAE: 1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...rise_buildings
I was looking at that list, and saw Pueblo on there. My question is does anyone know how it made the list??
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:02 PM
 
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Good for Europe bucking this trend. Never understood this obsession with skyscrapers. I can see the practicality for high-rises but many of these, these days are litte more than vanity projects and status symbols.
What does North Korea for example need a freaking skyscraper for?
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