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Old 01-08-2018, 09:03 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?
Humans have always wanted to make things bigger. For a long time the pyramids of Giza were the thing to beat.

Skyscrapers are able to pack a punch over a small area. The bigger question is when will we reach the height threshold? I know that in the US, the FAA limits projects to 2000ft (about 600m), but other countries don't have these in place.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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I was looking at that list, and saw Pueblo on there. My question is does anyone know how it made the list??
Are we looking at the same list? It only showed Mexico City, Guadalajara and Acapulco
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARG
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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
The only latinamerican non tower building over 300m completed is in Chile. So, that's wrong.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Torre_Santiago
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:44 PM
 
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200 meters is really tall--that's 50+ stories. Buildings that tall are very expensive to make and run into problems with properly protecting from wind, proper earthquake protection, needing multiple banks of elevators (or needing very expensive elevators due to cable length and stuff), etc. so most people don't bother trying to build that tall.

Even in places with huge amounts of skyscrapers, 200+ meters is very rare. Hong Kong, for example, has nearly 8,000 high-rise buildings (buildings with at least 15 stories), only about 100 of which are over 200 meters tall.
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:53 PM
 
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The only latinamerican non tower building over 300m completed is in Chile. So, that's wrong.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Torre_Santiago
True. I know Mexico has a few skyscrapers under construction, but no supertalls as of yet.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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If there were no new skyscrapers what would all those youtubers climb.


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Old 01-12-2018, 10:02 AM
 
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I'm pretty sure there are a few >200 mts skyscrapers being built in Colombia as of now.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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China has experienced a massive boom and modernization, basically unlike anything the world has ever seen before. Most of these skyscrapers have been built in the last decade, as China consolidates much of its economy in major cities. This has created a run on urban areas and a drain on rural ones; while the US had experienced economic and social fluctuations over decades that have taken people from rural America to cities to suburbs and back to cities, China's upswing for the last 15 or 20 years combined with it's insanely high population has created a market for high density urban structures that the US never experienced.

I live in a 32 story tower in Guangzhou's CBD, which is quite tall by any standard, but dwarfed by the towers to the West of me (the IGC and IFC towers). There are other projects nearby in the Keyun Lu, Chebeinan, and Tancun neighborhoods where other 50 story skyscrapers are going up, replacing small, ramshackle villages from the 60s and 70s.

This will continue until the financial and real estate markets take a big hit and take prices back down to earth (the average person in GZ makes about 4k RMB/mo, but the average housing price to buy is over 30k RMB per square meter, as high as 50k/sq m in my area).
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:30 PM
 
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Reversals of fortunes going on for the opposite Continent around mainland Europe outside of Asia. There arenít any singular monopoly examples that are reminding anyone of not fair distribution resources. Not even with Germany=Europe when comparing this exact situation to China=Asia especially. Isnít even close. Skyscraper applicable, these particular types of activities are far beyond the grip of China. Indonesia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Philippines, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand are inside this full picture. Discrimination towards geographic length. Rather than quality. Although, entire universe around this area is copying China.
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