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Old 09-30-2008, 10:41 AM
 
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This is a cool article with photo's i read on Popular Mechanics Magazine about the next 10 hottest Skyscapers either under construction or about to soon start in different countries around the world. Talk about futuristic looking.

For those interested.
Top 10 Future Skyscrapers Under Construction - Skyscraper Construction - Popular Mechanics
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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I am glad I am not on one of the design teams for these towers!!! Talk about stress.
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I am glad I am not on one of the design teams for these towers!!! Talk about stress.
My thoughts exactly
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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My thoughts exactly
These are one of the main reasons why I do Residential Design, although I LOVE to look at the large towers, I would never want to do the repetitive natures involved in 600+ sheet construction sets, and the thousands of details that have to be EXACT over and over again lol.
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Greenfield, Mo.
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These are one of the main reasons why I do Residential Design, although I LOVE to look at the large towers, I would never want to do the repetitive natures involved in 600+ sheet construction sets, and the thousands of details that have to be EXACT over and over again lol.

Exact is an understatement. Just one little thing off just a tiny tiny little bit could blow the entire project. I've always enjoyed looking at these things and I have no fear of heights but you have to wonder... just how 'good' are these people when they design these things. Something about the one being built that can be added on to that will be almost 1/2 a mile high at its highest point? That is a long ways up there.
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Old 10-04-2008, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Quezon City, Philippines
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After 9-11, the landscape has changed. Tall buildings are now but a folly to resurrect the Tower of Babel trying to reach heaven. When I heard Donald Trump express his apprehension on very tall buildings, I heaved a sigh of relief knowing that some developers can feel what I felt in my gut as I watched the NYC Twin Towers tumble to the ground.
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Greenfield, Mo.
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Yes JuLio, but the buildings did exactly what they were designed to do IF something like that happened. I am very sad it happened. I'm a volunteer firefighter and part of dog search/rescue team. We went up there. It wasn't a pleasant thing to deal with. But as I said, those buildings did exactly what they were suppose to do. They collapsed upon themselves as designed.
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:56 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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The Bow in Calgary,,, sexy sweet Like that.

Al Hamra is quite nice too, as is the Russian Federation Tower.
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:08 AM
 
Location: USA
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any plans to get off of steal,cement, and start using nano tubes?

I could see floating maglev's in between these sky scrappers, as there is no room to put them anywhere else
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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That's all Shanghai needs is another gortesque super-tower to mar up their already eclectic, unattractive skyline. I think Shanghai has the same inferiority complex Chicago has, taller is better. Shanghai will never be another Hong Kong and Chicago will never be another NYC. So? They settle for the second-best, having the tallest, and being extremely "windy" about their cities!

I do like the new Beekman Tower in NYC. Generally, I can't stand Frank Gehry's creations, but he surprised me with this one!
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