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View Poll Results: Would live in a Skyscraper that is 2000 feet tall?
Yes 21 35.00%
No 39 65.00%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-23-2007, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Hell
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as long as you can guarantee the safety,I would like to live on the top floor.
It's romantic.chuckling...
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:52 AM
 
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i dont believe i've ever been in a skyscraper, the tallest building around here are cell towers

you couldnt pay me to live in a skyscraper,,,,
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Tompkins County
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No way. I'm just a country girl. I need green grass and rolling hills around me not glass and steel. Yuck.
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:13 AM
 
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Nope. I wouldn't work in one, either. I had a similar discussion with friends after 9/11. It's just not possible for fire and rescue to reach above something like ten stories tall, whether it's a terrorist attack or not. Just imagine if the power blacked out or there was a fire in the building and you'd have to walk down (or up) all those stairs.

As for living there, I'm just not a downtown city person. I LIKE having a yard and a garden. I like hearing the crickets chirp at night. I like sitting outside in the cool of the evening watching my kids try to catch lightning bugs. Sorry, no highrise for me.
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I love skyscrapers, but am afraid of heights. LOL Figure that one out! LOL

Would I live there? If I was rich, why not? As of now I couldnt afford it (or anyplace downtown Chicago for that matter). I would be absolutely terrified to look out the window if I was anything higher than 10 floors up.
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:15 PM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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I remember they (Chicago) wanted to build a similiar tower 10 years ago. It fell apart due to lack of interest and zoning. The builders wanted the building higher than that, but the FAA reminded them of their hieght limit (2000 ft). But I think Chicago should put more emphasis in schools and infastructure. And to top their high sales tax, they want to host the summer Olympics in 2016. Hey Chicago, stop the "Mine is bigger than yours" mentality, and think of your city as a whole!
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Old 04-23-2007, 05:32 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Nope,the thoughts of looking out the window make my knees feel weak...lol
BTW..I love to fly though figure that one out.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Beautiful TN!
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I don't fly well for one reason, I am afraid of heights. My palms are wringing wet just thinking of living in one of those. I can't even bring myself to go up to a 30 story bld to eat in a fine dinning restaurant.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:34 PM
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Heh, if I were afraid of heights, I would have had a hard time going to work everyday at that one job I had on the 57th floor of a building downtown.
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Old 04-25-2007, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Beautiful TN!
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No way! Eight floors are as high as I ever went to work (and the bld was only 9 stories). Even at eight I could not go to the window to look out.
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