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Old 07-24-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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Wonderful pics Dragonborn .


² this. I think it's a huge plus that only few cities in Europe have skyscrapers. I prefer cathedrals and other historic buildings to be our "skyscrapers" .
London's skyline is developing nicely considering that 25 years ago, few of these buildings existed. There are still several going up too, which will add to the density even more. London's skyline is particularly beautiful and quite dramatic because the Thames is such a huge river that Canary Wharf looks practically coastal from certain angles.

It's just a shame that London doesn't have older really tall buildings, with the same architectural style as the Shell Building...it's lots of glass skyscrapers instead.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:42 PM
 
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For a very large city, Kinshasa has to rank among the largest without many significant tall buildings. There's a few 300 ft tall buildings, but not much else beyond smaller multi-story buildings. And it's a very densely packed city population wise.

And while it's not among the very largest cities in the world by any means, for a city of 2 million people, Managua, Nicaragua is unique for having not only no real skyscrapers(maybe a couple buildings around 150 feet)--but also few buildings taller than a story or two--most of the city doesn't even rise above the tropical trees. It's one of the largest lowrise cities I've seen--it's like a Sunbelt suburb without any sort of commercial highrises whatsoever. The reason for this is that after an earthquake in 1972 they never bothered to rebuild the city after the country plunged into Civil War at the end of the decade. Since then, they've been too poor to really build earthquake-proof taller buildings, so the whole city just sort of sprawls in a lowrise mess....

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Old 07-24-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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San Juan PR is another large city with no true "skyscrapers", but several relatively tall buildings in the Hato Rey district (maybe 25 storeys or so at most).
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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Fair enough but I was talking more about buildings over 300m for a city of Paris size.
So Tokyo doesn't have any skyscraper, right, because the tallest tower in Tokyo area is 296m tall (Landmark tower in Yokohama).
The tallest skyscraper in Central Tokyo is 248m (Tokyo Midtown).
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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San Juan PR is another large city with no true "skyscrapers", but several relatively tall buildings in the Hato Rey district (maybe 25 storeys or so at most).
Those skyscrapers in Hato Rey and Condado may not go much above 25 stories. But there is still a decent amount of them for a city just under 400,000 inhabitants.

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So Tokyo doesn't have any skyscraper, right, because the tallest tower in Tokyo area is 296m tall (Landmark tower in Yokohama).
The tallest skyscraper in Central Tokyo is 248m (Tokyo Midtown).
Let's not forget...Tokyo now has the SkyTree, a freestanding structure only shorter than the Barj Dubai. It is now even taller than the CN tower in Toronto. While not a skyscraper per say, due to the fact that it is not floor after floor, it definitely does add an impressive view to the Tokyo skyline.

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Old 07-24-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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Fair enough but I was talking more about buildings over 300m for a city of Paris size.
If we were talking buildings over 300m, than there's only one building that high(exactly 300 m apparently) in all of South America and Latin America---and none anywhere in Africa.

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Old 07-25-2012, 03:47 AM
 
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Let's not forget...Tokyo now has the SkyTree, a freestanding structure only shorter than the Barj Dubai. It is now even taller than the CN tower in Toronto. While not a skyscraper per say, due to the fact that it is not floor after floor, it definitely does add an impressive view to the Tokyo skyline.
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Right but SkyTree is not a skyscraper, if so we could include the Eiffel tower for Paris.

Seriously saying that Tokyo doesn't have any skyscrapers because none of its tower are over 300m is pretty stupid.
If I wrote this, it was show how weird was the argument used by JD47john, to say that Paris doesn't have any skyscraper because none of its highrises are over 300m.

If he say this for Paris, he can say the same for Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Mexico city,
If I take the exemple of smaller cities. Toronto (city know for its skyline) doesn't have any skyscraper over 300m, same for Sydney, no skyscraper here either ?

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Are you sure about that mate? I heard that no new building can be taller then the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Well, these buildings are lower than the Eiffel tower.
The Eiffel tower is 324m high.
There is actually no law that forbid building taller building than the Eiffel tower in Paris metro area.
Anyway because of nimby it is quite difficult to build tall skyscraper.

The inner city of Paris (city limits), has high limit but the limit is more and more relaxed to allow the construction of skyscrapers.
There are actually three skyscrapers over 150m planned inside inner Paris, more to come in the future.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:28 PM
 
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Skyscapers in London are so spread out from districts
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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The largest cities in the Caribbean are not very big by world standard.
Very few have over 1 million inhabitants.

The largest city in French Guiana has about 115,000 inhabitants in its metro area.
Not large enouth to build skyscrapers, especially in a country not fond of skyscraper like France.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti has close to 1 million people...that is a Caribbean city...but it definitely lacks skyscrapers.
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