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Old 01-19-2017, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Macon, Georgia
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This is something. One day when 4D printing arrives our world infrastructure will be able to self assemble itself. Amazing just thinking about it.
More new multimillion-dollar skyscrapers rose in 2016 than any other year in history - Business Insider
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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This is something. One day when 4D printing arrives our world infrastructure will be able to self assemble itself. Amazing just thinking about it.
More new multimillion-dollar skyscrapers rose in 2016 than any other year in history - Business Insider
When i was in the middle east, Doha blew my mind. So futuristic even for Middle Eastern standards.
Shenzhen is definitely a city to watch
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Old 01-20-2017, 06:12 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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When i was in the middle east, Doha blew my mind. So futuristic even for Middle Eastern standards.
Shenzhen is definitely a city to watch
That's because all the buildings there are designed and engineered by Americans and Europeans. Same goes with Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:23 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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I don't like skyscrapers, with some few exceptions.

Once somewhat distinctive of the architecture of USA and Canada, they began to spread in Asia in recent times, and don't comply with the traditional architecture of these countries. They could be in any city of the world, don't have the 'fingerprint' of the country or region.

In Europe, most of the large cities have no skyscrapers but they have personality. Paris doesn't look like Rome, which doesn't look like Amsterdam, which doesn't look like Vienna. But in Asia, the efforts of cities for looking 'modern' takes off their personality. What does have Shanghai as typically chinese, or Dubai typically arabic? Those buildings could exist in every other major city.
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:51 AM
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Location: Great Britain
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I don't like skyscrapers, with some few exceptions.

Once somewhat distinctive of the architecture of USA and Canada, they began to spread in Asia in recent times, and don't comply with the traditional architecture of these countries. They could be in any city of the world, don't have the 'fingerprint' of the country or region.

In Europe, most of the large cities have no skyscrapers but they have personality. Paris doesn't look like Rome, which doesn't look like Amsterdam, which doesn't look like Vienna. But in Asia, the efforts of cities for looking 'modern' takes off their personality. What does have Shanghai as typically chinese, or Dubai typically arabic? Those buildings could exist in every other major city.
Paris has quite a few skyscrapers, especially around the La Defense district, as does London especially around the City (Financial District) and Canary Wharf, other cities with notable skylines in Europe include Frankfurt, Warsaw, Moscow, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan etc etc.
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:31 AM
 
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That's because all the buildings there are designed and engineered by Americans and Europeans. Same goes with Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
American skyscrapers aren't futuristic.
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:52 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Paris has quite a few skyscrapers, especially around the La Defense district, as does London especially around the City (Financial District) and Canary Wharf, other cities with notable skylines in Europe include Frankfurt, Warsaw, Moscow, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan etc etc.
Yes, but who wants to travel to Paris for visiting La Défense? It looks like every other major financial district. It could ever be located in São Paulo; we have a lot of buildings looking similarly. When one think about Paris will think in Champs-Elysées, Montmartre, Marais, Quartier Latin... and, really, Paris and most european cities reserved a relatively small area for these modern architecture; most of them are still classical. Frankfurt has the Bankenviertel, but most of it look typically german. And other major cities in Europe such as Rome, Munich, Berlin, Brussels, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Praha, Copenhagen. Helsinki, Lisbon, have no skyscrapers at all.

London is a special case, because it spoiled the City with those ugly buildings - not only because of the height, but because they look really disgusting.
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Old 01-24-2017, 07:33 AM
 
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The future will be in Asia.


I too am not fan of new skyscraper because they don't define a city. I was actually bit disappointed with Dubai and really enjoyed the old Arabic sights more because those buildings reminded me of a merger of NYC, Miami, Chicago in a upgraded version. Then I realize the reason NYC or Paris has history or those structures defines the city is because of time. Over time we stated defining Empire state building with NYC. When they were new, they were just like these Asian cities with lot of glitter but not enough substance. Give time & soon these skyscraper will define the Asian city.
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:15 AM
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Yes, but who wants to travel to Paris for visiting La Défense? It looks like every other major financial district. It could ever be located in São Paulo; we have a lot of buildings looking similarly. When one think about Paris will think in Champs-Elysées, Montmartre, Marais, Quartier Latin... and, really, Paris and most european cities reserved a relatively small area for these modern architecture; most of them are still classical. Frankfurt has the Bankenviertel, but most of it look typically german. And other major cities in Europe such as Rome, Munich, Berlin, Brussels, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Praha, Copenhagen. Helsinki, Lisbon, have no skyscrapers at all.

London is a special case, because it spoiled the City with those ugly buildings - not only because of the height, but because they look really disgusting.
The City of London is the Major Financial District to the East of London and neighnours areas such as Whitechapel and Shoreditch, the beautiful West End is London's scenic shopping and leisure centre, whilst Canary Wharf is on the site of old Docks in the heart of the traditionally poor East End of the City.

Most cities have Central Business Zones or Financial areas that have skyscrapers and many European Cities have an increasing number of skyscrapers, indeed Paris was planning quite a few new skyscrapers outside of the La Defense area such as the Tour Triangle, whilst the Hermitage Plaza which is being built at La Defense is taller than anthing in London.

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In 2010, the height restrictions were relaxed as a means of accommodating Paris’s growing population, and residential buildings can now reach a height of 50 meters (164 feet) and commercial buildings can go as high as 180 meters. This means that the Tour Triangle will reach the maximum mandated height—what many see as the second-coming of Parisian architectural regret.

Will Skyscrapers Ruin Paris? - Newsweek

Does Paris need new skyscrapers? - BBC News








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Old 01-24-2017, 08:30 AM
 
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The City of London is the Major Financial District to the East of London and neighnours areas such as Whitechapel and Shoreditch, the beautiful West End is London's scenic shopping and leisure centre, whilst Canary Wharf is on the site of old Docks in the heart of the old East End of the City.

Most cities have Central Business Zones or Financial areas that have skyscrapers and many European Cities have an increasing number of skyscrapers, indeed Paris was planning quite a few new skyscrapers outside of the La Defense area such as the Tour Triangle, whilst the Hermitage Plaza which is being built at La Defense is taller than anthing in London.

Does Paris need new skyscrapers? - BBC News
If these buildings will be constructed, it will be very sad. All of them are ugly and impersonal, like the Shard and the Gherkin in London. The last phrase of this article states exactly what I think: "You don't embellish a city by building isolated tower blocks that disfigure it.".
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