View Full Version : Ontopscraper: Skyscrapers built on top of buildings
August 5th, 2012, 04:21 PM
Post here images of skyscrapers that were built on top of existing building, or look like they have been built on top of building.
Naturally all know this one:
The World Trade Center in Rotterdam was built in the 1980's on top of a 1930's building:
10 S. Lasalle was built using the facade of the previous building
I'm guessing the low section is an old building, no? Avenu Irigoyen in Cordoba, Argentina.
August 5th, 2012, 04:45 PM
I know of a few more, but I forgot their names.
August 5th, 2012, 05:43 PM
Buildings of this kind that spontaneously come to my mind are these two:
Elbe Philharmonic Hall (110 m - Hamburg, Germany) on top of an old warehouse
Steinwerder (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluemi/7700681662/) von Bluemi Zellhaufen (http://www.flickr.com/people/bluemi/) auf Flickr
Exzenterhaus (89 m - Bochum, Germany) on top of an old bunker from WWII
Source: konny (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/member.php?u=156870)
August 5th, 2012, 10:03 PM
Massey Tower on Yonge Street in Toronto will be built beside and above an old bank building:
August 6th, 2012, 12:09 AM
can it be considered?
dumont adams building in são paulo...
still in construction
one example in lion, france
August 7th, 2012, 09:54 PM
This iirc is a Libeskind proposal for a NYC building extension :cheers:
August 7th, 2012, 10:57 PM
August 8th, 2012, 05:58 AM
These are weird. Do the foundations have to be redone or something?
August 8th, 2012, 07:32 AM
Was built above the ruins of the old headquarters of a newspaper from 1892:
el Mercurio calle Morande con Compaņia por Heffer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28047774@N04/4267650274/) por santiagonostalgico (http://www.flickr.com/people/28047774@N04/), en Flickr
August 8th, 2012, 09:10 AM
This cancerous growth seems to have consumed the entire block.
August 15th, 2012, 10:23 PM
what do you think this?
Originally the tallest building in Augusta, GA, this is now the second tallest after Riverplace Condominiums. Construction was started on the building in 1913, though a fire in 1916 delayed its completion for several years. In 1973, State Senator Eugene Holly commissioned the blue plate glass penthouse addition at the top. It was built by I.M. Pei and cost $500,000. In 1979, the Lamar Building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, nearly 90 years later, it is still the most beautiful and recognizable building in the Augusta skyline.
Some photos . . . (by various people)
August 16th, 2012, 01:55 AM
October 24th, 2012, 03:50 PM
a good example in tallin, estonia
New Flour Storage was built in 2009.
Steel City Suburb
October 24th, 2012, 05:47 PM
The Estonian picture above is fantastic.
October 24th, 2012, 06:24 PM
the prep of this one started today
Antwerp - Havenhuis
October 24th, 2012, 09:57 PM
The one in Estonia is gorgeous, but the Georgian building is just grotesque. What was I.M. Pei thinking? :ohno:
October 26th, 2012, 12:47 PM
dat one in Estonia is so nice :okay:
October 26th, 2012, 10:02 PM
October 28th, 2012, 12:24 PM
JP Tower on top of the former central post office from 1932. (completed 2012)
Nihombashi Daimond Building, on top of the Edobashi Mitsubishi Warehouse Building from 1930. (currently U/C)
Nakanoshima Daibiru West, a completely new building although the base is a complete rebuild of the old building from 1925 that stood on this site.
November 21st, 2012, 02:29 AM
Not really a skyscraper, but the Club Quarters hotel across from the WTC site, had a complete renovation and a modern extension after it was damaged in the attacks.
The white building near the center:
New photo from an interesting viewpoint by rhomas913 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56717553@N08/with/7524423732/#photo_7524423732) on flickr
On the left
November 21st, 2012, 09:35 AM
Saigon State Treasury
November 22nd, 2012, 12:44 AM
There is another one here