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Old April 18th, 2011, 04:08 AM   #1
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Supertalls World Cup

We've lined up 64 of the world's supertall towers (over 300 meters) either completed, or close to completion in our first Supertall World Cup. Buildings have been seeded according to height in a tournament bracket.

We'll have one matchup per day using the One on One page, which will be open for voting for 7 days, after which the winner moves on to the next round.

The first match will be staged on Tuesday, April 19th and features the world #1 Burj Khalifa, against the #64, the Costanera Center.

It's going to be interesting to see what supertall quarter finalist comes out of the 3rd bracket. Shanghai WFC, John Hancock Center, Al Hamra Tower and Chrysler Building all would make good candidates.

#22 Bank of America Tower vs. #43 Burj Al Arab is a nice first-rounder as well.

My predictions for the quarter finals:

#1 Burj Khalifa vs. #24 Emirates Towers
#45 Chrysler Building vs. #12 Jin Mao Building
#3 Taipei 101 vs. #6 Petronas Towers
#58 Two Prudential Plaza vs. #18 Empire State Building
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Old April 20th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #2
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Man, this is like watching Wimbledon! I'm all excited. You're a genius Jan
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Old April 21st, 2011, 10:54 PM   #3
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Great idea!!
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 09:50 AM   #4
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Chrysler building is my all time fave, I hope it'll gets the crown
Btw, great idea of supertalls competition
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 03:13 PM   #5
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really exciting!
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 04:18 PM   #6
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I am eager to see whether the favorites will be decided mainly on height or not.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 12:38 AM   #7
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Chrysler building is my all time fave, I hope it'll gets the crown
Btw, great idea of supertalls competition
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 12:42 AM   #8
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Great idea, Jan I hope they will show the history ( bio ) of each, say, quarter final competitor
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 02:12 PM   #9
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amazing tournament!!!
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 04:58 PM   #10
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Great idea! Should be fun!
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 05:09 PM   #11
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This is interesting.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 11:19 PM   #12
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Great idea! Shame the shard doesn't quite qualify
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Old April 24th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #13
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design and final height of the building Costanera Center

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Old April 24th, 2011, 01:18 AM   #14
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Very funny initiative!
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Old April 24th, 2011, 04:33 AM   #15
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Awesome idea! But are we missing 1 WTC and the India Tower from the list?
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Old April 24th, 2011, 05:42 AM   #16
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^ supertall is generally being defined as a building taller of 300 meter and us. Currently we have 52 of those which are completed. In order to get to 64, I added the ones that will be completed either this year or the next. One World Trade Center and the India Tower will sure be part of it the next World Cup in 2015. Im sure the top 64 will be completed by then.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 05:57 AM   #17
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Ouch so this WC is once every 4 years!
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Old April 24th, 2011, 07:02 AM   #18
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In order to get to 64, I added the ones that will be completed either this year or the next.
Spot on, gotcha! I was wondering the same thing but thought I should check anyways. Sounds fair, let the games begin! My money is still on BK, call it company loyalty for now.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 07:13 AM   #19
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I hope the Chrysler building wins to but why is it going up against Jin Mao first because I really like Jin Mao it's one of my favorite supertalls in China.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 12:43 PM   #20
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I hope the Chrysler building wins to but why is it going up against Jin Mao first because I really like Jin Mao it's one of my favorite supertalls in China.
Sometimes strong competitors meet early in a tournament. That's life.

My favorite would be Bank of China tower in HK. Also, I really like Empire State Building. Too bad Woolworth is not high enough...

Edit: Chrysler is not gonna go up against Jin Mao first. Central Plaza is it's first competitor..

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