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Old December 23rd, 2004, 07:07 AM   #1
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Los Angeles MegaStructure

Los Angeles MegaStructure (Proposal)
Floor: 150
Roof Height: 609.6 m
Construction: Not Information Yet
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An exploratory space use study for a six block area centered around the so-called MegaStructure. The project would have been integrated into mid-rise urban neighborhoods and designed to act as the nucleus for local economic renewal.

The tower itself would incorporate 150 mixed use stories and various commercial podium venues. The upper 50 residential floors would be placed in two oppositely placed triangular towers while the lower 100 office floors would be found within a diamond shaped floor plan. This bifurcated trapezoidal shape was found to behave well in computer simulations of wind loading on the steel frame and, regardless of it's location, seismic forces were not found to govern.

Architect: Albert C. Martin & Associates (ACMA)

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Very nice. What's up with it?
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Old December 23rd, 2004, 06:41 PM   #3
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Los Angeles MegaStructure (Proposal)
Floor: 150
Roof Height: 609.6 m
Construction: Not Information Yet
Description
An exploratory space use study for a six block area centered around the so-called MegaStructure. The project would have been integrated into mid-rise urban neighborhoods and designed to act as the nucleus for local economic renewal.

The tower itself would incorporate 150 mixed use stories and various commercial podium venues. The upper 50 residential floors would be placed in two oppositely placed triangular towers while the lower 100 office floors would be found within a diamond shaped floor plan. This bifurcated trapezoidal shape was found to behave well in computer simulations of wind loading on the steel frame and, regardless of it's location, seismic forces were not found to govern.

Architect: Albert C. Martin & Associates (ACMA)



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Don't hold your breath on this,
I seriously doubt that any developer/investor will be willing to build a 600 meter structure over the freaking San Andreas fault. Hell, I don't think they would build this anywhere in the U.S.! Architects always come up with interesting ideas and designs for skyscrappers.
Here is one proposal that was floating around Chicago about 5 years ago called Project 2000, it was supposed to be over 600 meters.



Here is one called the Chicago Skyneedle 610 meters. Miglin - Beitler's


And there is 7 south Dearborn;

And the granddaddy of broken dreams The Chicago Mile High over 5000 feet. Architect was Fank Lloyd Wright
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Old December 23rd, 2004, 06:55 PM   #4
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Los Angeles MegaStructure (Proposal)
Floor: 150
Roof Height: 609.6 m
Construction: Not Information Yet
Description
An exploratory space use study for a six block area centered around the so-called MegaStructure. The project would have been integrated into mid-rise urban neighborhoods and designed to act as the nucleus for local economic renewal.

The tower itself would incorporate 150 mixed use stories and various commercial podium venues. The upper 50 residential floors would be placed in two oppositely placed triangular towers while the lower 100 office floors would be found within a diamond shaped floor plan. This bifurcated trapezoidal shape was found to behave well in computer simulations of wind loading on the steel frame and, regardless of it's location, seismic forces were not found to govern.

Architect: Albert C. Martin & Associates (ACMA)



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Don't hold your breath on this,
I seriously doubt that any developer/investor will be willing to build a 600 meter structure over the freaking San Andreas fault. Hell, I don't think they would build this anywhere in the U.S.! Architects always come up with interesting ideas and designs for skyscrappers.
Here is one proposal that was floating around Chicago about 5 years ago called Project 2000, it was supposed to be over 600 meters.
Los Angeles will going be approval with this project soon but there nothing to do in Chicago. No one need to worrying about breaking record on Sears Tower.
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Old December 24th, 2004, 06:01 AM   #5
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I didn't know it was yours! Great job!
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Old December 26th, 2004, 01:02 PM   #7
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all buildings look alike!!!!!! what's the passion for them!!!! they are not pretty!!! it's all the same!!!! oh yeah... height... but what about beauty??? it's just another line directed to space.
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Old December 26th, 2004, 01:05 PM   #8
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And the granddaddy of broken dreams The Chicago Mile High over 5000 feet. Architect was Fank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright was a genious... that means he was crazy... so most of his architectural dreams were without doubt impossible with the use of current technology.... I know about geniouses so I know he was crazy.
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You'd be a legend if you could build that building but upside down. With the pointy bit at the bottom and the fat end at the top. LOL
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Buildingd over 10 stories are not allowed to have spires in Los Angeles, remember?
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Buildingd over 10 stories are not allowed to have spires in Los Angeles, remember?
What is it?

I wish remove whole stupid Chicago skyscraper.
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Old December 28th, 2004, 12:32 AM   #13
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For me? What is wrong? I'm confused what Aqua said.
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Why can't buildings over 10 stories have spires in L.A?
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^ Earthquake reasons. Every building over 10 stories is required to have a helipad
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Old January 7th, 2005, 11:27 AM   #16
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^ Earthquake reasons. Every building over 10 stories is required to have a helipad

Really????/


That is VERY interesting. did not know that.


does that add a lot of cost to the building?

Buildings in LA (esp. downtown) should REALLY be much higher! [South Park, etc.]
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Old January 9th, 2005, 01:47 AM   #17
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^ Earthquake reasons. Every building over 10 stories is required to have a helipad
actually its not cause of earthquake reasons its because of fire reasons, due to an incident that happened years ago in one of the buildings there was a fire and the people were not able to escape... that is why anything over 10 stories is suppose to have a helipad, its interesting what they are gonna do with all the buildings in the historic core area, with all the resident being built there i wonder if they will retro fit them to have a heli pad.. hmmm
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whether they build this structure has little to do with the san andreas...building technology has been able to overcome sustained hurricane force gales in the tropics of asia. earthquakes are no big obstacle in comparison

But that aside, I think AC martin would be the last group to be commissioned on such a large skyscraper so that said, I doubt this is even a possibility. Probably just some paper architecture.
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Old February 16th, 2005, 07:47 PM   #19
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So what happened to this one? Is there any new news?
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The LA Megastructure, for all accounts, is dead. Which is a shame. It would really add to the LA skyline. This was proposed in the early 90's when LA's economy was shit.
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