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Old June 17th, 2013, 05:01 AM   #81
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Old June 17th, 2013, 07:24 AM   #82
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That broadcast antenna makes it even more provocative
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Old June 17th, 2013, 03:24 PM   #83
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Tallahassee State Capitol Building is in the same category. I mean serious, how can you look at this and not think of a full set of manliness?



To keep things in proper, we might just cal these xxxscrapers.
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Old June 17th, 2013, 03:25 PM   #84
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Vanity Floor: floors that don't exist but get counted anyway: read more
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Old June 19th, 2013, 07:50 PM   #85
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How could we forget the fashion of the twister.

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Malmö Turning Torso by Calatrava.
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And there are many more nowadays. If I could remember them, it still wouldn't be wise to post them all. As far as I know the turning torso started the craze, but I have absolutely no prove of that.

There a some different methods to get the twist. I havenīt seen a skyscraper with a entirely twisting structure. At least the core has to be straight. I then comes down to the outer shell. Make it such that it can handle the non-vertical forces, or make a non-loadbearing shell. Then revolving cantilevered floors form the twist. The Shanghai Tower has a hollow glass shell around a round tower around a square core.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 09:27 PM   #86
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Btw. I think it is mostly a stylistic way of "breaking out of the box". But I also heard once it is a method of breaking up wind forces in multiple directions, and therefore lessen peak forces. Can someone confirm this, or was that my imagination?
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Old June 19th, 2013, 10:11 PM   #87
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You're right, those need a term as well. All we need is to find a decent one for those.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #88
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Winninghouse: a residable structure built to commemorate a victory
Residable: designed with potential for residence.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 10:28 PM   #89
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How about a word for brightly-coloured skyscrapers?




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Old June 21st, 2013, 10:06 PM   #90
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Added 'plinth' to the dictionary. Doesn't seem to be a common English word but important enough nonetheless. Here is the link.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 10:08 PM   #91
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We didn't.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 10:18 PM   #92
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Trumpcount - A ridiculous, wildly exaggerated floor count for marketing purposes.



Trump Tower: actual floors: 58 Trumpcount: "68"





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Old June 22nd, 2013, 12:22 AM   #93
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That one sounds suspiciously similar to the vanity floor.

I guess Iīm not the only one now who proposed something thatīs already there.
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Talking about skyscraperbases, pilotis

There even is a wiki page about it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piloti

It refers to the freestanding columns on the groundlevel of a building. But I think it moreover refers to the concept of open space under that building. A space where nature, public space or traffic can flow unobstructed. Somewhat related to the much older arcade. But in itīs contemporary usage undoubtedly rooted in the theories of Corbusier.

Really tall towerlike skyscrapers structurally can't permit themselves huge open spaces, but it can be done. In wider blocks it even isn't uncommon.

I think the most elegant example of a tall building on pilotis is the Edifício Gustavo Capanema (1935-1943). It looks really monumental and comfortable at the same time, considering Rio's climate and the little park it is connected to. Designed by the team of Lucio Costaīs bureau. Oscar Niemeyer was actually an intern at Costa's office then but seemingly also had an influential role on the design (or people just can't imagine otherwise from the famous Niemeyer). The team invited le Corbusier to oversee the project.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 11:45 AM   #95
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That one sounds suspiciously similar to the vanity floor.

I guess Iīm not the only one now who proposed something thatīs already there.
Used in a sentence: "That vanity floor has a Trumpcount of 59 even though it's actually the 49th floor".
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 02:56 PM   #96
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^ I just added a reference to a 'trumpcount' on the vanity floor page.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 02:59 PM   #97
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Talking about skyscraperbases, pilotis
Good angle, we indeed need a word for a skyscraper with no plinth, like these Mies van der Rohe buildings.



Spacescraper would capture it, emphasizing on 'urban space' and not the 'outer space'.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 04:18 PM   #98
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Ah, I did not knew much examples of skyscrapers, but now I see the Seagram building is indeed a nice one. It not only has the pillars, it complements it with very clear glass and a white interior.

Piloti though is a very common architectural term, even in English. And it's usage is in skyscrapers does not really differ from that of lower buildings, just like 'plinth' and 'podium'. Besides, it refers to both the free-standing pillars and the space.


...talking about urban spaces and outer space. There are also a lot of skyscrapers build in ensembles of identical or semi-identical towers around an open space or plaza.

That space (or the ensemble of towers) could also be a category. I think the Rockefeller Center/Plaza would be the most famous example of that. But the former WTC would also be a good contender.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 01:22 AM   #99
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I'm sure that the artist of this diagram didn't know what to call the design so he just wrote "Unusual Buildings"

So I think that this kind of design need a term as well, look at the bottom part of the towers

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Good angle, we indeed need a word for a skyscraper with no plinth, like these Mies van der Rohe buildings.

I think all Mies Van Der Rohe buildings have bases like these. It was one of his trademarks.

101 California Street in San Fransisco has an empty base as well



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