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Old August 24th, 2015, 02:46 PM   #301
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Old December 17th, 2015, 05:14 PM   #304
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Old December 21st, 2015, 05:33 PM   #305
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Bitexco skyscraper (Vietnam) which includes a helipad
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Old December 27th, 2015, 03:17 PM   #306
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That would be nice to have here, but our climate is not suitable for open ski slopes.
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Old March 6th, 2016, 11:03 PM   #308
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Old April 16th, 2016, 10:14 AM   #309
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One of most impressive maybe even 'the most impressive' type of skyscrapers as far as I am concerned. I don't know how to name it. Suggestions:

- PennScraper or PencilScraper (since it addorably resembles sharp pencil)
- Common East Coast Giant (it's common only in eastern parts of US)



Bank of America Plaza - Atlanta, USA

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One Liberty Place - Philadelphia, USA

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RSA_Battle_House_Tower - Mobile, USA

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Chrysler Building - New York, USA
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American International Building - New York, USA

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Old May 19th, 2016, 06:04 AM   #310
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Old October 26th, 2016, 12:12 PM   #311
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^ seo good one. Skyscrapers with spires sticks are already on the shortlist as a height jibber, but since jibber is quite the slang, might as well just call that a height cheater drug

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One of most impressive maybe even 'the most impressive' type of skyscrapers as far as I am concerned. I don't know how to name it. Suggestions:

- PennScraper or PencilScraper (since it addorably resembles sharp pencil)
- Common East Coast Giant (it's common only in eastern parts of US)



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Good idea! And maybe it isn't just found in the United States: At first glance, I thought your first skyscraper example was the Messeturm in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Now that's an interesting idea. I didn't even know such buildings existed. (Also, at first glance, I thought the word was pronounced the same as "skyscraper". )
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Old March 5th, 2017, 11:54 AM   #314
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@Ivan the Immigrant: those examples look more like fine liners than pencils. Charles Jencks once coined skyprickers, which could be appropriate for these. Also, to me the Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta looks like it didn't have the money to finish the top. Maybe we should create a term for that.

Penciltower is actually in use for those very slim tower in Hong Kong, see here.

Rotterdam has one building that is nicknamed "the pencil" for visual reasons.

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Old March 7th, 2017, 04:06 PM   #315
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One of most impressive maybe even 'the most impressive' type of skyscrapers as far as I am concerned. I don't know how to name it. Suggestions:

- PennScraper or PencilScraper (since it addorably resembles sharp pencil)
- Common East Coast Giant (it's common only in eastern parts of US)



Bank of America Plaza - Atlanta, USA

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One Liberty Place - Philadelphia, USA

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RSA_Battle_House_Tower - Mobile, USA

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Chrysler Building - New York, USA
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American International Building - New York, USA

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well then i must add Messe Tower in Frankfurt

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Old March 7th, 2017, 10:44 PM   #316
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Another "PencilScraper", the Minsheng Bank Building in Wuhan, China:
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Old March 14th, 2017, 02:57 AM   #317
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Old March 15th, 2017, 08:26 PM   #318
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Really nice the view from the altorium!
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