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Old Yesterday, 03:02 PM   #16961
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Old Today, 04:08 AM   #16962
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i don't agree that megatalls were not economically for western countries. my question is, did Empire State Building in NYC as a megabuilding and tallest in the world at that time, since 1930 until 1970 not economically and not make money ?

about impressivenes and about cost, did western country lost it's adavantage and breakthrough to reduce cost and find advantage engineering to create an economicallly megatall nowday ? why western suddenly surender in this issue ? because too late and feel hesitate ? i guess, yes

and don't forget, if no cities in the world build megatall, than nowday Pyramid was Empire State Building, and yes, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Sears Tower bring much profit
From the Early 1930's to the 1970's, the only country building anything of any significant height was the United States. The 1930's were defined by the Great Depression, the early 1940's were defined by World War II and the resulting shortages of steel, and 1945 to the 1970's and further were defined by massive suburban sprawl and abandoning the cities. By the mid-1970's, New York City was almost bankrupt, Chicago was not in much better shape, and every company still wanted that sprawling office park with plenty of parking overlooking manicured lawns and gardens instead of gritty, crime-ridden cities.

It is only in the last 20 years that people have finally returned to the cities and they are honestly thinking about building tall, however cities in the USA have too much vacant or underused land to make it economical for a really tall tower. Manhattan is the rare exception, but hesitance to surpass One World Trade Center, resistance from the Federal Aviation Administration, and general NIMBYism (SHADOWS!!!!) have deterred almost all of the tallest buildings. Cities in Europe are plagued by severe NIMBYism (Moscow with its stubbornly weak economy is the only exception) so only China and the Middle East are really thinking about building more than 1500 feet high, and many are showpieces of the country's or a nationalized company's strength.

As long as the economy does not have a significant downturn anytime soon, really tall towers are possible in New York City, Chicago, and possibly Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Jersey City, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the next 10 years. New York City and Chicago flirted with 2000-footers immediately prior to the Great Recession and the others all had 1300-1500 foot proposals over the last 10 years or so.
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