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Old June 16th, 2017, 07:37 PM   #16941
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The skyscraper under construction in St. Petersburg, the result for 1 year of construction up!
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Old June 17th, 2017, 12:04 AM   #16942
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Burj Dubai construction started in January 2004 and topped out January 2009 with exterior completed October 2009.

If you want to see a 57 floor building go up at the rate of 3 floors a day here is the video :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veNf-bz99cI

Lakhta Center construction started in 2012.
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Old June 18th, 2017, 12:28 AM   #16943
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Old June 18th, 2017, 02:38 AM   #16944
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The govt doesn't build towers in the us.
i think property mogul an funding source in US was gigantic than govt Malaysia, Dubai/UAE, or Jeddah/KSA

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1WTC. A very big exception to the rule of course. But it does happen.
yeah, and they can build higher. i think US feel awkward and than abandoning megatall. in fact, US can do better

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Also the federal aviation agency cuts the height at 2000 feet, so towers can barely reach megatall height, you can try to apply for an exception, but it´s unlikely the FAA will grant it. The bureaucracy behind projects is much bigger, labour costs, materials etc. safety measurements, union workers etc. Then you have the NIMBYs. It´s much more complex in the western countries than elsewhere.
why western countries thinking that megatall race only fit for developing countries ? i have no idea why this paradox was born

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To this day, there is not a single place on earth (including Hong Kong, Tokyo, NYC, and few others) which would NEED a megatall.
no need to feel taboo to build a megatall
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Old June 18th, 2017, 11:19 AM   #16945
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Today @ 11 AM






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Old June 18th, 2017, 04:08 PM   #16946
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June 16 (the basement concourse is clear)

Core has jumped, 238M now!
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Old June 19th, 2017, 11:52 AM   #16947
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Amazing to see the Building is rising
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Old June 19th, 2017, 08:40 PM   #16948
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Old June 19th, 2017, 09:57 PM   #16949
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Some roughly to scale tall buildings, including my fav. (No. 1).

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Old June 19th, 2017, 10:09 PM   #16950
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i think property mogul an funding source in US was gigantic than govt Malaysia, Dubai/UAE, or Jeddah/KSA

yeah, and they can build higher. i think US feel awkward and than abandoning megatall. in fact, US can do better

why western countries thinking that megatall race only fit for developing countries ? i have no idea why this paradox was born

no need to feel taboo to build a megatall
Western countries care more about profit and less about image, as they don't need it. Every single project has to make money or it is considered a big money-hole. Vanity was rarely the goal of the United States (probably only in the Hoover-FDR/ New Deal era), even the moon landings were a display of military capacity (nukes). After the cold war when Reaganomics took fully over, even the most slightly vain projects were abandoned.

Looking at the state of Burj Khalifa (absurd maintenance costs), I think the US is right on this one. A building has to be both impressive and economically sustainable to be successful.

That said I do love the fact that developing countries are pushing the limits of architecture, even if the result is not always economically viable. After all how much profit did the pyramids bring to the ancient Egyptians? Yet people still talk about them 4500 years later.
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Old June 20th, 2017, 01:00 AM   #16951
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no 13 : This thing is supposed be taipei 101?


And this graph is wrong.
Compared to shangai tower BK look like 700m
ping an finance is around 500M high? what?
tokyo sky tree should go on a diet
you put shangai tower observatory deck at the same height than makkah clock tower..? whiel being 600m high.
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Old June 20th, 2017, 01:37 AM   #16952
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Western countries care more about profit and less about image, as they don't need it. Every single project has to make money or it is considered a big money-hole. Vanity was rarely the goal of the United States (probably only in the Hoover-FDR/ New Deal era), even the moon landings were a display of military capacity (nukes). After the cold war when Reaganomics took fully over, even the most slightly vain projects were abandoned.

Looking at the state of Burj Khalifa (absurd maintenance costs), I think the US is right on this one. A building has to be both impressive and economically sustainable to be successful.

That said I do love the fact that developing countries are pushing the limits of architecture, even if the result is not always economically viable. After all how much profit did the pyramids bring to the ancient Egyptians? Yet people still talk about them 4500 years later.
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
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Old June 20th, 2017, 09:51 AM   #16954
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You should include Lotte World Tower in Seoul. It's viewing gallery is on about 500m height. (The Tower's height is 555m, 123F)
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Old June 20th, 2017, 10:50 AM   #16955
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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
Let's say that "megatalls" are an extravaganza for those new rich who try to demonstrate something. This is not the case in developed countries anymore. Urban development is the opposite as it was decades ago: conservation, improvements, development of dense gentrified neighborhoods. Different scenarios, different priorities.
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Old June 20th, 2017, 03:56 PM   #16956
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Points taken Ballom. I think I should have made the spike top of the B K a little higher. I think the figures are correct, and the tallest buildings graph make mention of the Lotte Tower. I will slim down the Tokyo skytree next time! The Jeddah Tower has a long way to go yet, things could still change, and the Greenland Tower is well along.
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Old June 21st, 2017, 04:56 AM   #16957
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Some roughly to scale tall buildings, including my fav. (No. 1).

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118th floor Ritz-Carlton Hotel Hong Kong swimming pool at 1,600 ft is much higher than the roof of One World Trade Center.
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Old June 21st, 2017, 03:04 PM   #16958
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Old June 21st, 2017, 03:05 PM   #16959
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Old June 21st, 2017, 03:30 PM   #16960
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I find out kingdom tower's brother!
This building is in our Xian.Its name is Shaanxi province broadcast mansion,it has been built for more than 25 years.Maybe Adrian Smith was looked at it for inspiration!
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